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74 Broadway, Reefton 7830 New Zealand
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#4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Reefton

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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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Special diet menus
Non-smoking hotel
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Seating area
Clothes rack
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Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Family rooms
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Ingletons wrote a review Apr 2021
Wellington30 contributions11 helpful votes
Stopped for the night on our way south and found Reefton to be very welcoming and a quaint little town. Friendly staff at Dawson'sHotel, great food in a nice warm bar area and comfortable accommodation in motel style units at the back of the prooerty.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Rachel S wrote a review Sep 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand40 contributions4 helpful votes
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
Karen L wrote a review Sep 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand103 contributions19 helpful votes
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
ARCHIE wrote a review Jan 2020
Kaikoura63 contributions30 helpful votes
We had a night at Dawson’s hotel .Decided to have a steak for tea ,it was exceptionally good and a nice atmosphere in the bar or sitting outside The accommodation was clean and comfortable .we shall return
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Date of stay: January 2020
Gheades wrote a review Nov 2019
London, United Kingdom112 contributions59 helpful votes
We stayed overnight in Reefton and Dawson's was recommended by our B & B as a good place to eat. As a regular Tripadvisor critic, I always like to put a positive spin on what I can but in this instance I find it hard. Let's start then with the positive. Nice, friendly staff! That's it I'm afraid. The hotel is a mess - despite it being a heritage historic building - and the restaurant/dining area seems to be spread all over the ground floor area. The menu is short and limited to basics. I chose the prawn cocktail as I wanted something light. My companion chose, I thought unwisely, a smoked chicken,, brie and cranberry sauce pizza. Really? No seriously really? Anyway, my prawn cocktail arrived in a hard tortilla shell the size of a small salad bowl. The prawns were large and gelatinous but more strangely, icy cold and coated in a lurid pink sauce with enough sweetness to suggest that it might be a dessert. The pizza was simply awful. We suffered and paid because from experience I know that any complaints that we might have made would have fallen on deaf ears. I don't understand how food can be so bad. Yes, I am particular but not fussy if good food is served up in a chaotic, strange manner. As long as it tastes like it's supposed to (well as close as) and isn't some sort of mutant variation of what someone in a kitchen thinks is good food. Owners of establishments take note and mentor your cooking staff closely. I'm sorry, I couldn't write anything more positive but really Dawson's, wise up!
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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US$54 - US$70 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandWest Coast RegionReefton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Dawsons Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Dawsons Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Black's Point Museum (0.2 km), The Bearded Miners (0.03 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.