We decided to stay in Invercargill on the way East and picked the Kelvin Hotel at random.
Friendly and efficient check-in and the took care of parking our car after the bags were unloaded.
Four of us in two rooms. Both rooms were very, very small but had large bathrooms. In one case the cold tap in the bath did not work and strange black sand came out of the hot tap. (Solder residue from some plumbing?) In the other case the hot water was a funny colour.
A strange heating / cooling system in the room which blasted out hot air when set to cool.
No WiFi but an Ethernet Internet system at exorbitant rates. 20c a megabyte which means that an e-mail with a few photos would cost a couple of dollars and a Microsoft or Norton automatic
update could set you back $20 in the blink of an eye. Many hotels made the mistake ten years ago of running 10 base T cable to all rooms. A great idea at the time and unlucky that the world changed when WiFi, but no reason to try and recover the investment now from unsuspecting customers. We used an iPad with 3G on NZ Telecom set up as a Personal Hotspot instead so not a problem for us, but disappointing.
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- Also Known As:
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