5.0 out of 5

"Lovely clean, spacious units. Staff are so friendly and always willing to help. Food at the restaurant was superb. One of the most comfiest beds I hav ... " More

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Hotel Description

A family-friendly stay in Gibbston awaits you at Kinross Cottages. You'll be within a 15-minute walk of Waitiri Creek Wines and 4.8 km (3 mi) from Gibbston Valley Winery. Highlights at this property include a winery, free continental breakfast, and in-room kitchens.

The accommodation features free WiFi, a balcony or patio, and an LCD TV. In-room dining is easy with a kitchen that comes equipped with a fridge, a microwave, and a hob. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and a pillowtop bed. A coffee/tea maker, in-room childcare, and in-room massages are also available.

A pampering day can include deep-tissue massages, sports massages, and mani/pedis. The restaurant, General Store, serves international cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. At the property's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Enjoy the spa tub along with access to bike rentals and hiking/biking trails. Additionally, you'll find a coffee shop/café, a snack bar/deli, and coffee/tea in a common area. Each morning free breakfast is served. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4-star Gibbston property, you'll be 34.9 km (21.7 mi) from Lake Wakatipu.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Studio Cottage)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$255 per night

Kinross Cottages ratings based on 27 Verified Reviews

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Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Kinross Cottages

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5 out of 5
The country feel after finishing a hike and not being ready to go to the city.

Posted by on 9 Jan 2019

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9 Jan 2019 by Team Kinross

Thank you!

5 out of 5

Great stay

Pros: Location, friendly staff, comfy bed, warm room, bikes to hire.Fantastic food.
Lovely clean, spacious units. Staff are so friendly and always willing to help. Food at the restaurant was superb. One of the most comfiest beds I have stayed in. Great night sky photography area.

Posted by , from Auckland on 5 Sep 2018

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5 Sep 2018 by Team Kinross

We are grateful for your kind words & glad you enjoyed your stay with us! We hope we are able to welcome you back again :)

5 out of 5
Excelent accomodation and breakfast Beautiful location

Posted by on 26 Jul 2018

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29 Jul 2018 by Team Kinross

Thank you very much!

5 out of 5

Great stay away from holiday madness

We had a brilliant stay at Kinross in the winter. Staff were very friendly, buffet breakfast was great and room was spacious and cosy. Being 'out in the country' and equidistant from the ski fields was great for us as we wanted to go to all of them. Everyday on the drive down from the hills we were relieved that we *didn't* have to join the queue of cars trying to get back into Queenstown / Wanaka, we just headed for Arrowtown instead, which is a great little town. Only comment to the owners would be: it would be great if breakfast started slightly earlier than 7.30am, for folks who are trying to get to the hill early.

Posted by , from Auckland, NZ on 19 Jul 2018

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20 Jul 2018 by Team Kinross

Thank you for your feedback, we are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to welcome you back again!

5 out of 5

Nice and cozy in the mountains.

Pros: Very nice setting. Clean and tidy.
Cons: Single beds are not sturdy and not that comfortable.
Location: A bit of travel required to go to Queenstown, but in return you have peace and quiet.
Nice place with friendly people. Great breakfast choices.

Posted by on 24 Jun 2018

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27 Jun 2018 by Team Kinross

Thank you, we appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Beautiful cottage on a vineyard.

Pros: The setting was amazing, who wouldn't want to wake up looking out at amazing autumn scenery and grape vines in Central Otago.
We were really impressed with our stay at Kinross, the staff were amazing, the food and wine were delicious and the cottage was beautifully warm and comfortable. Thank you for your hospitality.

Posted by on 25 Apr 2018

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26 Apr 2018 by Team Kinross

Thank you so much for your feedback, we are so glad you enjoyed your time with us!

5 out of 5

Very comfortable

Very comfortable bed. Great location. Would stay there again. Breakfast was good.

Posted by on 24 Apr 2018

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25 Apr 2018 by Team Kinross

Thank you for your kind words!

5 out of 5

Peaceful accomodation.

A bit disappointed as I made a booking with no cancellation for two nights. Having driven past this place on our way to goldfields jetboat realised how close it was to QT and wanted to explore more but couldn’t cancel the second night without having to pay for the nights fee. As for the accomodation nice, new missing some character and could hear the family of four in the room next door which was annoying. As for the property a bit disconnected with promoting surrounds, bike hire and dinner only open every second night. The fire outside was awesome but needed music or something.

Posted by , from australia on 19 Apr 2018

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21 Apr 2018 by Team Kinross

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5 out of 5


Everything was wonderful - could not fault the place one iota. The food and wine in the restaurant were extremely good value. Half London prices and better

Posted by , from te auna on 5 Mar 2018

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7 Mar 2018 by Team Kinross

Thank you so much for your feedback, our whole team really appreciates it!

5 out of 5

Boutique vineyard stay.

Pros: Cool rooms with space and a very comfortable bed. Great views too, peaceful and private.
Cons: Could have been a wee bit cleaner. It wasn't dirty at all but needed a bit of professional cleaner type sparkle.
Location: Great, beautiful location, would be amazing in winter too. Queenstown activities are 25 mins away.
Good location out of town but an easy drive back to Queenstown. Good staff and accommodation, the wine and food were excellent. The hosts are welcoming and personable, they are dog friendly and in my view, people that are nutty enough to travel with their pets on holiday are happy to spend extra on accommodation and meals and take very good care of the rooms they stay in. Thank you for letting them stay at Kinross cottages. We will definitely be back !

Posted by on 27 Jan 2018

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30 Jan 2018 by TEAM KINROSS

We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such detailed feedback! Hopefully we can welcome you and your little ones back soon!

Property Features

A winery is on site. Along with a coffee shop/café, there's a snack bar/deli on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily. A hot tub, spa services, and tour or ticket assistance are also featured at the family-friendly Kinross Cottages. Self parking is free.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2014
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Winery on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Coffee shop
  • Deli
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Ski equipment storage
  • 1 conference room
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Wedding services available
  • Corner/local shop
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Fireplace in lobby

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Playground on site
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Queenstown (ZQN-Queenstown Intl.) (24.1 km / 15 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

This cottage offers 14 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature pillowtop mattresses. Accommodation at this 4-star cottage has kitchens with fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a combined bath/shower unit and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and in-room massages can be requested.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Pillowtop beds
  • LCD television
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served a free continental breakfast daily from 8 AM to 10 AM.

General Store – Overlooking the garden, this restaurant specialises in international cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy al fresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Reservations are required. Open daily.

Spa Services

  • Deep tissue massage
  • Sports massage
  • Manicures and pedicures
  • Massages

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

Airport shuttle service is available upon request during limited hours. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to get details.

Airport shuttle service is offered on request during limited hours. Fees may apply. For details, please contact the property in advance.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 35.00 per day.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: NZD $200 per accommodation, per stay, plus a deposit of NZD 200.00 per stay
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit or credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet deposit: NZD 200.00 per stay
  • Pet fee: NZD $200 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 35.00 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Kinross Cottages House Gibbston
  • Kinross Cottages House
  • Kinross Cottages Gibbston
  • Kinross Cottages

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for massage services and spa treatments. For reservations, contact the cottage before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.