"Had a lovely 4 night stay in Queenstown at Brown's. The boutique hotel has a great location near the center of town, hiking trails, and the gondola. Wonderful breakfasts each morning. Donald and Gillian were very nice hosts. Donald made great restaurant recommendations. The room was a nice size - probably the cleanest bathroom I have seen in my travels. Also a lovely common sitting area on the main floor. Free wifi that worked throughout the hotel with a great signal strength. Overall a lovely stay."
"After staying in overpriced large brand name hotels in Australia my wife and I absolutely loved the service, location and quality / value of Browns. Gillian and Donald are great keepers and very helpful in planning activities. We would recommend fly / cruise / fly to Milford Sound and Paragliding above Queenstown. Rooms were very clean and comfortable (good linens and soaps) with a nice view of their courtyard and town. Just a short walk to both the village and the Skyline Gondola. Breakfast was delicious - would highly recommend 3 nights at a minimum."
"My husband and I stayed 7 nights at Brown Boutique Hotel with some friends and we couldn't have wished for a better location or hosts. Gillian and Donald were wonderful and so helpful in providing local knowledge about places to eat and booking us into a wine tasting with Grant Taylor at Valli. That was such a special treat. The hotel is very clean, well run and the staff who help Gillian and Donald are very pleasant. Cooked breakfasts were varied, filling and delicious and we were offered specials of the day which included corn fritters and omelettes. They catered for my gluten free requirements without any trouble at all. By the time we left, we had become friends, sharing stories over a bottle of wine or two on their wonderful al-fresco patio complete with blazing fire for ambience. It was a shame to leave but we highly recommend this boutique hotel to anyone who wants something a little special.
If there is anything to mark it down for, I would have preferred more cupboard and hanging space because I tend to travel heavily rather than lightly and more bench space in the bathroom. I always seem to be competing with my husband in this area! However, these are personal preferences and didn't detract from my enjoyment of our stay."