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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A group of us stayed here on our trip with Stray Journeys, for many of us it was the last night together and we were definitely looking forward to spending some time together. Unfortunately the Royal Hotel wasn't the ideal location for that. In addition to the main hotel they have a house (part of a house?), and some of...

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Jill D, Owner at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

We were very disappointed in your recent review of our business.We have worked hard in making people very welcome and it has paid off with 2 awards issued for 2016 and now 2017 AA recommendation for both yrs,based on reviews people have told. If you are going to tell the story,tell all of it !! The house we use,accommodates 8...

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 November 2016

We stayed a night in one of the bunk rooms. The room was small with two sets of bunks. The beds were firm but nicely made up with new linen and a heater was available. We ate in the restaurant and all enjoyed the lamb shanks .It was a big night in the bar but we were not disturbed by...

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Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 May 2016

We have stopped at The Royal in Naseby several times. Always comfortable and charming, but the improvement since Deborah and Mark took over is significant. Our room was really comfortable and we had an excellent meal. However, the stand out feature of the hotel is the warm and friendly hospitality. Deborah and Mark really could not have been more helpful....

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Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The Royal Hotel is a slice of the past. 6 of us stayed there while cycling the Central Otago Rail Trail. Our host, Mark, picked us up from Ranfurly and delivered us back there the next morning. Nothing was too much trouble for him. The rooms that we stayed in all had small en suites and although the decor is...

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Jill D, Owner at Royal Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your thoughts.I am glad you had a great time with us.The furniture in the rooms are dated to go with the era of the pub.People want to come here and feel the atmosphere that the pub exhumes but still has a few mod cons as well.The pub is 150 yrs old but still feels like a home...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Thanks for a great night drinking, I don't think me and the boys have ever been that well "full" in quite a while and love how you and the locals joined in, very late night, with a lot of fuel, sorry we got a bit loud Probably should have tried your food Once agin thanks for the late one

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Palmerston North
Reviewed 19 January 2016

This hotel, built in 1863, does not have all modern amenities - as you would expect. But it doesnt matter - if you enjoy experiencing the life & times of old, this is the place to visit! This period of New Zealand history was as rough & tough as the American wild west! Our room was small but comfortable -...

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Laguna Niguel, California
Reviewed 15 May 2015

This very old quaint hotel is most comfortable though rooms are very sparse with toilets & showers down the hall. The beer & food was great along with the ambience including a roaring open wood fire to stave off the frost - & this was in March!

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We had an excellent time at our short stay in Naseby during the Central Otago Rail Trail in July. From the pickup to drop off our hosts were friendly and helpful. The perfect place to unwind! Our dinner was delicious and we were made to feel truly welcome. I would recommend this hotel to anyone in the area or also...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2014

from the pick up and drop off to this great little town and hotel you get a classic kiwi experience, sitting by the fire with a nice dink, surrounded by a mix of locals, cyclists and family holiday groups there was a great buzz to this place….and the food was great! Definitely worth taking the detour (picked up by the...

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Reviewed 2 April 2014 via mobile

This "hotel" is so regardless renovated and has a modern bathroom. We had an ensuite bathroom so that made for a better time. However the hotel is very old and we were cold in those fall. The restaurant was adequate but expensive for the moderate quality. The host was VERY accommodating and the bar had character but definitely not upscale.

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Address: Earne Street, Naseby, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Naseby
Number of rooms: 9
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“The en-suite double is very comfortable.”
theenigmaticnimrod, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are all much the same! Some have ensuite”
iotapeter, 18 Jan 2016 | Read review
“All are old but have electric blankets & a cord down to the bed from the solo light bulb. Ask for breakfast & they will have it ready in the dining room for you - continental.”
582russellk, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“go for a room with an ensuite as the owners have made the effort to smarten up a very old building”
Yacht_Bob, 16 May 2014 | Read review
“We had room #9 which was an ensuite. Nice and cosy and clean. Couldn't even hear the pub noise after we went to our room.”
gloriaa33, 27 Jul 2013 | Read review
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