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Kelvin Hotel

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Kelvin & Esk Streets, | P.O. Box 1064, Invercargill, New Zealand
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Ranked #20 of 35 hotels in Invercargill
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Reading, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had a 2 night stop here. Of all the city hotels we stayed in, this was probably the best. The reception staff were very helpful and friendly. The room was reasonably equipped and clean, although the decor was a bit dated. The restaurant was very good - excellent food at a good price, although we were disappointed that my... More

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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Firstly, a very happy Birthday to you, celebrating a milestone in Invercargill at the Kelvin Hotel. I trust the rest of your tour around NZ is proving to be enjoyable. Thank you for your review and have a safe and memorable journey. Regards Bryan & Team Kelvin Hotel More

London
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

A room heater that didn't work, a hair dryer that didn't work and an unasked for wake up call at about 6.30 in the morning - not major problems when taken separately, but put them together and we feel we should drop the rating to 'average'. That's a bit of a shame because this is a pleasant if slightly old-fashioned... More

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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

After reading your review, I thought about the downward spiral! and how frustrating each of these points were! I do apologise as all of these were avoidable. I am pleased that you found our team to be friendly and efficient, we do pride ourselves on ensuring we deliver the best service possible. I have followed up all these points and... More

Westport, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

This hotel provides incredible service. I travel around NZ for work and I wish I had this kind of service in each town I stayed! definitely deserves 5 stars. From the check in to the check out and everything in between. The best pillows to sleep on!!

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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and kind review of your stay at the Kelvin Hotel. We look forward to you return in the future. Kind Regards Bryan More

Cambridge, United Kingdom
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Title says everything….this was a one night work-related stay. Staff very friendly and efficient on check-in with valet parking. Rooms maybe getting a bit dated but very clean and comfortable and quiet even though in centre of town. Restaurant was excellent and very friendly. I would definitely stay here again.

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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of the Kelvin Hotel, we strive to provide value for money and maintain our Hotel as a good 3 plus Qualmark rated Hotel. Look forward to being of service again. Regards Bryan More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Although this hotel is getting old, it is immaculately clean and caters to all needs. The staff are very friendly and the service response time is excellent. In-house dining is good and reasonably priced. Most importantly the bed was very comfortable with multiple pillows of differing firmness allowing for choice. I normally sleep poorly when in hotels but slept very... More

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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Dear Cindy L, thank you for posting your review on tripadvisor, the team here really appreciate feed back from our guests. We are pleased that you had a comfortablet stay. We look forward to being of service again on next journey to the South. Kind Regards Bryan More

Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014 via mobile

Extremely friendly and capable staff who do their duties very well.They make this establishment a great place to stay in the South. Rooms comfortable and spacious and well appointed. Ideally situated in the centre of town close to all amenities.

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Bryan T, Director of Sales at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for your wonderful comments on Tripadvisor, we are very pleased to read your positive comments. Kind Regards Bryan Townley More

netanya, israel
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
25 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We have stayed at the hotel with a group during our month long trip in New Zealand and Australia. It's an old hotel in Invercargill at the southern tip of New Zealand's South Island.What didn't like about the hotel from first sight was the scene of too many antennas on the hotel's roof. Don't know if there is any real... More

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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

I wish to put to rest any concerns regarding "radiation" or similar affects via the antenna's on the roof of the Hotel. I have been living in the Hotel with my children for 8 years and can confirm there has been no side effects! Yes we are an older Hotel, however we maintian the building well, it is clean and... More

southland nz
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We so needed a night away hard to know where to stay in Invercargill, however I picked the Kelvin because it was central to everything and because we wanted to dine as well. The room we had was very clean well appointed with a small balcony. It was a very busy night prior to Christmas but the very helpful staff... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

Another one night stay but amazed to get a huge room with double shower, spa bath and balcony. Very modern and comfortable. Needed some papers printed out - done very promptly and at no cost! Only had a light meal in the restaurant but very nice Stewart Island salmon from a varied and interesting menu.

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Auckland
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

This is the second time I've stayed at the Kelvin and have enjoyed it both times. All the staff - from the reception desk, to the cleaners and the ladies in the bar - are extremely friendly & helpful. The room I had was comfortable and very clean. The rooms are obviously not brand new, but are well-maintained and spacious.... More

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Additional Information about Kelvin Hotel

Also Known As:
Kelvin Hotel Invercargill, South Island
Address: Corner Kelvin & Esk Streets, | P.O. Box 1064, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Invercargill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#8 Business Hotel in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Kelvin Hotel 3*
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