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Chatto Creek Tavern
North Shore City, New Zealand
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46 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Best down to earth stay here”
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Thank you Lesley for a wonderful night of good honest southern humor and outstanding meals (tho I sacked as tea boy)! It was Otago anniversary but this didn't faze Lesley with our very relaxed stay and would also recommend to all to at least call in, from a cold beer to a hot meal and like some of us who were planning to leave late the next day just so we could enjoy more!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Papamoa, New Zealand
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

Lesley is a marvellous lady with a great community spirit who deserves her recent award for top country hotel. The meals are the best around and it is great now to be able to enjoy these meals in the new dining room. Second time here and once again we were treated well. Great stop off while cycling the Otago Rail Trail

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Lesley M, Owner at Chatto Creek Tavern, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
Look forward to your next visit , thank you for your kind review - Lesley
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Auckland
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189 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 14 February 2014 via mobile

Quick stop over
Wish we had planned to have lunch here but had eaten prior.

Interesting historic building with friendly staff. Disappointed we didn't try the white bait fritters.

Loved the furnishings, stories and cute donkeys outside.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Lesley M, Owner at Chatto Creek Tavern, responded to this review, 4 April 2014
We will have the whitebait ready and waiting for your next visit - Lesley
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Dublin, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014 via mobile

We stopped on our bikes on the Otago Rail Trail between Alexandra and Omakau at this lovely little tavern in Chatto Creek. It's right on the trail and has plenty of space to park your bike. The staff were so welcoming and friendly, and the food was fantastic. Would recommend without any hesitation.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

Our group of four, arriving by bicycle from Clyde loved staying at Chatto Creek. Lesley was hospitable and warm with a witty and dry sense of humour! Her country pub staff were lovely to us tired cyclists, fast, friendly and efficient! The ambience was great and the dinner meal was spectacular. A lovely, quaint and rustic country hotel - complete with a singing fish! We want to come back!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

My wife and I spend a relaxing hour having lunch at the tavern before starting the climb up the hill on the rail trail. The surroundings are a tranquil setting and the staff are very pleasant and helpful. The food is great value, very tasty and they serve very generous portions.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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New Zealand
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 27 December 2013

We had a wonderful family dinner thanks to Lesley Middlemass and her super friendly team, Our waitress was the best and a shame leaving customer service to teach at a High School. My 90 year old Dad and 13 year old daughter both ordered the Stewart Island blue cod and claimed it was just delicious. My brother in law had whitebait, nephew had a shank, Niece had the chicken, and I had a vege risotto. All the meals were massive, fresh and presented beautifully. We enjoyed our evening very much.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Chatto Creek Tavern
Address: SH85, Chatto Creek, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Chatto Creek
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Number of rooms: 3
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