Outside the cities, New Zealand is not a country of large hotels. So it is a surprise to find a big hotel in the tiny town of Twizel in the middle of beautiful nowhere. It's a classic 1970s international hotel - long, two-storey blocks stretching out from either side of a central building. All rooms have balconies or patios, though these are small. But the rooms have huge sliding windows which make the large softly-furnished bedrooms very light and airy. Ask for a room at the back overlooking the garden rather than one at the front with the view of the car park (though there is no traffic noise). Public areas, including bar and lounge and restaurant are large and open-plan with huge windows. Breakfast is a standard buffet, but we had great service from the friendly and humorous waitress. Instead of dinner in the hotel (they were offering only a limited menu) we had three dinners across the road at the excellent Poppie's Restaurant.
- 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