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The B & B on the Hill
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   1and 1A Earnslaw Terrace, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #5 of 44 Queenstown B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Shanghai, Shanghai, China
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
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“Perfect”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

As an elegant lady,Sue brings the same quality into her B&B.Hope the tourists,especially the chinese tourist could enjoy their stay here.

Tip:It is ON THE HILL and the street nearby is upgrading now,so it makes me a little nervous when I drove there first time.LOL,but it is worthy.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. Thankfully I can report that the roadworks are finished, access to The B & B on the Hill is back to normal.
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Epsom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2013

Sue is very friendly and my room (without a view) was really comfortable and the ensuite bathroom v modern and clean. My friend had arrived before me and secured the bedroom with a view!!! Sorry ex friend :) The view from the lounge and balcony is totally stunning and a glass of wine provided by the unflappable Sue overlooking the lake and golf course was wonderful! Breakfast was substantial and plenty of home made muesli with fresh fruit and warm croissants. Can't wait to return. We walked to town every evening and back, very manageable but no disputing the uphill journey home, albeit helped by a hearty Queenstown meal.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Thank you so much for your kind words and for taking the time to write a review. I hope you have enjoyed your travels in New Zealand and I also hope the England cricketers can finish with a flurry! I have been keeping an eye on the series! Please pass the word that Queenstown can provide a splendid venue for a cricket match.
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Myself and 3 others stayed here for the best part of 5 weeks while on a snowboard trip to New Zealand. We rented the whole house as we were staying for so long, it was a very reasonable rate and well worth it!

When we walked in we burst out laughing because we couldn't believe our luck, the house is so spacious and just a wonderful place to be. The bathrooms are very modern and incredible showers, just what you need after a day on the hill. In the 5 weeks we were there we didn't get bored of the views from the house, amazing.

There is a drying room which was great for storing and drying ski/snowboard kit.

The house is always warm and the log burner makes it very cosy. Sue came into the house every so often to give it a clean and change sheets/towels but really respected our space and she was just the perfect host.

If you are travelling to Queenstown do not think twice about booking in here, it will make your visit, we promise!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, March 23, 2013
Hello Luke, how lovely to hear from you. Thank you for writing a review I am glad you enjoyed your time here. I hope you all settled down into 'your working lives' when you got back! Very best wishes to you all. Sue
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We stayed three nights....Sue is the perfect host....close by for info and lets you alone to enjoy here home. She makes you feel like its yours. Terrific view of Queenstown and mountains. Steep walk to it, best to have a car to get there and to downtown. You'll want Lake Room.

Room Tip: Ask for the Lake Room..has the better view
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, March 18, 2013
Thank you so much Pete for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed having you both here. Best wishes Sue
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and congratulated ourselves on our choice of accomodation! The view from the homely sitting room and balcony and from our room (Lakes room) was absolutely stunning - I can't imagine there is a B&B with a better view in Queenstown. The uphill walk from the town is well documented but we saw it as a benefit to walk off some of those extra calories! Our room was very comfortable. Sue was very helpful whilst not wishing to be too intrusive. This place is definitely preferable to the many faceless motels in Queenstown.

Room Tip: The best view is from the Lakes room
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, March 2, 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely a review. It is very much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed all your travels as well as your stay in Queenstown. Best wishes, Sue
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Sydney, Australia
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Wonderful experience. Lovely setting with view over lake, quiet setting but easy, attractive walk to city centre, stylish decor, warmest of welcomes and help from Sue, excellent bedrooms and ensuites and delicious breakfasts. Couldn't be bettered and can't wait to visit again

Room Tip: Earnslaw Room has best view over lake
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, December 28, 2012
Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Queenstown. Sue
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

The B&B on the Hill is a modern accommodation. We enjoyed ski-season special rates, so that was a bonus for our 3 nights there!

Sue was very accommodating, getting breakfast ready much earlier than she normally would so that we could have a meal before setting out on our full-day Milford Sound tour. We also appreciated that she left us pretty much to ourselves. She's a warm and endearing lady.

We used the washing machine and dryer for NZ$5. This was the only B&B (out of 4 we stayed during our NZ trip) that allowed us to do our laundry proper.

As The B & B on the Hill is literally as its name says, on a hill, the views are great, but guests without cars will have to be prepared to walk up steep slopes to get there. At night, it gets pretty dark in the neighborhood too, so it doesn't feel as safe walking back. Bus 11 from the town area will only stop along Frankton Road, and it's about a 10-15 min walk up from there. So, it would be best to have a car while staying here.

As a final point, we just wished there was more heating in the room and toilet. Apparently the temperature settings are fixed and we were not allowed to change it... it honestly felt like outside air temperature. It got pretty cold at night and we had to resort to using the bedside spot-lamps as make-shift heating. Not sure why the temperature cannot be adjusted.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, October 17, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay at The B & B on the Hill. The name of my B & B suggests that it is on a hill (as is much of the accommodation in Queenstown). How you find the hill depends on your feelings about walking, lots of guests enjoy the walk. I am sorry that you found it chilly at night. I do offer to change the settings on the electric radiators in the bedroom and the bathroom if guests are cold. I also detail this offer in the welcome note which guests receive. So I am not sure why the temperature in the room was not adjusted correctly for you, I do apologise that this was the case.
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Address: 1and 1A Earnslaw Terrace, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 44 B&Bs / Inns in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The B & B on the Hill 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refurbished in 2010 this home offers well equipped accommodation where you have two options:- - The Lake and Earnslaw double bedrooms offer bed and continental breakfast accommodation at 1 Earnslaw Terrace. These bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms, safe, small fridge, tea/coffee making facility, Sky TV, the Earnslaw has a Queen double bed, the Lake a superking double bed which converts into twin beds if required. There is a comfortable sitting room for guests to use, from which the wonderful views can be seen, in winter cosy by the log burner (the Lake bedroom also has the panoramic views). Maximum occupancy 5 people in total. Minimum stay 2 nights. - The Self catering apartment at 1A Earnslaw Terrace. This accommodation offers two double bedrooms (with superking double beds which convert into twin beds if required), a spacious sitting room, large, well equipped kitchen/diner, large shower room, separate laundry. Maximum occupancy 4. Mininimum stay 3 nights. Access is down a flight of stone steps. There is off street parking, free Wi-Fi, 100% cotton linen and towels, Manuka Honey Body/Hand wash Shampoo/Conditioner. The walk into the centre of Queenstown takes about 20 minutes, so all the many activities the area offers are close at hand. ... more   less 
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