Last updated on September 9th, 2019
During winter, we crossed one of the most beautiful passes in New Zealand: Arthur’s Pass. This pass at 739m goes straight through the middle of New Zealand’s south island from the west coast to the east coast crossing the Southern Alps. The views are absolutely stunning and close to Arthur’s Pass village you can find a hotel with an amazing view: The Bealey Hotel. In this blog, you can read all about our stay there!
Up on the hill is a building standing proud: The Bealey Hotel, Restaurant, and Bar. That’s where we went for the check-in, which went quick and easy. We got the keys and before we headed to the room, we first had to admire the view a bit more. Such an amazing location!
There are 3 room options to choose from: A large cabin, a studio cabin or the Moa lodge (budget option). We stayed in the large cabin, and large it was indeed! It sleeps up to 5 people, so we had heaps of space with the two of us. We could park right in front of the cabin which was ideal. There is a kitchenette with a lot of conveniences such as a fridge, a microwave, toaster kettle, electric frying pan etc. Ideal if you want to cook yourself.
It also has a balcony with a view. All the cabins look out over the valley on the west side, so you can enjoy a good sunset straight from your room!
The queenside bed slept great and there were plenty of heaters to make the room warm, something that is necessary in winter!
Restaurant & Bar
As told above, there is a restaurant and bar on top of the hill. They have a warm and cosy fireplace, so even if you’re not staying the night it is a nice place to stop for a meal or some drinks, have a rest and enjoy the view over the valley.
Most of the rooms come with a kitchenette, but there is also a fully equipped kitchen in the Moa Lodge. Other facilities include:
- (Cheap) laundry machines
- Off street parking
- In-room breakfast
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We had a great stay at The Bealey Hotel! We enjoyed the spacious room, the amazing views and of course, the beautiful area where it is located. Arthur’s pass is a stunning drive and we really recommend to take your time to explore the area properly.
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