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Poshtel, hotel in Oamaru

Featuring a shared lounge, bar and views of city, Poshtel is located in Oamaru, 23 miles from Moeraki Boulders. The property has luggage storage space and free WiFi throughout the property.

Very interesting and quaint decor! Definitely a creative and postmodern perspective on incorporating the history of the building and town into the design.
9.1
Scored 9.1
Wonderful
Rated wonderful
1,109 reviews
Price from$108.22per night
Brydone Hotel Oamaru, hotel in Oamaru

Built in 1881, Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located in central Oamaru, within walking distance of the historic town center.

It was well located for the Steam Punk Festival a short walk away from the Victorian area. The room was in the annex round the back overlooking the park park, but we could see the sea from our window which was nice. The staff were helpful and chatty. Really liked the old world feel of the front part of the building, grand staircase, and chandeliers etc. Bed was comfy, so were the pillows.
8.1
Scored 8.1
Very Good
Rated very good
1,025 reviews
Price from$122.12per night
Teschemakers Resort, hotel in Oamaru

Teschemakers Resort is set on a 70-acre land. The 3-star property is located in Oamaru. All rooms feature a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and a private bathroom.

The serenity, comfort, and history of the property made us feel both lucky and clever to have stayed tgere.
8.7
Scored 8.7
Excellent
Rated excellent
370 reviews
Price from$180.21per night
Alma Motel, hotel in Oamaru

Boasting free Wi-Fi, Alma Motel is located 1.9 mi south of Oamaru and features accommodations with a microwave and refrigerator.

More than my expectations!
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
744 reviews
Price from$66.20per night
Alpine Motel, hotel in Oamaru

Offering accommodations with free Wi-Fi and satellite TV, Alpine Motel is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the town center. Accommodations options include apartments and studio rooms.

Ground floor room. Easy to find.
7.8
Scored 7.8
Good
Rated good
469 reviews
Price from$76.62per night
Federation House, hotel in Oamaru

Federation House B&B Inn offers a homely choice of accommodations in Oamaru. Guests enjoy free WiFi.

There is nothing nice to say to say, we received a tour and then left. Very politely told Rodger to keep deposit and that we’d be looking for somewhere else to stay.
8.2
Scored 8.2
Very Good
Rated very good
488 reviews
Price from$98.07per night
Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park, hotel in Oamaru

Just 5 minutes’ drive from Oamaru town center, Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park offers a covered BBQ area, bicycle rental service and tour desk. Free on-site parking is provided.

We were delayed arriving. Top 10 Oamaru worked with us, helped change and upgrade our booking. Made the stay perfect.
8.6
Scored 8.6
Excellent
Rated excellent
535 reviews
Price from$55.78per night
Colonial Lodge Motel, hotel in Oamaru

Offering free WiFi, barbecue facilities and a sunny terrace, Colonial Lodge Motel is just 10 minutes’ drive from Oamaru Beach.

Great location.
8.5
Scored 8.5
Very Good
Rated very good
584 reviews
Price from$104.81per night
Coastal Accommodation, hotel in Oamaru

Coastal Accommodations offers guests their own private room in Oamaru. Free private parking and free WiFi is available on site. Every room has access to a shared bathroom with 2 separate showers.

I like the location with a nice walk to the precinct. The bed was extremely comfortable & room spacious. Being allowed to arrive earlier than 2.00 was very convenient. Staff very hospitable. Good kitchen.
7.8
Scored 7.8
Good
Rated good
264 reviews
Price from$49.04per night
Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru, hotel in Oamaru

Heritage Court Motor Lodge is 2 mi from the Oamaru Public Botanical Gardens and 2.9 mi from Oamaru Blue Penguins Colony. It offers a restaurant, free parking on site, and free Wi-Fi access.

beds
7.7
Scored 7.7
Good
Rated good
911 reviews
Price from$88.88per night
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What Guests Said About Oamaru:

  • 10
    Scored 10

    The North Otago (base in Oamaru) area is a hidden gem.

    The North Otago (base in Oamaru) area is a hidden gem. Penguins, seals, steam punk, cheese factory, crayfish and blue cod at Moeraki, historic sites. And good restaurants in Oamaru and the area (Whitestone Diner -- as long as you like cheese, Fat Sally's, Fishwife, Moeraki Tavern, Hampden Fish shop and others). We go back regularly and the area rarely disappoints. To enjoy fully you need a car.
    Nic
    New Zealand
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    Oamaru is a vibrant little town with a lot activities plus...

    Oamaru is a vibrant little town with a lot activities plus the the little penguins getting around is very easy , I go often to Oamaru to visit friends eat at the start and garter, the theatre and art scene is nice.
    Martine
    New Zealand
  • 10
    Scored 10

    It's a really cool town, the victorian precinct is amazing...

    It's a really cool town, the victorian precinct is amazing and you can spend hours just walking and admiring the buildings. There's a farmers market on Sundays and a lovely train that departs from the front to Steampunk museum to the penguin colony. It's a short but beautiful ride. There are sea lions and seals everywhere and it's guaranteed you'll take nice pictures from them 😉
    Ceciik
    Argentina
  • 10
    Scored 10

    We loved Oamaru.

    We loved Oamaru. It was a beautiful little town with stunning architecture and things to do. We enjoyed the steam punk HQ and the museums available to celebrate the towns heritage. Plenty of cafes and restaurants available and good quality food/ beverages.
    Parry
  • 8.0
    Scored 8.0

    The penguin sanctuary was lovely and we saw penguins during...

    The penguin sanctuary was lovely and we saw penguins during the day in the nests. The evening tour was fully booked so get in early if you want to do that.. The steam punk museum was suitably odd and they were very friendly when we got caught in a downpour and stayed sheltering there while they were closing. Plenty of chance to see seals basking on the foreshore. The victorian precinct however was just a street - possibly more exciting if you are from New Zealand of Australia but we live in a property older than anything on the street so not really that exciting if you are from the UK or the older cities in the US
    Lesley
    United Kingdom
  • 10
    Scored 10

    A very pleasant surprise, was recommended to stop here by...

    A very pleasant surprise, was recommended to stop here by a friend, so glad we did. A quirky place , so much history. The Victorian quarter alone was wonderful. Steampunk also worth a look. Easy to walk around the town too. Ps some hilly streets 😀
    amanda
    Australia

Explore guest reviews of hotels in Oamaru

  • 9.8
    Scored 9.8
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 162 reviews
    This self-contained unit was a true gem from the color scheme throughout the unit to the well-appointed bathroom to the perfectly sized kitchen. We like having a bedroom separate from the 'living" area, and this fit the bill. Violeta could not have been more gracious and helpful with restaurant suggestions. The "tourist" area of Oamaru is literally two blocks away and the penguin colony is also easily accessible. This place is so convenient, NOT on a major highway, and priced right. What more could you ask for.
    Michele
    New Zealand
  • 9.8
    Scored 9.8
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 162 reviews
    EVERYTHING!! This was a beautiful cottage totally redone in a style that was sophisticated and warm and cozy all at the same time. The tiled bathroom, the beautiful headboard, the new appliances, all made me feel like I was in a fancy hotel. The location was handy; we walked everywhere. There were all of the ingredients for a nice breakfast in the fridge. I was very sad that we didn’t have more time to spend there. Violeta was so accommodating and made us feel very welcome.
    Margo
    United States of America
  • From $70.39 per night
    9.0
    Scored 9.0
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 635 reviews
    Oamaru Backpackers is truly a home away from home!!! It’s very homey, comfortable, clean, in a quiet residential area and perfect location to the Blue Penguin Colony, historical area of town and only a few minutes to the wharf! My bed was sooo comfortable & has a privacy curtain! It has a beautiful backyard where one could chill, read a book, eat a meal! The kitchen, dining area, lounge area & solarium are all very clean, spacious & perfect view of the wharf!
    Lorna
    United States of America
  • 9.7
    Scored 9.7
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 224 reviews
    We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at The Vicarage in Oamaru. Our hosts, Jacqui and Niel were very welcoming and helpful. Our room and all the facilities were very comfortable, clean and spacious. The little personal touches and general attention to detail add to the lovely ambience. Great location and on-site parking - everything the town has to offer is within walking distance. Can highly recommend! Thank you for a very pleasant stay :-]
    Linda
    Switzerland
  • From $160.68 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,109 reviews
    we had an apartment with a separate entry and it was awesome. The character of the place was great, having kept the vault door in the bedroom made it really unique. The decor in the lobby and the historical artefacts of Oamaru was really interesting. The breakfast concept also suited us very well. All in all, it’s a very well designed boutique hotel with very nice and attentive staff. Definitely worth the stop.
    houria
    Canada
  • 9.5
    Scored 9.5
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 54 reviews
    fantail cottage is a magical accomodation ideally located in Oamaru to walk to the Victorian precinct, Scotts brewery, and see the blue penguin colony.owners were super responsive and have taken great care to restore this cottage into a fantastic guest house.
    Shauna
    Canada
  • From $52.10 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 538 reviews
    Great room in a lovely clean well-maintained historic backpackers in a great location at the centre of Oamaru. Kitchens and bathrooms all clean and good secure space in basement for bikes. And run by lovely friendly people.
    Andrew
    United Kingdom
  • 9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 339 reviews
    Tiny house on the rise with a fantastic view over the port and bay of Oamaru. Also view down to the historic precinct which is within walking distance . might be small, but comfortable with everything one might need.
    Duncan
    New Zealand
  • From $110.33 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 135 reviews
    Great communication beforehand, amazing location for seeing the penguins in town! So much room for a family used to hotels on this trip and having two rooms with couches to relax on was delightful!
    Jeff
    United States of America
  • From $95.62 per night
    8.2
    Scored 8.2
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 488 reviews
    The property was a beautifully renovated villa. The staff were very friendly and provided a continental breakfast in the morning in the dining room with views out over Oamaru and the bay.
    Pamela
    New Zealand
  • From $88.88 per night
    7.7
    Scored 7.7
    Good
    Rated good
     · 911 reviews
    We had a little time to discover what Oamaru has to offer, but being in a walking distance from the "CBD" was a bonus. Nothing outstanding in the room. Generally clean and acceptable.
    Arpad Arpad
    New Zealand
  • From $110.33 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 135 reviews
    To Dunedin and Timaru 1 hour 30 mins. Free blue penguin viewing at Timaru after dark and before dawn. Close to pay to view blue penguin for NZD 40 at Oamaru.
    Tong
    Australia
  • From $101.14 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 648 reviews
    Perfect for what we wanted for our one night stay in Oamaru! Clean, comfortable & quiet! Easy friendly check in & check out! Would recommend!
    Jean
    United Kingdom
  • From $134.85 per night
    8.9
    Scored 8.9
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 29 reviews
    Thanks for a lovely stay. We loved the location and enjoyed staying in a quirky apartment that fit so well into Old Oamaru and its quirky folk.
    Andrew
    New Zealand
  • From $122.12 per night
    8.1
    Scored 8.1
    Very Good
    Rated very good
     · 1,025 reviews
    Set right in the heart of Oamaru the Bryson is a lovely old hotel with a large modern extension. Our room was spacious and the bed comfortable.
    Elaine
    New Zealand
  • From $98.07 per night
    9.6
    Scored 9.6
    Exceptional
    Rated exceptional
     · 199 reviews
    The accommodations were lovely and well appointed, and the location was perfect for accessing the attractions and restaurants of Oamaru.
    Terry
    United States of America
  • From $112.78 per night
    7.1
    Scored 7.1
    Good
    Rated good
     · 387 reviews
    Good clean motel. Comfortable, well stocked. Would stay again and recommend to others. Oamaru is one of our favourites!!
    Nat
    New Zealand
  • From $140.98 per night
    7.6
    Scored 7.6
    Good
    Rated good
     · 1,090 reviews
    Very nice room, very clean. Good location. enjoyed the stay in Oamaru. Staff very nice.
    Kim
    New Zealand
  • From $160.68 per night
    9.1
    Scored 9.1
    Wonderful
    Rated wonderful
     · 1,109 reviews
    Great friendly staff and super cool hotel. Very quirky and fun!
    Kate
    New Zealand
  • From $70.49 per night
    8.6
    Scored 8.6
    Excellent
    Rated excellent
     · 745 reviews
    All excellent, and we often use this Motel when in the vacinity
    G
    Gwennyth
    New Zealand