Foveaux Hotel
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Foveaux Hotel

Sign for accommodation in front garden
Traveller (19)
Queen Bed Ensuite 1
Room & Suite (10)
the dining room with another lit fire
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4.5
#2 of 3 small hotels in Bluff
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
Foveaux Hotel is a small 9 room bed and breakfast boutique art deco hotel located in the middle of Bluff- New Zealand's southernmost seaport and gateway to Stewart Island. The hotel houses the Captain's Table licensed restaurant which is open for lunches, devonshire teas, and dinners every day. There are many bush walks and scenic views around Bluff and vicinity.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Airport transportation
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Kids' meals
Room features
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
2.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Charming

Location

40 Gore Street, Bluff 9814 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 58 out of 100
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Invercargill Airport
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lalyas wrote a review Feb 2020
87 contributions85 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at this hotel for one night and had initial reservations about shared bathroom. But there were no issues once we had checked in.

Walking distance to the Stewart island ferry terminal and the hotel happily allowed us to leave our car in their car park whilst we stayed at Stewart island. Host Mike and Pam really made us feel at home.
This place is recommended.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Beach Girl Becca wrote a review Jan 2020
Queenstown, New Zealand20 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for one night before taking the ferry to Stewart Island and it was a nice little hotel and the owners were super friendly and accommodating, allowing us to leave our car in the parking lot while we were gone to Stewart Island. Breakfast was continental in the morning though we were just after toast and coffee so it was very good for us. The hotel is supposed to be haunted but we didn’t see any ghosts during our stay. Would recommend anyone to stay here if they are planning to take the ferry the next day as it’s right across the road.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ian Graham wrote a review Jan 2020
Woodend, New Zealand9 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at the Foveaux Hotel for a night before heading over to Stewart Island. We'd driven down to Bluff from North Canterbury that day and the hotel had everything we needed - very friendly and accommodating hosts (Mike and Pam), a comfortable and warm room, and a nice restaurant with excellent home cooked food. Mike and Pam offered to let us park our car there for the week we spent on Stewart Island, saving us $60 in parking charges. We would thoroughly recommend the Foveaux Hotel to anyone staying in or passing through Bluff
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Samalw15 wrote a review Apr 2022
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I would highly recommend staying at the Foveaux Hotel while in Bluff. The owners were incredibly helpful and knowledgeable about the area. He stayed up late to keep the bar open for us and made sure he was at the accommodation for when our other guests arrived as he thought we would be out Shark Diving.
The place was old-timely and charming, and the breakfast was simple and exactly what we needed with a 6am start. They were very accommodating with allowing us to access the kitchen for breakfast and when we asked to change bedding.
A lovely gem and I will be staying there again when I am in Bluff next.
Sam
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Date of stay: April 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Katie R wrote a review Apr 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand38 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We loved staying here, what an awesome little place! Please enter here with a fair expectation of staying in a small guesthouse in small town NZ and you’ll love it. The decor fits perfectly with the era of the building and it’s context. Bedrooms are comfortable and all needs are met with toiletries, comfy beds, heaters and electric blanket. The bar is a great place to hang out with generous pours at the bar, a warm fire, TV and plenty of comfy seating. Breakfast is simple but perfectly adequate and excellent advice on tap from wonderful hosts. Loved it!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Pau H wrote a review Feb 2020
17 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came to bluff to go shark cage diving and needed a good rest before that. I booked the foveaux without expectations, but i have to say i loved it.
They make you feel like home, everything is super clean and nice, very warm indeed.
They took care of our bags while we went cage shark diving and then let us stay till our shuttle arrived (without any charge) quite late.
Lovely people and hotel!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Tersia C wrote a review Jun 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand107 contributions39 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived there, well after 14:00 after finding other guests outside, stressing that the hotel was locked. We went back to our car, sorting things out there. After a while, saw the other guests on the top floor. Went back in and was surprised to see the owner inside but the front door was still closed. He then informed us that he had to downgrade us (did not give any reason) but will still charge us the same price. There was not a big difference in price but no apology or anything. The confirming e-mail to me read: "As such, this email serves to confirm your booking of our Queen Ensuite Room with Balcony for the night of Saturday 4 June 2022 at a rate of $150 per nigh" I was extremely disappointed and said so. He replied that we were welcome to go to another hotel. No kettle, fridge or anything in the room. Toiletries I just packed away as this was a total no with covid during your holiday. What we enjoyed was good wi-fi, tv channels and to park our car while going to Stewart Island.
