Hotel Lake Brunner offers a full service to meet your needs, including various accommodation types and the onsite Kingfisher Restaurant and Bar.

The Kingfisher restaurant runs an all day menu for your convenience as well as an extensive dinner menu, tea and barista coffee. The bar offers a broad selection of New Zealand wines and beers including our local Monteiths brew, which regularly wins medals at international shows.

Take advantage of other facilities which include:

  • A stunning view of Lake Brunner and the breath taking Southern Alps 
  • Sky TV in the Bar and Restaurant
  • Wheelchair access
  • Guest Laundry
  • Complimentary Wifi 
  • Continental or Cooked Breakfast (available on request)
  • Cooking facilities
  • Courtesy Van
  • Luggage storage
  • Onsite parking
  • Hair dryers 

 ...and of course a wealth of local knowledge!


At Level 1

To meet Government requirements for contact tracing, we are currently taking a contact register of everyone that enters the premises. We also have a QR code available to scan for the Government Covid-19 Tracer. These can be found at the main building entrances.

Physical distancing is still recommended between strangers, so please keep 2m apart from people you are not familiar with. However you are now able to have friends and family in the hotel.

Hygiene and safety

At Hotel Lake Brunner, ensuring the safety and wellbeing of our guests, staff and wider community is our first priority. We are following official advice from the Government and monitoring updates closely.

As New Zealand Responds to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are committed to providing a safe and clean hotel experience that puts people first.

Hygiene and safety measures:

  • Frequent sanitisation of hotel common areas, such as bar and restaurant.
  • Frequent sanitisation of high-touch surfaces, such as reception desks and counters.
  • Hand sanitizer available at reception.
  • Thorough sanitisation of rooms before guest arrival and after guest departure.
  • Regular staff briefings and training on hygiene, safety and emergency procedures. These are thorough and regularly updated with best-practice advice.
  • Ministry of Health COVID-19 information cards are available upon arrival. These include the Healthline 0800 number, a list of symptoms and instructions for anyone with symptoms.

Self-isolation and quarantine policy

Please note that Hotel Lake Brunner is not accepting any guests that are self-isolating or quarantining.

The conditions of entry to the hotel are as follows:

  • That you are not in self-isolation or quarantine, or awaiting Covid-19 test results.
  • That you have not been in close contact with a confirmed Covid-19 case, or someone in self-isolation or awaiting Covid-19 test results.
  • That you do not have any cold or flu-like symptoms, such as fever, coughing or sneezing, difficulty breathing, sore throat and fatigue.

For a full list of guidelines and Government advice, please visit the COVID-19 site.



See what others have to say about us...

Great views across the lake

Great views across the lake. Big unit. Had everything we needed even a dishwasher. We didn't use the hotel bar or restaurant but it was great to know the option was there if we didn't feel like cooking. One of the better set-ups we experienced on our South Island driving holiday. We would stay again.

Awesome place to stay when visiting Lake Brunner

The staff were very helpful and they provided an excellent service. We ordered out meal which was delivered to our room at the time requested, a very lovely meal. The room was clean and comfortable with all that we required for our stay. Ill be very happy to return. Thank you Hotel Lake Brunner.

Your hub for staying in Lake Brunner

Comfortable and cosy room in the heart of lake Brunner. The pub and restaurant which is only metres always provides frosty brews and delicious meals. A must stay for anyone passing by!

No rain but shower was perfect

The shower would be the best we have ever used in 50 years of motels. Such soft water and plenty of pressure. would go back just to use it Great view over the lake. Layout nice. Bar and restaurant was so close, nice staff friendly and informative. Booked a trip on a sightseeing boat while in the bar. who said booze and business don't mix.? Had a coffee in the station house cafe. next time stay longer and have a meal there as well.

A lovely setting

This room was all about the view. The end of the room facing the lake was all glass and so it was like a massive T.V. screen with the lake-cam on all the time. Brilliant.

Amazing views

Lots of amazing walks on your doorstep, lake is great for fishing and water sports, Greymouth, Hokitika, and Arthurs Pass are all close

Lovely view of the lake and mountain from our room. Very comfortable beds with lots of space in our room, great location just a short stroll to the edge of the lake and two great restaurants less that 5 minutes walk 

by Niki on Expedia

Great apartment with amazing views

It was quite a pleasant surprise to come across this hotel. I wish I had a couple of extra days there. The hotel bar and restaurant were really buzzing. A great little place to stay for more than just one night. Highly recommend it.

by Anna on Expedia