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Bealey Hotel

SH 73, | (12km east of Arthur's Pass), Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

We stayed at unit-1 which has wonderful views of mountains. The unit was clean and comfortable. And the hosts are wonderful. In the morning, you can see snow capped mountains (if the weather is clear). Not sure if there is a way to reach the river bed. We tried to look for it but couldn't find it. And there was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We booked a studio here on route between Fox Glacier and Christchurch. Due to inclement weather we arrived earlier than expected but our room was ready. The room was small but very clean apart from the many small bugs that seemed to be squeezing through the fly screens. We did think we had a microwave but there was none in... More 

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West Midlands, England
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38 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

The description of historic and iconic is very apt. It certainly was very different to the other accommodation we had been to on our whirlwind tour of NZ. We loved the setting and the views from our room. There is nothing really to complain about but I did feel that it could do with a bit of a makeover. Just... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We had a great stay at the bealey hotel.. the reasons are as follows: -best location ever! The hotel is located right beside the highway, which makes for a great stopover while driving to franz josef. It is surrounded by mountains and is by at the banks of the river. -Good food. as its in the middle of nowhere, the... More 

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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Altogether a pleasant stay. We got a room with shared facilities. The room was clean enough and serviceable, as was the bathroom. There were a lot of sandflies, which I don't think is the fault of the hotel, and nothing some insect repellent couldn't fix. The kitchen was small for the fact that it was to be shared by 10... More 

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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42 hotel reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Due to bad weather entering Arthur's Pass with temps due to drop to zero we opted for accommodation over tent! Rocked up and took the last private room in the Lodge. Shared kitchen and bathroom. Great views, very clean. The room was very small and the double was somewhat 'camp like' but it was clean and dry and warm. Basic... More 

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

Debby was a wonderful host. She made a point of making sure that we were settled and comfortable in our cabin at The Bealey Hotel in Arthur's Pass. The view from the patio was absolutely breath taking. The cabin was well set out and very comfortable. All in all a wonderful and memorable stay and highly recommended. Many thanks.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

this was our next to last night stay while travelling around the south island and out of 15 other places we stayed this was the worst. We stayed in unit No 2 and my parents had No 1. Both units were full of biting insects and dirty, dead flies on all the window cills and surrounds, the kitchen light fitting... More 

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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48 reviews 48 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

This was probably the poorest place we stayed in in 3 weeks around the South Island. The cabin is very basic but adequate. It was clean but is now rather dated.The view down the valley is dramatic but rather spoilt by the power cables right outside our Cabin but this would have been better in the cabins 1 to 5.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Accommodation was clean and tidy with a lovely view and the river bed easily accessible. The owner operators were friendly, helpful and welcoming. The food was beautiful! Thoroughly recommend eating there. Thanks for a lovely stay.

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