• Patrick McBride

One last look inside Revington's Hotel

Demolition work has started on the historical Revington's Hotel site in downtown Greymouth.

Once good enough for the Queen herself, Queen Elizabeth II stayed at the Hotel on her 1954 New Zealand tour.

The Hotel was closed in 2016 and faced an uncertain future with the derelict building sitting idle till now. The main bar complex and adjoining accommodation block demolition is now underway. Former employees and residents Jacinda and Patrick McBride took one last look inside before the crew from Henry Adams commenced the demolition.

Hallway leading to Waitaki House accommodation block which was constructed in 1908.

Room with a view, once good enough for royalty.

Rooms line the hallway in the upstairs South wing.

The last footprints to walk down the main staircase from the upstairs accommodation.

The restaurant was a place of gathering. Functions including birthday parties, corporate dinners and Christmas parties were held in this space.

Kitchen area where chefs were on hand to create special menus to suit any occasion.

Revy's Sports Bar was opened by hosts Jim and Therese Gibbens along with Danny-Doolans Irish Bar in a major upgrade to bar areas around the turn of the century. This image shows the door leading to the Tainui Street footpath from the corner of the bar.

Entrance to Danny-Doolans from the main foyer connecting the two bars.

Upstairs lounge in the on-site bar managers quarters.

A once functioning oven.

Lane to hotel car-park.

Revington's Hotel all set to come down.

PHOTOS: Jacinda and Patrick McBride



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