While on our way ton our son's graduation from Otago University, we managed a two day stay at The Hermitage Mount Cook. We received a very warm welcome on a cold day and we nicely surprised by the lovely room. We only felt like a light dinner so attended the Buffet. Two hours later and completely topped up with excellent fresh and high quality food we stumbled into our lovely king sized bed. The room was warm as and a good sleep.
It rains for 127 days a year at Mount Cook se were not too disappointed in not being able to see the mountains on waking. The three hour return walk up the Hooked Valley was suggested by the staff and this proved an excellent alpine walk despite the inclement weather.
Dinner in the a la carte Panorama Restaurant was of excellent quality although I would advise to make a booking for early in the evening as we were the lone and lonely diners by 8:30 pm! Also, check to see of the Buffet will be available. The Buffet was not on on the second night and we would have been caught without the ability to dine if we had planned to have the Buffet both nights.
The next day dawned with blue sky, amazing snow covered mountain tops and our own view of Mount Cook.
The Hermitage is a lovely place to stay in an amazing locality. Go and enjoy it yourself!
- Also Known As:
- Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook Village
- Hermitage New Zealand
- The Hermitage Hotel New Zealand/Mt. Cook Village
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect 'base camp' to discover your Peak Experience. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. Add world-class activities such as Glacier Explorers, Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo Tours, Big Sky Stargazing, Encounter Day Walks, scenic flights or the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and you have a unique, year-round alpine adventure perfect for the family holiday or your next romantic getaway. ... more less
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