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Formerly the Blackball Hilton

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26 Hart Street | Blackball, Greymouth, New Zealand
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Formerly the Blackball Hilton
Ranked #5 of 14 Greymouth B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

My wife and I and our friends dropped into the Blackball Hilton on Saturday for a drink. Being such an iconic West Coast Pub it was a must do on our Greymouth weekend. What a delight! The service was great and the Cynthia the owner was a great at making cocktails and keeping us entertained with her outgoing personality. The... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

If you want a modern, lavish hotel, go somewhere else! Never been to Blackball previously but had heard of the 'Formerly the Blackball Hilton' and we were not disappointed. The locals we met on our arrival were very friendly, the owners couldn't have been more welcoming. The evening meal of Salmon was one of the best I have ever had... More

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2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I love old country hotels and this is the best of the lot. The old wooden building must have lost half its mass due to evaporation since it was built and is genuinely old & rickety, but it beats a concrete block motel unit hands down. They don't make 'em like this any more. Quaint doesn't even begin to describe... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2014

Fantastic place, entertaining, comfortable and interesting - to say the least. This may be the best place I've ever stayed in New Zealand. The staff, Phil, Cynthia, the locals and visitors were all some of the friendliest people I've met in a very friendly country. All this and awesome food, too. The Blackball Field Oysters are a must. World famous... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

We had a lovely time at (formerly) Blackball Hilton. Two of us drenched after travelling on our motorbikes, and Phil and Cynthia so laid back and accommodating, letting us dry out all our gear. Due to the atrocious weather the hotel was relatively quiet after the happy lunch dining crowd left, and we had the upstairs accommodation practically to ourselves.... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Arrived on our motorcycles, 7 in the group & instantly made to feel welcome. Nothing was any trouble to the proprietors. A Old character building with hearty and wholesome meals & the desserts were yum with some history thrown in ie death by chocolate. Highly recommend & we will be staying here again.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2013

Had a lovely meal, priced accordingly, portion size good , quality meat with lots of flavour, very well presented. We were very surprised at how tasty and presented the whole meal was. Would differently recommend eating there. Friendly owners , nothing a problem.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Had a nice night catching up with family we hadn't seen for many years and had a great meal! I recommend the lamb shank as it is by far the best I have eaten. Looking forward to my next visit next year to catch up the hoteliers who I made time to know, and they a great people.

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

From the time of making the booking, until the time I Ieft, I will have bad memories of my stay. Just making a booking I was made to feel I was a nuisance and that was followed through with negative comments about our group and how we were putting the owner/operator out. Rooms and facilities are great for a building... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

My friend and I were here last night and found the locals and owner very welcoming and friendly. The owner showed us round the bar and told us a bit about the history of the old pub and alot about the towns history. Would like to go back again for sure

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Address: 26 Hart Street | Blackball, Greymouth, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Also Known As:
Hilton Greymouth
Greymouth Hilton

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