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Lake Vista Bed & Breakfast
Ranked #17 of 43 Queenstown B&B and Inns
Vancouver, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“"Perfect home from home"”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

The most perfect home from home. Bev McLenaghen could not be more welcoming. Perfectly positioned, amazing view. Great breakfast cooked to order. Comfortable spacious room ,ensuite shower room with heated towel rail and floor. Bev happily kept our room whilst we did the Milfordu Track. What a welcome to New Zealand. I cannot recommend too highly.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 October 2013 via mobile

Set on the upslope of a hilly road, the view of The Remarkables and lake is what you first notice and appreciate when arriving at Lake Vista. The cosiness and cleanliness of the house, room and bathroom soon follows. We stayed in the Kingston room which shared a balcony with two other rooms. Each room has stunning views. The dining and lounge area, with its wide glass windows, is a great place to take in the range and lake. Bev and Ian are easy hosts to talk to and Bev whips up a really good eggs benedict for breakfast. A walk into Queenstown central is doable for the real active, but otherwise it would be handy to have a car. Wifi dropped in and out a bit in the room, but this was not really an issue for us. If all of the above sounds alright to you, Lake Vista might be worth a stay!

  • Stayed October 2013
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Hong Kong, China
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2013

We spent 16 nights across NZ (both islands) in mostly B&Bs and a few hotels. We stayed in the last room which has the ensuite. All rooms offer amazing views of the Remarkables range and the Lake below, and even Queenstown Airport in the distance. Location is pretty, but bit of a drive (10 mins) into Queenstown town center where all the dining/shopping options are. Our host Bev and Ian were friendly. The garden they have around the house is charming too.

Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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LakeVista, Owner at Lake Vista Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review, 27 October 2013
Thank you for your review of Lake Vista B & B. We did enjoy having you stay with us.
The drive into town takes 2 or 3 minutes, definitely not 10 minutes. If you are used to walking you can enjoy a scenic walk into town which takes 20 -25 minutes.
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 30 July 2013

If you are looking for an exceptional getaway destination then Queenstown is the place and i am sure we had the best view in Queenstown from our " home" for the weekend which was the Lake Vista B and B. Reasonably priced and only minutes from the town centre, we were pleasantly surprised by the cosy and comfortable set up that Bev and Ian have put together to make guests feel like Royalty.

The view from both the lounge and private rooms is exceptional . Waking up to the view of World Heritage Mountain Range "The Remarkables" and massive alpine lake Wakatipu from outside your bedroom , well it was like something out of a fairytale. Bev was an outstanding host , offering great hospitality but also respecting our privacy. Understandably word has got out overseas about this top Bed and Breakfast so book in early . I would encourage Kiwis to stay here as well, as it offers a more personal level of service and comfort that some of the bigger Motels cannot provide at an excellent value for money rate.

Room Tip: All rooms ( 3 only) have great views and fittings. Only one room has an ensuite and this would be my...
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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 289 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2013

I decided upon Lake Vista B&B after looking at Trip Advisor's excellent reviews and I wasn't disappointed. The owners, Bev and Ian, really look after you and share their home. Bev cooks the best breakfasts, including Eggs Benedict, French toast, eggs and bacon and scrambled eggs with salmon. I stayed as a single in the Remarkables room. It had under floor heating, the cosiest bed, an ensuite, plenty of wardrobe space, coffee and tea making facilities, a mini fridge, and a shared balcony with magnificent views over Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain range. At night I sat in the main lounge area with a cozy fire and brilliant views through the large windows.

Pros

- friendly and welcoming hosts. Always helpful.
- great rooms
- all rooms have great views
- Remarkables room has a roomy ensuite (other two rooms use a shared bathroom)
- gourmet breakfast provided
- short distance to airport and town centre
- room has good facilities
- hosts can book tours etc for you
- free fast Wi Fi.
- wide screen TV in room
- electronic safe in room
- electricity power board provided
- hair dryer provided

Cons

- couldn't always get a strong Wi Fi signal in the bedroom. Signal was strong in lounge area.

I had not previously stayed at a B&B. I am now a convert and would recommend Lake Vista to anybody coming to Queenstown.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Yongin, Gyeonggi-do, South Korea
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2013

There is nothing much I can say but it was PERFECT! Bev and Ian are beautiful hosts that made the trip over the top. The rooms have everything you need and were very comfortable. The main room has the most spectacular panoramic view of the lake and mountains. The balcony from our room had the same view and I spent lots of time staring at the stars at night.

If you want to book any tours, then they are happy to book them for you. There is so much to see in Queenstown so go out and experience the majestic town while enjoying the friendly hospitality of such great hosts.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Seoul, South Korea
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 May 2013

Lake Vista is a beautiful and lovely house. My husband and I had a fantastic fantastic time there. We loved staying at Lake Vista. Wonderful wonderful times!!! It has splendid view of the Remarkables mountain range overlooking Lake Wakatipu.The breakfast was incredible, too. Delicious, mouth-watering meals! Bev, the hostess is so kind and gave us great information on all of the activites and places we could go. We went to Milford sound, Arrowtown, and the Shotover river. Definately we will go there again. Perfect place Lake Vista!!! Thanks for everything Bev!!!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Lake Vista Bed & Breakfast
Address: 62 Hensman Road | P.O.Box 1604, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Lake Vista Bed & Breakfast 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Set high on Queenstown hill, a major feature of Lake Vista is our all encompassing view over Lake Wakatipu to the Remarkables mountain range. You can even enjoy the view lying in bed - imagine that! We offer wireless internet for your laptop or use our guest computer. All rooms have their own mini-bars, security boxes, TV, hair dryers, underfloor heating, electric blankets, heated towel-rails, radio/alarms and tea/coffee facilities. Gourmet breakfasts complete the package. ... more   less 
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