Stewart Island's iconic South Sea Hotel is located on the foreshore, in the centre of town. It is 2 minutes’ walk from the ferry and airline terminals. The self-contained studio units are adjacent to the main hotel building. The older-style accommodation upstairs in the main hotel offers shared facilities including a communal guest lounge overlooking the harbor, which offers tea and coffee making facilities. The restaurant offers local seafood, and a varied menu with daily specials. The on-site bar is a great place to meet locals, view historic photos, and learn about island life and history. Wildlife tours can be organised by the tour desk where it is possible to see kiwis and sea lions. Bravo Adventure Cruises is just a 5-minute walk from The South Sea Hotel and can organise fishing trips. Ringa Ringa Golf Course is less than a 20-minute walk from the hotel, while Invercagrill Airport is a 20-minute flight away.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.7 for a two-person trip.

Distance in property description is calculated using © OpenStreetMap

Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.7)


Availability

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Room type
Number of guests
 
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
1 large double bed
1 single bed
1 large double bed
2 single beds
1 single bed
and
1 large double bed
1 single bed
and
1 double bed
2 single beds
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Guest reviews

Categories:

Staff
8.9
Facilities
8.0
Cleanliness
8.6
Comfort
8.5
Value for money
8.5
Location
9.7
Free WiFi
5.8
Low score for Half-moon Bay
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See what guests loved the most:

  • Nikki
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Fabulous location, friendly old-school NZ hotel with helpful staff
  • Lisa
    New Zealand New Zealand
    The hotel was brilliant,access to everything.staff were friendly.meals were value for money.
  • Kierin
    New Zealand New Zealand
    Gorgeous location, friendly staff, beautiful building, central to everything. Great view from our room. Recommended.

Property surroundings

Restaurants
1 restaurant on site

  • Restaurant #1
    • Cuisine
      Seafood • Australian
    • Open for
      Breakfast • Lunch • Dinner
    • Ambiance
      Family friendly • Traditional
    • Dietary options
      Vegetarian • Vegan • Gluten-free • Dairy-free

Facilities of South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island
Great facilities! Review score, 8

Most popular facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Free WiFi
  • Beachfront
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Bar
Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Free toiletries
Bedroom
  • Linen
Outdoors
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Beachfront
  • Garden
Activities
  • Happy hour
    Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Darts
  • Billiards
    Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
  • Kid meals
    Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
Parking
No parking available.
Services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Luggage storage
  • Fax/photocopying
    Additional charge
  • Packed lunches
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
  • Wake up service/Alarm clock
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Designated smoking area
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Heating
  • Carpeted
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages spoken
  • English

Property practice

This property has told us they implemented a practice in one of these categories: waste, water, energy and greenhouse gases, destination and community, and nature.

House rules
South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island takes special requests - add in the next step!

Check-in
From 14:00 to 20:00
Check-out
From 07:00 to 10:00
Cancellation/ prepayment
Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children of any age are welcome.

To see correct prices and occupancy information, please add the number of children in your group and their ages to your search.

Cot and extra bed policies

0 - 1 year
Cot upon request
NZD 15 per child, per night
2 years
Cot upon request
NZD 15 per child, per night
Extra bed upon request
NZD 15 per child, per night
3+ years
Extra bed upon request
NZD 15 per person, per night

Prices for cots and extra beds are not included in the total price, and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

The number of extra beds and cots allowed is dependent on the option you choose. Please check your selected option for more information.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

No age restriction
There is no age requirement for check-in
Pets
Pets are not allowed.
Groups
When booking more than 4 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Accepted payment methods
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FAQs about South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island

  • South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island is 500 yards from the centre of Half-moon Bay. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island is from 14:00, and check-out is until 10:00.

  • The nearest beach is just 50 yards from South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Room options at South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island include:

    • Studio
    • Twin/Double
    • Single
    • Twin
    • Chalet
    • Double

  • South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant #1

  • The prices at South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.

  • South Sea Hotel - Stewart Island offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Billiards
    • Darts
    • Beachfront
    • Happy hour
    • Beach