Part of me wants to shout about how absolutely amazing this place is, but then the other half of me wants to keep it as our little secret! Every aspect of this place is perfect.
We arrived much earlier than we should have done, and only really wanted to check if we were OK to leave our car there for a few hours, until we could check in. Well 10 minutes later, we were unpacking! Our room was ready and Donald had checked us in and shown us round.
The rooms are beautiful and spotlessly clean. They also have everything you need in them - including yummy homemade biscuits and the most fabulous citrus smelling toiletries. The location couldn't be better, it's a few streets out of the town centre so it's nice a quiet, but is an easy 5 minute walk - made all the easier by the passageway from the back of the property. The views from the balconies are second to none. The back garden is a great place to relax, tables and chairs, large umbrellas for the much needed shade and a large chess-board.
I am a fairly picky sleeper, I like my bed and my pillows, but I would happily trade them in for the one's at Brown's - the most comfortable bed ever - despite the weather making it almost too hot to sleep! So feeling that it couldn't get any better, we went down for breakfast. There is toast, cereals, fruit and yogurt - all delicious, and plenty of tea and coffee, there is the 'everyday menu' - yummy options that are available everyday - the soft boiled eggs were my favourite, or was it the hotcakes? On top of this, there are then 2 daily specials - it should not be that hard to choose what you want for breakfast, but with Donald and Gillian's amazing cooking, it really was a dilemma every day!
So what makes Browns so special? Just the whole place and everything about it. But then there is the small 'extras' you don't expect - it's the only place I've ever stayed that had crackers for breakfast on Christmas morning. And it was lovely to come back on Christmas day and find a little personalised package containing more yummy homemade biscuits!
And while we stayed when the weather was pretty much tropical, I'm sure Browns is equally lovely during the middle of winter - the radiators in the rooms looked like they would make it a very snuggly place to be!
We'd like to thank Donald and Gillian for making our stay so lovely - next time we head to Queenstown, we know where we'll be staying!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This stylishly comfortable European inspired Bed & Breakfast is perfect Queenstown accommodation for your next vacation or ski holiday combining the intimate, timeless feel with genuine New Zealand hospitality. Free Wifi, Cooked/Continental breakfast, Sweeping Remarkables mountain views, Free off-street parking, Heated ski storage/drying room, Cosy lounge with open fire, Library /DVD selection, Outdoor courtyard with fireplace, Outdoor giant chess, Central heating, Home baked biscuits and sweets, SuperKing sized beds, Ensuite bathrooms, Complimentary fresh milk, water and fruit juice, LCD flatscreen TV. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Browns Boutique Queenstown
- Hotel Browns Boutique