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Mt Rosa Lodge
5.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   55E, Mt Rosa Estate | Gibbston Back Rd RD 1 Queenstown, Gibbston 9371, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Gibbston B&B and Inns
Bredene, Belgium
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“The perfection.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

The perfection is the right word here .
We
enjoyed our'e short stay a lot ,we get very good sugestions about the region ,restaurants ect..
The rooms are magnificent ,breakfast very nice and a warm hospitality , peacefull vieuws ,in one word splendid.
It is a wonderfull place ,relaxing and good to visit queenstown,arow town and a lot more .
Brian and maureen thank you for everything and we enjoyed also the trip to the doubthfull sounds a lot .
Here the adres that we promise , www.doubtfulsound.com
We hope one day we can come back and if you are coming to Belgium we give you the warm hospitality we get from you .
Big Hug .
Muriel,Rudy and Pol from Belgium.

  • Stayed November 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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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us here at Mt Rosa Lodge.Our Belgium guests are few but thoroughly enjoyed your accounts of the country that we now want to visit Belgium and we are going to put it on our "to do list".
Your images you sent through also are much appreciated especially from the many vantage points around the lodge.
We hope our paths cross again and of course we would welcome you back to visit us here at Mt Rosa Lodge
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Brisbane, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2013

We stayed with Maureen and Brian for 6 nights in their luxurious lodge. The views were spectacular and Brian's local knowledge of the Central Otago wines and wineries was irreplaceable in planning our winery visits.

Maureen's cooking was delicious and their hospitality always delightful.

The lodge is located close to the beauty of Queenstown and to the historical Arrowtown.
Our stay was most relaxing and educational. We were very sad to leave, feeling more like part of the family after our quite long stay. Treat yourself - you won't be sorry!!!

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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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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thanks for the review of your 6 night stay with us recently.It was a mixed bag weather wise but you got to see it in different lights.
Always fun to share the local secrets and gems with interested guests and glad to know you found some for yourselves.
There are many more of course and would love to show those to you as well.Great company thanks over the many conversations had and look forward to seeing you both back in Central Otago and Mt Rosa Lodge.
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Bradford, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

Gorgeous accommodation, perfect views and Maureen & Brian were so friendly without being intrusive! Also helpful with their in depth knowledge of what might be of interest in the area. Choice of breakfast (personally prepared) extensive and top quality. Nothing too much trouble.

Plenty to do/see in the area, Queenstown not far away but little Arrowtown an absolute must visit - a variety of little shops and places to eat, a good pub and museum.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for the review of your stay with us at Mt Rosa Lodge.What an array of topics discussed and we loved your travel stories.Thanks for the recipe ideas to come and sharing your exquisite cake decorating triumphs with us.
You certainly covered a bit of this spectacular region and trust you will return to tick the rest off.
Happy the rest of 2013 and thanks for staying with us at Mt Rosa Lodge
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

My wife and I stayed here for 3 nights earlier this month. What can I say that hasn't already been said in each of the previous reviews?

Location: Great views of Gibbston valley. 20-25 mins from Queenstown but even closer to the charming Arrowtown.

Room: Comfy, spacious and immaculate with a private patio looking out over Gibbston valley.

Service: Brian and Maureen couldn't have been more helpful, generous and hospitable. Pardon the cliché but they really did make us feel like we were staying with friends.

Food: Absolutely superb. Fresh and delicious with nearly everything being home-made. We made use of our free dinner with 3 nights stay but, honestly, I think we would have struggled to find better food anywhere else.

Overall highly recommended. Attention to detail here is probably the best we experienced whether it is the layout of the rooms, good lighting, spacing for cases or bags, the small selection of records available to play on your hifi or the fact that Maureen and Brian remember all your preferences. In summary, this is what they call a 'no-brainer' and if we are ever back on the South island there is no doubt we will be back here.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, December 1, 2012
Thank you so much for the wonderful review of our stay here at Mt Rosa Lodge.You certainly fitted a lot into your stay with the Nevis Swing and Milford and exploring the region.A shame that you didnt manage the picnic up at Table Rock due to the short cold snap.Im sure you enjoyed the Arrowtown experience and the dinner at Amisfield.Thank you again for visiting us and we look forward to welcoming you back to the region someday
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2012

(from Kristen, on behalf of Kris and Mike)

