4 Best Hotels in Invercargill, Otago, Invercargill, and Stewart Island

Ascot Park Hotel

$$ | Corner of Tay St. and Racecourse Rd., Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand

The largest hotel in town, an eight-minute drive from the town center, is a rambling complex with spacious, modern rooms, most with small balconies and those in a motel-style building with kitchenettes. An on-site restaurant serves traditional and contemporary New Zealand fare, adding to the allure of this hospitable place that will be a welcome sight if you've just battled some of the rugged gravel side roads of the Catlins.

Pros

  • Big spacious rooms
  • Some kitchenette units for cooking
  • Free Wi-Fi and parking

Cons

  • Restaurant is pricey
  • Tiny pool
  • Some rooms could use updating
Corner of Tay St. and Racecourse Rd., Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand
0800-272–687
hotel Details
106 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Kelvin Hotel

$$ | 20 Kelvin St., Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand

The big advantage of this modern but somewhat bland full-service hotel is that it's really central, in just about the ideal location if you're not driving. The rooms facing the back are quieter.

Pros

  • Couldn't be more centrally located
  • Excellent restaurant
  • Welcoming staff

Cons

  • No gym on-site but pass to nearby facility included
  • Breakfast expensive in hotel restaurant (and not included)
  • Some rooms on the small side
20 Kelvin St., Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand
0800-802–829
hotel Details
61 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Mohua Park

$$$ | 744 Catlins Valley Rd., Invercargill, 9586, New Zealand

If you're traveling to Invercargill via the Southern Scenic Route, these four lovely self-catering cottages make a perfect rest stop before you get to the city. The couple who does the Catlins Eco-Tours built this place between Papatowai and Owaka in the Catlins River Valley with conservation and coziness is mind.

Pros

  • Beautiful outlooks on 35 acres of native forest
  • Eco-friendly
  • Lots of privacy

Cons

  • No restaurants on-site
  • No TV or phone
  • No Wi-Fi
744 Catlins Valley Rd., Invercargill, 9586, New Zealand
03-415–8613
hotel Details
4 cottages
Rate Includes: No Meals

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Tuatara Backpackers Lodge

$ | 30–32 Dee St., Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand

The world's southernmost YHA hostel is in the center of Invercargill, next door to the Speight's Ale House and the main city library. The Tuatara has the usual group of bunks, twins, and double rooms, along with a few private doubles with en suite bathrooms, TVs, and stereos. An on-site café serves good coffee and breakfast, and there's also secure parking, a laundry, and Wi-Fi.

Pros

  • Inexpensive
  • Centrally located
  • All necessary amenities on site

Cons

  • Can be noisy at night
  • Very basic
  • Only a few rooms with private baths
30–32 Dee St., Invercargill, 9810, New Zealand
0800-488–282
hotel Details
26 rooms
Rate Includes: No Meals

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