Formally The Stillwater Hotel. This lovely old Villa has all the character & charm of its era. Cosy rooms & cabins available. Shared bathrooms & kitchen. Generous lounge space has a Pool table, Juke Box, Dart Boards & Space Game machine for the children to enjoy. Outdoor BBQ & garden area to enjoy & relax. Situated 14 kms from Greymouth, very central to popular cycling & walking tracks, Shanty Town, Blackball & Punakiki. Plenty of parking space, & pet friendly.
“What a special place. You feel like having arrived 50 years in the past. A fantastic old hotel with authentic style, nice furniture, bar, pool table, Darts game etc. We only stayed for 2 days but we loved it. It’s very clean, has all necessary modern equipment and the best is the warm welcome from the host Désirée. I can only recommend this place and would love to come back one day.”
The Blackball Jailhouse is formerly Blackball's Police station. The original jail cell is out back and can sleep 8 and will be available for hire later this year. The house is located in a lovely rural outlook with a view of the Paparoa range. Relax and have a drink on the back verandah and enjoy the peaceful setting. The property is fully fenced, secure and pets are welcome, please contact owner prior to your arrival. Please note I changed name and reviews are listed by Sammy’s Cottage
“The mistake would be not to stop at Gale! A real favorite for this old police station transformed into a B&B. The breakfast is excellent and the welcome from Gale is perfect! She has countless anecdotes and stories on the corner. Do not miss the buzz of the local pub, formerly "the Hilton", renamed "The Blackball Hilton". The hotel firm does not like plagiarism ... Even if they were there before !!! The food is super good, and it's French who say it. In short, a nice meeting :)”
This idyllic cottage was the original post office of the old mining village of Blackball until 1988, and is a humble yet comfortable place to unwind while you explore the beautiful surrounds of the Paparoa National Park. Being right in the heart of the former coal mining village, you’ll be kept well fed and watered at three local pubs the village has to offer, and entertained by our towns gutsy past and its friendly locals. We look forward to welcoming you to our place on the plateau.
“We are 3 adults and really enjoyed staying at this property. It was beautifully clean the beds were great and the wood fire burner lovely and cosy in the evening. Being right in the centre of the village was great as we had a choice of 3 different places to eat. We loved it and would definitely stay again.”