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... last visit I had the privilege of staying at Hotel Chathams Room 16 – an expansive double room with great modern facilities...
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... run a personable customer service. Meals were excellent, the room (Queen bed) was clean and well maintained and all staff were...
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... the rooms are clean and comfy but a bit expensive. Our room was $NZ250 per night, with no reduction for 7 nights, plus...
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Does the new Forget me not Suites have WiFI please and is it free or at what cost to guests. Regards John
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Answer from Carolyn E
Dec 2019 |
Hi the new For-get-me-not suites were still being build when we were there so I am sorry cannot answer re wifi. At hotel wifi...
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SteveAucklandNZ wrote a review Apr 2012
Auckland, New Zealand179 contributions175 helpful votes
I’ve been to the “chats” twice now and on my last visit I had the privilege of staying at Hotel Chathams Room 16 – an expansive double room with great modern facilities and massive ensuite. The food was abundant - I fully recommend the Crayfish as you can’t get past that – it will take you a good hour to eat a decent packhorse cray being served here (make sure you ask for it). The food is fresh and the fish and chips are to die for. Breakfast is basic although you can order specialty if you ask nicely. The staff are friendly and brilliant along with the housekeeping crew who are a delightful bunch. The selection of rooms at Hotel Chathams consists of single (small) rooms and large double rooms. All facilities include the usual things like tea and coffee, mini bar (well stocked and reasonably priced), Wi-Fi and of course very modern bathrooms.

In the evening, you have a choice of being a bore by staying in your room and watching TV or surfing on the Wi-Fi Internet or you can get stuck in at the main bar and chat to the locals. The latter activity will certainly leave you with endearing memories of great conversation and possibly a hangover. Drinks are reasonably priced although not as cheap as a pub on the mainland. There is an ATM in the bar too - a welcome surprise when you think you’ve gone back in time!

Take a fishing trip and you’ll be amazed at the size of the Hapuka caught in 20m on rope or the Blue Cod that leap into your arms if you are lucky! Val Croon Jr is the ringmaster of anything you need to organise so speak to him or the team at the Hotel and you’ll be pointed in the right direction. On Sundays, go and enjoy the BBQ at the Croon property – it’s a great experience with an awesome garden maintained by Mrs Croon and her friends.

If you are a little more independent, you can rent a car and drive around the place. If you are not familiar with driving kiwi country roads, get someone else local to drive you as you will be distracted by the awesome scenery. Finally, get to Pitt Island if you can as this journey rewards you with stunning contrasted scenery combined with great history.

Chatham Islands are a bucket list spot you need to go to. I’d go back in a heartbeat.
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Date of stay: March 2012Trip type: Travelled with friends
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JohnP1969 wrote a review May 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed for 3 nights at Hotel Chathams. Toni (the owner) and her team run a personable customer service. Meals were excellent, the room (Queen bed) was clean and well maintained and all staff were friendly and accommodating. Toni even went out of her way to make me a lovely hot lemon drink each morning such was the personal service extended. Thanks Toni and team - all the very best in the future (and hoping that you give John K a run for his money in the pacing races at the end of the year Chatham Island Racing Meeting :)
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Date of stay: May 2016Trip type: Travelled on business
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Rhonda N wrote a review Mar 2018
Bowen, Australia20 contributions8 helpful votes
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Accommodation on Chatham is very limited and by far and away the Hotel Chatham is the best that is on offer. (There is a lodge but it has been totally booked out by the new wharf workers for two years.) It is also right on the beachfront and most rooms have a glorious view. the rooms are clean and comfy but a bit expensive. Our room was $NZ250 per night, with no reduction for 7 nights, plus $40 per person transfer from airport. The bed was comfy and small ensuite very clean. On the downside, there was no air-conditioner or even a fan with the only breeze available through the doors on to the deck which then didn’t provide much privacy as this is a shared deck. This might not normally be a problem but it was quite warm when we visited in January. Also, there is no fridge in the room and drinks from the bar are quite expensive, with a charge for ice if you have your own drinks. I can imagine that electricity costs on the island must be prohibitive but feel the tariff should cover ice or fridge or even a fan. With regard to charges to your room, be aware that your bill will not be very detailed so give yourself time before checking out to go over it. Continental breakfast is included in your tariff and is quite sufficient. Espresso coffee is available for a small charge. Cooked breakfast is available for the very reasonable $10. Dinner at night in the same restaurant was good quality and value with local seafood on offer. Blue Cod was a favourite with our group. The kitchen cooked and served our own crays for $15 per person.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Donald S wrote a review Dec 2019
Masterton, New Zealand37 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel Chatham is highly recommended and I enjoyed being here for five nights while with a group of 21 organized by Tranzit Tours of Masterton. Assigned to Single Room 12 with a large freezer door virtually outside my window (and no other view apart from the sky and drying towels on the laundry line and a few scared cats who keep vermin away). The rooms on the other side of the corridor had views over the bay and wharf areas. Breakfasts were scrumptious, with choices of fruits and four quality cereals plus bowl of yoghurt and plenty of milk. Tea/ coffee facilities available, plus two large toasters for white and brown breads and halved muffins. The usual pottles of butter + jams, peanut butter, local honey and Golden Syrup on the tables. Orange juice and fresh, cold water available. Dinners were fabulous, with choices of entree/starter, e.g., crumbed camembert or battered prawn sticks, followed by blue cod and chips (or another night by whole cooked crayfish cut open). Dessert might be chocolate mudcake or strawberry parfeit. Plenty of wines available at $40 per bottle or $8 a glass. Most foods and wine travel from New Zealand ports at great cost, e.g. a block of basic chocolate (160 grams) costs over NZ $10 in local shops (but often 2 blocks for NZ $3 on the Mainland).
Shared showers and shared toilets (2 of each) near the bedrooms. Well cared for by all staff -- and they are super-friendly !
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Lyndle P wrote a review Oct 2018
Wellington, New Zealand43 contributions36 helpful votes
We stayed 4 nights at Hotel Chathams as part of an organised group trip to Chatham and Pitt Islands. The hotel exceeded our expectations. (Note that everything on Chatham is more expensive than in mainland NZ due to the cost of shipping everything over there.) There are at least 3 room types - the single rooms are small, ex workers quarters off the downstairs corridor and use shraed bathrooms down hallway; the downstairs double rooms look out on to the verandah and the sea, and upstairs the executive double rooms are large rooms with a sofa, balcony, view over the harbour, modern bathroom, tea and coffee facilities, minibar etc. We had one of these rooms and it was great, very comfortable and nicely decorated. The whole place is well heated and the bedroom radiator can be controlled by the occupant. Walls are a wee bit thin - our friends in the next room informed us they could hear us sleeping.
Hospitality is excellent, all staff very friendly and helpful and the owner Toni Croon is very hospitable. As a group we had a set menu which was very good but the individual menu plates and bar food looked good also.
Day trips and activities can be arranged through the hotel, which I would recommend as many places of interest are on private land. Recommend booking well in advance for both hotel and activities.
Great place to stay.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Carolyn E
Dec 2019 |
Hi the new For-get-me-not suites were still being build when we were there so I am sorry cannot answer re wifi. At hotel wifi was free for guests, better connection closer to office.
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