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The Dairy Private Hotel
Ranked #3 of 57 Hotels in Queenstown
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
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75 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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“Don't stay anywhere else”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 March 2012

The Old Dairy is a fantastic place to stay. It is just a short walk from the centre of Queenstown - but far enough that there is very little evening noise. The hotel is very clean and very stylish. The breakfast is magnificent...amongst the best I have had at a hotel. However, the Old Dairy's greatest asset is the hotel owners. They are friendly, helpful and informative. We felt that they constantly went beyond what we expected from hotel staff. The Old Dairy is expensive, but there is no doubt that it is great value for your money.

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Coleraine, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2012

This was our last stop on our month long trip to New Zealand and from the moment we arrived Matt and Paul made us feel at home ! Matts dry sense of humour kept us happy as did the wonderful breakfasts and fabulous afternoon teas!! Both the boys have terrific local knowledge and booked three excellent restaurants for us,managing to get us window seats each night.The Dairy is very comfortable and the open fire in the outside area is a lovely touch.Our whole experience of the dairy was excellent and we really didn't want to leave!! We will be back!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

After reading many of the reviews on Trip Advisor, we had very high expectations of this property judging by other guests' positive comments. After staying 2 nights at The Dairy, we came away more than impressed and agree with the census of others guests - that this property experience is Exceptional!

Paul and Matt are great hosts and have a great knowledge of the area. You can tell they are both passionate about what they do and truly believe this helps them to provide the best customer service at a hotel we have ever experienced.

This property is a definate must for those wishing to experience quality accomodation and service!

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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2012

My partner and I stayed here at the Dairy Private Luxury Hotel for 2 nights and wish we had booked for longer. From the first minute, I arrived, both Paul and Matt were extremely warm and helpful. Our room, as promised, felt intimate, cozy and inviting and had a beautiful view of the Remarkables. What makes this place stand out over any other place we visited was the exceptional service and just the complete charm and friendliness of our hosts. Breakfast is a treat in the mornings and Matt can whip up something of high restaurant quality in mere minutes (how he does it, I have no idea - magic or talent, I guess). And even though there may be other guests staying, they have a way of making you feel very special and not overlooked. We also were able to store our luggage even after checking out for five days while hiking the Milford Trek. They offer recommendations on everything - dinner, what to do during the day, where to get quick bites to eat, types of wine, etc. I've seen some gripes about the prices, but when you realize all you get for what you pay, it's absolutely worth it.

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Wangaratta, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2012

Do yourselves a favour and stay at The Dairy! You wake up to a supurb view, from your exceptionally comfy bed to have Matt cook THE most delicious breakfast of your choice. Afternoon tea is also such a treat. As well as the honesty bar, with a fabulous selection of local wines. The establishment is charming, warm and luxurious in every sense. It is truely a pleasure to have stayed at The Dairy with Paul and Matt, absolutely loved it. - Alicia and Stu.

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Additional Information about The Dairy Private Hotel

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
#3 Luxury Hotel in Queenstown
#13 Business Hotel in Queenstown
Price range (per night): $320 - $509
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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