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    view across the lake from Mercure Queenstown

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.

The Mercure fulfills the brief wonderfully as our value-for-money, dependable, mid-range hotel option. It’s fair to  say that it’s not top-of-the-range anything – you will not return home raving about the super-modern luxury at the Mercure. It’s just not that kind of hotel. Instead it's comfortable, convenient, the service is friendly and it never lets you down.  And what raises it beyond the ordinary is its scenic vantage point, best realized from the ‘Vista’ restaurant (see what they’ve done with the name?!) - over breakfast you’ll enjoy the most amazing  views, looking out over Lake Wakitipu. Indeed, we think it’s also worth paying a little extra for a room with a lake view.

Speaking of the rooms, all 148 are of a decent size and have either king or twin queen beds with a maximum of two per room, but with adjoining rooms for families or larger groups.  Each comes with a flat screen TV, mini fridge and small work desk. Annoyingly, there is no WiFi in the rooms - however it is available in the common areas for a fee.  Other facilities include a spa, outdoor un-heated pool (not much good to you in the winter), sauna, a ski / boot drying room and gymnasium.

  • Bar
  • Family Friendly
  • Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Panoramic Views
  • Parking
  • Restaurants (more than one)
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • WiFi (charged and in public areas only)

The hotels is in Fernhill, just over a mile to central downtown Queenstown. It’s perch on the hill affords it great views over the lake. Most of the shuttle bus services pick up and drop off at the resort, so getting to and from town or the ski mountains is convenient.

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  • Bar
  • Family Friendly
  • Front Desk
  • Gym
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Panoramic Views
  • Parking
  • Restaurants (more than one)
  • Room Service
  • Sauna
  • Ski Lockers
  • Spa Treatments
  • Swimming Pool
  • Television
  • WiFi (charged and in public areas only)

The hotels is in Fernhill, just over a mile to central downtown Queenstown. It’s perch on the hill affords it great views over the lake. Most of the shuttle bus services pick up and drop off at the resort, so getting to and from town or the ski mountains is convenient.

How to Book

We don’t believe in off-the-shelf packages - we tailor-make holidays.

  • Tell us what you want to do. Whether you have detailed plans or just a vague idea, get in contact – we have knowledge, ideas and expertise.
  • We build a tailored itinerary. Once you’ve received it, we can answer any further questions and refine it until you are completely happy.
  • Book it. When you are satisfied with all the arrangements, we ask you to complete a booking form and pay a deposit, at which point we start confirming everything.

Different Snow is a fully bonded tour operator, which means we automatically take responsibility for your whole holiday, offering you 100% financial security.