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    South Sea Hotel

    Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
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    Overview
    • Excellent25%
    • Very good47%
    • Average20%
    • Poor6%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “blue cod” (18 reviews)
    “the pub” (19 reviews)
    “chowder” (7 reviews)
    Wifi
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    Beachfront
    Non-Smoking Rooms
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    2.5 Star Hotel
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    Reviewed 11 July 2017

    It's hard to beat this location--literally a 2 minute walk from where the ferry disembarks. It is also directly across from the dock--which makes it totally delightful. We stayed in one of the rooms behind the main hotel because it accommodated our 3 people but...More

    Thank jnbGeorgia
    Reviewed 14 June 2017

    I travelled to Stewart Island because I wanted to see the Aurora Australis, the Southern Lights. The lights are magical, appearing on cold crisp clear nights in pollution free skies over the winter months particularly wonderful in the south of the South Island. Stewart Island...More

    Thank Journey61
    Response from Helen C, Manager at South Sea HotelResponded 15 June 2017

    Thanks for the review, so glad you enjoyed your stay.

    Reviewed 25 May 2017

    Stopped in for lunch while waiting for the ferry. Could not fault the pizza I shared with my daughter, and yes it was large enough to share. Others had the blue cod fish of the day which could not be faulted.

    Thank Dougwilliams09
    Reviewed 23 May 2017

    We found this the best value for money and comfort on the island PLUS a waterfront view! It is located immediately infront of the jetty where the ferry docks and is close proximity to the beginning of most tramps. The staff were very friendly and...More

    Thank Shelley H
    Reviewed 25 April 2017

    Rooms are basic, but clean and comfortable. There is an inside and outside balcony overlooking the bay, lounge chairs, tea and coffee. Pub downstairs on one side and cafe on the other side. It is almost like an English pub in atmosphere and community. Loved...More

    Thank Brad A
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    About
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    • Top amenities
    • Restaurant
    • Beachfront
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free Parking
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    • Free Parking
    • Airport Transportation
    • Things to do
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
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    • Price range
    • US$66 - US$125 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Room types
    • Non-Smoking Rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 17
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    • Stewart Island
    • Also Known As
    • South Sea Hotel Stewart Island, South Island, New Zealand
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    Nearby Restaurants
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    .01 miles away
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    Room Tips
    "We had an upstairs room which was pretty quiet and close to the balcony and shared areas."
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    "Go for a double room with a seaview!"
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    "A room at the front has a great view over parts of Oban and Halfmoon Bay."
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    "Overlooking the harbor!"
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