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The Workshops
Ranked #4 of 9 Clyde B&B and Inns
Wellington, New Zealand
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24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Different and comfortable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2012

We stayed here before starting the Otago Central Rail Trail. The place certainly has a lot of character, having been converted from some sort of truck workshop, with strange bits of metal here and there, but manages to be very comfortable anyway. Shared facilities, but we had the place to ourselves so didn't have to share with anyone else. We loved the bathroom layout, the bed was firm and comfortable, and the lounge had a warm fire. (Although it was March, warm and sunny during the day with temperatures in the mid to high 20s, the mornings were decidedly frosty). Location handy to the start of the Clyde-Alexandra riverside track (an attractive alternative to the rail trail) and just a few minutes walk to the centre of Clyde. The owners were friendly and helpful too.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bremen
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26 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2012

This is uniquely different accomodation.The Workshops have been converted from a repair workshop into great accomodation. It is quirky and different from anything else we have stayed in during our travels. The rooms are spacious and although without on-suite the bathrooms are closeby and convenient. The lounge and kitchen areas are full of historical artifacts and local memorabilia, A continential breakfast is available (cost NZ$10). We found it more economical and convenient to walk to the local store and buy our own breakfast cereal, milk and juice.
We stayed for two nights and would certainly stay there again

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank BremenCologne
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Denia
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2012

Wonderfully imaginatively converted workshops, providing luxury, comfortable bedrooms (with beds suitable for Europeans - not the usual marshmallow NZ beds). Large lounge full of engineering and musical memorabilia in which a roaring wood fire stove was lit to dry us out after our final, very wet day on the rail trail. Bathrooms are state of the art and very attractive.
Upstairs, there is a large games room with a pool table, table tennis, darts and lots of other board games - a great place for a wet evening's entertainment.
Thoiuroughly recommended.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Crawford D
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2011

I found this place by browsing online. The website looked good and I wasn't disappointed when I arrived either. Well placed for accessing the rail trail and other tracks and an easy stroll to amenities. Very welcoming hosts and comfy, quirky accommodation that was also nice and warm - perfect for a mid winter break. The owners have done a great job of converting an old workshop/garage and have left a lot of original features in place. I would highly recommended staying here. Plenty of communal space and everything was kept very clean. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank clarebear93
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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2011

What a way to start the trail, easy walking distance to everything, the workshop was such great value for money, and really exceeded our expectations, we travelled with 1 couple and 3 singles. All well catered for. Great night in comfotable/quirky brilliant accomodation. Highly recommended from this kiwi!
We bbq'd there what a great surrounding for that. Steve the owner was welcoming and really hospitapal ( excuse the sp ) .
Have to say, do take a peak at the museum with the herb factory, quaint interesting and only $3, quick 2 min walk up the hill.
Postmans bub and cafe awesome, bit pricey for us meal wise but a lovely garden bar for a pint!

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Loulou0833
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bandon, county cork
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114 reviews
51 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 March 2011

Accommodation with a difference! You may not have an en-suite room but this place is fab. You get to share the sitting room, bathroom, kitchen with others. It's wonderfully atmospheric and a really social place. The hosts are really friendly and the price is really good. The accommodation only has about four rooms so it's more of a shared house than a hostel.

We stayed here before setting off on the Otago Rail Trail cycle. Be sure to visit the dam in Clyde. The town itself is a gem.

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank KilbroganHouse
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Stockholm, Sweden
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 February 2011

Go to this homestay just for an new hotelexperience. They done theire workshop to a hotel with workshop feeling, and they have a good feeling for design. We stayed for two nights and you can´t get better value for youre money, this is truly unice!

They have saved the worktunnel and you can se it from the livingroom, most interial are from an old workshop. The rooms are very nice and the beeds are comfortable. Its a cool playroom upstairs. Friendlier than the woorkshop is hard to get.

I looooved it!

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank rotwag
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Property: The Workshops
Address: 7E Blyth Street, Clyde 9330, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Clyde
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Clyde
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
What was once the Vincent County Truck Workshops has been lovingly converted into character accommodation, right in the heart of Clyde’s historic precinct.With four individually styled rooms, two bathrooms, a fully equipped guest kitchen, lounge and games room. The Workshops offers an accommodation option with a difference.The layout provides guests with privacy, while the shared outdoor entertaining area is the perfect opportunity to meet with your hosts and hear a few local tales.The lounge area has a wood burning stove and all rooms are centrally heated, making it a warm and comfortable stay, no matter the season. ... more   less 

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