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4.6 out of 5

"We had a wonderful stay, the staffmembers were very welcoming and knowledgeable. Lovely admosphere in the hotel. We would love to come back again! " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 11 May 2018

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Hotel Description

At Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara, you'll be 21.6 km (13.4 mi) from Lake Brunner. Highlights at this inn include a restaurant, free self parking and a bar/lounge.

All rooms feature free WiFi, flat-screen TVs and hairdryers.

This smoke-free inn offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden and luggage storage. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is served between 8:00 AM and 9:00 AM.

Sights within a 20-minute drive of this 4-star Kumara inn include Shantytown and Grey District Aquatic Centre.

Deluxe Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
NZ$112* Per night/room 20 Oct. - 21 Oct.

Traditional Cottage

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Grand Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Studio Suite Comfort

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara ratings based on 20 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara

Everyone (12) Couples (7) Family (1)
4 out of 5
I booked because of the historical connection and I wasn’t disappointed. Really nicely done rooms with a great story connected to each.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Something a little different, resonably priced, clean and tidy.

Posted by on 30 Dec. 2018

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5 out of 5

Lovely place to stay.

Pros: The eye for detail, the little 'extra's' It was like stepping back in time, but with all the luxuries of today!
Cons: Just keep it as it is
Location: We came just to relax, so didn't do much, except a few walks.
We had a wonderful stay, the staffmembers were very welcoming and knowledgeable. Lovely admosphere in the hotel. We would love to come back again!

Posted by , from new zealand on 11 May 2018

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5 out of 5
Comfortable shared cottage style accommodation with plenty of space and parking. Restaurant and bar are worth a visit also, great food and historical information about Kumara is an interesting read.

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2018

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5 out of 5

A great little stopover

Pros: Everything
Cons: Not much here
Location: Hokitika, Westport, Arthurs Pass, Greenstone carving, Shanytown etc etc etc
Kumara is positioned perfectly when you come from Christchurch going to the West coast as it is right on the doorstep of Hokitika to the south and Westport to the north. We stayed in a cottage that had four differently named rooms, each with its own en suite and a communal kitchen, lounge area which was well appointed. The bed was very comfortable. We went across the road to the Theatre Royal restaurant for our evening meal and it was superb and very well priced. the staff were super friendly and while we ate a bar patron played the piano which was really great. While it is a bar/restaurant it appeared that families were welcomed and enjoyed the experience of the famed West Coast hospitality. We will go back there again when we want to discover more of that area

Posted by , from Palmerston North on 14 Jan. 2017

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5 out of 5


Staff were excellent and chef was great . Room was unique with old history maintained and bathroom modern

Posted by , from Auckland on 30 Dec. 2016

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3 out of 5

Interesting attractive cottage

Pros: Clean, tidy and very nice surroundings inside. The kitchen was only OK.
Location: We like visiting the West Coast, coming often for business,and enjoy the activities available and especially the scenery.
We booked in at 3.00pm and everything looked attractive despite the day being very cold and very wet. We then carried on to Hokitika to work returning after dinner at approx. 7.00pm. The house was extremely cold with the bedroom heater affording very minimal warmth,. The firewood supplied for the log fire in the lounge was very wet and almost impossible to light even though some kindling was supplied. The 5 fin column heater was not adequate for such a large space and we could not use the fan heater in the lounge as the damaged bearings made it too noisy. The bed needed an electric blanket for use in the winter months. There were plenty of covers but it was just too cold at first. In the morning the house had warmed up with us leaving the 5-fin on all night but there was no more wood for the log fire. The bed needs an electric blanket. The logfire needs adequate dry wood. The kitchen needs cleaning supplies and a tidy up.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 11 Jun. 2016

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5 out of 5

Lovely cottage

Pros: Homely feel
Cons: Oil the squeaky bed in the room furthermost from the road. Add WiFi to the cottage (extension from the hotel)
Lovely cottage with 4 bedrooms, each with en-suites and shared kitchen, lounge/dinning & laundry.

Posted by , from NSW, Australia on 6 Mar. 2016

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3 out of 5

Not all good news

Pros: Decor
Cons: Wifi and TV coverage
Location: Not much to do apart from walk around the streets reading the historical notices.
There is no doubt this is a beautifully finished hotel restoration and much has been lauded on the decor and fixture and fittings. However, even with the nice touches of hair brushes in the drawers and little trinkets throughout the room and bathroom I hate when the management totally ignore customer complaints and continue behaving as though the issue had not been raised before. The flaw with this hotel is the lack of wifi and decent TV although it is listed on websites as available. I found complaints dating back to December 2014 and nothing has been done about it. The wifi connected but would not load a website. The TV was tucked away inside the wardrobe along with the tea making facilities. The TV was therefore quite small and had a lousy picture, minimal channels to choose from and only one sky channel. That channel showed a movie with a parental lock. The tv remote did not operate with sky so it was not possible to install a code even if there was one. The manager was called and said he would find the remote and come back but we never saw him again. A night in a hotel in the middle of nowhere without TV or internet is pretty boring in these modern times and they should either sort this problem out or reduce the rates. The meals are expensive and although my roast pork fillet was delicious the fish and chips were not. The fish was tasteless because it was cut too thin and the batter was overcooked. I noticed it was served the same way to everyone.

Posted by on 6 Jan. 2016

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5 out of 5

Real West Coast hospitality

Pros: Friendly, unpretentious and welcoming.
Cons: My bedroom faced the street, so dual curtains (translucent for privacy + thicker for warmth/blackout) would have allowed me to get dressed in daylight
Location: Kumara is central to both Hokitika and Greymouth, near Lake Brunner, Shantytown and all the other heritage and natural attractions of the West Coast.
I stayed in the cottage across the road, with a cosy log fire and comfy room, very reasonably priced. With 3 bedrooms (all with ensuite) a large lounge and full kitchen, this would be great for a family or small group. Across the road, I enjoyed a pub meal by the fire, and could have joined the locals for the Thursday quiz night. Nothing was too fancy, service friendly and welcoming. I'll definitely stay there again.

Posted by , from Wellington, NZ on 16 Aug. 2015

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About the Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara

Location 81 Seddon Street, Kumara, 7832

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is free in public spaces. Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara also features a garden and laundry facilities. Self parking is free. This 4-star Kumara inn is smoke free.

  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Guest accommodation at Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara offers a hairdryer and free toiletries. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Kumara inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM.

Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara has a restaurant serving lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9 PM.
If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9 PM.
Guests arriving after 9 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Only service animals are allowed
  • No lifts


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 for adults and NZD 15 for children (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara
  • Theatre Royal Hotel
  • Theatre Royal Kumara
  • Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara Inn
  • Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara Kumara
  • Theatre Royal Hotel Kumara Inn Kumara

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.