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The B & B on the Hill
Ranked #10 of 43 Queenstown B&B and Inns
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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“5 Weeks in Paradise”
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Myself and 3 others stayed here for the best part of 5 weeks while on a snowboard trip to New Zealand. We rented the whole house as we were staying for so long, it was a very reasonable rate and well worth it!

When we walked in we burst out laughing because we couldn't believe our luck, the house is so spacious and just a wonderful place to be. The bathrooms are very modern and incredible showers, just what you need after a day on the hill. In the 5 weeks we were there we didn't get bored of the views from the house, amazing.

There is a drying room which was great for storing and drying ski/snowboard kit.

The house is always warm and the log burner makes it very cosy. Sue came into the house every so often to give it a clean and change sheets/towels but really respected our space and she was just the perfect host.

If you are travelling to Queenstown do not think twice about booking in here, it will make your visit, we promise!

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with friends
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, 23 March 2013
Hello Luke, how lovely to hear from you. Thank you for writing a review I am glad you enjoyed your time here. I hope you all settled down into 'your working lives' when you got back! Very best wishes to you all. Sue
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Reviewed 14 March 2013

We stayed three nights....Sue is the perfect host....close by for info and lets you alone to enjoy here home. She makes you feel like its yours. Terrific view of Queenstown and mountains. Steep walk to it, best to have a car to get there and to downtown. You'll want Lake Room.

Room Tip: Ask for the Lake Room..has the better view
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, 18 March 2013
Thank you so much Pete for taking the time to write a review. I enjoyed having you both here. Best wishes Sue
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London, England
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Reviewed 1 March 2013

We stayed here for 3 nights and congratulated ourselves on our choice of accomodation! The view from the homely sitting room and balcony and from our room (Lakes room) was absolutely stunning - I can't imagine there is a B&B with a better view in Queenstown. The uphill walk from the town is well documented but we saw it as a benefit to walk off some of those extra calories! Our room was very comfortable. Sue was very helpful whilst not wishing to be too intrusive. This place is definitely preferable to the many faceless motels in Queenstown.

Room Tip: The best view is from the Lakes room
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, 2 March 2013
Thank you so much for taking the trouble to write such a lovely a review. It is very much appreciated. I hope you enjoyed all your travels as well as your stay in Queenstown. Best wishes, Sue
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 November 2012

Wonderful experience. Lovely setting with view over lake, quiet setting but easy, attractive walk to city centre, stylish decor, warmest of welcomes and help from Sue, excellent bedrooms and ensuites and delicious breakfasts. Couldn't be bettered and can't wait to visit again

Room Tip: Earnslaw Room has best view over lake
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, 28 December 2012
Thank you so much for writing such a lovely review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay in Queenstown. Sue
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 15 October 2012

The B&B on the Hill is a modern accommodation. We enjoyed ski-season special rates, so that was a bonus for our 3 nights there!

Sue was very accommodating, getting breakfast ready much earlier than she normally would so that we could have a meal before setting out on our full-day Milford Sound tour. We also appreciated that she left us pretty much to ourselves. She's a warm and endearing lady.

We used the washing machine and dryer for NZ$5. This was the only B&B (out of 4 we stayed during our NZ trip) that allowed us to do our laundry proper.

As The B & B on the Hill is literally as its name says, on a hill, the views are great, but guests without cars will have to be prepared to walk up steep slopes to get there. At night, it gets pretty dark in the neighborhood too, so it doesn't feel as safe walking back. Bus 11 from the town area will only stop along Frankton Road, and it's about a 10-15 min walk up from there. So, it would be best to have a car while staying here.

As a final point, we just wished there was more heating in the room and toilet. Apparently the temperature settings are fixed and we were not allowed to change it... it honestly felt like outside air temperature. It got pretty cold at night and we had to resort to using the bedside spot-lamps as make-shift heating. Not sure why the temperature cannot be adjusted.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, 17 October 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your stay at The B & B on the Hill. The name of my B & B suggests that it is on a hill (as is much of the accommodation in Queenstown). How you find the hill depends on your feelings about walking, lots of guests enjoy the walk. I am sorry that you found it chilly at night. I do offer to change the settings on the electric radiators in the bedroom and the bathroom if guests are cold. I also detail this offer in the welcome note which guests receive. So I am not sure why the temperature in the room was not adjusted correctly for you, I do apologise that this was the case.
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 19 September 2012

A great location with a pleasant host - this is the B&B you would want to put up at if you are in Queenstown. The house has great views of the lake with the imposing mountains as the backdrop. While hosting you, Sue finds a good balance in providing a great service with all the space you would need as a couple. She accommodated our early starts on all the days by having our breakfast ready by 7 AM and personally being there to wish us for the day.

We are definitely coming back and this time I hope Sue will get us the bedroom with the best views in town.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write a review - The lakes bedroom with 'the view' does get booked up so book as early as you can! Best wishes, Sue
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 16 September 2012

I must say that the photo's on Trip Advisor dont do this place any justice. It was simply the perfect place to stay . We stayed here for 7 nights and everyday woke up to beautiful views and a lovely breakfast . The B&B is gorgeous and very homey, down to the small details like the big soft towles and comfy couches in the living area . Our room was spacious and super comfortable and we just loved the Manuka Honey body wash / shampoo/ conditioner that was provided for us . The views over the lake and the mountain are breathtaking and being such a short walk ( 10 mins) to the main part of Queenstown was ideally located and on cold nights it only cost $10 at most to catch a taxi back if you didnt want to walk.
Sue - the owner - was lovely .We felt very welcome from the minute we arrived. She was helpful, accomodating and very easy to talk to.
I highly recommend the B&B on the Hill . If we ever get a chance to visit Queenstown again we would definately be staying here.
Thanks Sue :)

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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suewilson65, Owner at The B & B on the Hill, responded to this review, 21 September 2012
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review. I am glad you enjoyed your time here. Best wishes, Sue
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Property: The B & B on the Hill
Address: 1 Earnslaw Terrace, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — The B & B on the Hill 3*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Refurbished in 2010 this home offers well equipped accommodation where you have two options:- - The Lake and Earnslaw double bedrooms offer bed and continental breakfast accommodation at 1 Earnslaw Terrace. These bedrooms have ensuite shower rooms, safe, small fridge, tea/coffee making facility, Sky TV, the Earnslaw has a Queen double bed, the Lake a superking double bed which converts into twin beds if required. There is a comfortable sitting room for guests to use, from which the wonderful views can be seen, in winter cosy by the log burner (the Lake bedroom also has the panoramic views). Maximum occupancy 5 people in total. Minimum stay 2 nights. - The Self catering apartment at 1A Earnslaw Terrace. This accommodation offers two double bedrooms (with superking double beds which convert into twin beds if required), a spacious sitting room, large, well equipped kitchen/diner, large shower room, separate laundry. Maximum occupancy 4. Mininimum stay 3 nights. Access is down a flight of stone steps. There is off street parking, free Wi-Fi, 100% cotton linen and towels, Manuka Honey Body/Hand wash Shampoo/Conditioner. The walk into the centre of Queenstown takes about 20 minutes, so all the many activities the area offers are close at hand. ... more   less 
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