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Mackenzie Country Inn

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Wairepo St, Twizel 8773, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0869
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Bathurst, Australia
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277 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Saturday night in Twizel does not offer a great number of choices, so we decided to eat in. Luckily we had booked as the motel was full and there were several tour groups in as well. The buffet looked impressive and it was certainly popular, but we went with the a la carte option. The rib eye steak was perfectly... More 

Thank Nmsj1957
New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We ate at the evening $39 dinner buffet last Friday and Saturday nights. It was busy with groups on both nights, but it did result in meeting new people while line to get to the buffet station. The main focus of the buffet was the popular carving station with roasted lamb, pork and beef. There was around 8-10 other side... More 

Thank Edwa
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2017

Went with the Red Carpet Tour group. The roast pork was wonderful, as was the roast lamb with mint jelly. Tempting desserts. Good seating arrangements too.

Thank Jietong L
Christchurch, New Zealand
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45 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

if you want a trip down memory lane then this is the hotel for you, nothing says more about the 80s more, than beige and cream . I thought i had stepped back in time when i opened my room door, now i know what its like to live in an old peoples home , average furnishings , no sky... More 

Thank kyoshikiwi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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68 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 March 2017

Good selection of food ; well presented ; staff attentive and helpful There were big tour groups and were well catered

Thank 490billyp
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and the room was clean and a good size. Unfortunately water pressure in the shower wasn't great. There was some noise heard from the hallway and from other rooms. The balcony door did not lock properly. Definitely visit Shawty's Cafe.

Thank MelissaDenman
Waimate, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were staying elsewhere but were able to dine casually for the buffet dinner. We found there was a good selection & we both thoroughly enjoyed our 3 courses.

Thank JandalJohn
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 25 January 2017

Rib eye steak was to die for, with a delicious mushroom sauce, cooked to perfection. Would recommend to my friends and family. restaurant has a lovely layout with wide windows looking out onto the lawn. Staff were extremely accomodating and friendly. would visit again.

Thank leianah2017
1 review
Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

The ribeye was gristley and tough. When I complained the response was that i ate it all (i had been waiting for about an hour for it so what else was i to do?). Considering i paid for the al a carte menu, that is not good enough. All other meals in nz have been great. I would avoid eating... More 

Thank MarkusMackenzie
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017

Parking is easy, quiet location, value for money with convenient access to the city center (walking distance). It is also near restaurants.

Thank AloysiusMD

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wairepo St, Twizel 8773, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0869

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?