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Omakau Commercial Hotel

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1 Harvey Street, Omakau, New Zealand
Omakau Commercial Hotel
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

we were greeted with a very warm friendly welcome upgraded - thank you! immaculately clean room lovely coffee (espresso) scrumptious food - highly recommend the food here, well done to the chef! very professional staff a must stop on your Otago Rail Trail adventure I will recommend again - without hesitation and will definitely stay again

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your time with us - we appreciate it when people can see that we work hard to try and achieve an enjoyable experience here. I hope you had a lovely Christmas, and we look forward to seeing you again when... More 

Mildura
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Having had a horrible disappointment with accommodation in the area, which we had booked, the amazing family at the Commercial went to incredible heights to both fit us in and to make our stay both comfortable and memorable. It was a wonderful stay and it felt like nothing was too much trouble for them. If you a looking for not... More 

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We loved having your family stay with us, and really appreciate you and lovely families' appreciation of what we try to do. We look forward to meeting you all again some day, and in the interim, wish you all the best. Have a wonderful Christmas and... More 

auckland
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We felt this to be the best stay on the rail trail - a place for the bikes under cover as well. Great atmosphere, character and history. The owners Stacey and Michael make time to welcome you. The food was very good. We were booked in to several hotels along the trail and this is the only one we would... More 

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

HI there! Firstly, thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and can appreciate what we have done, and are trying to achieve. I smiled when I saw your title "Arnie" - she is a real wee Madam (for others reading this, she is the Pub... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I travel all over the world for a living and as a result ' eating out ' is a way of life . Last night myself along with 6 of my family revisited , by far ,my favourite restaurant for fantastic home cooked food . In my experience restaurant consistancy in maintaining a high level of excellence is a rare... More 

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there. Firstly, thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you once again enjoyed your meal with us. We do try to provide good service and food, and work hard at it. It makes our efforts all the more worthwhile when we get feedback like yours! Thank you once... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We booked an evening meal here based on other tripadvisor reviews and were expecting a real treat. The staff were lovely and friendly and the restaurant cosy. We were a little underwhelmed with the food. Had asked for a pizza with no onions but were told that all the pizzas were already assembled so that couldn't be provided. It did... More 

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I'm sorry that you were underwhelmed with our food, as like you said that is not the general feedback that we get on Trip Advisor, nor verbally. Our pizzas are definitely made on site (I assist in making them daily), and they are made in advance... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as a group and were well looked after - helpful staff, great dining at both dinner and breakfast. Warm,comfortable accommodations in the main hotel building in the classic country pub style

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and can see what we have been doing, and trying to create. That really means a lot and makes the hard efforts all the more worthwhile. Thanks again, and we look forward to having... More 

Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

Like most, we were booked into the Commercial after one night on the Rail Trail. First priority was room, rest and a shower ... No complaints there. Then we headed to the bar, mixed with the locals, enjoyed the big fire and were utterly blown away by Stacey's menu. Everything is wonderfully presented and prepared. A great little stay and... More 

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and also enjoyed your dinner. We have been working hard to get this lovely old building back to what it once was, and thankfully, the "to do" list is slowly getting smaller. Thank you again for... More 

Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Every time I have eaten here the food has been absolutely super. No complaints at all, friendly staff, comfortable atmosphere and great locals. If your ever traveling through the area definitely make this a priority stop for dinner.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoy dining with us - it makes our efforts all the more worthwhile! Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you next time you are through. Kindest Regards, Stacey More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Lovely old hotel with a real feel of nostalgia about it. Warm, cosy rooms and restaurant. Portion sizes are very generous! Our waiter was very friendly. Great place to stop for a meal and/or accomodation on the Otago Rail Trail.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and can see what we have been trying to create. We are going onto our winter hours next week which will give us a chance to carrying on finishing things upstairs. Once again, thank... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

Our 2nd night on the rail trail was spent at this hotel. We were greeted by Matt who showed us around the hotel and to our rooms. The atmosphere is delightful, all of the staff were so helpful and the meals were outstanding!! The rooms all have some interesting notes about their history and they were presented really well.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and can see what we are trying to achieve here. It is a lovely old building that is thankfully getting some money spent on it, and we are always trying to do something every... More 

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