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Corner Kelvin & Esk Streets, P.O. Box 1064, Invercargill New Zealand See on map
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
3.5 Star accommodation
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Parking isn't the best. There's only a small area outside the hotel to drop the car for valet and most of the time it seems to be full. If you arrive after 5pm then there is usually parking across the street, but during the day the parking is a pain.
Bar and restaurant are ok. Some updated rooms, but also some older ones. Building is quite old. Staff friendly and willing to help. In town, so lots of places to eat within walking distance.
Thank nz_travels_a_lot_08
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 2 weeks ago
Hello, Thank you for taking time to review our hotel. Yes car parking is just around the corner and we do free valet parking. 5pm is one of the busiest times for check in. Happy to hear the staff are friendly and helpful. Enjoy your travels, Aaron
Dalene B
Reviewed 2 Nov 2018via mobile
Nice room but scaffolding an eyesore which ruined view as this is my first time to Invercargill & I was looking forward to staying in the Kelvin. Also blonde hair from previous guest was in spa, obviously it was not cleaned thoroughly. Today is our wedding anniversary & my husband & I flew down from Auckland to celebrate our first year of marriage in his hometown. Waking up @ 3am to catch early morning flight & checking into Kelvin Hotel @ 2pm to scaffolding & construction noise is not our ideal experience. Tom (duty manager) gave us 2 drink vouchers for the inconvenience. I told him it’s our wedding anniversary & a bottle of wine would have been acceptable. Also, my husband paid $257 per night, we are staying 5 nights.
Thank Dalene B
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello Dalene, I see you and your partner both wrote the same type of comments on the night you checked in. So I will not repeat my comments, however you are welcome to check his review response. I do hope that by the time you checked out (4 days after you wrote your review) you were able to enjoy your trip to Invercargill, and enjoyed catching up with your family down here? All the best
Lephi P
Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 Nov 2018via mobile
We booked for 5 nights and paid $257 a night for this King Suite and our millio dollar view of my hometowm is ruined by scaffold. All Tom (duty manager) has to offer is 2 bar vouchers.

Yesterday, I been out of bed and travelled since 3am, last thing I need at 2pm check in is construction noise and a dirty bath!

Bath had hairs from previous guests, no mini bar items at all, just a piece of paper to call 0.
Thank Lephi P
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 4 weeks ago
Hello LephiP, Thank you for staying with us. On our website we have clearly stated that we have exterior work happening on the hotel. Yes there is scaffolding up and around the building however you still had one of the best views of Invercargill. Your removal of scaffolding is extremely dangerous, one which causes a major health & safety risk and is unacceptable. That scaffold could have fallen onto people or the road having devastating consequences. We deliver room service items at any time and there is even a night porter to assist, if you wanted any food or beverages. As explained all you had to do was dial 0. You used this service during your stay. Tom the duty manager the night you arrived gave you a few complimentary drinks and generously offered you a bottle of wine and dinner the 2nd night an offer which you took full advantage of. During your stay it came to our attention that you were aggressive and rude to our staff members, again this is something that we do not tolerate. We are sorry that your stay was not up to your standards on the night you arrived and wrote your trip advisor post. You however went on to stay an additional 3 nights with us and all of our staff were very accommodating to your needs. However the first few nights this was clearly not reciprocated. We wish you the best on your future.
Reviewed 25 Sep 2018via mobile
Undergoing renovations however this didn’t impact my stay. The staff were super friendly. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. Highly recommend staying here. Great location with walking distance to supermarket and shops
Thank Roxy1932
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 27 Sep 2018
Thank you for your great feedback.
Jan M
Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 Sep 2018via mobile
Very friendly staff at main desk. Room allocated paint smell unreal & couldn’t see outside as windows covered for painters. Asked to be moved & outcome very happy. From 4th floor to 3rd. Very clean & tidy with room to move. Very happy with one night stay.
Thank Jan M
Response from Aaron M, General Manager at Kelvin Hotel
Responded 18 Sep 2018
Thank you for your stay. Yes we are currently painting outside the North side of the building, this is part of our renovation plan. However it sounds like they must have been directly outside your room for the smell to be so strong. Our appoligies for that.
If you’re looking for a family-friendly hotel in Invercargill, look no further than Kelvin Hotel. More Close to some of Invercargill's most popular landmarks, such as Demolition World (5.0 km) and Waipapa Point Lighthouse (47.1 km), Kelvin Hotel is a great destination for tourists. Guest rooms include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a seating area. In addition, guests can enjoy breakfast served in the room during their visit. As an added convenience, there is free parking available to guests, and Kelvin Hotel makes getting online easy, with internet access. While in Invercargill be sure to experience local bangers and mash favorites at Waxy's Irish Pub. During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like E Hayes and Sons - The World's Fastest Indian (0.5 km), Classic Motorcycle Mecca (0.2 km), and Southland Museum and Art Gallery (0.8 km), which are all within walking distance of the hotel. The staff at Kelvin Hotel looks forward to serving you during your upcoming visit. Less
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Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Room Service
Air Conditioning
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Golf Course
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$74 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kelvin Hotel Invercargill, South Island
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
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Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$74 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Kelvin Hotel Invercargill, South Island
New Zealand > South Island > Southland Region > Invercargill
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Room & Suite (42)
Dining (8)
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16 August 2015|
Response from Aaron M | Property representative |
Hello Ameliagwy, We offer complimentary Valet Parking so feel free to pull up outside the hotel check in and then we will park your car away in our secure parking located inside the H&J Smith car park.
Joe M
1 April 2015|
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Response from Bryan T | Property representative |
Hello, yes we do have a courtesy coach to take you to the airport. Our cancellation policy is 24 hour notice. I trust we may be of service. Regards Bryan
18 February 2015|
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Response from Aaron M | Property representative |
Good afternoon Steve, We have standard Double, Queen, Twin and Triple rooms if you have a set requirement please inform us and we will lock that room type for you. We look forward to welcoming you in May.
Room Tips
"no views--in downtown"
7 Apr 2018
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"Very personal service from the staff"
8 Nov 2017
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"Level 4 rooms appear smaller, but nicer than those on Level 6 unless those have been upgraded."
3 Nov 2017
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"Get a room above third floor or higher"
2 Nov 2017
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