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Keith
Brisbane, Australia

An Awesome Experience

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 Apr 2024via mobile
After reading several reviews on Penghana, I booked a night in this magnificent building a few months ago and stayed there two nights ago. What an outstanding experience. Firstly, the house is grand, stately and elevated and huge with a fascinating history. Secondly, the managers, Karen and Steve, are charming hosts, very helpful and passionate about their property. The room was immaculate, fully equipped, leaving nothing to be desired, the bed was comfortable and I felt so at home. The hot English breakfast was to die for. I wish I could have stayed longer, but I’ll be back!
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: Not to be missed.
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this review
Responded 12 Apr 2024
We certainly appreciate your glowing review. Thank you!
Our journey as B&B proprietors is now in its 9th year and we still love what we do and the people we meet. We are always looking at how we can enhance our guests' experience and the little extras we can include/provide to make a difference to your stay and appeal to the diverse clientele we attract.
We look forward to welcoming you again in the future when you return for another visit to Tasmania.
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Reviewed 19 March 2024

We stayed in the Owen room and it did not disappoint. A beautiful well appointed luxurious room with a choice of two lounge rooms and a kitchenette. The cooked breakfast was amazing and Karen’s home made bircher muesli was delicious. Highly recommend staying here, we’ll be back.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 20 March 2024

Thank you Julie for your positive words about your stay with us. We sincerely appreciate you taking time to make a public comment about your time at Penghana. We look forward to welcoming you on another occasion and I'm sure I'll still be making the muesli !!
The choices of spaces to relax in the house is one thing that is always a plus for guests so you don't feel you must stay in your room.

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Reviewed 12 March 2024 via mobile

My husband and I spent 3 nights at Penghana b&b in Queenstown .
We were made to feel most welcome by Karen and Steve who go out of their way to make you feel right at home .
Our room was extremely comfortable and nothing was spared . Steve’s silver service breakfast was a great start to the day . Both Karen and Steve were very helpful with restaurant reservations and we can highly recommend Mimso kitchen at the gold rush motel .
If you want a comfortable quiet stay in Queenstown you can’t go past penghana b&b.

Room tip: Book in advance Gordon river cruise .
Date of stay: March 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

Thank you Julianne, We certainly appreciate you taking the time to review your stay and share your thoughts on your experience. We love to hear our guests leave us refreshed and happy.

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Reviewed 12 March 2024

Penghana is simply perfect! The word "superlative" is not rich enough to describe the hosts, Karen and Steve, the house and the wonderful experience to be their guest in such a charming setting. Every positive review on Tripadvisor describes the experience that I also had when staying there last week. The meticulous attention to detail by Karen and Steve regarding every aspect of my stay, including the design touches, the room, Steve's breakfasts(!), and all the fascinating history of Queenstown and of the Penghana mansion, added depth and warmth to a very enjoyable break in my Tassie travels. Make a plan to stay with them. You will not regret it for a moment.

Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2024

We ar very humbled by your glowing words. Thank you. 5 Star TripAdvisor reviews certainly keep you motivated to keep on delivering

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Reviewed 5 March 2024

The house and hosts are amazing. The work both Karen and Steve have put into making the place incredible is a credit to them both. The history, the furniture, the special touches and the hospitality are all extraordinary. Breakfast felt like we had stepped back in time and we were being served by the butler, it was very special and tasted great. They have collected so much history which is really interesting. Thank you both for sharing.

Room tip: Enjoy
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Thank you for your lovely comments. Steve will love your comment about being served by the butler!!
Yes, we have embraced the history of the house and its occupants over the past 125 years with our ballroom exhibition which we will continue to expand over time to keep the story alive and fresh. Hence the reason we say Penghana is much more than just a place to stay.

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Reviewed 5 March 2024

Karen and Steve are the best B&B hosts you will ever meet. They are very welcoming and gracious. Their attention to detail is exceptional. Penghana is very historic and they have embraced the history very respectfully. My tip is stay in the Owen suite….it is well worth the extra as the view from this room, the mine managers room, is amazing.
If you visit Queenstown you MUST stay at Penghana, the experience will last a lifetime…

Room tip: Book early
Date of stay: February 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Karen Nixon, Owner at Penghana Bed & Breakfast, responded to this reviewResponded 6 March 2024

Wow - thank you! We sincerely appreciate you acknowledging the efforts we go to in order to ensure not only do our guests enjoy their time with us, but we endeavour to make their stay memorable. I don't know what else to say.

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