Large shuttered windows bathe the rooms in light, while gracious décor with a timeless mix of contemporary and classic furnishings create a luxurious setting for your stay. The nine rooms all have spacious well-appointed en-suites.
There are radiators throughout the building and underfloor heating in en-suites for colder months, whilst all bedrooms have a ceiling fan for warmer periods.
Our 4 premier rooms include a superking bed (split-able), a table and reading chairs, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi. Some rooms have baths as well as showers.
Our 2 superior rooms include a king bed, a reading chair, a console table/work desk and chair, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.
Our 3 classic rooms include a king bed, a reading chair, tea and coffee making facilities and complimentary WiFi.
The rooms are named after early residents of Clyde, all of whom lived fascinating lives and contributed to the development of the town and the surrounding area.
The Pyke Room
A man of many talents, Vincent Pyke was the first Warden and Resident Magistrate of the goldfields. He was the first chairman of the county surrounding Clyde as well as its first member of Parliament. Pyke was intelligent and erudite and an ardent lover of Central Otago.
The Feraud Room
A French settler who arrived in Clyde with the goldrush, Jean Desire Feraud was a pioneer of irrigation and winemaking in Central Otago. He was elected Clyde’s first mayor. His winery ‘Monte Christo’ became famous when he won awards in both the Sydney and Melbourne International Exhibitions in the 1880s.
The Morice Room
In the early 1860s medicine, hospital space, warmth and fresh fruit were very scarce in Clyde. Frostbite, broken limbs, scurvy, pneumonia and tetanus were common. Dr Charles Morice and his colleagues cared for the sick and injured in their private homes as well as travelling long and arduous miles to attend to their patients. His stone cottage still stands in Sunderland Street in Clyde.
The Radcliffe Room
Annie Radcliffe was an early employee and later, owner of the Briar Herb Factory in Clyde. The factory processed thousands of kilograms of wild thyme, along with quantities of sage, mint and other herbs which were dried, packaged and sent throughout New Zealand in the mid 1900s.
The Stevens Room
In 1873 Joseph Stevens and his wife Dora took over the running of the Clyde School. They were both highly respected by the community and their students. Joseph is said to have acted as anaesthetist at Dunstan Hospital as well as dentist for the children of Clyde.
The Bell Room
Thomas and Rachel Bell established the T.H.Bell Biscuit Factory in Clyde in 1876. Creating breads, biscuits and confectionary, the displays in their impressive arch-windowed stone building were considered both wonderous, mouth watering and a joy to eat.
The Keddell Room
Appointed the Goldfields Police Commissioner, Major Jackson Keddell held the position of judge of mining disputes and officer in charge of the constabulary. He carried out his role with ‘admirable success’. He was well respected by the community and was Resident Magistrate until 1885.
The Holt Room
James and Kitty Holt. James Holt was responsible for the development of Clyde’s first domestic water supply. He also mined coal on the banks of the Clutha River to provide a constant supply to the town during the late 1800s. Kitty Holt was the proprietor and owner of the ‘Sydney Hotel’ later renamed the ‘Vincent Country Hotel’, considered one of the most prestigious buildings in the town until it burnt down in 1893.
The Siedeberg Room
Born in Clyde in 1873, Emily Siedeberg was educated in Dunedin and in 1893 became the first woman in New Zealand to graduate in Medicine from the University of Otago Medical School. After post-graduate training overseas, she returned to Otago and set up a private practice in Dunedin. She delivered Janet Frame, the famous New Zealand author.