Queenstown is one of the most incredible places in the world and one of the most beautiful places to spend time. But it’s not cheap in Queenstown, so to get the best value for money – you’ll want to make sure you find somewhere cheap and central!

Hostels are usually the best choice for cheap and central accommodation – but if hostels aren’t your cup of tea and you want a bit more personal space – then the Ramada Central in Queenstown is going to be for you. Because of how big Queenstown is (it may look small on the map but it’s actually quite a large town!) you’ll want to be in the heart of everything if you can. Being walking distance to the town centre (and Cookie Time and Fergburger!) definitely pays off!

ramada central queenstown review

A brand new hotel in Queenstown

The Ramada Central in Queenstown is brand new and only opened in late 2019. I actually stopped here in January 2020, and was so impressed. We used to live in Queenstown and I really wanted to stop somewhere as central as our apartment used to be – and this hotel ticked all the boxes.

It’s by far the most amazing value I’ve come across in Queenstown, especially for the price, the quality of facilities, how modern the rooms are… and the AMAZING views on offer too. The rooms have floor to ceiling windows  – and when you’re stopping somewhere as beautiful as Queenstown this is a massive bonus! The views on offer are simple stunning, and the rooms make the views the full focus.

ramada central queenstown review

The hotel and facilities

The hotel is small (compared to other nearby hotels such as The Copthorne and The Millenium) but this kind of adds to the charm. There are only two lifts, the lobby is small and cosy, and you’ll get to know the staff during your stay. The rooms are a good size, and our studio apartment even had a dishwasher (so we couldn’t complain!).

We found the the staff are super friendly and willing to help with just about everything. When we decided to rent a car spontaneously, they were more than happy to help us with garage parking and even offer a valet service from outside the hotel.

The location

It’s only a 5 minute walk into town too – so it’s very central! It’s on the slightly hilly side when you walk back from town – but Queenstown is an alpine town so you’ll find there hills and inclines just about everywhere. You’ll soon get used to the hills and the walking!

The views

Just check out the video below to see how amazing the views are… This was the view we woke up to every morning and it made the stay perfect. There’s nowhere in the world quite as scenic as Queenstown – and this hotel is an amazing place to stop if you want to make sure you’re enjoying the views on offer of the nearby mountains and lake.