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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had an evening meal, breakfast and lunch at the hotel. All were delicious and well presented. Staff were welcoming and friendly. Although the prices were a little high, there were cheaper options available and the location means that some things need to be accepted.

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Hyderabad, India
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Dear Madam/Sir, RE: South Sea Hotel is a one of its kind place on the Stewart Island. The hotel caters delicious cod and chips to the tourists as well as the sparsely populated islanders. Food and drinks are served here with separate enclosure for seating and dining. Outdoor seating is also available along with limited accommodation for the visiting tourists....

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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We booked 3 rooms for 2 nights (Christmas eve and Christmas day). After I made the reservation, I inquired about restaurant bookings for Christmas dinner, and was told that their restaurant would not be open. Thank goodness for Churchill's up the road! When we arrived, there was much confusion about breakfast the next morning, them first saying that they would...

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Thank Terri H
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We didn't stay here. We called in for coffee, lunch and dinner on different days. Just such a special atmosphere - people using the bar piano for practise/rehearsal; the occasional weary person snoozing in the lounge; photos of people and events. No hassle, but service still attentive. Such a change from impersonal and slick suburbia.

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Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We travelled as a group of 3 ladies doing the Rakiura track and stayed here on the first and last nights. This hotel was just what we needed, reasonably priced, basic but comfortable rooms with a wash basin, shared showers and facilities. The shared bathroom facilities worked really well, although the hotel was pretty full there was always a shower...

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Budapest, Hungary
Reviewed 9 December 2016

I chose the cheapest room option and you get what you pay for. It was a spotlessly clean basic room, with sink and towels, mirror and blankets etc. The guest lounge is really nice and it's great value for money. You can't beat the view! The meals served here are fantastic. Where they have the monopoly almost they certainly haven't...

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Mudgee, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

What a superb motel / hotel on this amazing island. We struck terrible weather and our return to Bluff was delayed and the staff could not have been more helpful and understanding of the situation. In good weather ... perfect!!

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Thank Jeff W
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

Comfortable and spacious rooms with modern facilities. Flat screen TVs.microwave, fridge, coffee and tea facilities. We also enjoyed a great cooked breakfast in the morning. The only thing missing was free wifi , this was a paid service only. The free wifi at the library was also out of service, however this was a temporary outage only. Highly recommended.

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Pukerau, Southland
Reviewed 14 November 2016

Five duckshooters widows had a weekend here and had a blast. Studio Rooms we expected to be able to swing a cat around in, instead we could have had a full scale party. Self contained, huge bathroom, COMFORTABLE beds, warm ... well set up and ticked our boxes. Our package included breakfast which was very satisfying. We had dinner at...

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Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 13 November 2016

Took a studio unit which comes with own bathroom and kitchen area. The unit is situated behind the hotel main block so will not have much of a view. Within the unit, we find it very basic. The bed was too soft for our liking. The coffee mugs looked stained, and there sweet wrappers in one of the bedside drawers....

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  • Free Parking
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Additional Information about South Sea Hotel

Address: Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Price Range: $85 - $161 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — South Sea Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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“Ask for water views”
 of 5 bubbles TerriAnnHayes, 8 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We were told the rooms out the back were quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles PukHawk, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The Studio apartments to the rear are not connected to the hotel and are quiet - away from the bar & restaurant area.”
 of 5 bubbles HPerry_10, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room was quiet, we had the second floor room”
 of 5 bubbles kandeb2016, 7 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Ask for view at sea”
 of 5 bubbles Sanne_1281, 17 Sep 2016 | Read review
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