We were originally going to stay in Christchurch on arrival & then drive straight to Greymouth. Due to the earthquake, we collected our car at CHC Apt & drove straight to Arthurs Pass, as it wasn't too long a drive (allow about 2hrs).
We had a queen bedded room with ensuite - the room was basic but comfortable & warm. The bathroom could have used a bit of an update, but most importantly it was clean. We paid NZD109 for the one night, including a continental breakfast, so were happy with the price. The main lodge area had two cosy fires going - one in the bar area & another in the dining area so it was pleasant to sit by the fire with a glass of wine & read or make use of the board games that were provided.
The dinner we had was great - very tasty & huge servings. Yes - the place could use an update & maybe that will come in time, but if you don't expect absolute luxury & accept Arthur's Chalet for what it is, you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Accommodation, Restaurant - open daily for lunch and dinner, Cafe and Bar with big screen TV. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Arthurs Chalet Hotel Arthurs Pass