We’ve been to Queenstown a number of times and normally opted to stay at different hotels but this time around we decided to stay at the Amour B&B Queenstown. Amour means love in French and we definitely felt loved. Located less than 5 minutes drive from the main hub of Queenstown and around 10 minutes from Queenstown Airport it makes the perfect base to explore the city.
The owner and your host during your stay is Rose (image below) who was lovely. She was very friendly and truly loves meeting new people and will make you feel right at home.
The B&B has a range of facilities, tv in your room, wifi internet, airport pickups (by arrangement with Rose), spa pool (overlooking the deck and lake views), small gym with exercise bike, a number of seating area’s to relax and read a book while taking in the million dollar views. We came back to the B&B in the late afternoon one day and decided to relax on one of the outdoor decks with a coffee (Rose has great espresso machine). Later that day we joined Rose and a couple of the other guests in the lounge to share our travelling experiences over a glass of wine. I can honestly say that the views from both of these spots in the house was breath taking. What was interesting, is that Rose’s friend told us that this is the ugliest the views get… that is, rolling hills, mountains and a beautiful blue green lake. Apparently it’s particularly striking when there is snow on the ground or capping the mountains.
Rose has 2 really lovely maltese dogs. They aren’t allowed up in the guest rooms and I assume that she would keep the out of the common areas if you were allergic or not a dog lover. We found Austin and Lucy adorable and extremely friendly. My wife was missing our dogs so she lapped up the opportunity to cuddle Lucy.
Staff: Rose was very helpful and friendly, only to happy to help and offer ideas of things to do and see.
Room: The Amour has two rooms to choose from, the master room with king bed, ensuite and private deck overlooking the lake. The second room can accommodate three single beds or a king and single and has an ensuite with private lounge.
Location: 5 minutes drive to the main streets of Queenstown for food and shops.
Breakfast: Cooked breakfast between 7-9am, included bacon & eggs, coffee, cereal, toast, yogurt and fruit salad. There was also a range of spreads with tea and coffee and juices.
Rating: 5 out of 5
For things to see and do see our Queenstown Travel Guide.
By: Nick & Jackie