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Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island 9846 New Zealand See on map
AMENITIES
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Hotel
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
2.5 Star accommodation
Reviews (246)
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All reviewsblue codthe pubshared facilitiesoystersfriendly localsthe main hotelear plugs were providedsalmonwatch the worldcold beerupstairs loungean older hotelshort stayrooms are basicthe comings and goingsdouble bedfirst floor
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We arrived on a very small plane from Invercargill early in the morning and very hungry. We walked along the seafront and came to this hotel so popped in for breakfast. A few local people were having breakfast too and meeting up for coffee ......More

Thank lin4197
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

The hotel is the worst I have ever been. The room had a weird smell and food is average. On top, the rooms are overpriced. It is a shame to have a hotel like this in a beautiful island like Stewart island. Would not recommend...More

Thank LeeB4118
Response from Helen C, Owner at South Sea HotelResponded 28 June 2018

Shocked to read this. Our guests responses in the past few years have been very appreciative and enthusiastic re the price (which was as quoted in your email), food quality, rooms and service. Very sorry that Lettice Yi was disappointed with her mid-winter Stewart Island...More

Reviewed 23 June 2018

A bit expensive for a small room but was great after a big day walking around the island. We stayed in a room with a single and a double bed. We cooked our own food and the facilities were adequate. Staff were very helpful and...More

Thank LXW
Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed in motel room number 22, it was light and airy as it was the end of the block with an extra set of windows. It was very clean, warm and well equipped. The bed was comfortable. Tv did not get all channels but...More

Thank kiwisqurt
Reviewed 18 June 2018 via mobile

We stayed for three nights in a sea view room and it was great. We were treated to incredible sunrises over the bay, and a kaka or two on the porch. The room was clean and tidy. The pub is rowdy but friendly, and the...More

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Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Internet
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
17
Price range
US$60 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
17
Price range
US$60 - US$115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
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Traveler (91)
Room & Suite (16)
Dining (10)
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Response from Timww | Reviewed this property |
no but the charm is in the old Hotel - esp if you can get the sea view rooms upstairs - that's magic
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"I wouldn't worry about a room with a sea view as you can just go down stairs to the lounge and there it..."
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"Rooms in the separate blocks are likely to be quieter"
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"Rooms 1,2,3 are sea view, but, over the Reception, Pub and Restaurant. Worth the loss of sleep for the breeze..."
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"We had an upstairs room which was pretty quiet and close to the balcony and shared areas."
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