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“Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet As Man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
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Matterhorn Chalet
Ranked #50 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
UK Crawley
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9 reviews
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“Sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet As Man !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2009

This place is brilliant, upon arrival from our long journey from fox glacier we were welcomed in by Joe and Maria to sit down and relax with a cup of fresh coffee and maria's home made cakes......mmmmmmmmmm i can still tast them now!!!. Both were very extremly friendly and helpfull and shared their wealth of information on queenstown and the surrounding areas with us to advise on things to do during our stay in queenstown. All of this whilst having the most spectacular veiw over looking the lake, remarcables and town.
They then showed us to our room which was very spacious and luxurious and also with balcony with amazing veiws.
the breakfast was terrific and maria and joe made the effort to sit down with us everyday and join us for breakfast, talking abotu tsnamis, olympics and any thing that was going on at the time, the conversation with Joe is never boring.
The house is massive and they have many different rooms depending on what you require, all of which are so well decked out. the place is also very cosy and clean.
Origionly we were only going to stay for 2 nights but in the end stayed for 4 It hink as the place was so good.
Walking to town is easy only 5-10 mins, walking back is a bit harder which we did a couple of times, but if your on your holiday you may aswell fork out 8 bucks for a taxi, which there are plently of in town.
When we next come back to queenstown we would def stay there again.
Joe and Maria thank you so much for making us feel welcome and making our stay in queenstown a great one.
By the way if your reading this joe and maria, we made it to the christchurch the same day although the drive through lindas pass was a bit hairy with all the snow. The worst part was driving down the hill from your place it was a bit slippy, next time we might have to get some chains!!!

Stay at this place its amazing and you won't be dissapointed!!!

  • Stayed October 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2007

We stayed at the Matterhorn Chalet for 3 nights during our honeymoon in March 2006. Staying here was one of the highlights of our honeymoon. Yes, it was a little out of town and up a steep hill but we had a hire car so it didn't bother us and we got a taxi home at night which wasn't expensive. The views from each room are amazing and the whole place is beautifully decorated. Joe and Maria's wonderful hospitality, delicious cooking and magnificient home have made us decide to stay there again this year in September. We're hoping Joe and Maria will adopt us.....

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  • Stayed March 2006, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2007

We stayed at the Matterhorn Chalet for 3 days in Feb 2007. The view of Lake Wakitipu and the Remarkables from the balcony of our room is the finest I have ever experienced in a hotel anywhere. The “price” that you have to pay for such an amazing view is that the Matterhorn is situated at the top of a very steep hill which at our age is a very daunting prospect to walk up. However there are plenty of taxis in the centre of Queenstown which will take you there after a night on the town for a modest $8.

The room itself was at the pinnacle of the building which indeed is designed like a Swiss chalet. It was very large but did not have its own private facilities (all the other rooms in the chalet do). When Joe and Maria get these installed there they will be able to offer the perfect penthouse – the bed is the biggest I have ever slept in - wider than it is long.

We did not notice any particularly arduous ‘house rules’ as mentioned by a previous contributor although it was the only b&b at which we stayed in NZ where we had to order breakfast the night before. The food and the hospitality of Joe and Maria were first class and we also left with a load of tips and information about life in NZ which enhanced the remainder of our visit there.

  • Liked — Th view
  • Disliked — Nothing
  • Stayed March 2007, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2006

Matterhorn Chalet
We stayed here two nights in February 2006. Wonderful warm welcome from hosts Maria and Joe. Superb views of Lake Wakatipu from the terrace and some of the bedrooms. Maria is a wonderful cook and provided the best breakfast we had in NZ. A few niggles though - you have to order breakfast the night before and there seem to be quite a few 'house rules' - but this aside if you are looking for a nice B&B (shared bathroom) and are prepared for walking up a very steep hill if you are on foot then I would thoroughly recommend the Matterhorn Chalet.

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Property: Matterhorn Chalet
Address: 20 Wakatipu Heights, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
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Ranked #50 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Number of rooms: 192
Also Known As:
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