An intimate art deco
bed & breakfast hotel
Pam and Mike along with Oliver the cat are the hosts of this cute 8-room bed and breakfast art deco hotel built in 1937.
After spending a night at the Foveaux Hotel in February 2018, we fell in love with the town’s charm, the beautiful art deco building and the interior of the hotel. A year later in February 2019 we were fortunate to become the proud new owners of the Foveaux Hotel. Our aim is to make your stay with us enjoyable and relaxing with the home away from home feel.
Bluff is one of the oldest European settlements and the southernmost settlement on mainland New Zealand. As the oldest European settlement, Bluff has a rich and varied history, explore the Maritime Museum to enjoy the many exhibits focusing on whaling, oystering, shipwrecks and artwork showing scenes of Bluff’s early days when it was officially known as Campbelltown.
Bluff is the gateway to Stewart Island, and home to the Bluff oysters - reputed to be the finest in the world. The oyster season runs from March to August, and in May each year Bluff hosts the iconic Oyster and Food Festival to honour Ostrea chilensis (that’s Latin for Bluff oyster).
The Stewart Island ferry terminal is a 2-minute walk from the hotel. 1.9km or a 25-minute walk is Stirling Point, this marks the southern end or beginning of State Highway 1. The point is memorable for the large signpost displaying distances to major cities around the world. From here you can access the Foveaux Walkway. This walkway consists of two separate but connected trails on Bluff Hill peninsula, with a wide variety of vegetation and native birds. A visit to the top of Bluff Hill is worthwhile for an extensive panoramic view of the Foveaux Strait and Stewart Island.
When you visit Bluff or Stewart Island, we look forward to hosting you and even if you don’t stay with us please pop in for a cup of tea, a wee dram and a chat.
Amenities & Services
Free Wi-Fi access
The Captain's Table licensed restaurant
Separate Bar area
Free Continental breakfast from 7-30 am to 9:30 am
TV in lounge area
Off street parking behind hotel