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... frisbee golf, which none of us including the boys wer that good at, we then hired tandem bikes for an hour and cycled round in the cold. We then played mini golf with the loser having to buy a round tonight, to start off with I was awful but I got better as it went on & ended up coming 3 so thankfully the drinks won't be on me! Last night in queenstown tonight so we're all heading out for some farewell drinks to the people we are leaving behind from the other ...
... Fergburger and I now understand why - they are amazing and huge! And there is always a steady queue of people outside. I'll be having another on my return to Queenstown! Our last full day in Queenstown we caught up with some ones from our bus from the North Island, went for a few drinks and to the Rekorderlig pop up bar for the Winter Festival. We didn't do many touristy things in Queenstown but we would be back for 4 nights to meet with Nicky & Jay so would leave it until ...
... minutes early but just casually got changed and ready before hitting poolside. I was the only girl on which made my jobs easier as I just did everything to do with the female changing rooms. Everything went fine, I'm still kind of new so learning the ropes and I was just praying that I wouldn't mess anything up and get told off. In the afternoon we set up for the movie thing. As part of the Winterfest stuff, they decided to host an event at the pool and play a ...
... paints. Her sister told Dennis, take the paints and do something with them, she loved to paint and you must do it. He had never painted a thing in his life by this point. But he took the paints and said he would use them. True to his word he painted a picture. It was so spectacular that a big art gallery here in Queenstown sold it for $5000. Whenever he gets stuck on what to paint or if he needs a little inspiration, he closes his eyes and she tells him what to do. True or ...
... this really lovely looking fellow overtakes me. I peer to my left and realise he hasn't got headphones in and so I'm most definitely audible. Not wanting to appear embarrassed and embracing my awkwardness I just continued - I didn't even tone it down. Tragic. Daisy had spring cleaned the flat and it felt good to come home. After that more full on day I feel an early night is in order. So happy to have actually done something productive today. Just a short week for you guys herein. Ero Tergum ...
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.