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“Margaret 2013”
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Kelvin Hotel
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Margaret 2013”
Reviewed January 20, 2013

Helpful staff as wanted to change night, no problem. Room was lovely and clean with great views across the city. Car was parked for us and brought around the next morning when we asked for it.
Internet great value and in your room. $5.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank chetercity
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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review, March 7, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to post a review of the Kelvin Hotel, pleased you had an enjoyable stay. Kind Regards Bryan Townley Hotel General Manager.
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Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 18, 2013

hotel is central, standard mid-class, nothing was missed, free parking is good.
breakfast in the restaurant was awful, thin coffee, bad taste, reminded of a bad canteen, not acceptable for such a high price

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Matthias K
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Brisbane, Australia
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34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed January 14, 2013

Stayed wkend of 11th & 12th. The room was lovely and the carparking service was a nice touch. The resturant and bar was also pretty good. Only black mark was the room service saturday night. Only toasted sandwiches avaliable. They were pretty ordinary and hardly what u would call toasted. Overall i wud definately go back again, and recommend as top quality accom in Invers.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank Kathmax02
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Bryan T, Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review, January 21, 2013
Thank you for posting your experience of the Kelvin Hotel, I am pleased that you found the Kelvin Hotel to be a friendly and enjoyable place to stay. I was dissapointed to find that the toasted sandwiches were not to your satisfaction and will follow this up. A full room service menu is availble until 10.30pm, therefore I assume the sandwhiches were ordered after this time.
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed December 17, 2012

I was on business in Invercargill and was recommended to say at the Kelvin Hotel.
When I arrived I was greeted with a smile from the receptionist and a cherry greeting.
I was offered valet parking for my vehicle as there was only metered parking around the building, I enquired if there was a cost to this and to my suprise there was none.
The room that was given to me was on the third floor. It was clean and tidy and the bed was comfortable.The only issue was it was very warm and with no aircon.

The meals in the restaurant food was ok but it took a while to come when the resturant was not that busy.

The restuarant staff were very friendly

The best part of my stay were the staff so next time I am in Invercargill I will stay there again

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
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1 Thank Wayne1958
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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed November 24, 2012

A good location with free parking. Good food and friendly service. Wifi free allocated in lobby. Rooms are of a reasonable size, with shower as well as a bath. Bed was comfortable, windows opened for fresh air. Good choice to stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Louise S
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Louth, England, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
158 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed November 11, 2012

A good and very friendly hotel in a quite town! The restaurant is very good with wide choice of quality food it is also very child friendly . The business use of the hotel is not great and the wifi is poor

Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank James B
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Wellington, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
124 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed November 5, 2012 via mobile

Very tidy old fashioned hotel with great service and lovely basic meals. The rooms are quiet and comfortable and the hotel has free parking. We stay here often and have no complaints. In the winter it is always very warm the moment you enter the foyer. The hotel has a great house bar and also a sports bar with a comfortable resturant. Recommend

  • Stayed September 2012
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Thank susiepnewzealand
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Bryan T, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
Thank you for your comments about the Kelvin Hotel, we pride ourselves as being a good quality 3 plus star Hotel. We look forward to your return and thank you for your continued support.
Bryan Townley
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Property: Kelvin Hotel
Address: Corner Kelvin & Esk Streets, | P.O. Box 1064, Invercargill, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #16 of 33 Hotels in Invercargill
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Kelvin Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 60
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