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LouiseM2311
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Great stay whilst doing the West Coast Wilderness Trail

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 22 Feb 2024
We stayed at the Miner's cottage (2 couples) whilst doing the West Coast Wilderness Trail and it was lovely, roomy and has a nice outlook from the back. Clean, everything we needed - would stay here again. Nice having the restaurant right next door!
Date of stay: January 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Stayed one night after cycling from Greymouth in one of the houses they offer. Self contained room with ensuite. The house has shared kitchen, lounge and dining table. Great bike storage over at the hotel. We also had dinner and breakfast in the hotel which was excellent. Well cooked and presented food. Staff very friendly and professional. Our room was comfortable, clean and the old style deco very pleasing g. The bed was very comfortable, nice linens, all very clean.

Room tip: Good bike storage room with washing machine and dryer.
Date of stay: November 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 8 September 2023 via mobile

After completing a day of cycling the Wilderness Trail we needed some sustenance. The hotel was open, so we gave it a try. What a beautifully restored bar area. All period furniture tastefully arranged. Staff were so friendly and welcoming. All the dinner tables had fresh flower arrangement. The locals were arriving and all were welcomed like family. A special experience. Our meal was great. Strongly recommend a visit if you are in the area. We were assured that the accommodation was as good as the bar area and fully booked out in season.

Date of stay: September 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nona Jackson, Other at Theatre Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Many thanks for taking the time to place your feedback. We are so pleased you enjoyed your meal with us. Hopefully you are able to stay a night next time! Thank you again.

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Reviewed 13 May 2023

Stayed in one of the Miners Cottages - this was an absolutely beautiful mix of old and modern style. The cottages are super spacious and great to relax in - wish we we stayed more than just 1 night! The shower was great after a day riding the West Coast Wilderness trail and the air-conditioning kept the room at just the right temperature during a freezing cold night.

Room tip: Recommend staying in the Miners Cottages
Date of stay: April 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Anthony M
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Nona Jackson, Other at Theatre Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Thank you very much for your feedback, we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you back again in future. All the best!

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Reviewed 5 April 2023

Stayed in one of the old houses over the road doing the WCWT and for the price it was absolutely fine.
Nice Pizza for dinner.
We did change rooms as the bed in one room (3) was too soft, and they were happy for us to do that.

Date of stay: March 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Nick H
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Nona Jackson, Other at Theatre Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 10 October 2023

Hi Nick, many thanks for taking the time to place your feedback, it is much appreciated. Hope you enjoyed your cycle journey!

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Reviewed 26 March 2023

We stayed here Feb 2023 for one night in the Seddon Room – a walk back in time. The room was really good, plush and so it should be for the price.
The Pub was good – food and service good. There were only 2 staff working and they did an awesome job. We know it is difficult in NZ at the moment to get hospitality staff.

Most of the clientele were on cycle trips.

Not giving 5 stars because the wifi was not available as promised and the staff couldn't do anything about it. They had wifi for their business operations but not for us in one of the premium rooms. This was disappointing as wifi is one of our criteria when booking our accommodation for our 4mth trip.

There is not much else in town - we came here for the experience of the room.

Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara, Marketing at Theatre Royal Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2023

Hi BarbGrae, Thank you so much for taking the time to write a review for us. It is lovely to hear you enjoyed the decor & oppulence of the Seddon Suite. Its also great to hear that our staff provided you with great service and food in the restaurant. I will be sure to pass your comments onto them.

I'm sorry to hear about the wifi. Please accept my sincerest apologies. There are 2 seperate wifi networks for security reasons, one for guests and one for the business. Unfortunately due to our location we can't always get someone out to fix a wifi problem immediately. The issue was brought to our attention back in February and this has now been rectified. Once again thanks for your feedback it helps us to improve continuously. We hope to see you again if you're ever passing through Kumara.

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