Stayed Friday and Saturday night. Saturday night there was a live band down in the bar area. Being very serious, I could hear it as if the sterio was on in my room from 7pm - 1.30am! Not only that, the Bass of the music vibarated through the walls making the door jiggle and cups and saucers clatter every single beat. It sounded like hardcore rock music. I'm not a complainer but after a few hours of this I wanted to pull my hair out. I was travelling with my 11 year old cousin from out of town for a badminton tournament. I went to change rooms but noone was manning the reception area. Next morning i politely told the reception lady the situation and wanted discount. She told me there are ear plugs in the room for that reason!!!! hahahahaha. NO LIE. (no ear plugs in my room) Sadly she didnt have authority to change the room rate and management dont come onto the premisis on Sundays. I just paid and left. If you like a late night with live music go ahead! Also they say its been done up but thats been done with a tight budget, the bathrooms have not been touched, and the hallways have creepy hand painted massive faces with bright 70's style colours everywhere. Staff nice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Grosvenor has a penchant for authentic and unique design. Although we have been called a boutique hotel and a hip hotel, we're not sure what that really means. We're a little modern, and a little bohemian. Featuring an on-site restaurant and bar, The Grosvenor Hotel Timaru offers boutique & funky accommodation. Our accommodation offers feature art by local and international artists, throughout the hotel. You might stay that The Grosvenor is Timaru's Home of Modern Art (HoMA). With 44 rooms which are eco-friendly, sustainable and have green elements, like vintage furniture, low-VOC paints and recycled materials throughout. All accommodation has an ensuite with hairdryer, ironing board & iron, tea & coffee making facilities, complimentary unlimited Wi-Fi and TV. Fridges are available on request. Guests can enjoy dining in our fantastic restaurant which is now a Timaru institution, TGB (The Grosvenor Bar) is located in a one of a kind historical building with dramatic high ceilings, nostalgic exposed brick and modern touches. Whet your appetite with local, regional and international beers and cider. Then enjoy innovative tavern fare including traditional roasts, urban burgers, fresh salads, wrap, artisanal sandwiches and many other Kiwi favorites. ... more less
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