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South Sea Hotel

Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
John M Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok it is a traditional NZ Hotel however the accommodation in rooms upstairs and beds are comfortable. The meals exceeded expectations plus the staff went out of their way to make stay enjoyable - including a lift to the early ferry.

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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9 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We got married on Stewart Island & had the reception at the Hotel - I stayed here as did our guests. From the onset the staff were very helpful & friendly. The catering for the wedding was more then expected for what we were charged. The dinning room meals were ample in size. The accommodation was clean and roomy with... More

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London, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Accommodation a bit grim nothing matched and dated. No view from motel rooms. Big patio door to go out by and no blind or net curtains so no privacy. Bit soulless. But was clean and bed was comfy with electric blanket. It was functional but I think there is probably more cosy accommodation available if you are going to be... More

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Sacramento, California
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16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We lodged, ate and drank at the South Sea Hotel. We stayed in one of the large motel-style rooms in the back of the hotel. The room was large, clean and quiet. The food at the restaurant is very good and the pub hops. Dinnertime can get busy so a reservation may be in order during the weekend. I never... More

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Arlington, VA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

We booked a room at the hotel but were a little nervous about reviews indicating noise - so when the option came up to book rooms in the little unit behind the hotel, we went for it. The little cottage behind the hotel had 4 double rooms. 2 toilets and 2 showers were off the center hall. Perfect! While we... More

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I was not impressed with the owner, she was indifferent as to whether you were satisfied or not; other people said the same thing. The rooms are very basic. You walk along the corridor to reach shared showers with no stool for your clothes. The restaurant food was very good, if they could get your order correct or even remember... More

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21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This is not a luxury hotel, its a traditional old pub, but it has loads of character, is clean and warm and we really enjoyed our stay. Its in the best location in town with amazing views. The ocean facing rooms are well worth it. But even if you don't get one, the lovely old guest lounge has the same... More

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10 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014 via mobile

Probably the only hotel that has earplugs as standard equipment. We were offered on booking a seaside room and would have extra just to get away from the noise - if we were told. However the room and amenities were very clean and there were plenty of spare towels. Great hot showers with great pressure. All Up, in reality ,... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2014

We had a great couple of meals at the South Seas Hotel. It's had its menu redone and it's fantastic. The fresh seafood dishes are the best particularly the local oysters. The coffee was very good too and the service from staff was great.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014

Basic, but very nice. Be sure to ask about quieter rooms - the first one we got was right by the outdoors air-conditioning unit, the next one was right over the bar and the jukebox (ear plugs were provided in both rooms!). Great location 2 minutes walk from the ferry terminal. Beautiful setting and excellent view from upstairs deck. Excellent... More

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Also Known As:
South Sea Hotel Stewart Island, South Island
Address: Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Stewart Island
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Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 2 hotels in Stewart Island
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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