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20 Kelvin Street, Invercargill New Zealand
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#19 of 33 hotels in Invercargill

If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Invercargill, look no further than Kelvin Hotel.

Close to some of Invercargill's most popular landmarks, such as St. John's Anglican Church (0.1 mi) and First Presbyterian Church (0.3 mi), Kelvin Hotel is a great destination for tourists.

Guest rooms offer a flat screen TV, air conditioning, and a minibar, and Kelvin Hotel makes getting online easy as internet access is available.

You can also take advantage of some of the amenities offered by the hotel, including 24 hour front desk, room service, and 24 hour check-in. In addition, guests can enjoy a lounge during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests.

While in Invercargill be sure to experience local fish and chips favourites at Speights Ale House, Waxy's Irish Pub, or Herbert Street Takeaway.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian (0.3 mi), Southland Museum and Art Gallery (0.5 mi), and Burt Munro Statue (0.5 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

The staff at Kelvin Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit.

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Bar / lounge
Game room
Nightclub / DJ
Car hire
Business Centre with Internet Access
Valet parking
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Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
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Non-smoking hotel
ATM on site
24-hour check-in
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
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LouieRPS wrote a review Apr 2022
Oamaru, New Zealand33 contributions12 helpful votes
Couldn’t fault our stay at all. Room was well priced, extremely clean, had everything we needed. Bed was very comfortable with lots of pillows. Hotel is at a very convenient location. Parking is around the corner but this doesn’t bother me at all as it is secure.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Kelvin Hotel, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 15 May 2022
Thanks so much for the kind words. We will share this with the team!
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Kylie O wrote a review Jan 2022
Mosgiel, New Zealand113 contributions36 helpful votes
Stayed one night and was so glad to be leaving the next morning after a terrible night trying to sleep. The rooms are spacious and clean but there is a lot of visible damage to walls and cupboard surfaces. Looks like they were last done up 30 years ago at least: My daughter’s towel had black marks all over it and the face cloth was full of holes! Every time someone in a room above flushed the toilet through the night you could hear the water running through the pipes. There is no extractor fave in the bathroom so after showers the room was extremely hot and stuffy. We would have opened windows except it was very noisy outside with cars drag racing up the Main Street, tipped off with council street cleaners at 6am! Windows very thin and not reducing noise and no black out curtains either so very light at night and in the morning. For the same price we booked into some brand new serviced apartments around the corner. For the rates being charged this hotel needs a serious update.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Car park is around the corner from the hotel in H&Js shop so drop bags first or face walking a...
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Response from Kelvin Hotel, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 16 Jan 2022
We appreciate your feedback, and are sorry to hear your experience wasn’t great Our team will look into this.
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Greg F wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand995 contributions163 helpful votes
Great stay. Loved the location in central Invercargill. Spacious , clean and comfortable rooms. Clean Bathrooms with excellent water pressure. Kettle, tea, coffee and hot chocolate in the room. Room service available. Bar and Restaurant onsite (didn't get a chance to try). We stayed at Kelvin hotel before and after our trip to Stewart island and it was a good base for the start and end of our adventure. Taxi stand outside the hotel or the reception can have a taxi booked for you if you need to get to the airport. Would definitely stay again when in Invercargill.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Response from Kelvin Hotel, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 10 May 2021
Thanks for the review. See you next time!
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Bryan G wrote a review Mar 2021
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions29 helpful votes
Sadly I have stayed here before and had a great experience. This time it was awful as I discovered the walls are very thin and you can hear everything people are saying next door. On one side I had a really loud tv and on the other a mum with a screaming baby and two kids. Two nights of this was awful. Plus the toilet in this room was in a cupboard not in the bathroom. On my last morning there was no buffet so instead I had a very overpriced continental breakfast.
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Date of stay: March 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Mandymoo17 wrote a review Jan 2021
