There aren't many hotels in the Mount Cook area. The Hermitage Hotel at the foot of Mount Cook is the best located, but is expensive. Twizel is the nearest small town and the McKenzie Country Inn at the edge of town is the best place to stay. The hotel is motel style, but the rooms are large and comfortably furnished. Most rooms have a picture opening window with balconies to first the floor, making them light and airy. There is a bar and large dining room, but this can get full with tour parties. Breakfast was buffet style and of reasonable quality. The limited bar meal menu served some good food. An evening restaurant service is available as well.
Twizel itself has little to offer, with just a few shops, cafes/bars, but the surrounding area is attractive with a lot of trees. The nearby lakes are stunning.
This area is a multi-season destination, with winter sports facilities available.
Mount Cook is about a 60km drive each way.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Mackenzie Basins best kept secret with stunning mountain views from a relaxed setting. Featuring natural stone, roaring fires and expansive lawns, Mackenzie Country Inn is the ultimate place to chill out after a day experiencing the activities and sights the region has to offer.Private balconies/patios, views to the spectacular mountain surrounds and a bath in all 108 rooms, paradise is found!With its own restaurant, rustic bar with Sky, modern conference/function facilities, internet and laundry Mackenzie Country Inn is the perfect location for your family holiday, ski accommodation, Honeymoon escape, getaway, or wedding.A Qualmark 3.5 star rated hotel ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mackenzie Country Hotel Twizel
- Country Inn South Island
- South Island Country Inn