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Bealey Hotel
Rangiora, New Zealand
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Rangiora Photographic Society - Field Trip”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2013

A group of 36 photographers stayed at the Bealey Hotel - all part of our mid winter Christmas trip. Hosts Marshal and Debbie went out of their way to look after us both in terms of accommodation and the hotel/restaurant part of the complex.

We were there two nights and the Saturday night was the mid winter Christmas feast - which was designed to be like a Victorian banquet. The Bealey team really did a fine job and delivered a delicious banquet - including Hansel the wee pig.

We got snowed in on the Sunday and many of us had to stay an extra night.

I would have no hesitation in recommending The Bealey - it is a great location - and is now being run by a husband and wife team who really want to make a difference.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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93 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2013

The hotel was a good place to sleep and put your head down but not much more. The rooms were very basic and in need of modernisation. I also felt the room was not overly clean. The view from the room was very good and look straight out over the Waimakariri River and mountains. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the food in the hotel restaurant was excellent.

Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Jerusalem, Israel
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23 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2013

stayed there for 1 night with my wife and baby.
the room was very basic and tired.
also not very clean.
location was good with a nice view .
all in all a place to put the head and sleep and nothing beyond that.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Western Australia, Australia
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93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2013

Bealey Hotel is a great place for an overnight stop - excellent and very clean and roomy accommodation with the hotel's dining room providing really nice meals in a warm and comfortable environment. The staff are friendly and helpful and sitting around the bar for a drink is a very entertaining and fun experience. Added to this, the stunning views of the southern alps are wonderful. We will certainly be back!

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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Comox, Canada
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220 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 May 2013

The cabin rooms are rustic. However, the bed was comfortable and the shower was strong and hot -- always key for me. We spotted lots of bug carcases around some windows, so a potential problem there in warmer weather (no screens on main windows). Also we expect the room would be hot and stuffy in summer (but mid autumn was fine).
Loved the view from our room out over the Waimakariri River and mountains. Easy walk to the river bed (though just a stream when we visited). See photos.
Wifi is available, but the signal is good only in the main lodge (and does not carry to the cabins).
Hotel provides better value than alternatives in Arthur's Pass village, and very quiet with very friendly staff.
The food that the Czech cook provided from the main lodge kitchen was absolutely outstanding(!) and compensated for any concerns about the rooms.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2013

Friendly, helpful staff. They pointed us to a great spot to see a Kea, and we saw one immediately. We were the only ones in the restaurant for breakfast (we went during shoulder season) and they whipped up the best eggs Benedict I've had in a long time, complete with herbs from the herb garden!

Rooms were very clean, with comfortable beds and shared kitchen/living spaces with a few other rooms.

Great location, very scenic.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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8 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2013

Called in for lunch Easter Monday 2013. Fed the family. I had a home made pie which was delicious. The views are fantastic everywhere you look up in here in the Southern alps. This is a great spot to stay with everything on site, restaurant, bar with a pool table and some of the best views in the world from the outdoor area. National park walks nearby

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Bealey Hotel

Property: Bealey Hotel
Address: SH 73, | (12km east of Arthur's Pass), Arthur's Pass National Park, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Arthur's Pass National Park
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Arthur's Pass National Park
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Bealey Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 18
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Also Known As:
Bealey Hotel Arthurs Pass

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