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“Food... Looks up market... Tastes down market”
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Harbour View Hotel
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Harbour View Hotel
Ranked #7 of 8 Raglan B&B and Inns
Reviewed March 5, 2014

Really lovely looking place harking back to the colonial days however the food in the restaurant, whilst promisingly pricey, was really disappointing. I ordered the expensive steak on the menu and what i got was tasteless and badly cooked. I complained to the waitress and she instantly said she'd discount the food which suggested to me they have a policy for their complaints - a meager 10%... really disappointed as I was expecting something that promised to be above average.

Room Tip: Only ate there and didn't stay
  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank trickydickdicky
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Reviewed February 28, 2014

Dropped in for lunch as just arrived in Raglan and parking space outside. Lovely staff, but run off their feet. Nice pinot gris. Average food. Good location to sit and watch the activities of the town. Not easily accessible if disabled. A little tired on the inside.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank karen g
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Reviewed November 11, 2013

Lovely sleepy harbour town. Just wanted to have lunch here. A few eateries, but we decided to try this one! I will say the service staff were nice and friendly and the drinks were fine. Sadly I cannot type much about the rest. Might have been a bad day.

Room Tip: Take your time look around first! We were so hungry we did not!
  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank David L
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Think bar food. But the menu is pricey for that level of fare. Main courses were disappointing (too much onion smothered the fish); tasteless lamb shank. The chocolate dessert was though a triumph.

Service was pleasant and cheerful - but inexpert: we were twice served the wrong wine.

Don't think we'd go back. According to the huge notice on the outside of the hotel, the business is for sale - let's see what the new owners do with it.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Roy and Sarah C
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Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

I booked into this "hotel" last minute during my trip through Raglan.
Unfortunately, it was pretty awful from start to finish.
The smell that greets you in the "lobby" which is also the front bar is very musty and stale. This smell follows upstairs to the bedrooms.
The room was so small and bare, I honestly felt like it was the closest to a cell I'd encounter.
The bathroom was down the hall and the bedroom door didn't lock too easily which was a hassle.
The room was over the front of the bar so it was really loud at nighttime.
There was nobody else staying in the hotel and no security personnel. This meant a fitful nights sleep for me.
There was no wi-fi available at all so I had to go across the road to the library.
For the price of the hotel, I would have expected a lot more!!

  • Stayed: July 2013
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1  Thank CiaraPennyLane
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Reviewed July 7, 2013

Nice old pub ...cool balcony on main road of Raglan -good place to have a beer and watch Raglan go by. Good range of beers but not cheap for any of them. Food is pricey too...some of it was quite good ( seafood chowder ) ...but the fish and chips had tiny amount of fish and was about $24. Say what bro ?

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank grapsta
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Reviewed March 20, 2013

We didn't have a room at the hotel but we ate here on two evenings.The food was excellent.Our group of 3 tried different dishes all of which were tasty and reasonably priced.Good selection of beers and wines too.Centrally located.Friendly staff.

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank jenny1964
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Additional Information about Harbour View Hotel

Address: 14 Bow Street, Raglan 3225, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Waikato Region > Raglan
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Casino and Gambling Free Parking Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Raglan
Price Range: $58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Historical Colonial Hotel right in the centre of town. Beautiful restaurant and veranda with 2 bars , one being a large sports bar . Walking distance to beach and all the amenities of our small town. Our rooms are simple and tasteful without ensuite, there is a ladies and gents bathroom just down the hallway and a TV lounge that provides tea and coffee and balcony that looks over the town. ... more   less 

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