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“The most special memorable stay of our 2-weeks Honeymoon in NZ :)” 5 of 5 stars
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Little Paradise Lodge
2600 Glenorchy Rd | Meiklejohnes Bay, Mount Creighton 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Little Paradise Guesthouse)   |  
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Singapore, Singapore
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8 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“The most special memorable stay of our 2-weeks Honeymoon in NZ :)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

My wife & I are so fortunate to have stayed here. Words are so limited to describe this mystical & enchanting B&B. A fish tank just above the toilet bowl, pebble plastered decor wall/floor & the captivating ever-changing mountain-lake scenery during brekkie are some special highlights. Must check out the garden!!! Had organic berries & pears for breakfast. 30 mins drive from Queenstown is all worthwhile to escape all the busyness. Thank you Thomas & Kristy for your warm hospitality in the midst of the cold autumn May. Your 20 years of hardwork handbuilt garden & house is all worthwhile. We enjoy our 2 nights stay! 6 Stars & Highly Recommended :)

Paul & Phoebe

P.s. Thomas even cleaned the bird droppings that stained on our car with his hands just before our departure. Wow!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Service
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  • Cleanliness
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

What a talent Thomas has. This place is a must stop on your journey.15 Kms from queenstown on the glenorchy road, if you don't stop here and view the exquisite
gardens and craftsmanship of Thomas and Chrissy you are really missing out on something quite special. Best ten dollars ever spent and an awesome coffee thrown in as well.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

If you want an artistic, quirky and fun place to stay just out of Queenstown look no further than Little Paradise. Charming hosts Thomas n Christine and hand made, inspiring art and magical gardens grounds on 5 hectares created over many years together with uninterrupted lake views make this a must stay. This place is why you travel to discover and be inspired

  • Stayed April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Dropped in with mum on a drive from Queenstown - amazing, utterly wonderful place. Needs to be seen to be believed. Looks like something out of a storybook! Magical, wonderful, wonderful place. Great for families, romantic couples or just by yourself. Great friendly hosts too. It has taken 20 years of painstaking work to create this genuine masterpiece, each room including the toilets are a work of art! HIGHLY RECOMMENDED AS A MUST VISIT AND STAY!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

I found this place by accident browsing online. I have never been to a more interesting, artistic, enchanting place. Thomas, a Swiss Forrester artist, naturalist, builder, furniture maker and his wife, Christie, have created a paradise completely built by them. The gardens are full of 3000 rose bushess, magical pools and fountains, art sculptures, a whimsical ecological bathroom and a cottage with a bath., the main bathroom inside the house has an aquarium as a tank to remind us of our relationship with water. Everywhere you look in the house is something creative, made or designed by Thomas., from the sofas and chairs, dining tables with living plants, to the wall sculptures and art. Everything has a story and Thomas is a made who is one with the earth. You can stay in the main house one in the cottage with private bath, but the main house bedrooms are bigger and more interesting. Take bug spray as it is off the beaten path and the bites around the ankles walking outside can be vicious. Get the cooked breakfast. Best eggs ever straight from their chickens! If anyonegoes to Queenstown this magical hideaway is a MUST,

Room Tip: There is one room with three twin beds if you have kids but it is not really a place for children. W...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Wow - as soon as I entered the compound, this place literally took my breath away. What a magical bit of paradise with over 3000 rose bushes and other shrubs and plants. I couldn't get enough of the garden with the soothing sounds of the water fountain, sculptures, free roaming hens and ducks and the buzz of the bees and fluttery butterflies. Lake Wakatipu across from the property provided an amazing vista and you can even brave a swim if you wished! The room was extremely comfortable and Thomas as well as being an artistic genius is a knowledge bank on matters of forestry, environment and sustainability. If you are looking for something quiet, rustic and unique, Little Paradise has to be it! Thank you Thomas and Christy.

Room Tip: Fire and Romance room had its own en-suite which I liked.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 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
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2013

Always loving the unexpected --even finding the entrance to this space is part of the magical experience at Little Paradise. Kristy and Thomas are lovely, worldly hosts. Intelligent and relaxed. Making you feel comfortable in their little spot in the sun.

Appreciate the garden, Thomas's impressive woodwork even in the floors, the gorgeous shared spaces...its all truly a labour of love. Escape the hustle and bustle of Queenstown to experience the TRUE magic of the South. Always a spot to go back to and definitely a spot to tell your friends to visit.

Room Tip: Each room is truly unique! The rooms with the views are definitely worth the few extra $.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Address: 2600 Glenorchy Rd | Meiklejohnes Bay, Mount Creighton 9300, New Zealand (Formerly Little Paradise Guesthouse)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Mount Creighton
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Mount Creighton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Almost every day we hear from our visitors that this place really deserves its name "little paradise". The house and its surrounding were created by its Swiss owner with great passion for the beauty of nature and life. He used natural materials from the nearby environment to express his inspiration and ideas. If you want to escape the square world, absorb new dimensions in the fairytale garden of little paradise. ... more   less 
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