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Re air con - I wouldn’t think so. I did a trip to Queenstown in April a few years back and it was perfect. It wasn’t too cold and the temperatures were around the 15-20 degree Celsius mark. So I think you would be fine in a non aircon room.
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I can’t believe that any accommodation in Queenstown would not include heating.
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I find staying down in Qtown a lot, that the hotel rooms can get quite stuffy, even in winter due to insulation requirements in NZ (and will always have the AC on/thermostat adjusted down!).
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I know Queenstown well. It's unlikely you'll need AC in April, unless perhaps if you're in a room where the windows don't open and/or the bedcovers are too hot because they are designed for winter warmth. Nights can get cold in April though, so heating of some kind would be wise although as Sibelius says there wouldn't be much (if any) accommodation in a ski resort that doesn't have it. If you would name the hotel you are interested in I'd be happy to give more specific advice e.g. is it on a busy road, or in the CBD late night bar area, where you'll need to have the windows closed anyway etc...
It's the St Moritz Queesntown MGallery.
This hotel is relatively old, and that can be a problem it seems. I'm told the top 2 floors, 6 and 7 I think, do have airconditioning but you might want to confirm that. It is said to be noisy. I assume the rooms on those levels are at a higher price point. The windows in all rooms open only 5-10cm or so. The rooms are often described as stuffy. There is heating if needed. If it makes a difference, the walk from town back to the hotel is up a very steep hill. The street between the hotel and the lake, Lake Esplanade, is very busy during the day although the hotel itself is on Brunswick St which will be fairly quiet (but no lake view). I hope this helps.
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