The accommodation - Miner's cottages are excellent and well-priced. We decided upon the Seddon Suite and to be frank it was a mistake. Whilst impeccably- decorated in period fashion it was a little dark and gloomy. They also lack a couple of basics - a microwave and heated towel rail. In hindsight we would have booked a miner's cottage.
The miners cottages were so comfortable and so large for a couple. Meals in the restaurant were substantial in size and all staff were so friendly and engaging. Having everything in the one place was a great advantage and the garden bar was a relaxing place to rehydrate after a days cycling.
We stayed overnight in the actual hotel and not in the miners cottages ( they were fully booked) when cycling the West Coast Wilderness Trail; room was lovely and clean, the staff were friendly and evening meal was lovely.
Ordered the venison pie, chips and salad. I was initially enjoying as it was hot on the outside, but I soon found out it was stone cold (as in fridge cold) in the middle. Put me off really so didn't take up the offer to have it reheated. Polite staff but no refund offered.
We stayed here while biking the Wilderness Trail. Only biked from Paroa so not a big day but side tracked to Kumara Beach to fill in some time. Quite a neat place to stay, in keeping with the era. Lock up shed for bikes, good food for dinner and good breakfast. We spent the afternoon looking round the historic sites of Kumara so this hotel very central to do this.
At the recommendation of Kate at the nearby Greenstone Retreat, we went here for dinner. We both ordered the Wednesday special of pan-fried fish with cajun potatoes. It was by far the best fish meal I have eaten in a restaurant. Top marks to the kitchen staff. The waitress also did a commendable job, and was attentive and efficient. We will be back.
We were met at reception by the gorgeous Celia, for whom nothing was too much trouble. The replica miners cottage was such a treat. Superb king sized bed, wonderfully relaxing claw foot bath after a wet day on my cycle . Wonderful food. My cycle week cared for in the shed. Washing machine & dryer (no charge) a real bonus.
We recently stayed at the Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara for three nights. We had such an enjoyable experience, and found the accommodation very comfortable, staying in one of the houses across the road, where each bedroom had its own ensuite. Other choices were the miners cottages, the Bank of New Zealand, or the beautifully restored upstairs ensuited bedrooms in the hotel. The wonderful hosts Kerrie and Mark were very informative of the history of the coast, and Kerrie made our stay so special which we really appreciated. I’m looking forward to staying again in the near future.
Amazing place to turn back time and share in the stories of historic Kumara and the Gold Rush . The Theatre Royal has been lovingly restored to its former glory, with a variety of accommodation. Rooms upstairs in the hotel are troves of past lives, celebrating men and woman who wove part of the rich tapestry that was Kumara in the 1800s. Each room especially named and respectfully decorated to celebrate the era that was. I was fascinated to learn so much about the life and time of these locals. However this time we stayed in one of the fully equipped Miner’s Cottages behind the hotel, with a sunny covered deck overlooking the bush. The two king beds were super comfy and we appreciated the modern bathroom facilities, including a claw bath. On our last night we were treated to a ‘quarter pounder’ …. a quarter pound whitebait pattie, served with salad and fries. The whitebait was fresh catch from the Hokitika River and such a treat. We plan to come back and stay .. this time to ride the West Coast Wilderness Trail. Thanks Team for your attention to detail and for never being boring or ugly !…
We had the pleasure of staying at the Theatre Royal Hotel for 3 nights. The Miners cottages (No5 for us) were of exceptional quality and very comfortable for the two of us but could easily accommodate 4. The staff at the hotel were very welcoming and typically West Coast friendly. We dined at the hotel restaurant and bar area and the meals were of generous proportions and beautifully made. Would highly recommend the Theatre Royal Hotel as a great base to explore the region from. Would definitely stay again.