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Eve H
Brisbane, Australia

The place for a story or ten! (Or just quiet time)

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Jan 2024
I am a regular business visitor to Queenstown. On this latest occasion I was travelling with my mother so opted for the grand house on the hill. What a fantastic destination! Karen and Steve display such an incredible passion for not only the historical house they are the current custodians of, but for ensuring each and every guest is made to feel welcome, comfortable and at home.
If you want a place to stay with stories, old and new, this is it!
I look forward to becoming a Penghana regular <3
Date of stay: January 2024
Room Tip: Stay more than one night to really take in Queenstown and the surrounding area, plus to enjoy...
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review
Responded 26 Jan 2024
Eve thank you for bringing your Mum to stay. We were very touched by the comment she left in our visitors book. Penghana certainly has stories - it was the house's history that attracted us and stood out. Other properties we considered were just big houses.
We'd love to see you as a regular guest for business. Penghana has a wonderful regular 'corporate family' - some who have been staying with us for 8 years now.
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Reviewed 26 January 2024

What a fantastic place to stay, wonderful history, great rooms and a breakfast to die for. Karen and Steve are so welcoming and so generous. The view over Queenstown is incredible and the steam whistle of the train can be clearly heard, a reminder of history over 100 years ago!!!

Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 27 January 2024

Thank you Paul for your kind words. Pleased you found Penghana B&B a fantastic place to stay to enjoy both the history and to be spoilt. Yes we missed the steam whistle whilst the train was in recess and pleased its back not only for our guests but to keep us organised - we know how we are tracking with our chores for checks outs and check ins when we hear it.
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. Much appreciated.

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Reviewed 9 January 2024

My experience was all and more than I could have hoped for. Karen and Steve are fantastic hosts and do everything to make you feel welcome. Breakfast is amazing and the decor around this beautiful old house is very tasteful and homely. A personal interest is taken in every guest and great local knowledge helps make your time truly memorable.

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 11 January 2024

Thank you for your words of praise. We do strive to ensure all our guests feel welcome and at home. So pleased we were able to 'steer' you in the right direction to get more information for your family history project Thank you for choosing to stay at Penghana

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Reviewed 7 January 2024 via mobile

Our 3-night escape to Penghana Bed and Breakfast in Queenstown, Tasmania, was a delightful experience. Karen and Steve, our gracious hosts, made our stay truly exceptional. Their generosity and meticulous attention to detail were evident in every aspect of our visit. From the personalised recommendations to the thoughtfully decorated rooms, we felt welcomed and pampered. Steve’s delicious breakfasts were a highlight, showcasing local produce. Penghana B&B, with its warm hospitality and charming ambiance, is a standout choice for those seeking a memorable getaway. Highly recommend this beautiful B & B to anyone looking for both an enriching and cozy getaway and a base for exploring neighbouring attractions on the west coast and central Tasmania.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2024

Thank you for your praise and taking the time to review your visit with. It is rewarding when our guests see beyond just bed and breakfast to note the little extras we provide as part of our standard offering to ensure you all leave us with fond memories of your stay her.

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Reviewed 31 December 2023

It was an unplanned stay and they have changed my entire perspective on bed and breakfasts. From the welcome and the service provided my entire stay, to the quality of the room and the history of the home. It was absolutely magnificent! I fell in love with Queenstown due to my experience here

Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Thank you for your comments. Yes Queenstown is easy to 'fall in love with'. One has to look beyond some of its exterior and realise its remoteness, the attraction of that quality and its limitations. We appreciate it isn't for everyone but it has so much going for it - no humidity, affordable housing, 4 seasons, is a very safe destination, has outstanding natural beauty, an amazing history, genuine people from all walks of life, lots of business opportunities, the cleanest air and award winning tourism experiences and here at Penghana we get to meet such interesting people from all over the world and the mainland every day of the week. Yes we enjoy spoiling our guests and giving you much more than a place to stay, - an experienc.


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Reviewed 29 December 2023 via mobile

We recently had a 3 night stay at the beautiful Penghana House. We booked the 2 bedroom self contained section of the house as this suited our needs. The room was perfect having a kitchenette and lounge dinning area which allowed us to self cater with snacks and drinks etc. We love to do that when we travel. Lots of appliances and the plunger coffee supplied in the room was a life saver at breakfast after having drained the complimentary port the night before. The property is well located to Queenstown central with a short walk to most of the attractions and shopping on offer. Our hosts Karen and Steve could not have been more friendly. Their knowledge on the history of the house and the area was unlimited. They recommended dinning venues and booked them for us as well which was great. The Empire Hotel was good but the food at the Gold Rush Inn ( Mimso Kitchen)on the edge of town was fantastic. Would recommend this stay to all.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 31 December 2023

Thank you for your review and kind words. We really enjoyed meeting you and spending time with you on your last evning helping you finish off the supplies you had brought for the trip!!!!
We appreciate your comments as they certainly assist others when considering where to stay and what they might expect and/or require of their accommodation. We agree, food at Mimso's Kitchen is outstanding.
Again thank you for choosing Penghana B&B.

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