Bay of Plenty Region, New Zealand2 contributions
Recently viewed hotel with a view to booking room Was shown couple of rooms by helpful member of staff. Asked if they took Gold Card discount but when lady enquired with a male, who appeared to be her manager, in a rude manner, infront of us he told her room was already cheap what did we expect. We couldnt believe his arrogant manner so stuff that wasnt staying there. As it turned out we booked into the Ascot Park Hotel wow what a place a million miles better than the kelvin and we got it cheaper.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Tina T wrote a review Dec 2020
Maramarua, New Zealand249 contributions32 helpful votes
This hotel has a great central location, free laundry for guests on the 5th floor and a great breakfast. The room had no air conditioning and a radiator was on in the hallway in summer making our room sweltering. The porter was absent so we were not offered valet parking. While we were across the road parking our vehicle we were told by the duty manager that our bags would be taken up to our room. When we returned we found our bags abandoned in the foyer unattended right by the front door to the street. We are lucky our bags were not stolen.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul T wrote a review Dec 2020
Auckland, New Zealand41 contributions14 helpful votes
Fairly nice hotel but a very poor visit for us. No valet parking (apparently the porter was away?) and after passing the manager our bags who said he would move the bags into our room, we had to drive a block over to a carpark building before walking back to the hotel. Luckily we caught the one part of the day that wasn’t raining. When we got back to the hotel we found our bags sitting unattended in the lobby right by the main entrance. Our electronics bag with MacBook, iPhones and various tech items was sitting right on the top. Feeling so blessed we didn’t lose the lot to some opportunist passing by. Was told we could take our own bags up afterwards (had already guessed that one). Rooms were fairly nice. Washing machine and dryer available which was very handy. Apparently has a bottle store and gym but we didn’t use these facilities. On a different day, had there been a full staff in attendance, maybe things would have been different, but as it happened I can’t say our visit was very satisfactory.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
Ranipuss wrote a review Dec 2020
Launceston, Australia877 contributions309 helpful votes
We were pleasantly surprised at how good this hotel was. The staff and restaurant were great. Recommend cushions for those cavernous lounges/chairs in the bar area. Unless you're tall, hard to get back support. The room was spacious and very comfortable (room 506), and the bed firm.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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macclass53 wrote a review Sep 2020
Wellington, New Zealand35 contributions
We stayed here for one night en route from a cruise on Doubtful Sound towards a morning ferry from Bluff for Stewart Island the following morning. Friendly welcome at reception and we were upgraded to the sixth floor into a spacious corner double room (#601) with an en-suite (spa bath, twin showers and basin), separated by a louvre-door partition from the rest of the bedroom. Very clean and had every amenity you’d expect. The hotel was full for the night but we wouldn’t have known it! It was very quiet and we had a very comfortable bed. Great view over Invercargill and very central to the city. Parking was easy, free and secure at a nearby parking building. We ate in the restaurant - steak for me and roast lamb for Mr S - very good, but perhaps a bit pricy... The next morning we had cooked breakfast - all was great. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Aaron Mills, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 5 Sep 2020
Glad, you had a great stay and enjoyed the food. Thank you for the review,
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Susan C wrote a review Aug 2020
4 contributions
We dined at Invercargills Kelvin Hotel Restaurant last night we enjoyed a Wonderful meal I highly recommend the pork cheek entree which is seriously good Emma looked after us so well also Great dining
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Kelvin Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Kelvin Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Classic Motorcycle Mecca (0.2 km), St. Mary's Basilica (0.4 km), and The Seriously Good Chocolate Company (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Kelvin Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Kelvin Hotel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Kelvin Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Kelvin Hotel?
Yes, free parking and valet parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Kelvin Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pinch of Spice, Louies Cafe & Tapas Bar, and The Batch Cafe.
Is Kelvin Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Invercargill.
Are any cleaning services offered at Kelvin Hotel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Kelvin Hotel offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Are there any historical sites close to Kelvin Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Demolition World (5.0 km).
Is Kelvin Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.