I have stayed at this hotel many times over the years and I must say I enjoy the friendly staff greatly. It is situated centrally within the main town area. Although quite old this hotel has been maintained to a fairly high standard. The room I was allocated (Level 2) was clean and practical although what annoys me often when staying at hotels is often the TV remote will not work and this was no exception. (OK, not the most serious issue in the world )
I met a colleague in the bar for a pre-dinner drink and frankly could not have been more impressed with the barman who served us and looked after us for the following hour we were there.
We then visited the restaurant for dinner. As some reviewers to this site point out this is a area of concern at the present time. Just to put things in perspective, this hotel was quite “famous” over the years for the great food at the restaurant. It’s never been a “fine dining” restaurant, just really well prepared fresh local food. It does seem to be going through a bit of a down period with quality and focus. Although passable it really was nothing special, nor different from many other eating establishments (steakhouse type). The staff however was great. Breakfast was similar with what could only be described as stock standard hotel breakfasts (pretty awful to be honest, as most hotel breakfasts are)
Check in and check our was great, with the receptionist realising I had a car, offered to have it parked for me and was waiting for me on checkout.
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- Kelvin Hotel Invercargill, New Zealand - South Island