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Angie P
Brisbane, Australia

Step back in time in Queenstown

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 Apr 2023via mobile
Penghana is the place to stay in Queenstown ! An amazing location and historic residence with such a colourful past - lovingly maintained by Steve and Karen. We were made to feel very welcome and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. We felt as though we had stepped back in history and gained a sense of what life in this fascinating town once was.
Date of stay: April 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review
Responded 24 Apr 2023
Thank you Angie for taking the time to review your stay with us. Pleased you thoroughly enjoyed your stay and the history story it provides.
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Reviewed 14 April 2023

Steve and Karen are lovely and so very passionate about Penghana and making sure your stay is as enjoyable and comfortable as possible. We could not fault our stay with them. It's a beautiful old house with remarkable views of My Owen and Steve's scrambled eggs are the best!

Room tip: Just relax and enjoy! Oh, and get the scrambled eggs!
Date of stay: April 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 16 April 2023

Thank you for your kind words and positive comments. Much appreciated. We believe in giving value for money and we strive to exceed guests' expectations.

As you'd imagine we make a lot of scrambled eggs - what's that old saying "practise makes perfect" .... and our secret is they aren't made with water or milk!

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Reviewed 9 April 2023

Stayed for 4 nights in the 2 bedroom apartment and it was a fabulous place to be based while exploring Tassie’s West.

Karen made the booking process easy and gave great recommendations on what we could do while we were there.

When we arrived the 2 bed apartment exceeded our expectations. It was spotlessly clean and a great size. The kitchen had everything you could need. Air fryer, stove top, toaster, filter coffee, slow cooker and more.

There were even fluffy bathrobes and slippers for us all.

During our stay we were made to feel most welcome and were grateful recipients of fresh baked muffins and bread.

Thanks Karen and Steve for the wonderful welcome and stay.

Date of stay: April 2023
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2023

Thanks Kylie - we love to hear we exceed our guests' expectations. When travelling ourselves it's things like extra towels and good quality coffee,a homemade treat and a personal welcome that does make a difference to one's stay so we strive to ensure we treat our guests the way we love to be spoilt.

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Reviewed 28 March 2023

Karen and Steve provided the best service for the six of us cyclists. Nothing was too much trouble, including arranging a team dinner in their beautiful formal dining room, breakfasts providing energy for the day, even spare towels and face washers for an all day ride. They were great hosts, comfortable beds and drinks to our taste at the bar following a day on the bikes. Highly recommended

Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2023

Paul, we loved hosting your group. Thank you for your comments and we are pleased we were able to tailor your stay and needs as required.
Yes Penghana is a great venue for a group who want to have exclusive use for a reunion, get away or a retreat.
We look forward to hosting you again in the future. Thank you again for your support of Penghana.

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Reviewed 22 March 2023

Wonderful hospitality, 1898 National Trust Mansion, on a scenic hillside, overlooking Queenstown’s township. We enjoyed 3 nights at this gorgeous mansion. Located close to all the West coast sightseeing spots. Only a 45-minute drive to Strahan for Gordon River Cruises or 1.5 hours to Tasmania’s Iconic Cradle Mountain or Corrina’s Pieman River for day trips. We stayed in the 2 bedroom downstairs apartment. The bed was one of the most comfortable I've ever slept on. it was cold and raining when we were there but soooo warm with the heater on. On tap sherry and port 24hours.

Room tip: All the rooms are lovely - we stayed on the ground floor apartment with its own car park and two bedrooms with lovely pressed metal walls .
Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2023

Thank you for your descriptive review - this certainly spells out for potential guests the reason why staying at Penghana is an excellent cenral location.
We work hard to ensure the most important part of your stay (the bed) is 'just perfect', so thank you for reassuring us and others that we have succeeded there.
It's the little extras we strive to give our guests to make their stay just a tad more special.

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Reviewed 23 February 2023

A grande historic home, beautifully presented. First class, friendly and personal service. No details were missed. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Easily the best accommodation of our trip. Luxury at mid-range price.

Date of stay: February 2023
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 24 February 2023

Neil - thank you for your praise and your comments. We love to hear your stay with us was a highlight.

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