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Kelvin Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   Corner Kelvin & Esk Streets, | P.O. Box 1064, Invercargill, New Zealand
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  • 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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Chengdu, China
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very good location, near the city center. Easy to find restaurants and bank ATM nearby. it does not have a parking place, but the hotel can guide u to a in-building car park nearby (only 150 meters). the hotel's guest can park free,there. this hotel is a little bit old, seems like 1980s style. but it's clean, and big enough.

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

Thank you for choosing the Kelvin Hotel, we are proud to be Invercargill's only CBD Hotel. The one thing I did pick up is that did we not offer to park your car? as this is part of our service. Regards Bryan More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
25 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

so, the two 'stars' are for the red neon clock on the building opposite our bedroom window - spectacular! and for the hotel and restaurant staff who must be the nicest people in New Zealand - so friendly and kind. the hotel itself was...like a downtown Central American airport hotel, not wishing to slight Central America. very cold room -... More

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

Good morning, as I checked my emails this morning, I read your Tripadvisor review.Your comments have caused me some alarm, I am very interested to find out what room you were in. I have to agree with the wind noise in the weekend as it was a very wicked stormy couple of days! As for the "soft bed" I will... More

Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

The hotel is in the centre of Invercargill. The bedrooms are a little "tired" but what makes the hotel really good is the staff and the food! The people in Southland are quite special. They are genuinely kind and the experience I have had at the Kelvin really reflects this. They do the nice caring things which as a solo... More

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

So nice to read your review, especially about the staff at the Kelvin, I too believe we have a great team of genuine caring people here. Look forward to having you stay again. Kind Regards Bryan More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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94 reviews 94 reviews
62 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Great Hotel in the centre of Invercargill. I have stay here numerous times and it never fails.. The staff are a amazing they greet you and will try to go the extra mile. The rooms are clean and tidy. The beds are comfortable. Yes the bathroom can be dated... They last time a stay I was upgraded to a suite...... More

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

Great to have you back again! Thank you for your review. I too am really proud of the team at the Kelvin Hotel, I do belieive we go the extra mile to make our guests stay the best we possibly can. We have just completed the refurbishment of one floor of bathrooms, with another scheduled this year. Kind Regards Bryan More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Bed and pillows made for an uncomfortable sleep. In room air con didn't work properly. Smokers area next to our window was not good for the smell in our room. Only saving grace for the hotel was the mostly friendly and helpful staff. We chose this place as it was the only accom available during Bluff Oyster Festival.

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

It is with regret I read that your stay at the Kelvin Hotel was not up to standard. Beds and pillows, uncomfortable? not sure what has happened here, I will check this out. We all deserve a good nights sleep! More

Biggar, United Kingdom
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464 reviews 464 reviews
125 hotel reviews
440 helpful votes 440 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

I’m not sure if it is typical however when we parked up and had a walk around the centre of Invercargill at around 7.00pm on a Wednesday night it was like a ghost town. We were looking for somewhere to have a meal but where? There had been lots of fastfood type establishments on Tay Street as we drove towards... More

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

Thank you for your review on Level One Restaurant. Yes the town was quite with Easter and Anzac weekend a lot of people were taking advantage of the extended break, unfortunately leaving Invercargill (we do get busy!). Very pleased that you found our place to be accommodating and you enjoyed yoursleves. Happy journeys Regards Bryan More

Gloucester, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

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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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
29 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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

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Address: Corner Kelvin & Esk Streets, | P.O. Box 1064, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kelvin Hotel 3.5*
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