Staying away from home shouldn't have to mean bedding that's so synthetic it practically squeaks, milk that comes in tiny impossible-to-open packets and rubber 'eggs' at a cattle-call breakfast buffet. The late 80's called, they want their hotels back.
Queenstown is showing us all what accommodation can be at The Sherwood - a new hotel, restaurant and bar with the philosophy of a wellness retreat and a consciousness that's diffused through every part of the guest experience - think seasonal, organic cuisine harvested from their kitchen garden and surrounding farms, Paul Melser pottery to dine off, in-house yoga and meditation classes, a rotating roster of live music and film showings, roaring open fires, and guest rooms they describe as humble luxury (South Island wool blankets to snuggle in and small-batch manuka honey & myrtle bodywash to lather).
The Sherwood is set on 3 acres of alpine hillside on the shore of Lake Wakatipu, looking out onto the Remarkables ranges.
Um... more of these places, please.
This dreamy little video (by Veronica Crockford-Pound) really sums up the Sherwood experience...
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