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Queenstown's friendly - it's official!


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Here at Staysouth – we pride ourselves on our friendliness.  We are all local, love our jobs that we fit around our families and commitments and enjoy our time with you, our visitors.  The local part is important.  To make sure your investment in a Queenstown holiday pays off in the best possible way, we need to accommodate you properly and be willing to share our best places and recommendations with you.  


So we took it quite personally and were delighted when Queenstown was voted among the world’s friendliest destinations last month. 


According to readers of Conde Nast Traveler, Queenstown is a “tranquil and peaceful town" boasting an "excellent outdoor vibe" paired with "down-to-earth, nice people."


This is what else they said:  "The city itself is breathtaking, and it has so many areas that are close by for scenery and adventure sports."


This "all-seasons jewel" is "clean and inviting", delivering "mountains, lakes and vineyards" that are "a feast for the eyes and the palate".


Readers thought Queenstown could get by on its "picturesque looks alone", but that it "goes above and beyond with its hospitality".


We think the only reason we were fourth on the list of the 20 friendliest city (as opposed to first) is that not enough of you know about us yet.


The list of the Friendliest and Unfriendliest Cities In The World is a part of an annual Readers' Choice survey where over 46,000 readers voted on everything from cities and islands to airlines and cruises.


At a Staysouth apartment you’ll find the perfect place to kick back and relax after enjoying a busy day in our friendly town. We have more than 40 Queenstown apartments in three distinct locations on offer.  The elegant Esplanade Queenstown is right on the Esplanade and just a few minutes lakeside walk to the town centre.  Overlooking the bay and the mountains, the Lakeridge Condos are quietly located in a residential neighbourhood but still easy walking distance to town. The Village Queenstown complex is located lakeside across the Frankton Arm - just 10 minutes water taxi or a 15 minute drive from the centre of town and 5 minute drive from Queenstown Airport.

Thinking about holidaying in Queeenstown? Get in touch with our reservations team to make the best of your holiday.

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