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“Beautiful Romantic Inn” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Speargrass Inn
Ranked #11 of 12 Alexandra B&B and Inns
Hobart, Australia
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Beautiful Romantic Inn”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

A lovely 15 minute drive outside Alexandra. Old stone buildings with everything tastefully modern inside. Amazing in autumn. Owners were very considerate of our needs despite the resturant/cafe being closed during our stay. They provided us with milk, biscuits & apples. The room was spacious, with plenty of towels, toiletries and tea & coffee. Heated room & bathroom, with electric blankets on the bed. Flat screen TV with DVD player. I would definitely reccommend this place to friends and family, and I would love to stay here again. Best accommodation I have stayed in by far!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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101 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013

Just south of Alexandra, NZ is a fabulous find. We were looking for brunch, saw the sign, then came across this picturesque restored-stone cafe/bar/inn. Wonderful rustic food (tasty pulled pork sandwich, home baked sourdough, with chunky chicken soup and excellent coffee) in a sunny backyard garden. Great service, local art and preserves to buy. Just lovely. They have rooms as well, and we'll be keen to stay next time. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Janekiwi
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Florida
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64 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 2013

What a great little find on the side of the road. We were looking for an authentic and charming country restaurant for lunch and couldn't have asked for more. The owner was lovely and so was the food and the setting. The steak sandwich was delicious. The surrounding area is spectacular and the scenery between here and Queenstown was absolutely spectacular. So glad we stopped here!

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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South Isalnd
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 9, 2013

We went on a drive to Central Otago to buy summer fruit from the road side stalls and had lunch at Speargrass Inn Fruitlands. The day was hot so we welcomed the cool building to share lunch. Their is also a wonderful courtyard with large umbrellas over tables so people can dine outside. The food was authentic cafe style and delicious. The is plenty of choice from the menu. The meals are large so the waitresses recommended half size meals for smaller eaters which was welcomed. The waitresses were friendly, helpful and polite.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Holidreamer
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toowoomba
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 6, 2013

Had a totally impromptu visit for morning tea and had scrumptious scones and the best apricot conserve I have ever tasted. Coffee was brilliant, service exceptional - all in all 110 out of 100.

This place is a jewel and well worth popping in.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

We always make time to stop here as the food and atmosphere are awesome! Great kids meals too, was impressed that the chicken and chips had real chicken strips instead of processed chicken nuggets whichare usually on kids menus. Their brunch menu is lovely as are their steak and chicken sandwiches. The relaxed friendly service makes you wish to while away the hours and not leave. Ticks all the boxes...so do drop in!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Ingill
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Christchurch, NZ
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93 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013 via mobile

It was pouring down the day we had lunch here. The buildings are fantastic and the service and staff are excellent.
My only suggestion would be to add some local craft beers to augment the boring old major brewery faithfuls.

Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Speargrass Inn

Property: Speargrass Inn
Address: 1300 Fruitlands-Roxburgh Road | State Highway 8, Alexandra 9392, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Alexandra
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Alexandra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Speargrass Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Speargrass Inn is an upmarket cafe & restaurant offering delicious country fare and a boutique accommodation service. Located in Central Otago New Zealand near Alexandra, this beautifully restored historic stone cottage also offers wedding and meeting room facilities, and prides itself on warm and friendly Kiwi hospitality. ... more   less 
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