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“Thoroughly relaxing” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Ferry Bed & Breakfast

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The Ferry Bed & Breakfast
1 review
“Thoroughly relaxing”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2014

What wonderful hospitality! Glenys got the fire going in the morning, before we got up to eat a fantastic breakfast, and again in the evening so we got back to a lovely cosy house. Beautifully kept house (and garden), full of books, and photographs showing the history of the Ferry Hotel. We'll definitely be back for more!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 2, 2014

The Ferry Hotel B & B is a lovely stop in a rural setting, but it is an easy, straight, short trip into Queenstown. Glenys and Kevin are fine hosts. In addition to clean, comfortable rooms and wonderful breakfasts, they offer communal use of their refrigerator and kitchen. Free wi-fi is also available. We highly recommend this B & B.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

We stayed for 2 night in January and Glenys immediately made us feel at home. We visited Arrowtown whilst there on the recommendation of Glenys and thoroughly enjoyed the rest-bite from visiting Queenstown. Everything was perfect at The Ferry B&B and we highly recommend to stay there.Thank you Glenys.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2014

It was our last couple of days in New Zealand and we felt so lucky that we stayed with Glenys and Kevin's Ferry B&B. Perfect ending of our lovely 2 weeks in NZ. The garden is beautiful and makes the house look like a fairy tale home from outside. Step inside, lots of history but warm and cozy! we loved the fireplace and Glenys made the fire every nights. Although not very cold, we enjoyed the quiet and homey feeling by the fire. We had the whole place by ourselves and really felt at home with kitchen, non-restricted wifi and everything you might need. The breakfast was delicious with freshly homemade bread....And it was so quiet during the night and we had the best deep sleep. Don't forget to walk around, the bridge near the house and the scenery is super! We truly enjoyed our stay and will dream to go back there soon!

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

The Ferry was a perfect fit for our family of 4. The hospitality from the host was outstanding. The breakfast with homemade bread and fresh fruits was a perfect way to start the day. The walks around the home place are very special. The pets were a special touch...my family loved seeing and playing with the dog and 2 cats. Everything was functional and worked as it should. Thank you for a memory of a lifetime.

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Fremantle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2014

My daughter and I stayed with Glenys and Kevin for 3 nights and had a wonderful time over New Year. It was such a great rural location close to the river and walks, easy access to both Arrowtown and Queenstown. The gardens were lovely and the hosts very kind, warm and helpful. we felt like we'd visited family. The room was lovely, the bed comfortable and our hosts had thought of everything to make our stay comfortable and homely. There was plenty of space and hooks to put our things and even lambskin slippers to sit in front of the fire at night. We'll be back when next in Queenstown.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Dorset, England
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2013

Stayed for 4 nights in Feb 2013. The best place we stayed in our two weeks of travelling. Glenys is a truly superb hostess who thinks of the tiniest detail. The bedroom was beautifully decorated and it and the en suite were spotlessly clean, as was the rest of the house. Having use of a fully fitted kitchen was great. And one did not feel awkward using it as you do in other places. If I were to be in this area in winter, I would definately book this B&B - it is comfy and welcoming and looks just like a home from home. The woodpile ready for those blazing fires is impressive!!! Thank you Kevin and Glenys, and particuarly, Buckley.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about The Ferry Bed & Breakfast

Property: The Ferry Bed & Breakfast
Address: 92 Spence Road, Lower Shotover 9371, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Lower Shotover
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 B&Bs / Inns in Lower Shotover
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Old World Elegance aptly describes this delightful B&B not just a place to stay, a feature of your holiday. Formerly a popular hotel for over 100 years, the B&B is now an historic landmark. Your hosts Mitzi and Dan enjoy helping you to make the most of your stay in Queenstown offering advice and information and making bookings for local attractions. ... more   less 
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