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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

After checking into our room at the Mt. Cook Lodge, we drove up to the Hermitage for lunch. At the Hermitage they have a very large dining room with a first class buffet. We had a really wonderful afternoon buffet which also served as our evening meal. The Hermitage itself is a luxury high rise hotel. It has a spacious... More 

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Castle Rock, Colorado
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not very accommodating given the amount of rooms available. We were looking for snacks after 9pm and even though the menu lists (see photo) a number of items available, all we could obtain were chips and nuts. Mixed drinks were sub-par and what you'd expect with continuous staff turnover.

Thank Jamison_24
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66 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A very classic 6-storeyed hotel which also hosts the Edmund Hillary Alpine Center. I did not stay there but stopped over on my way from christchurch to queenstown. Can get fantastic views of Mt Cook from the Cafe in the hotel. Thy have indoor seating as well as outdoor seating on the deck. Dont miss the statue of Ed Hillary... More 

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Victoria, B.C.
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89 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked thru tour group. Mount Cook from the room in all its splendour. Modern and clean. The shower floor is slick does not have a rubber floor mat so request one. The buffet breakfast between 7 & 0830 is a mad house with upto 4 or 5 tour buses using on regular base for 8 months of the year. Good... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is not a bad hotel but for the price we paid, we really expected a lot more. However, I think 70% of the price is to pay for the view. The bad thing is that it was so cloudy we didn’t even manage to see Mt. Cook! We had a superior room. It has simple wood décor, which is... More 

Thank P A
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27 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our room was on the 2nd floor and faced directly onto MT Cook - we had a balcony. The service was excellent - reception, bar, etc. The room and bathroom were only small and not many extras provided in the way of tea/coffee/utensils but OH that view.

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Himatangi Beach
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Facilities are great value for money with rooms having a great view up the valley looking straight at the great mountain. On the journey there enjoy the views of the lakes and the delightful blue colouring of the water. Food was of a high quality

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Kansas City, Missouri
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58 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We were there recently just for one night Pros: -Great Customer Service -Amazing Views -Easiest place to stay at Mt Cook -onsite activities and restaurants -Excellent dinner buffet -the drive up is SPECTACULAR Cons: It's not luxury, it's like a standard lodge type accommodation, but I'm sure it's the best there is in the remote location. The rooms are large... More 

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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I agree with previous reviewers about the pros and cons of the hotel. We were prebooked/prepaid by our travel company into a premiere room which was the highlight of our stay. It was spacious, with a balcony and windows facing the mountain, otherwise, I would have to rate the hotel as average compared to other places we have stayed in... More 

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Taos, New Mexico
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The setting of The Hermitage at the base of Mt. Cook in the Southern Alps is stunning. The location allows views of and hikes below the peaks around Mt. Cook. The Hermitage is an average hotel with an almost exclusive clientele of tourists. Compared to other mountain lodges in the US West, it is adequate. Rooms are older and in... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
From an intrepid journey through glacial valleys to a mouth-watering culinary dining adventure, The Hermitage Hotel is the perfect 'base camp' to discover your Peak Experience. Choose from premium hotel rooms, motel units or cozy chalets. Add world-class activities such as Glacier Explorers, Tasman Valley 4WD and Argo Tours, Big Sky Stargazing, Encounter Day Walks, scenic flights or the visual extravaganza of the Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and you have a unique, year-round alpine adventure perfect for the family holiday or your next romantic getaway. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Hermitage Hotel

Address: Terrace Road | Alpine Village, Mt. Cook Village, Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) 7999, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Aoraki Mount Cook National Park (Te Wahipounamu) > Mt. Cook Village
Price Range: $172 - $619 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Hermitage Hotel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 164
Also Known As:
Hermitage Hotel Mt Cook Village
Hermitage New Zealand
The Hermitage Hotel New Zealand/Mt. Cook Village
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“Upper Floors are worth the extra for the views”
 of 5 bubbles zzrbell, 30 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here”
 of 5 bubbles julesl314, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“avoid the standard rooms”
  • STandard Room with Balcony (room 328)
  • 'Patio' - Path in front - Room 236
  • Standard Bedroom
 of 5 bubbles phshanks, 26 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The upper floors are quieter but this is likely because they are more expensive.”
 of 5 bubbles carlie_williams, 24 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I think any room you get will have an excellent view.”
  • This is the lounge. The dining room and bar would be to the right.
  • This is a view from the 6th floor elevator lobby.
 of 5 bubbles Fingerpicker8, 23 Nov 2016 | Read review
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