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42 Fairfax Street, Murchison 7007 New Zealand
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#6 of 6 in Murchison
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Room types
Family rooms


Full view
56Somewhat walkable
Grade: 56 out of 100
10Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
2Attractionswithin 0.5 km
32Reviews0Q+A4Room tips
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cashmerebay wrote a review 7 May
Timaru16 contributions3 helpful votes
We didnt stay at the Hampden, but we ate there (just as we did 4 years ago) and it was a bloody beauty of a feed. We were astounded at how the kitchen staff just kept cool and focused while the diners came through the door in an endless line. They never got flustered and the quality of the kai never suffered. They were still smiling when we left (with very full tummies). Bloody amazing, massive feeds.
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Date of stay: April 2022
Room Tip: Get in quick to beat the rush
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Barb G wrote a review Apr 2022
Palmerston North, New Zealand70 contributions32 helpful votes
Went to order the steak and lambshanks. Informed after getting to front of queue that out of steak. Went back to table for renewed instructions. Thankfully queue had only grown by two. Order chicken schnitzel and lambshanks. An hour later an apologetic fill in cook arrived at the table to inform us they had No lambshanks. Ffs they couldn’t even provide comfort it’s not going to take another hour for the replacement fish and chips! Very generous in not worrying about the additional $2 cost of the fish and chips. Unfortunately my preliminary investigation revealed that there aren’t many other evening meal options in Murchison. Would have been nice of them to throw us a garlic bread or something to help pass the nearly two hours waiting!!! The fish and chips was less than cheap takeaway quality and the chicken schnitzel was cardboard in batter. Unlike Arnie WE WONT BE BACK!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
Martin C wrote a review Feb 2022
97 contributions57 helpful votes
Nicely cooked lamb shanks and bangers and mash. Absolutely just the ticket after a long day on the road. Fairly basic surroundings, but friendly and helpful staff and great no-nonsense food and a very good pot of tea. Recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2022
sthsea94 wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand35 contributions38 helpful votes
A small group of us stayed the night, we had a basic dinner there which we all enjoyed, the Atmosphere was relaxed, quite a few locals in attendance. the room although older were clean, heaters and ensuites in our rooms. A fun night. Recommended
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Date of stay: May 2021
Tony wrote a review Feb 2021
New Zealand1 contribution
As the only place in town that does evening meals, the Pub prices are very high and the food is awful, lots of deep fried food, special of the day looked like a pre made plate that was then microwaved. The burger I had was awful and gave me a grumbly stomach.
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Date of stay: February 2021
New ZealandSouth IslandNelson-Tasman RegionMurchison
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Hampden Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Hampden Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Murchison Museum (0.1 km) and Dust & Rust (0.06 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Hampden 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 The Hampden Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Hampden Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Hampden Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Cow Shed Restaurant, Zen's Kitchen, and Tutaki Bakery.
Is The Hampden Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Murchison.