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Recreation Hotel

68 High Street, Greymouth, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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East Anglia, United Kingdom
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208 reviews 208 reviews
89 hotel reviews
128 helpful votes 128 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There is a hotel, bar, sports bar, restaurant and a bottle shop in one building on the main road. The restaurant was fully booked the Monday evening we were there but we ate in the bar. Food was very good, guess that’s why it’s so popular. Very nice helpful staff, good food.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had arranged to meet a local in Greymouth for dinner who recommended the restaurant at the hotel - as my wife has disability issues and I did not wish to drive - to stay on site seemed the logical solution (better accommodation was available within normal walking distance). Although I had specifically requested a ground floor unit we were... More 

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Hawker, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Not much to say here, whitebait fritters were average as was the steak. Decor and surroundings drab. Sorry Rec Hotel, but $33 for a main course, more than Queenstown demands better than we got. Should have stayed at Speights Ale House, where the menu and surroundings looked much better. Recommend avoid.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

We stayed at the Highpark Motor Inn (which was fabulous). They recommended we go to Recreation for dinner. It was really very good food and very good service. We had to leave very early the next morning, so we pre-ordered and pre-paid for breakfast. When we arrived, the breakfast was served at the exact time we had requested, and was... More 

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Westport, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Hi I stayed here for a work trip. It was not booked by me and I thought that it would be basic and functional, but this was too basic. If you are after basic accommodation this is for you. There was no iron in the room to iron my clothes. No hair drier. I guess for the price is good... More 

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Hamilton & Waikato Region, New Zealand
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

It certainly isn't anything fancy or frilly but rooms are clean and basic which equals good value. Meals are excellent. Like most places now seem high though. Agree with other comments regarding poor wi fi signal. Overall a great little place. Greymouth lacks much in the way of food places but this made up for it. Only downside its too... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

After arriving in Greymouth after a long day of driving, we were referred to Buccleugh's on High for dinner. This restaurant gave us the best service we received in our 3 week holiday in NZ. The chefs on the night (Muresh and Ronny) were run off their feet catering to the continual flow of guests through the door. That says... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

I'm now a local but I stayed here when I was transferring as my workplace uses it a lot. Found the staff very friendly and approachable and the facilities were comfortable. Can't say what went wrong for the other reviewers but I have to say that to get a great meal the whole town knows to go to their restaurant,... More 

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Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

I didnt have internet access in New Zealand, and if I had, I probably wouldn't have stayed here after reading the previous 2 reviews. We however didn't receive as bad an experience. The motel accommodation was dated, but fine. Our room at the far end had difficulty receiving a good internet signal, but the nice owner said they are going... More 

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

I was referred here by a well meaning motel owner. The food was absolutely shocking- actually inedible, oredered the lamb drum, as tough as an old boot, ate 2 or 3 bites-yuk!!! and didn't eat it- no flavour at all either, not cheap either- $32 for whitebait patties which were crap, as we were still hungry we went for desert... More 

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