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All reviews stewart island cosy bar historic building city council place to stay lovely hotel warm welcome south island wonderful hosts room was large hotel restaurant next morning night's sleep bluff oysters central location stayed two nights rose
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Reviewed 13 May 2018

We arrived on a rainy Friday night only to discover that the hotel restaurant wasn't going to be open that night (though the literature in the room seemed to suggest that the Friday closure was new -- since it said the restaurant was open on Fridays!) Our room was clean and comfortable. Hotel is centrally located.

Date of stay: April 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank TristanEF
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VRHotel, Manager at Victoria Railway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank You for your review. It is always a pleasure to be of service.

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Regarding Invercargill, I probably agree with Keith Richards' cryptic summation. But this hotel was an absolute treat. Tom and Rose are impeccable hosts: nothing is too much trouble, the food is very good (OMG those Bluff oysters!) and the original fixtures and fittings, down to the china, pottery and paintings, all brilliant. I'd return just to stay there another night or two.

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Belinda R
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VRHotel, Manager at Victoria Railway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Thank you for your review. We would love to see you back soon..

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Reviewed 28 March 2018

The Victoria Railway Hotel is a big old pile full of personality and charming Tom and Rose who could not have been more welcoming or helpful. Their recommendations were great, the bar was friendly (try the Cardrona orange liquor), and dinner was delicious. My son was converted to oysters, and everyone is still raving about the lamb.
Even if you are after a modern style and this is definitely an old-fashioned hotel, it is worth giving it a go - the beds are really comfortable and everything is spotlessly clean. What more could you ask?

Date of stay: March 2018
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank sailingcarrot
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VRHotel, Manager at Victoria Railway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank You for your review. It is always a pleasure to be of service.

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Reviewed 23 March 2018 via mobile

Booked a couple of nights at this pub over our South Island tour. Wonderful historic pub which also features in the "Pubs with Personality" pub guide so guaranteed to be good. Lovely welcoming hosts, Rose and Tom. Explained all the key local attractions. Had dinner at the bar (optional to use restaurant) on our first night. I love a short menu where the food benefits and this was no exception. Gorgeous new season Bluff oysters at a sensible price followed by excellent fish 'n chips with a superb broccoli side salad. Good range of wines. Pricing very fair. Very comfortable and spacious room with en suite, which for us is mandatory! Excellent central location and easy walking distance for all local attractions, bars, cafés and restaurants. Easy free parking either on site or across the road.

Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Ian B
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VRHotel, Manager at Victoria Railway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank You for your review. It is always a pleasure to be of service.

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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights at this hotel on the way to Stewart Island
The hotel is an historic two story building close to the railway station
There are many rooms most of which have different internal architecture.
Although we did not eat at the hotel there is a restaurant and small bar and the hotel provided very nice breakfasts at a modest extra cost
The owner and staff were fantastic and made you feel very welcome.

Date of stay: March 2018
Thank Ian S
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VRHotel, Manager at Victoria Railway Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2018

Thank You for your review. It is always a pleasure to be of service.

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