Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe
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8 Hilton Street, Blackball 7804 New Zealand
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Hokitika Airport
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Westport Airport
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Allan E wrote a review Aug 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here prior to starting the Paparoa Track and we are so glad we did. Nick (proprietor) was very friendly, welcoming and accommodating to our request for space to prep our hiking food. Our room and the separate bathrooms/shower were spotless, and the bed was really comfortable. We enjoyed a fantastic dinner - can recommend the bangers & mash (with locally made Blackball sausages) and the curry, and the included continental breakfast had a nice range of choices.
The value of money was outstanding, possibility the best we have experienced in New Zealand. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: August 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
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GizzySue wrote a review Apr 2021
Gisborne, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed the night before tramping the Paparoa track. A historical building with the character maintained. Friendly helpful staff. Loved the special touches such as grandmother's silver cutlery, the historical photos, the quirky quotes etc. Enjoyed a well cooked and delicious meal, (best ever very tasty Blackball sausages) with the death by Blackball chocolate dessert..."to die for"...so good. Lovely continental breakfast included, with tasty Blackball honey. A big comfortable double room. Shared bathrooms. Everything clean and comfortable. Good location in centre of village. Would definitely recommend and stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Nick Secker, Innkeeper at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe
Responded 2 May 2021
Mōrena, Thank you very much for your thoughtful review. We certainly do everything we can to ensure a comfortable and enjoyable stay! We're thrilled you enjoyed yourself, and our West Coast Hospitality. We look forward to seeing you again at the Inn sometime in the future. Ngā mihi nui, The Inn Team.
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Stuart M wrote a review Jun 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Awesome owners, so friendly and helpful, true West Coast hospitality. Great little pub, the best in town. We spent a very pleasant evening at the pub, the owners even came round everyone with a platter of free nibbles, cheese, crackers, mini scones, etc. several times during the evening. We’ll definitely be back. Also free on-site camper/caravan parking in the car park, power as well for a small charge.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Don’t bother with the other larger establishment, rude owners, terrible food 🤢
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Fforde wrote a review Mar 2021
Manchester, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms range from a family (sleeps five), to singles, twins and doubles. Located in the heart of this small town Nic is welcoming and accommodating. No ensuites, but more showers than people staying.

Breakfast and wifi included, all rooms have garden aspects. Free parking.

Very quiet nights sleep, perfect for a rest before tackling the Paparoa Track (the latest great walk).

Plenty of book to read, a pool table, washing machine, plentiful showers.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Patrick Kennedy, Owner at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe
Responded 19 Mar 2021
Kia Ora, Thanks for your wonderful feedback. We’re thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us. We strive to provide a quality stay at an affordable price. We hope to see you Inn Blackball again soon! Nga mihi nui, The Inn Team.
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Kiwiseley wrote a review Oct 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Blackball around morning tea time, so decided to get a coffee at this pub, because it had a cafe sign outside. We went into the bar and sure enough they served tea and coffee. They also had a selection of cakes which were good value.
On the walls of the bar/cafe they had some interesting pieces of history and some amusing social commentary ... see the attached photos. This place should NOT be confused with the more famous "Formerly the Blackball Hilton."
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
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3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Patrick Kennedy, Owner at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe
Responded 9 Dec 2020
Hi Kiwiseley, thank you for the lovely feedback. We pride ourselves on our coffee, tea, eats, and interesting decor. We like to provide a warm and welcoming space for our cafe and accommodation guests.
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Richard M wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for the night before walking the Paparoa Track. I would highly recommend the Inn ; Nick and staff were very friendly and welcoming , the room was very comfortable (and wonderfully quirky !) , facilities excellent , evening meal was great (and kitchen went out of their way to provide another vegetarian option). Nick's advice on weather for the walk was accurate and reassuring . Great ambience in the bar !
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
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Ingrid van Leeuwen wrote a review May 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Wonderful friendly service from this team of happy welcoming people. Fire was roaring and warm. Room had heaters, electric blankets and pillows were delicious. Clean good showers and bathrooms. Breakfast was delicious. Jane the owner served us, with a smile and a good story to share while we enjoyed our perked coffee. Great value for money, food was yummy!!!
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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RogerFranken wrote a review Dec 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time I’ve stayed. We arrived late, but Nick the owner was happy to stay up for us. Good value for money. Beds are comfy. Coffee was good and the Breakfast was fulsome. I will be back.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nick Secker, Innkeeper at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe
Responded 4 Dec 2022
Kia ora Roger, It was a pleasure to host you and the lads for your tramping getaway. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay. See you next time! Cheers, Nick.
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GregL wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
No Trip to the West Coast is complete without a visit to Blackball so much History and Nostalgia,And no visit to Blackball is
Complete without a visit to this Fab Gem of a place Absolutely top notch Food and service The burgers were the best we have had,If you do nothing Else in Blackball make sure you visit this Fab cafe pub etc
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Nick Secker, Innkeeper at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe
Responded 1 Apr 2021
Kia ora, Thank you very much for your kind words. We are certainly very proud of our amazing hometown, that as you rightly say, is steeped in history and is a fantastic place for people to visit :) Here at the Inn our team strives to produce quality food and beverage, and we love making people feel at home in our place on the plateau. We look forward to seeing you again in the future! Ngā mihi nui, The Inn Team.
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Explorer24834536774 wrote a review Apr 2023
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Warm and welcoming! Such a nice place to stay. Food was amazing especially the nachos! The breakfast and coffee was lovely. We stayed before we did the Paparoa track. The staff and hosts are friendly.
Bed was comfortable. Clean rooms. Thanks we will be back 😎
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Great location to stay.
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Stuart M wrote a tip Jun 2023
27 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t bother with the other larger establishment, rude owners, terrible food 🤢"
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Explorer24834536774 wrote a tip Apr 2023
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great location to stay."
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Which popular attractions are close to Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe?
Nearby attractions include Currantly Oddfellows (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Is Blackball's Inn And 08 Cafe located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.3 km away from the centre of Blackball.