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“Great start to our honeymoon!”
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Mt Rosa Lodge
Ranked #1 of 1 Gibbston B&B and Inns
Whangarei, New Zealand
2 reviews
“Great start to our honeymoon!”
Reviewed August 28, 2011

We actually booked ourselves into another B&B for our honeymoon in Queenstown but due to some circumstamces (which I think is fate) we got recommended to Mt Rosa. I was abit hesitant but upon looking at the website and reviews on Trip Advisor decided to stay at this place. It definitely lived up to the great reviews I read. A warm welcome by Maureen, amazing view from the room and the comfortable and luxurious decor in the room lifted our tired moods after having our flight delayed. Both the hosts Brain & Maureen are great conversationalist with lots of advice on where to go and what to do in the area. Food was to die for especially the chicken and coconut rice she cooked for us the second night upon realising I am a Malaysian with a penchant for spicy food and rice! The "limited edition 2008 Pinot Noir" was great too :). Thanks again for the wonderful hospitality shown to us during our short stay there. I wish I had actually booked a longer stay.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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vineyard19, Owner at Mt Rosa Lodge, responded to this review, August 31, 2011
It was wonderful to have you stay for your honeymoon, although we had not been aware before you arrived that it was a only a couple of days after your wedding.How honored to share this time with you.
When you get to imbibe of the 2009 Pinot Noir we would love to have your thoughts on that vintage.
We look forward to a future return sometime.
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Havelock North, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

Four days spent with Brian and Maureen helping with the harvest of their Pinot Noir grapes, a trek up Mt Rosa behind the lodge, exhausting but stunning views plus an amazing trip into Skippers Canyon to say nothing of the fine hospitality, food and wine we enjoyed throughout our stay. Top class accommodation . Hope to return next year!

Room Tip: Mt Rosa first choice but all just lovely
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed June 12, 2011

We stayed with Brian and Maureen in March. The lodge is amazing, as is the view, the rooms, and the food. These people really know how to make guests feel welcome, relaxed and well fed. Nothing is too much trouble and if you are interested in food and wine, then these guys are a veritable feast of information and knowledge!

Room Tip: Each suite is destictive and lovely
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  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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Reviewed June 6, 2011

As we drove up through the vineyards, the sun shinning down on their autumn glory, we knew we were in for a treat. After a very warm welcome from Maureen we sat out on the terrace taking in the incredible view with tea and homemade biscuits.
We ate there on our first night and after a glass of wine from their own vineyard sat in front of the fire we had a lovely meal cooked by Maureen. Both Maureen and Brian our hosts joined us and made us and the children feel very welcome and also passed on their considerable knowledge of the area. Breakfast the next morning was just as delicious as dinner, with fresh fruit salad, home made yoghurt, various cereals, pastries, breads and jams as well as a very special cooked breakfast.
Brian and Maureen were incredibly helpful throughout our stay and made lots of good suggestions of where to go and what to do and even persuaded our daughter to do a bungy jump, the highlight of her trip!
Little touches like chocolate easter eggs left in the room and fresh flowers were really appreciated as were the tea and coffee making facilities. The rooms are beautifully decorated with great attention to detail. The beds are incredibly comfortable and the room we stayed in, the Mount Rosa Suite, had a spa bath and fire place... very welcoming as the temperatures dropped so low when we were there we woke to snow covered mountains one morning.
We had an amazing stay at Mount Rosa, it is in a stunning peaceful location but still close enough to Queenstown to take advantage of all the activities. If we are lucky enough to have another visit to New Zealand a stay at Mount Rosa will be at the top of our list. Thank you Maureen and Brian for making it such a special experience

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Arizona
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Reviewed April 3, 2011

Our stay was fantastic. This was the first place we stayed in NZ after 20 hours of travel. The impeccably clean yet casual atmosphere was exactly what we needed. We received great advice on things to do, wineries to visit and places to eat. The dinner at the lodge was great and the breakfasts are truly memorable. Fruit salad made fresh every day, yogurt, granola, toast, eggs, coffee, juice and even dessert! Brian and Maureen always had wine and stories to share.

The view from the main room is stunning. The mist over the river in the morning is amazing. Our large room's private patio also had a great view of the sunset. We would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Queenstown, Cromwell or Arrowtown.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Jersey
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Reviewed February 9, 2011

We recently spent three weeks in New Zealand and the best part of our trip was our time spent at beautiful Mt. Rosa Lodge. We only wish we could have stayed longer and look forward to going back one day. The view from the lodge will take your breath away and each room is very private with its own terrace. What we really enjoyed the most, in addition to the delicious food and wine prepared by our hosts Maureen and Brian Dennis, was their warm welcome and interesting conversation. We will always remember our wonderful stay at Mt. Rosa Lodge.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed January 30, 2011

I must say Mt Rosa Lodge is the genuine article - its something special, and every bit as good as all the reviews.

I think what stood out most of all were the terrific location, and the hosts themselves, who are also the creators of Mt Rosa..

The views down across the rolling vineyards in the pictureque Gibbston Valley are as good as they come in wine country, and the lodge takes advantage of them nicely. And with the friendly hosts owning their own vineyard and serving their beautiful estate pinot noir, you felt very close to it all. We enjoyed dinner at the Lodge with the sun going down over the valley, and a look through Brian's serious cellar.

The suites are large, modern, and stylish luxurious and comfortable.

It's also quiet - a real haven which is still only a few minutes from the lights of Queenstown.

Definitely a place to remember.

John & Glenda

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Mt Rosa Lodge
Address: 55E Gibbston Back Road | RD1, 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*
Number of rooms: 3
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. WiFi is available in all suites. Queenstown airport is 25 minutes away and the award-winning wineries and restaurants are nearby. This is the perfect romantic accommodation among the vineyards on the outskirts of Queenstown On site are walking trails and bike trails are nearby. Close to four Ski Fields. 5 Golf Courses and the myriad Adventure Tourism Activities. Complimentary Glass of our own Pinot Noir to enjoy with a complimentary Cheeseboard upon arrival. Grapepickers Platter for two available at $75. Close enough to Queenstown in a very private an peaceful panoramic setting. ... more   less 
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