The Mi-Pad Smart Hotel was the second hotel we stayed at while visiting Queenstown, New Zealand. Opened in 2018, we stayed in the Standard Room in February 2019. It had a modern atmosphere with smart touches and an eco-conscious operation model.
- Smart design of each suite and floor
- Self-serve laundry facilities that accept credit card payment
- Comfortable common area with televisions and vending machines
- Roof top lounge with beautiful views
- Guests can bring in take-out food from nearby vendors to enjoy on the roof top
- Eco-conscious lighting (turns off after no activity for a short period of time)
- Mi-Pad Hotel is priced between hostels and established hotels (between $100-$250 CAD per night in peak season, depending on the room)
- Ceiling lights were controllable via the Mia app
- Room size can be quite small and hard to have two large suitcases open at the same time
- Little to no dressers or storage to hang clothing, so you'll have to be comfortable with literally living out of a suitcase if you're staying at Mi-Pad Hotel for more than a few days
The Mi-Pad Hotel is an excellent option for both affordability
and everything baseline that you need for a good night's sleep.
It's perfect for couples, friends (there are twin bunk bed
rooms!), and families. I would highly recommend it for those who
can pack and live minimally as there is not a lot of space in
If you're looking for a more luxurious and spacious option, check out my review of the QT Queenstown Hotel.