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Larch Hill Homestay Bed and Breakfast
Ranked #9 of 43 Queenstown B&B and Inns
Colchester, United Kingdom
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35 reviews
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“Lovely place to stay”
Reviewed 25 January 2014

My husband and I spent two nights at Larch Hill recently. Chris and Lesley are lovely hosts and their house is maintained to a very high standard. The views of Lake Wakatipu from the room and the lounge was amazing. We stayed in the very small twin room which had and excellent bathroom across the hall which was completely private. The beds were very comfy and we slept very well. Breakfast was good. Our only negative would be that the room was so small we could not fit both suitcases in it. In all fairness it is advertised as a small twin room and was the only one available when we booked 9 months before.

Room Tip: A double en suite if possible
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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LarchHill, Owner at Larch Hill Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We are delighted that you booked to stay with us even though your preferred room type wasn't available so far in advance. We would suggest to others planning their holidays, to contact us and let us know their room preferences if they have been unable to book their first choice. Occasionally we have cancellations (or we may be holding a room for someone for a day while they discuss their plans with travel partners), and we will do our best to accommodate requests. Yes, our smallest room is advertised as a small twin room with two single beds. It is very good value for a lakeview bed and breakfast room in Queenstown. Although there is room for 2 suitcases on and under the luggage rack, we do provide a second luggage rack between the bedroom and bathroom, for those with very large suitcases and who like to open both cases at once.
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Ventura, CA
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Reviewed 12 January 2014

I was in Queenstown getting ready for one of the Great Tracks in the area and I stayed at Larch Hill or 3 nights. From the first moment, it was clear that this place is something special. It really felt like I was visiting friends, who are incredibly attentive and concerned about making my stay as excellent as it could be. The room overlooking Lake Wakatipu was phenomenal, while Leslie and Mark made the rest of the house available as well. I have to agree with an earlier review about the breakfast, which was indeed great!!
Public transport is only a few steps away, but even with that the hosts were willing to help out with transportation from time to time....another kind of thing you don't experience every day.
All in all, the 5 star rating is very well deserved and I am sure to try staying at Larch Hill again if I come back to the area for another one of the Tracks :)

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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LarchHill, Owner at Larch Hill Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review, 26 January 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to post such a glowing review. We meet some truly wonderful people in our bed and breakfast, who make opening our home to visitors so worthwhile. It was such a pleasure to meet you and have you stay with us.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

We had a wonderful 2 night stay at Larch Hill.

We stayed in Room 2 with a Queen sized bed and a private bathroom. The bed was comfortable with an optional electric blanket. The greatest selling feature however was the incredible view from our bedroom windows. The bathroom was also nice as the towel rack could be turned on to warm our towels after coming out of the shower.

Breakfast was generous, and our hosts Lesley and Chris, are able to provide early breakfasts for those of us going on day tours.

Larch Hill is a 10 min bus ride from town, in addition to the 5 min walk to the bus stop. The B&B does provide transport to and from the airport however, and that was a welcomed amenity.

Lesley and Chris were wonderful hosts, and were very knowledgeable and were able to help us plan our time in Queenstown.

I would recommend this B&B for anyone looking for a place to stay in Queenstown.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 January 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Larch Hill B&B. We were not disappointed with our choice. Chris and Lesley were lovely hosts. The views from our room over the Remarkables and Lake Wakatipu were fantastic - (it did help having magnificent weather). Great breakfasts to keep you going all day - cereals, omelettes, croissants, toast, lovely pot of tea. We would highly recommend Larch Hill as a place to stay and relax.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 12 December 2013

My wife and I stayed in Queenstown for a few nights in October 2013. We absolutely loved this B&B. It's in a great location just 5 minutes or less to the middle of Queenstown and Lesley and Chris were fantastic hosts. Their home is beautiful, clean, and has breathtaking views of Lake Wakatipu and the Remarkables mountain. Lesley gave us some great restaurant and jet boat recommendations :) Breakfast was very good as well. We would definitely stay with Lesley and Chris again and would highly recommend to anyone traveling to Queenstown.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Victoria
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Reviewed 3 December 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our 4 night stay here and would happily return. The views of the mountains and lake from this B&B are spectacular. The hosts, Lesley and Chris are very friendly, helpful with good local knowledge, and attentive to your needs. Our room was very comfortable and well appointed, as was the open living and dining area. A very nice garden also adds to the scenic setting. Breakfast is an excellent start to the day. There is a short drive into the CBD, but it was very busy and we liked the location. Good value for money.

Room Tip: Queen room has spectacular views and a nice private bathroom just across the hallway.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Leicestershire, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 November 2013

What a wonderful place. We received a very warm welcome from Chris and Lesley to their beautiful home. The views of the Remarkables is breathtaking. As for the breakfast! Words cannot describe just how amazing they were. They were ever so helpful when our trip was cancelled. We cannot recommend this lovely homestay too highly and if we are ever fortunate enough to return to Queenstown would not hesitate to return to Larch Hill.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Larch Hill Homestay Bed and Breakfast
Address: 16 Panners Way, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 43 B&Bs / Inns in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Larch Hill Homestay Bed and Breakfast 3.5*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featured in 'National Geographic Traveler' and Cathay Pacific's 'Discovery' magazines. A relaxing, warm and spacious home with spectacular lake and mountain views from all rooms, sundecks and guest lounge, close to ski fields, golf courses, vineyards, restaurants and Queenstown attractions. Each room has its own ensuite or private bathroom. FREE WiFi. ... more   less 
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