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Mackenzie Country Inn

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Wairepo St, Twizel 8773, New Zealand
+64 3-435 0869
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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44 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

if you want a trip down memory lane then this is the hotel for you, nothing says more about the 80s more, than beige and cream . I thought i had stepped back in time when i opened my room door, now i know what its like to live in an old peoples home , average furnishings , no sky... More 

Thank kyoshikiwi
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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65 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good selection of food ; well presented ; staff attentive and helpful There were big tour groups and were well catered

Thank 490billyp
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Staff were friendly and the room was clean and a good size. Unfortunately water pressure in the shower wasn't great. There was some noise heard from the hallway and from other rooms. The balcony door did not lock properly. Definitely visit Shawty's Cafe.

Thank MelissaDenman
Waimate, New Zealand
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23 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

We were staying elsewhere but were able to dine casually for the buffet dinner. We found there was a good selection & we both thoroughly enjoyed our 3 courses.

Thank JandalJohn
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Rib eye steak was to die for, with a delicious mushroom sauce, cooked to perfection. Would recommend to my friends and family. restaurant has a lovely layout with wide windows looking out onto the lawn. Staff were extremely accomodating and friendly. would visit again.

Thank leianah2017
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

The ribeye was gristley and tough. When I complained the response was that i ate it all (i had been waiting for about an hour for it so what else was i to do?). Considering i paid for the al a carte menu, that is not good enough. All other meals in nz have been great. I would avoid eating... More 

Thank MarkusMackenzie
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56 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

Parking is easy, quiet location, value for money with convenient access to the city center (walking distance). It is also near restaurants.

Thank AloysiusMD
Buderim, Queensland, Australia
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175 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016 via mobile

Good food, good ambience, value for money. The only thing wrong with our visit was the staff were overworked and one more serving person would have prevented delays. However the food compensated with a great menu and we all enjoyed our selections. Recommended

Thank Mike I
Canberra, Australia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We ended up in Twizel because Mt. Cook was full. Lovely little town with decent places to eat (Poppies!) and gorgeous views of the mountains. Hotel looked OK on the outside but was really outdated. The rooms were circa 1950. Rooms were clean, however. So if you're stuck, it's an option. Also would recommend the LOTR tour and biplane flight.... More 

Thank Jennulmer
Singapore, Singapore
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24 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

We tried the hot stone beef grill. Interesting experience. Definitely worth trying during your stay at Tekapo.

Thank breezer_12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Wairepo St, Twizel 8773, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  South Island  >  Canterbury Region  >  Mackenzie District  >  Twizel
  • Phone Number: +64 3-435 0869

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?