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Recreation Hotel

68 High Street, Greymouth 7805 New Zealand
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#18 of 19 hotels in Greymouth
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Separate from the main hotel, restaurant and bar are 30 self-contained, double-glazed studio units. With their secluded location off the main highway, these units offer tranquillity, but at the same time provide all the comforts you expect. There are a variety of options to suit every need. Ten of the units contain a double and single bed, 13 units have twin single beds and three have a double bed. For families with younger children, there are four larger units which have a double and two single beds.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Shuttle bus service
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Restaurant
Breakfast available
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ericgT2218DB wrote a review 5 Feb
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand30 contributions3 helpful votes
Once upon a time this place was very good. Now it is dreadful Tonight ordered fish..snapper I was told. It was well over cooked and surrounded by an oily substance. Last time I was there..September last year ordered roast beef. It was a reconstituted frozen thing that tasted worse than old leather! Best avoided
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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Marie D wrote a review Dec 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand3 contributions
Why the f$&? Does it take an hour and a half to cook a steak?? Also when the meal arrives the fish has been changed to salmon instead of the original without notice. One meal was missing completely. Veggies were also undercooked and cold. Won’t be back.
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Date of stay: December 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Not happy with the restaurant
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Martin T wrote a review Mar 2023
Auckland, New Zealand12 contributions9 helpful votes
Arrived with a party of 6 plus baby. Ordered at around 7.30. Only 2 of the 3 entress arrived. Then waited another hour before mains. Other parties who arrived after were getting meals well before us. When I enquired about why it was taking so long they explained that it was because of the entress we ordered. It was only flat bread ffs. Then the matre de tried to explain that they were busy and it would be long. Another 30 minutes before they arrived. Have been there several times a d the service is getting worse. On a side note. The meals were ok but come on guys. Up your game.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Michelle D wrote a review Nov 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions1 helpful vote
Appalling service! Visited for dinner with a large family group, ordered two meals at 5.30 pm, 6 pm no meals, rest of family who ordered later received their meals, 6.30 pm queried where our food was, told it would be there shortly, 7pm still no food, was told we are busy in main restaurant, asked if bar patrons are less important, no response, then told they are short staffed, didn’t make sense when others who ordered later were served first! Finally got food 7.05pm, had to take half as takeaway, Have been a regular for many years, will NOT be back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Paul H wrote a review Oct 2022
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Terrible ordered dinner an hour and half later was told the kitchen was busy.Then plenty served before us then told they forgot.They offered a discount they didn’t apply and said it was 15 minutes away We went home for pizzas. It’s a local bar and restaurant no outsiders
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled on business
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ChrisKay H wrote a review Nov 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand44 contributions10 helpful votes
Extremely basic., poor room layout, fridge sitting on bench, one accessible power point, noisy rooms and reception services provided via a bottle shop. If all you want is a bed for a night, this would do but don’t expect much more in the way of comfort
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled on business
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Ruby Rae - Wood wrote a review Aug 2021
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Recreation Hotel Is an immaculate restaurant with the amazing chefs your meal is bound to be more than delicious, the rec has super friendly service. Always a perfect atmosphere and to top it off after dinner enjoy a desert from the mouth-watering menu !
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Anne C. wrote a review Jul 2020
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Accommodation very good value for money clean and tidy. Them staff very friendly and helpful. Courtesy pick up from train station we very much appreciated. The dinner at the restaurant was excellent really delicious and generous portions. I would recommend staying and dining here if you visit Greymouth. We will definitely be back!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: I prefer the ground floor room as no stairs to climb.
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Phil M wrote a review Dec 2019
Auckland, New Zealand181 contributions187 helpful votes
The front bar was full of friendly locals happy to share their space with out of towners who were impinging on their turf. There was a wide range of drinks from beer right through to top shelf. There was also pub grub if you were hungry plus a restaurant out back, which was first class. You’ll get well looked after here!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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Nola B wrote a review Oct 2019
Bay of Islands, New Zealand14 contributions7 helpful votes
The ambience of the restaurant was great. The food was hot and served with a smile. Such a delicious menu, that we had trouble choosing what to select. The whitebait fritters were the best we have eaten anywhere. The service was attentive but not intrusive and we will certainly recommend this restaurant to everyone. Fine dining without the high cost. A must if you visit Greymouth.
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Date of stay: October 2019
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Frequently Asked Questions about Recreation Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Recreation Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Westland Recreation Centre (0.1 km), Dixon Park (0.5 km), and St Patrick's Parish (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Recreation Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Recreation Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Recreation Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Recreation Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Buccleugh's on High, Jimmy Cook's Kiwi Kitchen Greymouth, and Santa Fe Milk Bar.
Are there any historical sites close to Recreation Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Shantytown Heritage Park (8.3 km).