Dawsons Hotel
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4.0
#1 of 1 small hotel in Reefton
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.1 of 5 bubbles
Value

Dawsons Hotel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Reefton, offering a budget friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Dawsons Hotel features baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Dawsons Hotel guest, you can enjoy a lounge that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While in Reefton, you may want to check out some of the restaurants that are a short walk away from Dawsons Hotel, including The Broadway Tearooms and Bakery (0.2 mi), Nana Ni's (0.1 mi), and Reef Cottage Cafe (0.1 mi).

If you’re looking for something to do, Black's Point Museum (0.1 mi) and The Bearded Miners (0.0 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Dawsons Hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Reefton!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Billiards
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Restaurant
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Room features
Seating area
Clothes rack
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English

Location

74 Broadway, Reefton 7830 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 59 out of 100
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Kevin S wrote a review Jan 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand280 contributions109 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I read some negative reviews of this pub restaurant and for the life of me, I can't work out what people were expecting. Reefton is not claiming to be a foodie's destination, and options are limited, but Dawsons provided us with a really nice meal, acceptable wine options, good service, and generally a pleasant atmosphere.
It was quite busy when we went there for dinner, with a queue of about 10 for ordering at the bar. The staff cleared that, and ongoing clientele, efficiently and offered flexible service for those just wanting drinks. When the food arrived, not after a long wait, it was hot and very good. Just don't expect a Michelin Star in Reefton ;-)
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Date of stay: December 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sandra R wrote a review Jan 2024
Leeston, New Zealand73 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We had dinner at the hotel. I had chicken with potato gnocchi in a lemon sauce, and my husband had grilled fish and chips. Both meals were lovely.

As it was a really hot day, I followed up with an ice cream sundae, which was disappointing - it was mainly cream with little ice cream.

We sat outside so were able to have our dog with us.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Rachel S wrote a review Sept 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand42 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very impressed. We made the 40min trip here from Maruia Hot Springs. Glad we did. Good food, generously sized drinks. Meal was a bit pricey ($36 each) but damn it was a good steak. All in all, we will be back!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Tess wrote a review 3 May
New Plymouth, New Zealand3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Not value for money, left hungry after hike wanted pup feed, didn’t expect great just a decent sized meal. Beer was good, food was bleak. I don’t know why you want 200 characters I don’t have that much to write except still salty about the cost of the food vs what I got enough to write a review
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Date of stay: May 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: All good, stick with hot chips
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adwadw wrote a review Jan 2022
NZ74 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
An overnight stop during the Christmas break. The food and service at the hotel exceeded expectations. Vegetarian fritters were wonderful, obviously created by someone who cares about food. Service was excellent.
We also stayed in a room which was very comfortable, clean and tidy.
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Date of stay: December 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: Great stop between Nelson and Christchurch or the West Coast.
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Geoffrey N wrote a review Oct 2023
Auckland, New Zealand3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We went to the bar and restaurant at lunchtime . Very friendly and extra helpful. Despite being busy the lady gave us her time .and lots of smiles.Food was authentically tasty. We visited Reefton a week later . Our landlady suggested the pub opposite . I paid for drinks and a meal but didn’t stay because the female waitress was so rude . Will stick to Dawson’s next visit.
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Date of stay: September 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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barbl0nd0n wrote a review Feb 2023
London, United Kingdom26 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We thoroughly enjoyed our visit during a one night stop over in Reefton. The barman was welcoming and friendly and the atmosphere was lively and fun.
We returned later in the evening to eat an excellent meal. Fish of the day was orange roughy and was cooked to perfection. Quite sophisticated for a small town pub!
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Karen L wrote a review Sept 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand99 contributions19 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We had to wait until after 4pm before checking in as it wasn't open until then even though our booking said we could check in at 2pm. I phoned to say we would like to check in and told they were just opening up now.
We paid for our accommodation and told where to go but we weren't sure if we were in the correct place. The unit was rather dark and cold and the furnishings were old and tired. We felt it was overpriced for what we got. We ate in our room as there was a conference on and didn't want to eat with many people around.
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Date of stay: September 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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allan s wrote a review Apr 2023
Kalgoorlie,Western Austarlia270 contributions153 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Quaint, old fashioned pub with ensuite rooms out the back well set up around a courtyard, parking close.
well worth the $120 per night. Not overly large room but space for 3 chairs and a desk. Clean, tidy , older style.
A few wonky things in the room but decent, another hotel that doesnt offer real milk, will stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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vanderBooms wrote a review Jan 2024
Whakatāne, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Expensive but nice. Paid $150 for three beers, one burger and two fish and chips. Food and beer were lovely but crikey, that’s pricey!
Nice places to sit around the deck and gardens. Fast service. Friendly staff.
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Date of stay: December 2023
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ok if you can afford it.
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Tess wrote a tip 3 May
New Plymouth, New Zealand3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"All good, stick with hot chips"
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vanderBooms wrote a tip Jan 2024
Whakatāne, New Zealand9 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ok if you can afford it."
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adwadw wrote a tip Jan 2022
NZ74 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great stop between Nelson and Christchurch or the West Coast."
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Peter S wrote a tip Apr 2019
Rome, Italy4,449 contributions316 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"All units are at the rear of the hotel - away from the bar, restaurant, road, etc."
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gcummu952932 wrote a tip Nov 2018
Cleveland, Ohio8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Did not stay there - just had dinner."
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$170 - $173 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dawsons Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dawsons Hotel?
Nearby attractions include The Bearded Miners (0.03 km), Blacks Point Museum (2.0 km), and The Hale Gallery (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Dawsons Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Dawsons Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Dawsons Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Dawsons Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Dawsons Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Broadway Tearooms and Bakery, Reef Cottage Cafe, and Nana Ni's.
Is Dawsons Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Reefton.
Are pets allowed at Dawsons Hotel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
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