My husband and I were lucky enough to stay with Maureen and Brian last week at their beautiful home after the hard rigours of the Milford track. I had carefully researched where to stay, and when we drove up the long drive past little Mt Rosa and the vines to the lodge, the mood was certainly set for a wonderful few days to come. We were not disappointed!
Maureen and Brian are warm, lovely people, and they do us a great service by opening up their stunning home and views of the Gibbston valley to us travellers. We stayed in the Mt Rosa suite, and the room was beautifully appointed and luxurious, with great views to the blossoming cherry trees and hillsides (some crowned with snow) down the valley. There was a cheeseboard with gluten-free crackers and relish to greet our arrival, which was a great treat for me, being gluten-intolerant. I must also recommend Brian's pinot noir, which my husband heartily approved of, and I agree!
For the three days we were there, Brian and Maureen took good care of us, and treated us to lovely (and filling!) breakfasts. Look out for Maureen's delicious yoghurt, and the good fare they serve up, including eggs, bacon, cereal and toast (including the best gluten-free bread I have ever had), and mushrooms. It will start your day very well indeed. Their knowledge of the region is also impeccable, and they have many tips about restaurants, wineries and the local area that will help in guiding you about where (and what) you want to do while you are staying in Queenstown. I must also mention that Maureen's dinners are divine, and my husband and I are still hotly talking about the incredible whitebait fritters that she served up on our last night there (please, Maureen, can I have the recipe...?) If only they were so readily available in Australia...
Staying at Mt Rosa Lodge is an amazing experience, and I can't talk highly enough of Maureen and Brian. I can't wait to come back and experience their lovely welcome again.

  • Stayed November 2012, 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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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, November 15, 2012
Thank you for your review of your visit to us at Mt Rosa Lodge.Really enjoyed our dinners together and the lively conversations we had. Hope the frost fighting in the vineyards which was happening during your stay gave an insight into life on a vineyard and all the things that go into the bottle before we can actually enjoy the wine.
We look forward to welcoming you back and hopefully with your family in the future and maybe in a different season to experience how different it can be.
Thank you both again for the memories.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This is one of those gems you come across in your travels that you nearly want to keep secret because you don't want too many people to know about it. However, it would be a disservice to fellow travellers to stay quiet on this one.

The location is breath taking, Brian and Maureen are so warm in their hospitality and every detail is beautiful. We spent the afternoon drenched in the sunshine surrounded by the gorgeous views, eating delicious foods, drinking amazing wines and honestly just felt like we were in the middle of no where. The amazing thing is though that you are still so close to town and the range of things to do while in the area. It's the perfect location.

We spent the evening by the fireplace, again enjoying a delicious drop and had such a great time. Every time of the day is stunning here with the landscape changing as the light changes. We were there in March but would love to go back in the Winter. I can imagine this place is beautiful any time of the year.

The place has such a character and is definitely one of those spots you wish you could never leave. We felt so relaxed and welcome here.

Have fun!

  • Stayed March 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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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you for the wonderful review of your stay with us.We remember very clearly the wonderful evening spent by the outdoor fire and watching the colours change over the mountains and to top it all the moon rose over them.Wonderful to share those moments with you all.We look forward to a visit in another season which can be equally as dramatic.Thank you again.
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Auckland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

What an amazing spot! Lovely accommodation/rooms and stunning views out over the Gibbston Valley. Brian and Maureen are the perfect hosts and know the area so well. It's the ideal spot from which to explore the whole Queenstown & Wanaka area. We can't wait to go back and stay again!

Room Tip: All of the rooms are fabulous
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  • Stayed September 2012, 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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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, October 20, 2012
Thank you for the review of your stay with us.Really enjoyed your wonderful conversations over dinner and wish you every success for your ventures.Look forward to having you back to Mt Rosa Lodge.
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Address: 55E, Mt Rosa Estate | Gibbston Back Rd RD 1 Queenstown, Gibbston 9371, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Gibbston
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Gibbston
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Mt Rosa Lodge 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mt Rosa Lodge is set on a private vineyard growing pinot noir grapes on an elevated site. Spectacular views from all suites and surrounding lodge. Suites are luxuriously appointed with every detail to make your stay perfect. Wireless is available in all suites. Queenstown airport is 20 minutes away and the award-winning wineries and restaurants are nearby. ... more   less 
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