South Sea Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSouth Sea Hotel Stewart Island
Studio apartments are v good. Two beds, kitchen area, en suite and large TV. The service and greeting at reception are OK. This is the social centre for Stewart Island so bear this in mind if you chose to stay in the normal hotel rooms. can be v noisy at weekends from Friday night. The studio rooms are at the back away from main Hotel Block.
Restaurant food is excellent (not cheap) sea food is mouth waveringly fresh. Restaurant service is ok. They are strict about timing and ceasing meal service.
They are more than happy to store luggage after check out and have a guest lounge that can be used.
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"O Oysters, come and walk with us!"
The Walrus did beseech.
"A pleasant walk, a pleasant talk,
along the briny beach:
We cannot do with more than four,
to give a hand to each."
The eldest Oyster looked at him, but never a word he said: The eldest Oyster winked his eye, and shook his heavy …
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The journey home was pretty scary, we ...
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