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Mackenzie Country Inn

3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   2 Wairepo Roads | Cnr Ostler & Wairepo Roads, Twizel, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Twizel
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I booked I wasn't quite sure what it would be like, to our amazement it was everything I had hoped for and more, our room was huge,lovely sunshine coming in the window and nice a snug and warm. Our meal was lovely, the staff friendly and helpful. Just wished we had stayed longer, will certainly be on my return... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This hotel hasn't appeared to have been touched since the 70's, curtains faded, tiny heater in rooms that hardly works, hairdryer broken. We had our baby with us and the rooms are freezing. $130 a night seems a lot for the above. Lovely reception and bar staff, good food, large portions. the rooms however are a huge let down.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

We always choose to stay here because quite honestly you can't get better value. The staff are considerate and helpful. The rooms are spacious and warm with comfortable beds and soft pillows. Hallways are heated which is great as its gets very cold in Twizel. Breakfast is generous and included in the room rate. The lounge bar with the big... More

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Temora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

After having our travel plans changed unexpectedly due to weather conditions we showed up to the Mackenzie Country Inn to a very friendly welcome by hotel staff. Throughout our stay the hotel staff were great. Our room was perfectly adequate for a short stay, nice and warm for the cold weather and very clean. Lovely bar area with a big... More

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Hobart, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We took a punt following a drive past and and no internet and it turned out very well. The room was clean tidy and quiet. We had a meal in the bar and the quantity and quality was exactly what you would expect in the high country - very good. We took the bed and breakfast package and unlike another... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

What a real shame, we paid for breakfast breakfast finishes at 9am.. we were not told this, when we went for breakfast a sweaty waiter with his mouth full of food said we have always finished breakfast at 9.. attitude was terrible. ( we arrived at 1.30 am so we arrived at 9.25 for breakfast) Thick black mould on the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My family stayed at the Mackenzie Country Inn for 2 nights on a visit to Mt.Cook. The deluxe room was very spacious and had the mountain view. The beds were very comfortable to sleep on. We specially liked the attention to service provided by the hotel, from refilling the coffees and hot chocolates and milk to even arranging the kids... More

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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88 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

I stayed 1 night in Room 111 and while the decor & furnishings were a little dated, it was fine for an overnight - as long as you avert your eyes from the weird green velvet drapes & the mismatched patterns of coverings of chairs, walls, and bedspreads. The rather tired bathroom is in need of a renovation & had... More

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Not sure if there are better rooms than others but ours was awful. Large room overlooking gardens but the doors leading out to the balcony were filthy. Hairs were found in the bed and many on the floor of the bathroom!! Arm chair in the bedroom was worn and dirty and stains on the carpet. Carpet in the restaurant was... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Pleasant drive the next day to Mt. Cook, however the motel itself leaves a little to be desired. Getting quite shabby and saggy beds. Was quite disappointed. Dining was good, nice food and well priced. Bathrooms need total renovation. Nothing really to do in Twizel.

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Address: 2 Wairepo Roads | Cnr Ostler & Wairepo Roads, Twizel, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Mackenzie Country Inn 3*
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Also Known As:
Mackenzie Country Hotel Twizel
Country Inn South Island
South Island Country Inn

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The Mackenzie Basins best kept secret with stunning mountain views from a relaxed setting. Featuring natural stone, roaring fires and expansive lawns, Mackenzie Country Inn is the ultimate place to chill out after a day experiencing the activities and sights the region has to offer.Private balconies/patios, views to the spectacular mountain surrounds and a bath in all 108 rooms, paradise is found!With its own restaurant, rustic bar with Sky, modern conference/function facilities, internet and laundry Mackenzie Country Inn is the perfect location for your family holiday, ski accommodation, Honeymoon escape, getaway, or wedding.A Qualmark 3.5 star rated hotel ... more   less 
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