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Grosvenor Hotel

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“historic hotel”(6 reviews)
“first floor”(9 reviews)
“bar downstairs”(3 reviews)
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3.0 Star Hotel
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4 Mar5 Mar
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All reviewshistoric hotelfirst floorbar downstairsfree wifimiddle of towna great staybed was comfortableroom was largeold schoolrooms are cleanthe main streetcouple of nightscentral locationcaroline bayking sizednew zealandstayed one night
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Reviewed 29 April 2017

On a trip to Timaru we decided to stay ant the "Grand Old Lady" of the south, the Grosvenor Hotel, I knew there was some history and abit of Character to this property - looking at its website I was intrigued as to what to...More

1  Thank HapiTraveller57
Response from wiredfrog, Owner at Grosvenor HotelResponded 1 May 2017

Greetings HapiTraveller57 A happy camper meant that a happy hotel crew too. Yes, we tried to imagine how The Grosvenor would have looked like when Her Majesty stayed in 1954. The lift that you used was both loved and hated on equal measures but for...More

Reviewed 25 April 2017

Stayed at The Grosvenor for one night in a Superior Room. The old building certainly is striking, with lovely architecture and loads of history, including the distinction of having once been accommodation for HRH Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip during a visit to New...More

2  Thank April G
Reviewed 16 April 2017

what a lovely old building externally-lots of character.After a very friendly and quick check in we used the lift-a taste of bygone days which is i think partly what this hotel is about.The corridors are quirky decorated but the room was lovely-very mute colours,comfy bed...More

Thank malcTorbay
Response from wiredfrog, Owner at Grosvenor HotelResponded 18 April 2017

Greetings malcTorbay Thank you for taking the time to write a positive review on The Grosvenor. We appreciate your kind words. That meant the world to us. As you know, hospitality industry is a double edged sword. We have praises and criticisms on equal measures....More

Reviewed 11 April 2017

I recently booked in to The Grosvenor for two nights. I was very happy. It is a great old hotel and a landmark in Timaru. The rooms are clean. Bathroom was immaculate. I was there for two relatively cold evenings and the room was heated...More

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Response from wiredfrog, Owner at Grosvenor HotelResponded 12 April 2017

Greetings Sideshow Bob Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate your positivity. It is refreshing to get compliments for things that we do well and not merely hearing complaints for things that we could have done better. We send you...More

Reviewed 4 April 2017

Booked on line and all looked satisfactory until we were given our room. Rooms,corridors etc old,dated and had that stale smell. Absolutely nothing like the pictures in the web site. Another couple walked out just prior to us as well.Very disappointing and totally false advertising.More

Thank jollyr57
Response from wiredfrog, Owner at Grosvenor HotelResponded 5 April 2017

Greetings jollyr57 How are we supposed to have false advertising in New Zealand? The Law is there to protect consumers. All photos on Booking.com were taken by its own manager. Photos on Tripadvisor were posted by guests. We have Suites, Superior Rooms and Standard Rooms....More

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