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Oasis on Orwell B & B

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46A Orwell Street, | Oamaru, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

A lovely old home in central Oamaru a 20 minute walk into the centre. It's friendly, well run and uber clean and tidy. Breakfast is fresh, healthy and excellent all round, the smoked salmon is especially delicious. Will go back because Oamaru just goes from strength to strength.

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. It was our pleasure to host you on your road trip to Dunedin, maybe your next visit you will be able to visit Riverstone Kitchen or Fleur's place in Moeraki. More 

Victoria, British Columbia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

We stayed at the Oasis on Orwell as part of my Alps to Ocean ride in February. I arrived not feeling well, and was quickly taken under Dave and Liz's wing. My husband finished the ride and joined me there the next day, by which time I already felt like Dave and Liz were new friends. Liz is an excellent... More 

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. Our guests were riding the Alps to Ocean cycle trail when unfortunately one fell ill on route and brought to Oasis On Orwell a day early, after an afternoon and evening of r&r fully recovered to greet her husband at the finish in Oamaru. In the evening... More 

Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

We had a fabulous one night stay, Liz & Dave were fantastic. Nothing was too much trouble, plenty of information for what to see & do. Only wish we could have stayed longer!! I will be back!! Barbara & Ramelia

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Thank you for your prompt comments on Oasis On Orwell B&B. Great workmates on a short tour of the South Island, stayed in Oamaru for one night and would loved to have stayed longer. Spent a pleasant evening in front of the fire after visiting the yellow eyed penguins with a glass of wine, great conversation. More 

Taichung, Taiwan
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Traveling individually in NZ is a very fantastic experience for friends from Taiwan . one sweet night stay in Omaru is the best story to tell. They treat us such as old friends .Delicious food,comfortable room, gorgeous cakes ,nice chat ,wholeheartedly care, are all filled in my fantastic memory in NZ.

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for making the time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. Two great guy's from Taiwan on a hiking holiday in New Zealand who had a memorable time exploring all the sites in Oamaru and dining at Riverstone Kitchen New Zealands award winning restaurant on their final night in Oamaru. More 

Melbourne, Australia
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Liz and Dave are a very welcoming and caring couple who will do everything they can to make your stay memorable. The accommodation is very comfortable, clean and quiet. They have a lovely home and your really feel a part of it. Dave is very proud and knowledgable about Oamaru and the local district. Liz cooks up all manner of... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to comment of Oasis On Orwell B&B. We hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in New Zealand after visiting Oamaru and the Waitaki District. We enjoyed hosting you and your family your son was gorgeous (6 months) and no trouble at all and your daughter was delightful and would be great to... More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

We had never stayed at a B&B before and Oamaru was just meant to be a stopover to break our journey from Queenstown to Christchurch. I was a bit unsure about the B&B stay with a toddler but how wrong was I. It felt like we were staying with friends/family. We felt so welcomed and at home. Liz and Dave... More 

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. We thoroughly enjoyed having you to stay and meeting your son. The way he rode the rocking horse may indicate his future as a jocky! We are pleased that you enjoyed some of what Oamaru had to offer in the short time you spent here. We will... More 

Wells, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

Liz & Dave are excellent hosts and we thoroughly enjoyed the breakfasts and the afternoon treats. We stayed in the spacious Master bedroom with lovely en-suite. Oamaru is an interesting town with attractive architecture and beautiful gardens by the sea. From Oamaru, we explored Dunedin and the Albatross sanctuary. We also travelled inland to Lake Pukaki with fantastic views of... More 

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Thank you for taking the time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. Your stay was for 4 nights which proved to be a perfect base for visiting places of interest in the area, as you described. You both thoroughly enjoyed your day discovering Oamaru on foot, the historic precinct, the harbour, the Oamaru Gardens and many scenic walks around... More 

Diss, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Dave and Liz gave us a very warm welcome to their beautiful home and provided us with a wonderful base from which to explore Oamaru. They were more than helpful in making sure that our trip to the Blue Penguin Colony provided us with the very best experience possible by helping us to upgrade our tickets to the Premium rate.... More 

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Thank you for your generous comments on Oasis On Orwell B&B. It was a pleasure to host you both and help with the change in tickets for the penguin colony which proved to be beneficial for the viewing. Such a shame you could not stay longer, maybe next time for the Victorian Heritage Week which is usually in November. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is B&B. Hosts, Liz and Dave, are very helpful and friendly and the rooms very comfortable. A little removed from the center of town but easy to get to by car. I would happily stay again but this time for a longer time. Great breakfast which offered things a little different from the normal fare.

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Thank you for making the time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. After your cycle journey from Mt Cook and arriving in Oamaru at your journeys end it was a pleasure to host yourself and your fellow riders who obviously had great fun on route which continued in Oamaru. With a visit to The Whisky tasting at The Loan... More 

Bristol
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26 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

In all our three weeks in New Zealand - Oamaru was the place where we should have stayed longer. We had allowed an overnight stay based on the paltry 4 lines that Lonely Planet gives Oamaru - it was supposed to be a stop over on the way up to Christchurch. However, within minutes of arriving we knew we'd struck... More 

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Such great comments on Oamaru and Oasis On Orwell, although you were delayed in arriving in Oamaru it did not effect your enthusiasm. Showing you the DVD of the History on Oamaru enabled you to understand the heritage. As you mentioned there are plenty of interesting attractions in the Waitaki district and can only assume that the travel writers for... More 

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