Browns Boutique Hotel

26 Isle St, Queenstown, South Island, 9300, New Zealand | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 26 Isle St, Queenstown, is near Skyline Gondola, Kiwi Birdlife Park, NZONE "the Ultimate Jump", and Skippers Canyon.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Browns Boutique Hotel Queenstown

    A great place for a honeymoon


    The wife and I honeymooned at Browns in August 2005. Fantatic views of the mountains and the city. The breakfast was the best we had in NZ.

    Service was outstanding as we called from the road before we had checked in and they made a dinner reservation for us at a wonderful restaurant.

    I cannot say enough about our stay at Browns. Looking forward to returning.

    Excellent B&B in Queenstown!


    We stayed at Browns in May for about 8 days. Nigel, Bridgette, and Alex are wonderful managers, and they made us feel like family. The exceptional service was the highlight of our stay at Browns. The rooms are spacious and the beds are comfortable. We stayed in the corner room facing the lake and had very nice views. The location of the hotel is ideal, just 5 minutes walk down the hill to town, and far enough away to be quiet (although Queenstown is a pretty peaceful town already). If you need to plan activities, Nigel, Bridgette and Alex are very knowledgable about the area and you can count on them to give you expert advice and help with your bookings. Breakfast in the morning is provided in the room rate, and they will cook up almost anything you want in the morning. The complimentary wine, beer, and water in the room is a nice touch. Our only complaint is that the little shoulder-height window in the bathroom didn't have any blinds or shutters; but not a big deal since the shower fogs it up real fast. Overall, an excellent hotel in Queenstown if you want good service and comfort, with a personalized local touch. We would stay again.

    Dont be misled by the facade


    When my wife and I arrived at the hotel we were not impressed by the modest facade of the hotel and nearby houses. But once inside and in our room our firts negative opinion immediately change to very positive. The room was large, quite, well furnished and the bathoroom was well equipped. We also liked the living and the dining rooms downstairs. The location is also excellent since it is walking distance to the harbourfront and to the gondola that take you up to the top of the mountain where the view is breathtaking.

    The breakfast in the morning was excellent and there was plenty of food.

    Can't get better in Queenstown


    I booked this hotel completely on the recommendations from this site and I was not steered wrong. Brown's was a fabulous place to stay. Alex the resident manager cooked a mean hot breakfast every morning and it was a treat to eat with other travelers in a very nice dining setting. Views from the rooms are great--every room gets a view of the nearby mountains. The hotel is very close to downtown Queenstown, but other reviewers have correctly noted that you do have to walk down (and thereby up when going back) hill to get to the main street and most restaurants, bars, and stores. However, there are very few places to stay which don't require some sort of walk down a hill (although new hotels are being built at the moment). My only other food for thought is that there is no air conditioning in the rooms, and although that is not normally a problem, when it is humid or somewhat warm outside, the rooms can get a little warm themselves.

    Kudos for the complimentary bottled water and wine! Also great views of the Southern Cross from the private balconies!

    Great Bed and Breakfast


    A nice Bed and Breakfast, with great service. The rooms are large and clean. Alex, the manager was friendly and helpful with our accomodations and needs. Would recommend highly to anyone going to Queenstown.

    The Best


    We stayed in Browns Hotel in November. It was one of the best we stayed in during our whole trip. Highly recommended. Be sure to book early as they are very busy.

    Compered with others they should be a five star.

    A little gem in New Zealand


    I had to find a place to stay for one night in Queenstown enroute to Melbourne from Wanaka. Found this place on Tripadvisor and the recommendations are all accurate.

    Browns Hotel is a charming B&B 2 streets away from the centre of Queenstown. Just follow the 'Medical centre' signs and it'll lead you almost to its door.

    Bridget and Nigel are fantastic hosts, and their hotel is modern and extremely comfortable. If you want to know anything about skiing in and around Queenstown, there's no better person to ask than Nigel. He is a FIS technical rep and has been skiing since 2 in these mountains and overseas.

    Highly recommended.



    A great place to stay. We visited in off-season and procured a rate of $180 per night...breakfast was plentiful and delicious...lots of breads, yoghurts, cereals, meats and cheeses (v. european style). The manager, Alex, was very helpful - confirmed trips for us and offered loads of advice. They are as hands-on as you want them to be but I also got the sense they would leave you to yourselves if you preferred.

    Brown's Boutique is well-located, but is situated on a hill - so do keep that in mind if you have mobility problems.

    I would recommend the Browns Boutique if you are looking for something smaller and less chain-y in nature.

    Browns is the Best


    We just came back from New Zealand, where we started our trip with three days at Browns. It was perfect: within walking distance to town, yet far enough away from the honky tonk of Queenstown. The rooms were elegantly furnished, spotless, and generously sized. Ours had a vaulted ceiling. Combined the intimacy of a B&B with the professionalism of a hotel. Alex the manager was very helpful with booking day trips out of Queenstown.



    great location. Close to town but quiet.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Browns Boutique Hotel Queenstown

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Queenstown

    Today I feel like a zombie

    A travel blog entry by erotergum on Aug 09, 2014

    3 photos

    ... got me out. It was still pretty early and the sun was just rising, it was low and very strong which made all the scenery look incredible. The mountain tops glistened as the morning frost melted and the reflection of it on the waters of the lake was stupendous. I covered the six lessons and I did have a few criers. I love a crying child that constantly weeps throughout my lesson as I try to teach. In the end I had ...

    New Zealand South Island

    A travel blog entry by lukebillinge on Aug 02, 2014

    42 photos

    ... it was a beautiful day so we got astonishing pictures! A few more stops after at the beach where mountains and sea can be seen all the way along the coast, absolutely stunning. Another quick stop at a river where the water flows extremely clear and a very light blue colour reflects off the water. Even though I was feeling pretty ****, the days scenery is the best I've ever witnessed and as we drove along Lake Wanaka and Lake Hawea it continued. Perfect pictures of mountains in ...

    When the going gets tough...

    A travel blog entry by daisyymaisyy on Jul 05, 2014

    1 comment, 10 photos

    ... town. In the meantime I worked the weekends at another bar in town ( the one I mentioned before where I worked the night before my birthday ). Everyone there was great and I had a really fun time working there - nothing to do with being able to drink on the job at all. Not one little bit. Other than that, I was doing nothing but looking for jobs and holding out for something to pick up once winter hit. However, what we didn't know was that winter wasn't to properly hit for a long ...

    Take 2

    A travel blog entry by kscullion291 on Jun 28, 2014

    We returned back to Queenstown later in the evening in time to celebrate Moira's birthday properly that night - headed out to the teapot bar again. The next few days were spent catching up with Jay & Nikki, heading to a few bars around the town. And way too many Ferg burgers were consumed!! Nikki & Jay both did the Nevis bungy while we were there but later that day the heavy rain started so no jet boating or gondola was being done that day! The next ...

    It's gonna be a bright, bright sunshiny day!

    A travel blog entry by erotergum on Jun 12, 2014

    1 comment, 3 photos

    ... I didn't know if I was going to be sick or goodness knows what. Everyone else had finished and I still had 15 to go. The whole group was around me cheering me on as I cried through everything. I did 7 thrusters one minute and I just wanted to bang out the final 6 but no, those bloody burpees. All the girls dropped down to do the burpees with me and that helped spur me on but I hated everyone around me counting me down, some were counting up and it was so confusing. I just ...