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The Dairy Private Hotel
Ranked #4 of 58 Hotels in Queenstown
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Austin, Texas
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Reviewed 14 February 2012

My husband and I stayed at the Dairy Private for 3 nights during our honeymoon trip to New Zealand. It was a wonderful experience and we truly enjoyed every bit of it! Paul and Matt are absolutely excellent hosts and made us feel at home from the instant we walked in. They went out of their way to help us with anything we needed, and gave us great suggestions on things to do around Queenstown. As far as amenities at the hotel go, you can't get much better than this - amazing breakfast, excellent service, complimentary mountain bikes to go explore Queenstown on your own, the in-house "Honest Bar" for a nightcap when you return from dinner, it was the perfect accommodation for these happy honeymooners!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 10 February 2012

Book the Dairy. Meet Matt and Paul, hosts who feel like old friends and whom can't do enough for their guests.Tuck in to a hearty breakfast. Relax on the deck with a plate of homemade goodness. Smell the brownies wafting from the oven. Sip Pinot Noir on the antique suite. Admire the lake views. Wander in to town (a 2 minute stroll down the hill). Sleep beneath luxury sheets. And...like us, don't want to leave (I actually shed a tear in the car as we pulled away). The best hotel experience ever.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 February 2012

So we spent one delightful night at the Dairy before hiking the Milford Track but the hotel was fully booked for the night after the trek. Did Paul mind holding our five pieces of luggage for five days? Of course not. So we arrive back, a little bedraggled after a long bus ride from Milford, and Paul immediately invites us to tea -- unbelievable homemade scones, jam, delicious tea -- even though we're guests any more and then tells us that he has already loaded all our luggage into the car to move us to our new hotel. Is that gracious hospitality or what???? For location, breakfast, comfort (bed and hot tub) ... Can't beat the Dairy!!!

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We had a whistle stop tour of New Zealand's south island before Christmas 2011, camping for all of the trip except one night when we pooled our money to stay at the Dairy Luxury Private Hotel. It was well worth it!

The other reviews have described the home from home feeling very well and it is true. From the minute we arrived we were welcomed so warmly - extra points for providing a gluten free afternoon tea as well as a lovely gluten free breakfast (I let them know I was coeliac in advance).

Other touches that make it special are the honesty bar with a great selection of NZ wines, the hot tub, the outdoor fire (which was lit in the evenings to welcome guests home from their evening out) the selection of menus from local restaurants so you can make an informed choice - I could go on but I am sure you get the gist!

Anyway, I would definitely recommend it - I only wish we could have stayed a couple of nights instead of just the one!

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 February 2012

We recently spent 4 nights at The Dairy, and absolutely love it. Matt and Paul made us feel very welcome during our stay, they were both very helpful and informative in everything that we asked of them. On our arrival they had a bottle of Pinot Noir and chocolates waiting for us, plus they bed and pillows are the most comfortable we have had anywhere. They make the most amazing breakfast every morning, from pancakes to your favourite eggs and omelettes. They booked the best seats in restaurants for us and can also book tours for you. The Dairy is in a great position for walking into Queenstown and to Lake Wakatipu. Matt and Paul are great hosts and we would highly recommend anyone to stay at their hotel. Julie & Les Melbourne

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: The Dairy Private Hotel
Address: 10 Isle Street, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Queenstown
#2 Family Hotel in Queenstown
#4 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#13 Business Hotel in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): €€€
Hotel Class:4 star — The Dairy Private Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dairy Private Hotel, Queenstown is your perfect escape. Our boutique hotel is in the centre of Queenstown and yet private and quiet. The property is renowned for its excellent service from the minute that you walk through the door. We are able to assist with everything during your stay. We are happy to arrange forward travel, look after your luggage as you venture to Milford Sound or walk The Routeburn. Let us assist you with dinner reservations and some of the many activities that Queenstown has to offer. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Dairy Private Luxury Hotel
Dairy Private Luxury Queenstown

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