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Traveller (91)
Room & Suite (16)
Dining (10)
Ratings and reviews
Certificate of Excellence
  • Excellent27%
  • Very good47%
  • Average19%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“blue cod”(24 reviews)
“the pub”(25 reviews)
“chowder”(6 reviews)
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What's included
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Beachfront
Non-Smoking Rooms
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Airport Transportation
Wheelchair Access
2 Star Hotel
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Location and contact
Elgin Terrace, Stewart Island 9846, New Zealand
56 km to Invercargill Airport
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is the worst I have ever been. The room had a weird smell and food is average. On top, the rooms are overpriced. It is a shame to have a hotel like this in a beautiful island like Stewart island. Would not recommend...More

Thank Lee B
Response from Helen C, Owner at South Sea HotelResponded 3 weeks ago

Shocked to read this. Our guests responses in the past few years have been very appreciative and enthusiastic re the price (which was as quoted in your email), food quality, rooms and service. Very sorry that Lettice Yi was disappointed with her mid-winter Stewart Island...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A bit expensive for a small room but was great after a big day walking around the island. We stayed in a room with a single and a double bed. We cooked our own food and the facilities were adequate. Staff were very helpful and...More

Thank LXW
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in motel room number 22, it was light and airy as it was the end of the block with an extra set of windows. It was very clean, warm and well equipped. The bed was comfortable. Tv did not get all channels but...More

Thank kiwisqurt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed for three nights in a sea view room and it was great. We were treated to incredible sunrises over the bay, and a kaka or two on the porch. The room was clean and tidy. The pub is rowdy but friendly, and the...More

Thank MarxWasRight
Reviewed 1 June 2018 via mobile

Stayed one night at the South Sea Hotel, classic old school hotel with an active bar and a restuarant/cafe that serves local produce to a high standard. Easy access to all activities. Good wifi. Staff are friendly.

Thank Tony D
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Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
17
Price range
US$62 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Restaurant
Beachfront
Free Parking
Bar/Lounge
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Internet
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
17
Price range
US$62 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
Hotel class
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms
Number of rooms
17
Price range
US$62 - US$119 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Location
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Stewart Island
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Room & Suite (16)
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"I wouldn't worry about a room with a sea view as you can just go down stairs to the lounge and there it..."
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"Rooms in the separate blocks are likely to be quieter"
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"Rooms 1,2,3 are sea view, but, over the Reception, Pub and Restaurant. Worth the loss of sleep for the breeze..."
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"We had an upstairs room which was pretty quiet and close to the balcony and shared areas."
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