We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kelvin Hotel

Show Prices
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Best prices for your stay
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Kelvin Hotel
View Map
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 125: English reviews
Level Contributor
15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

So I have stayed at a few places in Invercargill and have not had much success. This was my first time staying at the Kelvin and it an enjoyable experience. Bathroom look recent refurbish and bed was really comfy. Staff where very helpful and valet parking was a great extra. This will be my place of choice for future visits... More 

Helpful?
Thank petes912
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Petes912 We are very pleased to read your review. We will look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. Aaron. More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My daughter and I spent 4 nights at the Kelvin, it was in a very central location and handy for us to visit family and shops etc. A bonus was having access to lock up parking. The room was large, great décor, warm and the best shower. Would easily stay here again.

Helpful?
Thank RobynMc15
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Robyn, Thank you for staying. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back. Aaron More 

Chicago, Illinois
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We traveled all day and arrived at the Kelvin in a cold rainstorm just as it got dark. Can't tell you how much we appreciated the valet parking, the helpful front desk folks, and the very good hotel restaurant. The room was spacious and was a bit chilly when we arrived, but the hotel provided a space heater that warmed... More 

Helpful?
Thank jszostak
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello jszostak, I am glad we helped to make your trip that little bit easier. The staff are always willing to help to make your visit that much more enjoyable. Aaron More 

Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
76 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose to stay at the Kelvin Hotel in Invercargill during the most recent visit. This is a centrally located hotel and whilst the hotel building has aged the accommodations rooms have refreshed bathrooms with all the modern facilities. The bedding was firm yet comfortable. Whilst the balance of furnishings were aged still good quality and adequate. Unfortunately the walls... More 

Helpful?
Thank PaulDarcy
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Paul Darcy, Thank you for staying and we hope to see you back again soon. Aaron More 

United Kingdom
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

Its okay for one night. Very dated, needs a huge refurbishment. Our room had slightly updated decor, but not a great effort has been made. Overall it was clean, the remote control to the telly was so dirty I refused to change the channel with it. Did the job but really nothing special.

Helpful?
Thank Charbella15
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Charbella15, Thank you for staying. which room did you stay in? Some remotes are very old but as far as I know no remote is dirty. Aaron More 

Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
39 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

A good, ver reasonably priced, central location right in the heart of Invercargill. Lovely, friendly staff who are happy to help. Nice cosy rooms with all expected amenities. Free valet parking, which is a bonus. I would happily stay there again.

Helpful?
Thank Stella F
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Stella, Thank you for your feedback. We look forward to welcoming you back. Cheers, Aaron More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

A hotel with a lot of history, centrally located, clean comfortable room with modern decor, mostly friendly staff. Reasonably priced. Some of the areas haven't been refurbished and are a bit tired, and the poorly signposted dedicated hotel parking at the carpark around the corner (with it's grumpy guardian in a booth) meant that after the first attempt we didn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Windyindy007
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Windyindy007, Thank you for taking your time out to give comment. I would like to know when you stayed so that I can review why our basic service standards lapsed. I in no way accept poor service, and will be very keen to get to the bottom of this. Please contact me on (aaron@kelvin.ilt.co.nz) Kelvin does have a grand... More 

Whangarei, NZ
Level Contributor
42 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

We were more concerned about possible noise than about the view so were moved quickly and easily to the back of the older floor. Worked well. Room was well set up and is ready for refurbishment but this was not obvious! Staff were very polite and helpful, wine by the bottle (from the bar) was very reasonable as was our... More 

Helpful?
Thank c00kn
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your feedback. The kitchen will be glad to hear the food comments. We do hope you can stay again in the near future. Aaron More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

Was in Invercargill on business so stayed here as it was close by. Breakfast buffet was awful, no healthy options for anyone that way inclined. When I googled the hotel the website didn't have any options for the gym, but when I got there it had the option to get a pass for the YMCA which I wish I knew... More 

Helpful?
Thank gabbylemon24
Aaron M, Guest Relations Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Gabbylemon24, We have cereal, yoghurt, fresh fruits, breads, preserved fruit etc.. What would you see as a healthy breakfast option? I would love to know as we always love to hear ideas on how to improve and better meet our guests expectations. Thank you very much for staying and providing your feedback to us. See you next trip. Aaron More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Rooms are nice and modern although soundproofing between the rooms is not perfect. Restaurant offers good food at a good range of prices. However the wine list is a little limiting and might be because of the licencing restrictions. Location is right in the middle of town and ideal for business in the central city. Car parking is under cover... More 

Helpful?
Thank MickeyBull
Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review

Hello Mickeybull, Thank you for your feedback. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Aaron. More 

Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

59 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (51)
Viewed
Room/Suite (18)
Viewed
Bathroom (7)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (10)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (11)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (8)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Bathroom (1)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Invercargill hotels
0.6 mi away
Tower Lodge Motel
Tower Lodge Motel
#1 of 33 in Invercargill
5.0 of 5 stars 259 reviews
2.2 mi away
Ascot Park Hotel
Ascot Park Hotel
#2 of 33 in Invercargill
4.5 of 5 stars 278 reviews
0.6 mi away
Bella Vista Motel
Bella Vista Motel
#6 of 33 in Invercargill
4.5 of 5 stars 78 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Victoria Railway Hotel
Victoria Railway Hotel
#1 of 15 in Invercargill
4.5 of 5 stars 174 reviews
3.3 mi away
Invercargill TOP 10 Holiday Park
0.4 mi away
Birchwood Manor Motel
Birchwood Manor Motel
#13 of 33 in Invercargill
4.5 of 5 stars 128 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Minibar
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Kelvin Hotel

Address: Corner Kelvin & Esk Streets, | P.O. Box 1064, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Price Range: $68 - $124 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kelvin Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Priceline, Expedia, HotelTravel.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Travelocity and Agoda so you can book your Kelvin Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Kelvin Hotel Invercargill, South Island
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay