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Oasis on Orwell B & B

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46A Orwell Street, | Oamaru, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Oasis on Orwell B & B
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Diss, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
14 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Bristol
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22 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Northwich, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dave and Liz are English and have lived in New Zealand for many years. The service is first class and friendly - immediately putting you at your ease. Everything about our stay was exceptional - from the warm welcome, the help to make the most of our stay by being knowledgeable about the town and surrounding areas, the fantastic breakfast... More 

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St. Neots, United Kingdom
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We only stayed with Liz and Dave for one night, but they made us so welcome and it was the most comfortable bed and best breakfast of our whole trip. Nothing was too much trouble for them and we were only sorry we couldn't have enjoyed their company for longer. The room was spotless and had all the facilities we... More 

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

Thank you for commenting on Oasis On Orwell B&B. It was pleasing to hear you enjoyed your tour of the Victorian Precinct, Yellow eye and little blue penguins and that it was good value being collected and returned to your accommodation especially after a day of driving. A good last stop on your way to Christchurch and re-packing for your... More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a really lovely stay with Dave and Liz. They have a beautiful tastefully decorated home, a short drive from town. The rooms are very spacious with comfy beds. They made us feel at home, cooked us a good breakfast, explained to us what we could do in and around Oamaru and on the rest of our travels. We... More 

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

Thank you for your prompt comments on Oasis On Orwell B&B. It was a pleasure to meet such a lovely couple who have travelled extensively, on this occasion not only to support their cricket team but also to sample and enjoy the superb food, wine and whisky that the Waitaki District has to offer. More 

surrey
Top Contributor
136 reviews 136 reviews
99 hotel reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our stay here was, quite simply, an absolute delight. Our room was very comfortable and breakfast was an excellent start to the day. What really made the stay so memorable was, as so many others have written here, the hospitality of Liz and Dave. The warmth of the welcome, and the friendly helpful engagement with us helped make this the... More 

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

Thank you for your kind comments on Oasis On Orwell B&B. A fun trip with a mix of Rugby, sightseeing and rail journeys, also Oamaru has a host of places of interest to explore so staying for 2 nights was an excellent choice enabling you to visit the farmers market and Victorian market on Sunday morning. More 

New Haven, Connecticut
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was my 25th night on the South Island and one of the most enjoyable accommodations. The 1930's house is elegant and the ensuite room was great. Liz and Dave go out of their way to make you feel at home. Liz is a great cook! Great free and unlimited wifi without the goofy coupons some places are using. You... 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. It was fantastic hearing all your tramping and fishing stories, we suggested the Waitaki river, where the river meets the ocean, we had seen fishermen there and thought it a good spot for a bit of fishing, apparently it appeared a good spot as a sea trout... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I travelled the south island for 3 weeks and stayed in a total of 9 Bed and Breakfasts recommended by tripadvisor. There is no question that this accommodation is the BEST OF THE BEST. I arrived early and was welcomed by Liz and was made to feel so welcome, with tea and a slice. The accommodation is stunning and the... More 

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

It has taken a while to respond to your comments as February has been a very busy time in Oamaru, this has eased off now enabling us to catch our breath. A wonderful comment from a travel reporter on Oamaru and the South Island in general. We had the pleasure of hosting this English reporter for 3 nights, who visited... More 

Stewart Island, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We spent ( unfortunately ), only one night at Oasis on Orwell, and it was the best bed and breakfast we have ever visited. Period. To be taken cared of by Dave and Liz after a 30-hour trip from Sweden was the perfect start on our trip on NZ! Felt like home the moment we stepped inside the house. A... More 

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

Thank you very much for your prompt review. It was a pleasure to meet you, we hope you are enjoying your tour of New Zealand, and took in some of our suggestions on your journey to Dunedin. Then on to the Catlins and Stewart Island. Your comments on Oasis On Orwell B&B are appreciated. Enjoy your stay and have a... More 

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