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Date of stay: June 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Yasmeyn B wrote a review Jul 2022
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got blown over the road from the ferry terminal into the Foveaux Hotel on a sunny day down visiting Bluff. We were unable to travel over to Stewart Island due to the seas being too rough & lucky for us due to our change in plans were able to find accomodation at the Foveaux Hotel. Mike the owner was absolutely wonderful & helpful organising a room for the night. We loved the coziness of the hotel & how downstairs offered a separate dining lounge & kitchen table experience. We loved the electric blankets & slept very well indeed. It was so nice to be warm tucked up inside the hotel hearing the wind roaring around the buildings something I hadn’t heard before but absolutely loved! We really loved the large ensuite bathroom too. Thank you Mike for making us feel so welcome during our stay in Bluff. We highly recommend to all …looking forward to coming down & staying again soon! (Best Bluff fish n chip next door too.)
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Hoc Etiam wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand119 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I can highly recommend this place. From the moment we walked in we felt welcome. When we asked to watch a movie in the bar / lounge area, the fire was switched on and lovely warm popcorn was served! We then watched a good Netflix movie with wine and popcorn.
The resident cat was a cutie, I love the way he sits at the reception waiting to check you in and out.
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Date of stay: October 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Tony P wrote a review Mar 2023
Leicester, United Kingdom379 contributions327 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It may not be a shiny new hotel but it does have its own lived in charm . Mike and Pam were the best of hosts and can’t do enough for you. They obviously work hard to get it to function as staff in Bluff are hard to come by. Unfortunately the restaurant wasn’t open due to no chef, this was a common problem in Bluff as neither did two other places we tried to eat at. Hence they do it all themselves.
It is quite old and worn in places but unlike others in this ilk it works very well . Value for money you can’t touch it. Help yourself to teas and coffee, even toast and cereal laid on at breakfast to start you off.
It’s been a very long time since I shared facilities at a hotel , I wasn’t looking forward to it but need not have worried, it went smoothly.
The bed was comfy, the place was warm and clean . Thanks - you get my thumbs up
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hmunz asked a question Oct 2014
Sunnyvale, California15 contributions1 helpful vote
How do I contact the hotel to find out availability & prices on the date(s) I want?
Answer from Sherry S
Bluff, New Zealand
You can contact the Foveaux Hotel by emal or call the hotel reception desk.
Diana K wrote a tip Feb 2024
Albany Creek, Australia400 contributions76 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Small Art Deco hotel with only 9 rooms. Excellent hosts Mike and Pam. Can recommend "
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pauljilltaylor wrote a tip Mar 2018
Tauranga, New Zealand65 contributions40 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All good rooms"
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Tracey Y wrote a tip Feb 2017
Bindoon, Australia17 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for the room with the balcony and ensuite number 1"
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OldPachaMama wrote a tip Nov 2016
Denver, Colorado27 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just ask to see rooms. The owner is justifiably proud of what she has to offer."
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MinibearX wrote a tip Feb 2016
Doha, Qatar256 contributions195 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Room 1 with a balcony, ideal for family to sit outside."
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PRICE RANGE
$125 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandSouthland RegionBluff
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Foveaux Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Foveaux Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Bluff Hill (1.7 km), Stirling Point (0.6 km), and Signpost (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Foveaux Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Foveaux Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Foveaux Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Foveaux Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Galley Takeaways, Oyster Cove Restaurant and Bar, and Lands End.
Does Foveaux Hotel have airport transportation?
Yes, Foveaux Hotel offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Is Foveaux Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.2 km away from the centre of Bluff.
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