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Kemnay
Ranked #24 of 45 Queenstown B&B and Inns
Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

This is our second time at Kemnay, would not think of going anywhere else. Hope Heather and Fraser don't decide to retire before our next Queenstown holiday. Fabulous views, fabulous breakfasts, delightful company, very enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Thank howham
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Reviewed January 2, 2013

This is all about the views! Every review we read, is 100% right on.
Queenstown is a beautiful city and our visit with Heather and Fraser was wonderful.
We had the entire upstairs to ourselves. Heather and Fraser also liked to visit with us which is what we wanted to do and they gave us fabulous tips on things to do. Great breakfast's. They would do as much or as little as you would like. We left feeling like family. A view to die for from every room in thier house. It's possible to walk to town from Kemnay, but there are a couple of fairly steep hills to climb on the way back. Downtown is always rocking with street performers, and people of all ages strolling the towns streets.
We strongly recommend a trip to Milford Sound. Spectacular scenery, especially if you have a rental car to get you there. You must do the shotover jet boat ride while there. There are nice walks along the harbor and through the botanical garden.
For a nice seafood meal, we recommend Fishbone. A little pricey, but worth it. Splurge a little then eat pizza the next 2 days.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank bigbernCalifornia
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We cannot speak highly enough of our wonderful stay at Kemnay! Queenstown was our last stop on our two week trip and we had already stayed at 6 other B&Bs but Kemnay far exceeded our expectations. Heather and Fraser are some of the best hosts out there and made sure we had great time while in Queenstown. We stayed in the queen bedroom but since they only rent one room at a time, we had full run of the upstairs. We spent ample time in the common area, which featured comfortable chairs, lovely views and a great place to relax outside of the bedroom. The house is situated atop Panorama Terrace, which offers stunning views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables.

We enjoyed Heather and Fraser so much! We spent a ton of time talking with them and learning about their life. They were so warm and friendly and did everything they could to ensure a great stay. They cooked us a delicious breakfast each morning with eggs, sautéed mushrooms, roasted tomatoes and toast. They gladly booked us a tour to the Milford Sound and were more than happy to wake up early to serve us breakfast before we left at 6am. Fraser also offered to drive us into town that morning and a couple other times without hesitation. Kemnay is a nice 15 minute walk to/from town but is uphill on the way back. That said, we did it multiple times a day with no problems. The location is perfect as you are outside of town enough to have a relaxing, quiet stay but close enough to get to and from very easily. Heather and Fraser offered us the perfect ending to an excellent trip with a great experience at Kemnay! If you are coming to Queenstown stay here, you won’t regret it!

Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
Thank Lindsay-Jason
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Reviewed May 26, 2012

Lovely B & B with a View to die for.Magnificent. Heather and Frazer are a really lovely friendly couple.Guests have have the upper floor to themseves.either a Queensize Bedroom, or a twin bedroom with 1 bathroom with bath and shower.Only 1 set of guests at a time.Guests are welcome to share their lounge and great conversations.Heather leaves lovely Homemade cookes Yummie Yummie beside the tea and coffee to be used at anytime. (we managed to get the recipe from Heather ) Parking available for at least 1 car in their drive. Only downside is the walk back uphill. We decided to drive down to, just before the main centre on the right is a carpark .(no charge after 6 ) I rate Kemnay, 5 star and would have no hesitation to recommend to everyone.We ate at the same restaurant for 3 nights ''Fishbones Bar and Grill" We had used it 2 years ago and still very Good.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Barry-Jang
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

Heather & Fraser were very welcoming and friendly! The house is great with views of the mountain and lake from every room, kitchen, living room, and even bathroom! You can walk to the bustling Queenstown town center. Its the happening place. The breakfast was filling and good. Everything was comfortable. I spent a lot of time talking with them. They made me feel like part of their family. I enjoyed my stay and the warm hospitality I received! I wholeheartedly recommend it!

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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1  Thank kishores
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

This is one of the best places to stay in Queenstown and I was sorry we were there for only one night. Heather and Fraser were perfect hosts and full of local information and very interesting to chat with. Their home is beautiful and the views breathtaking.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank periwinkleMarlow_UK
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Reviewed January 21, 2012

It's an excellent B&B for the place, for the amazing view on the lake and for Heather and Fraser (really very nice people) that make you feel at home. Bedrooms are nice, clean and comfortable. Breakfast is very good. Recommended, for sure!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank fedenmark
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Address: 57 Panorama Terrace, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
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Ranked #24 of 45 B&Bs / Inns in Queenstown
Number of rooms: 2

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