I stayed at this fine establishment earlier this year with a mate from the U.K. We arrived late on a Saturday night to a bar full of people all dancing merrily away to an awesome cover band that was playing. The music was great and the crowd really fun, with everyone dancing and having a good time. We ended up staying longer than we had anticipated just because of the friendly locals in the pub every night, and the excellent access to the hiking tracks and fishing. They had just hired a new chef, Barry, who cooks a mean poached egg, which certainly helped to start us off in the right direction every morning before we went off on another excursion. We found the staff to be very friendly and accommodating, and were hardly ever want for anything we needed. It was also rather nice that it was late in the season and relatively quiet around the area. They were also screening Top of the Lake every week when the new episodes came out, and it was a neat experience to get to watch the show from where parts of it were filmed! I was also introduced to Tim the owner while I was there, and he was a great bloke who sought to make sure that we were comfortable in all regards. I know where I'll be staying next time I'm around the area, and that's for sure!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Country Hotel located 47kms or 35 minutes from Queenstown at the Head of the Lake in the centre of town. Recently renovated. We have ensuite rooms with TVs and free wifi,BackPackers accommodation and parking for self contained campervans. We have a separate restaurant, with a full Gastro Pub restaurant menu, both breakfast, lunch and dinner, Bar with HAPPY HOUR FRIDAY AND SATURDAY NIGHT, and bar menu and a large terraced outside beer garden. FREE OFFSTREET CARPARKING, luggage storage and boat parking.Our Glenorchy Information Centre and Glenorchy General store provides maps, track transport bookings arrival and departure centre,bike and fishing rod hire. Free information for trout fisherman,and trampers from experienced staff.Special rates during winter.Recently renovated ensuite rooms.Self contained campervans park for FREE. Backpackers has recently been renovated. Twin rooms and bunk room cabins. ... more less