The Old Nurses Home Guesthouse



The Old Nurses Home


Glenn Best

104 Shiel St
West Coast
New Zealand

+64 3 732 8881

Accommodation from NZ $45.00


Reefton’s Guest House: The Old Nurses Home

  • Inexpensive hotel-like lodging
  • 30 rooms renovated to the original 1940s charm
  • Reefton’s largest accommodation provider
  • Short and long term accommodation options
  • Ideal for individuals, couples or large groups

If you are looking for warm, comfortable, and great value accommodation...
then you have come to the right place!

Whether you are on your own, a couple or a group, you are welcome to stay and make yourself at home. Our Guesthouse was originally built to accommodate  the nurses of Reefton in the late 1940s. So it will be  no surprise to you that our rooms and amenities  are perfect for visitors like yourself to the region.

The grand wooden art deco building, has been tastefully refurbished to suit today’s needs while still holding onto the original charm of its day. From your window you can look out over the large lawn, bordered by gardens and native bush, and as the birds sing in the peaceful surroundings, you can easily slip into the relaxed pace of the historic town of Reefton.

If you didn’t know already, Reefton's gold rush in the 1860's helped to establish a rich heritage. As well as being the first to have a public supply of electricity, the town was the first to switch on an electric street lighting system in the Southern Hemisphere. Thanks to the entrepreneurial attitude of the locals, Reefton offers a charming insight into the past as well as a range of attractions and activities to try.

“A place for everyone to enjoy  - be it for a day or two,  a week or a place to call home”



Warm, clean and value-for-money...

A range of accommodation options and friendly hospitality.

Our Rooms

  • 30 Rooms with linen and towels provided.
  • All rooms are smoke-free.
  • Central Heating and unlimited hot water.
  • Wireless internet in the bedrooms

Our Facilities

  • 4 Shared bathrooms with unlimited hot water
  • Barbecue and courtyard area.
  • Commercial laundry including; washing machine, dryer (takes 3 x $1 coins),  ironing board and drying room.
  • Two fully equipped kitchens with stoves, microwave ovens, fridges, freezer, dishwasher, pots, plates and utensils.
  • Large dining room and guest lounge.
  • Sky TV, CD and DVD player.
  • Off-street parking.
  • Conference room (please discuss this with us when booking your accommodation).


Everything you need...

Your bed will be made with fresh sheets. All rooms have central heating and internet.

Single Bedroom  from $65 pp

Open the door, unpack your luggage, access the internet with your lap top or smart phone,  read a book and hit the hay in your king single bed.

Twin Bedroom  from $45 pp

Staying with a friend? Our twin rooms boast two king single beds, with plenty of room for your luggage.

Queen Bedroom from $45 pp

Couples, you can feel at home, thanks to our comfortable queen size beds. No sore backs or roll together - just a great nights sleep.

The Old Miners Camp  from $40 pp

This separate site has 20 king single beds, in a mix of 10 single, twin and dorm rooms. Lots of space for short or long term stay, with 3 kitchens, 3 lounges and 3 bathrooms. You can switch on the TV, browse the wireless internet or challenge someone to a game of pool. Ideal for 4WD, jet boat, hiking/tramping, bike and fishing clubs.



Lots to see and do...

Reefton is a tourism hub with a natural adventure playground at its doorstep.

  • Visit the museum or have a cup of billy tea with Reefton’s famous Bearded Miners.
  • Walk to the town centre for something to eat, peruse the shops or a swim at the heated pool.
  • Spend a day fly fishing, bushwalking, 4x4 driving, jet boating, rafting, playing golf, looking around the mine museums and historic mine sites.
  • Visit the Reefton i-Site for more info.


Looking for accommodation for a group?

Our guest house can accommodate up to 60 people, and our Old Miners Camp can accommodate up to 40. We recommend that you contact us as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Need to stay longer than a few nights?

If you are looking for something more long term, we can put you up in our Guest House or at our Old Miners Camp that accommodates short and long term guests. Special rates may apply for long-stay guests.

Payment options:

Eftpos, Visa, Mastercard, Cash.    

Reserve your accommodation:

You are welcome to contact us to reserve your accommodation or you can visit our website and book on-line.

CALL: +64 3 732 8881


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