Guests have ranked The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel in
Queenstown as one of the world's best small hotels.
It came in at fourth place behind Greek apartments, an
adventure and dive resort in Belize and a South African
Trip Advisor is an online site which ranks accommodation,
eateries and other travel-related necessities according to
The Dairy Private Luxury Hotel co-owner Matt Diack said he
was pleased with the result, which reflected hard work and
effort. Come April 1, he and business partner Paul Cook will
have owned the business for two years and he said it was
''fantastic'' to see the hard work paying off.
''We concentrate on service because we just think it's
something that lacks in the bigger hotels.''
The hotel's owners were reaping the benefits of their
successful model and this was reflected in continually strong
bookings, Mr Diack said.
''This has been a phenomenal year, full stop.''
As well as receiving past Trip Advisor accolades, the hotel
was runner-up in the 2012 New Zealand Travel Industry Awards
for best hotel or resort in the country.
The hotel was formerly a corner store and retains the
original wooden floorboards and entrance from the 1920s.
Also receiving a world ranking was the Hillsfield House Bed
and Breakfast in Renwick - 10 minutes from Blenheim - which
was placed 12th in the top 25 in the bed and breakfast