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Kelvin Hotel

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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good45%
  • Average19%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible2%
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All reviewsdated hotelcentral city locationgrand old ladyprovincial hotelboth dinner and breakfastfree secure car parkingsports barhaving a bad dayhotel staffsmall balconyfantastic locationbluff oystersno vacancyroom was spaciousmiddle of townblue codgreat bathroom
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My partner and I stayed here for 1 night, while some minor renovation works were taking place. We had room 502, which was quite a good size with a modernized bathroom. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. Being right in town was handy...More

Thank susieb20
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for staying. Kelvin Hotel is an Icon of the Invercargill landscape. We are always making improvements to add to guest satisfaction. Cheers

Reviewed 4 January 2018

To be fair Invercargill recognises that they dont have quality hotel stock and plan to do something about - it one day! The standard of the Kelvin's premises and my room epitomised the level of the problem. The saving grace were the staff who were...More

Thank OtagoKen
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 7 January 2018

Hello OtagoKen, I strongly disagree with your comments on the rooms. We are constantly upgrading the hotel and rooms. For a 50 year old 3.5 star hotel you get very good value for money. The weather has been very muggy and warm at the moment...More

Reviewed 12 December 2017

Although nice and central to the town there was just far too much noise from the sports bar, other hotel guests who seemed to think slamming bedroom doors was a competition although the icing on the cake had to be the jet washing of the...More

Thank geordie9Kent
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 13 December 2017

Hello, Thank you for the feedback, I can see you had mixed things to say. Noise from others does fall out of our control, however that being said if we found people deliberately making noise we with quieten them down quick smart. City hotels will...More

Reviewed 21 November 2017 via mobile

Central hotel, everything on your doorstep including free parking in a nearby car parking area. Restaurant and downstairs bar available for use. Check in was fast and friendly, room was spotless with a comfy bed and a great bathroom. Room comes with a fridge with...More

Thank Lee_A_B_1976
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 21 November 2017

Hello Lee, Thank you for staying with us and we hope to welcome you back in the near future. Regards Aaron.

Reviewed 19 November 2017

This hotel is in a fantastic location in the heart of Invercargill. The room was spacious and the staff friendly and efficient . Great to have the facilities of a restaurant and bar as well. No problem to provide a heater.

Thank Andysafrica11
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin HotelResponded 21 November 2017

Thank you for your feedback. We are pleased to know you enjoyed your experience with us. Aaron

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Free Parking
Restaurant
Room Service
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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Free Parking
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Air Conditioning
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US$89 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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US$89 - US$160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Ameliagwynn
16 August 2015|
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Response from Aaron M | Property representative |
Hello Ameliagwy, We offer complimentary Valet Parking so feel free to pull up outside the hotel check in and then we will park your car away in our secure parking located inside the H&J Smith car park.
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Joe M
31 March 2015|
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Response from Bryan T | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do have a courtesy coach to take you to the airport. Our cancellation policy is 24 hour notice. I trust we may be of service. Regards Bryan
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SteveSidney
17 February 2015|
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Response from Aaron M | Property representative |
Good afternoon Steve, We have standard Double, Queen, Twin and Triple rooms if you have a set requirement please inform us and we will lock that room type for you. We look forward to welcoming you in May.
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Room Tips
"Very personal service from the staff"
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"Level 4 rooms appear smaller, but nicer than those on Level 6 unless those have been upgraded."
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"Get a room above third floor or higher"
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"I found the room temp too hot so ask them to come and turn it off"
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