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“The best place we stayed at on our NZ trip!”
Review of Trelawn Place

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Trelawn Place
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Reviewed April 16, 2009

My husband and I planned our self-drive vacation through a local tour agency and every day of these two weeks has been a pleasant surprise - more beautiful scenery, more thrilling activities and wonderful accommodations. Following some advice from TripAdvisor website we decided to stay in B&Bs and it proved to be the right choice. We felt like as a bonus to wonderful lodging and delicious meals we also had a chance to experience culture a little bit. Friendliness of people in NZ is quite remarkable.

Trelawn was the last B&B where we stayed and it was absolutely the best. The location is breathtaking. It sits almost on the edge of a cliff with a gorgeous view of the river! The house is surrounded by rose garden! On the very edge of the cliff there is a hot tub that we enjoyed one of the evenings - surreal experience, I must add - you look down off the cliff at the river, you look up at bright stars, you enjoy the warmth of the tub and freshness of cool air - and all that in absolute quite!!!!

We enjoyed our room too - we had a living room and kitchen downstairs, and bedroom - upstairs.

The hosts, Michael and Neri, were the most helpful recommending activities, making our stay comfortable.... But it also felt like we were visiting friends. That's an amazing thing about NZ - we were on the opposite side of the earth and felt so at home!

Needless to say - we are going back!!!

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 24, 2008

Arrived to find that we had been upgraded for our 2 night stay to the Cherry Tree Cottage. A nice welcome and much appreciated.
The Cottage itself was a comfortable home from home with superb views over the Shotover River.
The overall location of Trelawn Place is splendid, up in the hills just outside Queenstown allowing for seclusion with many pleasant walks available to the river below. The gardens are also very well maintained and a pleasure to walk round
The hosts, Nery and Michael, are much travelled and we spent much time over an excellent breakfast discussing trips both past and proposed.
They are also helpful in advising on excursions, restaurants etc.
We took their advice and ate at Gantleys Restaurant which provides a pick up service from Trelawn.
We probably had our best dinner of our entire trip there although it was the most expensive (150NZ$ for 2).
Overall. a highly enjoyable stay.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Nick M
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Reviewed September 21, 2008

After visiting Trelawn in 1996 by Chance on recommendation from the Queenstown Info Centre as a newly married couple, we vowed to bring our friends back . Finally 12 years on 2 Kids a mortgage and Dogs we are back with our friends and it was worth the wait. Trelawn has changed with the addition of a new cottage and it is even better than we remember. Something that hasn't changed is the warm and friendly welcome and atmosphere that we experienced 12 years ago. Our hosts Nery and Michael have accommodated our every need. Our friends can't help but be in awe of the place. The views are simply breath taking with the only break in the silence being the squeals of delight as the Shotover Jets screams past the property . The children found Trelawn to be cosy and the food to be delicious they also took the two resident corgies for a walk along the goat tracks overlooking the Shotover river or maybe the dogs took them my advice come and see for your self you will not be disappointed ! Suitable for couples singles families

  • Stayed: September 2008, traveled with family
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2  Thank karenarcher
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Reviewed August 11, 2008

We booked Cherry Tree Cottage at Trelawn Place directly via email, for a 2 night stay in July. It was my husband's birthday so I didn't mind paying the £100 per night BB price. On arrival we were greeted warmly by the hosts and felt optimistic. The cottage had a beautiful view and looked exactly like the internet images.

However the accommodation smelt of the owners corgis as they had direct access to the cottage, and was generally dirty. This included the beds, kitchen and bathroom area. I did try to clean the areas we used and tried to brush the hairs off furniture, including dog hairs in the toaster (!) and dandruff off the bed but felt uncomfortable overall.

Breakfast was to be included, but we were informed that no this was extra, once we arrived for breakfast the following morning. We left after one night.

A really beautiful property with welcoming hosts, but needed a good clean/airing. This was our most disappointing accommodation in New Zealand in 3 weeks.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled with family
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8  Thank robmer
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Reviewed August 10, 2008

We stayed at Trelawn's cottage for 7 nights during our honeymoon, and were absolutely delighted with the accommodation - it was even better than we'd hoped for.
The cottage itself was roomy and well-appointed with luxurious fittings and decorations. The stone exterior, underfloor heating and large gas fireplace made the cottage nice and warm, even when it was cold outside.
The owners were friendly and made us feel very welcome.
The location was amazing - a secluded site looking out to Coronet Peak over the Shotover river, but only a short drive to Queenstown.
The outdoor spa overlooking the river was a nice touch, especially when it started to snow - magic.

  • Stayed: July 2008, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank mongo27
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Reviewed January 31, 2008

Two friends and I stayed at Trelawn Place last month for three nights. It's one of the very few places I've stayed which, having booked it via the internet, actually more than lived up to the pictures and description.

The setting -- five mins by car from Queenstown -- is superb and convienent, with beautiful vistas and an equally beautiful garden. The "Cottage" we stayed in was lovely: well furnished and cozy, and with the added bonus of a washing machine and dryer.

The proprietors, Nery and Michael, couldn't have been kinder and more helpful, directing us to the best restaurants and sight-seeing trips. The fully-cooked breakfast they provided was delicious and generous.

Their guestbook shows that they've had many repeat visitors over the years -- and no wonder. We'll certainly be back.

  • Stayed: January 2008, traveled with friends
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3  Thank MaryLizzie
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Reviewed November 27, 2007

We had an excellent stay at Trelawn Place. We felt right at home...actually a lot better than home!! Wish we were still there under the stars in the hot tub with a glass of "Savi-B". For anyone who appreciates gardening, you can skip the botanical gradens and just enjoy Trelawn Place. All this and great restaurants in the area plus plenty to do in this picturesque part of the world. The view from Trelawn was exceptional. Super hosts! A++

Stayed: November 2007
4  Thank Glenelia
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Address: 35 Watties Track | Arthurs Point, Queenstown 9348, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #29 of 93 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range: $231 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Trelawn Place 4*
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Trelawn Place is a country home 5 minutes (4km) drive from central Queenstown. 11 Km from the Queenstown Airport. (20 Minutes). We offer luxury self contained accommodation in our very popular Cherry tree house, our honeymoon cottage that can sleep four people and our garden apartment can sleeps three. All in a very private location,we are very popular for weddings. Nery and Michael are well traveled hosts. ... more   less 
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