I stayed 1 night in Room 111 and while the decor & furnishings were a little dated, it was fine for an overnight - as long as you avert your eyes from the weird green velvet drapes & the mismatched patterns of coverings of chairs, walls, and bedspreads. The rather tired bathroom is in need of a renovation & had reversed hot & cold faucets (be careful!) Strange heater on the bedroom wall, no AC, good bed, coffee/tea service, empty mini-fridge.
On the bright side, the view from the balcony was amazing - green pines, golden poplars & snow-capped mountains. The bar gave a very generous pour of an excellent Stoneleigh sauvignon blanc, and the leg of lamb at the buffet was excellent.
If you're looking for a place to stay the night before or after visiting Mount Cook, this hotel is fine as long as you don't expect much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mackenzie Basins best kept secret with stunning mountain views from a relaxed setting. Featuring natural stone, roaring fires and expansive lawns, Mackenzie Country Inn is the ultimate place to chill out after a day experiencing the activities and sights the region has to offer.Private balconies/patios, views to the spectacular mountain surrounds and a bath in all 108 rooms, paradise is found!With its own restaurant, rustic bar with Sky, modern conference/function facilities, internet and laundry Mackenzie Country Inn is the perfect location for your family holiday, ski accommodation, Honeymoon escape, getaway, or wedding.A Qualmark 3.5 star rated hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mackenzie Country Hotel Twizel
- Country Inn South Island
- South Island Country Inn