To start I would rather not have given any rating points.
Decided to break the Trans Alpine rail trip with a stop over in Greymouth so only booked this hotel as it was part of a package run by Kiwi Rails Trans Alpine rail service (shame on you Kiwi Rail for not affiliating yourself with something better!).
Hotel positioned by the river and looked slightly shabby from the outside but put that down to the sea air. Reception area ok but nothing special however once we stepped out of the lift it went downhill. Odd smell and institutional feel to the corridors.
Our 'superior' double on the third floor turned out to be a standard double with the next door rooms connecting door unlocked. Very mismatched, shabby furniture with holes in the sofa arms. Smell in the corridor much worse in the room! Poor maintenance noted around the windows with catches broken off and evidence of mould and mildew. Unsavory looking kitchen area.
Bathroom very small but clean although the shampoo had clearly already been used by previous occupant.
Breakfast included in deal but we wished we had gone elsewhere. Odd looking scrambled eggs that husband who will eat anything wouldn't finish. Ditto the coffee which had an odd taste.
Couldn't wait to leave and was appalled that this is supposed to be a superior hotel in a town that has a regular supply of tourists. What a terrible memory of Greymouth we and they must be left with. All I could think of was what the Hotel Inspector would make of the place!
- Also Known As:
- Greymouth Kingsgate Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Situated right in the centre of Greymouth, The Kingsgate Hotel Greymouth is perfectly located for easy access to the West Coast's spectacular scenic attractions. Only 300 metres from the Tranz Alpine train station and Intercity bus terminal. ... more less
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