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A selection of comments from our guests
"Our friends had recommended Brown's to us from a previous stay and we were so grateful that they did. We loved our room, great views, spacious, and wonderful bathroom; all with a special European flair. Loved the French doors out onto the deck and the beautiful tiled patio out front. The breakfasts were delicious, different choices each day, and fun to share around the tables with other guests; always friendly and easy going. We especially loved our hosts, Gillian and Donald. So helpful in suggesting restaurants which many are just minutes away walking. The location is perfect, there is parking and free WIFI both of which was great for us. Donald had us laughing as he shared his stories about his experiences with Burt Munro from the movie The World's Fastest Indian with Anthony Hopkins. He had grown up with him and gave us some wonderful insight to this amazing man from New Zealand. Gillian also helped us book some great tours around Queenstown, Dart River excursion and hiking the Routeburn track. We would love to return and stay once again with the both of them. Thank you both for making our 42nd wedding anniversary such a special time."
Michelle - Chicago - April 2013

Thank for everything is good and beautiful"  - Michiko (Tokyo)

"We spent 5 nights at Browns for our 20 year anniversary and our first trip to New Zealand. The B&B is convienently located just about 5 minutes from the center of Queenstown. The room was nice and the view from our balcony was beautiful (except for seeing the neighbor sitting in his boxing shorts watching TV). Jillian was extremely helpful in making our stay just perfect. She would help us research expeditions to go on, make phone calls to book for us, and give recommendations for restaurants. Donald's breakfasts were delicious and beautifully prepared."  The Taylors - Chicago - April 2013
"Enjoyed our stay, Gillian and Donald are wonderful hosts, the
hotel is warm and charming"  -  Jill and Ben (New York)

"Bellisimo!"  -  Giovanni andLucilla (Rome)

"Thanks for your hospitality and teaching me how to boil an egg properly!" - Shirley and Peter (Auckland)

"We could not have envisaged a more fabulous start to our honeymoon, superb views,
amazing breakfasts, highly attentive hosts, thank you Don and Gillian"  -  Anna and Russel (Brisbane)

"The hotel is beautiful, every detail superb, delicious breakfasts but above
all the friendliness care and attention from Gillian and Donald"  -  Jon, Andrea and Marianne (Mexico City)

"We stayed here for three nights over the New Year period. The hotel is very well located and a path from the house leads you to the town centre easily. There are a few parking spaces within the hotel grounds. Our room had fabulous views of the town and the lake. The room was beautifully appointed and very comfortable. The bathroom was spacious and the shower was good. We had some cookies in a jar waiting for us which was a nice touch. We were made to feel very welcome, and being the New Year period, Gillian did a fantastic job of getting tables for dinner for two nights. As we were on a Milford Sound trip the next day, we asked for an early breakfast in our room. The other breakfasts were in the dining room, taken with other guests around communal tables. There were interesting cooked options every morning along with fruit, bread and cereals. All in all, a very pleasant stay at Browns."

"Thank for a lovely time, beautiful room, fantastic breakfasts we will always remember our magnificent balcony, the highlight of our honeymoon"  -  Michelle and Jesse (Boston)

"What a fabulous hotel, great hosts, impeccable housekeeping, lovely food(best omelette ever!)  Best small hotel in the world!" - Anna and Nathan (Brisbane)

"The most amazing place with the most incredible hosts in Gillian and Donald.
we had a special time"  -  Martin and Neddy (Byron Bay)

"A wonderful stay, service big tick, beds big tick, breakfast big big tick, location big tick,
but hosts big big big tick!"  - Jeff and Helen (Scotland)
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Our Guests comments
" Simply, I loved Browns Boutique Hotel, the food, and everyone associated with it!  It was the best place I stayed during my entire 2 month trip to New Zealand and Australia - and I stayed in many places during that time. My room was large, well appointed and had a sweet "Juliet balcony" with wooden French doors that allowed me to see mountains, town and water, whether the doors were open or closed.  It's like staying with old and good friends who love you.  Thank you for a lovely experience, Gillian and Donald. I'll never forget Browns or you. "
Jane Johnston-Ilinois USA  May 2013  Read more 
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