Hulbert House, Queenstown, New Zealand
One of Queenstown's original residences, Hulbert House was awarded the title of Australasia's Leading New Hotel, World Travel Awards 2017.
A beautifully restored Victorian villa dating back to 1888, this is as eclectic and eccentric as it is an authentic historical experience.
Great lengths have been taken to source antique furniture, soft furnishings, custom-designed carpets, bathroom fittings and tiles, chandeliers, and historical photographs to create a live-in museum – which leaves bright and bold finish, just as an affluent Victorian would have had it.
It really is a riot of colour, pattern which although sounds overwhelming – is about a character filled as it comes.
From Paul Carberry, founder of New Zealand In Depth:
Along with the warm welcome renowned from the kiwis, there is a real design style coming out of New Zealand that ties closely to the country’s deep affinity to the landscape and nature. The really successful lodges and properties in New Zealand tell the story about where they are and the history around them, and this is a strand that runs through all our top design led lodges.
The celebration of local materials and local talents are also key. Each property brings authenticity and individuality through the use of the talent they have around them rather than reaching out further afield. For me this makes each property a celebration of that area of New Zealand and yet another way for guests to immerse themselves into a country and culture.
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