we were very disappointed with our stay at Kinloch. We had booked and prepaid (!) $600 several months ago for two nights dinner , bed and breakfast. There was no choice for the evening menu or the breakfast - but we did get a poached egg and bacon! - but again, no choice! - the bedroom was also disappointingly small with nowhere to put a case or clothes - when booking we had asked for two single duvets which were not provided, a second single duvet was provided in the end, but left outside our door on the floor - we were therefore left to make our own bed and to remove the double duvet which was in the way. There were only two bathrooms (loo in bathroom in both cases) which had to be shared between 8 double rooms.
We decided to leave after breakfast on the second day and therefore had to forego our dinner and breakfast the following day which as i said, we had prepaid. We were offered no refund, even for the dinner which i believe was priced at $45 per head. |
This is the only place that has asked for our money in advance and the only place we have found so disappointing that we have left early and we are in New Zealand for 7 weeks.
The highlight for us was James who had to run reception, run the bar and serve dinner plus drinks to everyone in the restaurant.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a spectacular setting on the lakefront opposite Glenorchy township between the Routeburn and Greenstone tracks, a stay at Kinloch Lodge is a highlight of any holiday. One of just three places in the Southern Lakes to become an authors pick in the Lonely Planet guidebook. Kinloch is a haven for walkers, fishermen and people who want to feel close to their natural environment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Kinloch Hotel Glenorchy