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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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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 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 Hotel looked OK on the outside but was really outdated.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
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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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5 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Hotel is old and without really anything that calls your attention. Ok for one night stay like if you are skiing or passing through. One thing that is good is that the beds have electric blankets!

Thank Lucas M
Wellington, New Zealand
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115 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

We arrived at not even 6pm in mid winter to be told the only dinner options they had available without a booking were bar tables! Fine by us. The service was good, the food was lovely. Would recommend.

Thank Mel-Kiwi_NZ
Carlisle, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

We ate dinner and breakfast in the restaurant during our visit to Twizel. Both meals were self serve buffet style. For the dinner meal they had a carving station with excellent roasted lamb, pork and beef. For both meals they had a very nice variety of side dishes that we well prepared, including some unique New Zealand style dishes. For... More 

Thank SAinPA
Christchurch, New Zealand
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33 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

Busy restaurant with several Tour Parties in but they are obviously geared up for this. Staff were helpful and pleasant and the food was nicely presented and good.

Thank Glenda I
Payson, Utah
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105 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 March 2016 via mobile

We stayed here over night and made reservations at this restaurant. You could order off the menu or from the buffet. Some of us had the buffet which had 3 types of meat, beef, lamb or pork. A salad bar and a desert bar, all for 39.00. Staff was friendly seated us quickly.

Thank WanderingFarmer

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    3 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?