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Formerly the Blackball Hilton

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Reviewed 20 May 2016 via mobile

Hospitality lacking, host smart, made us feel as though we should've known all about Blackball's History. Meal was average in the Hotel, would not reccommand. Best place to visit was the Butcher and art shop at the end of the main street.

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Akaroa, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 May 2016

Welcoming and very comfortable hotel and public house, with a historic charm and interesting past. We'll worth the visite, pleanty to see and do around the area, and more than one day is recommended... just stay!

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Brisbane
Reviewed 27 April 2016

Stayed a weeknight and it was very clean and comfortable. The dinner was an absolute delight and delicious! Pistachio encrusted rack of lamb....a beautifully cooked steak...yummy entrees! Very, very good indeed! An interesting place to look around, as is the small town. Bought some local goods from the butcher shop (salami, black pudding and sausages!) A great place to stay...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 April 2016

I stayed here for two nights with a group while attending a local conference, and had a fabulous time - including the most delicious steak I have eaten. This is a country hostelry to be enjoyed for its West Coast character rather than for luxury, and it has character in spades! The exhibition the walls give a fascinating panorama of...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

I visited this hotel for lunch and drinks with a group of motor bikers on Easter Saturday. An old mining town, Blackball was almost deserted but the hotel was geared up to handle our custom. They have a good selection of beers and other drinks while the food menu contained a range of basic but wholesome dishes. I chose Cornish...

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Thank John R
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 March 2016 via mobile

On route to Westport so a visit to Blackball was on the cards. First visit there, was keen to try some of the famous local salami and see the infamous Formerly the Blackball Hilton. Unfortunately being Good Friday the salami place was closed - but the Formerly the Blackball Hilton was open. Upon entry to the bar it was like...

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Thank peter_fussell
Surrey, UK.
Reviewed 12 February 2016

Attracted by its "Coaster" reputation, we went out of our way to visit this establishment. In almost every respect, we were not disappointed - evocative town, evocative pub, all that was missing was a rowdy mob of miners at the bar. I would also add that the lunch food was tasty and reasonably-priced. So, what was wrong? The hostess, that's...

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2Thank Capelle
New Zealand
Reviewed 10 February 2016

Having last been in Blackball 30 years ago we decided to take a detour on our way home from Greymouth to see if it had changed much and, I have to admit, check out the Formerly the Blackball Hilton. Well, the town is a pleasant little place and has done a commendable job of providing some history and information for...

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2Thank cybertrav
Bournemouth
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Only stay here if you really know what the place is all about. It is not your normal hotel or lodge. Rooms are basic but still slept through the night. Food - well my pork was over cooked and hard but my wife has the rack of lamb which she said was delicious. Beware of one thing that is if...

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 February 2016

This is a two storey hotel which is over 100 years old. You step in the door and you are transported back in time. The first thing you see is a stunning old bar and friendly locals acknowledging you no matter who you are. The bedroom we had was a warm pink with a huge king size bed with aptly...

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Formerly the Blackball Hilton

Address: 26 Hart Street | Blackball, Greymouth, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Greymouth
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Hilton Greymouth
Greymouth Hilton
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“Bathrooms are shared, so if proximity to one is important, be sure to ask. Rooms are small because the hotel has retained its authenticity.”
 of 5 bubbles 906JamesF, 27 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms towards the back were had Queen Size Beds and were close to the Showers and Toilets.”
  • Room 8
  • The View from my room
 of 5 bubbles 599kerric, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Say no ghost room...lol”
  • room 2
 of 5 bubbles RkR81, 19 May 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are upstairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Greybeard2016, 14 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you are going to travel there, enquire and look at the place before you confirm the booking, you could be paying cancellation fee just for "booking" and "looking" at the room.”
 of 5 bubbles tiaretropical, 8 Feb 2015 | Read review
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