The Hermitage

The Snowline Lounge

Winter 2018 Renovation Notice:

Due to unforeseen circumstances during a re-construction program our Food and Beverage offerings will be running from the Chamois Bar and Grill until  28 June 2018.  The Chamois bar & Grill is located at the nearby Mt Cook Lodge and Motels and we will be running a complimentary Shuttle Service from the Aoraki Lobby.   If you have any questions, please contact our Reservations Team on

Please also note our main ground floor lobby, activities desk, Sir Edmund Hillary Alpine Centre and Café are also closed over this period and our reception and activities desk will be operating from the Aoraki Lobby, accessible at the back of the hotel until 28 June 2018.  Our sincere apologies for the inconvenience.

From the 29 June until late Spring all our Food and Beverage will be held in our Sir Edmund Hillary Cafe & Bar with the Alpine Restaurant, Snowline Bar and Panorama Room closed during this time.

We are pleased to offer the following Food & Beverage options in our Sir Edmund Hillary Café & Bar over this period:

  • Buffet breakfast available from 7am - 10am
  • Buffet Lunch available from 12 noon - 2pm
  • Buffet dinner available from 6pm - 9pm
  • Café menu available from 10am until 4pm
  • A la carte menu available from 6pm - 9pm (bookings recommended)
  • The Cafe Bar is open for bar snacks and drinks from 5.30pm until late.

The Chamois Bar (located at the Mt Cook Lodge & Motels) is open with a shuttle running between the two properties from 5pm until 10.30pm (times will be flexible depending on demand).

Snowline Lounge - the perfect spot to relax and immerse yourself in the views of Aoraki/Mt Cook.

The perfect location for a pre-dinner drink, the Snowline Lounge offers spectacular views of Aoraki Mount Cook.  Take the opportunity to relax and unwind after an adventurous day in the National Park.

Curl up by the open log fire or sit back and take in the majestic view of the Southern Alps. The Snowline Lounge serves all your favourite cocktails, as well as some that you won't find anywhere else. The bar also has an extensive selection of wines and beers from New Zealand and around the world.

Free Wifi is available within the lounge to guests staying at the Hermitage Hotel, Motels and Chalets during opening hours.

From the 18th October 2018, the Snowline Lounge is open daily from 3.00pm till late.