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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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Oasis on Orwell B & B
Ranked #1 of 20 Oamaru B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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New Haven, Connecticut
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48 reviews 48 reviews
18 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Stewart Island, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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 

Singapore
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Hosts Liz and Dave are obviously passionate about New Zealand, and about Oamaru. The tips, stories and anecdotes they shared with us were great, and helped us understand the place a lot better. Needless to say, everything else was perfect, from the room to the wifi to the breakfast.

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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 a pleasure to host you on your visit to New Zealand especially visiting Oamaru and surrounding district. It was great that you experienced some of the suggestions we made. Sharing wine. cheese and conversation in the evening complemented the evening. More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We arrived at Oasis on Orwell but actually were booked into another B & B. Nonetheless, the owners made us feel so welcome even though we did not end up spending the night. They kindly offered us tea and biscuits and drove us to the B & B were we had a reservation. Although we did not stay the night... More 

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

Well this has been the shortest stay ever! It was great to meet you both, although a bit confusing at first, then all became clear after re-visiting e-mails. Original e-mail requested accommodation but alas we were fully booked and suggested another B&B in Oamaru. Until we re visited the email we made you welcome with tea and slices, DVD of... More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We stayed at Liz and Dave's beautiful house and felt welcomed like friends into their own. They are both very gracious hosts with much information about this little town filled with history. The home is beautiful, the food lovely and attention to detail exceptional. It was comfortable, clean, welcoming and well presented. A treat that we hope to repeat again... 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. It was a pleasure hosting you and enjoying our conversations over a great bottle of New Zealand wine which you had purchased on your travels. We hope you enjoyed the scenic route back to Christchurch, and had a safe journey home. More 

Taipei, Taiwan
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

We stayed at this lovely house during our honeymoon this February.The room is beautiful, clean and comfortable.I also enjoyed the afternoon tea in the room on our arriving.Dave and Liz gave us useful information to visit Oamaru, including seeing penguins.They also helped us to make a reservation for dinner(big seafood platter!), penguin show and lunch on the next day.How helpful!There... More 

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

Thank you for your comments regarding your stay at Oasis On Orwell whilst on your honeymoon. It was a pleasure to meet you both, and hope you have special memories of New Zealand that will last a lifetime. We wish you well for your life together. More 

Hangzhou, China
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014 via mobile

The location is good and neighborhood is quiet. We found this place very easily. The host, Dave and Liz, are very considerate and prepared a short video about Oamaru's history which is highly helpful for us to know this town better. The breakfast was supreme and Dave had collected our preference in advance which makes us feel like at home.

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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. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Oamaru visiting the Boulders at Moeraki, Bushy Beach and the Victorian Precinct. We also suggested the scenic route to Christchurch on such a sunny day is well worth the extra K's. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Dave and Liz made their home available to us, out of town visitors, during a family illness and death. They made us welcome, made space for other relatives and even cooked a birthday cake which was a lovely celebration of something positive in a difficult time. The house is homely, warm and spacious and the food is simply outstanding. Dave... More 

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

Thank you for taking time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. The family stayed on two occasions due to an illness in the wider family, which enabled us to get to know the family better. All rooms were available to them on both occasions. We are pleased that you felt at home, hopefully, alleviating the difficult situation you were... More 

Vancouver, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

Dave and Liz welcomed us weary but curious travellers like we were family. Dave was ever so ready with maps, local horticulture sights, bicycle rentals with delivery and routes. The food at tea, chocolate treats and a hearty breakfast were all we needed. Please do not hesitate to order Liz' fish cakes in the morning menu. We spent 3 days... More 

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

Thank you for your favourable comments on Oasis On Orwell B&B. After your Otago Rail Trail it was time to sit back and enjoy what Oamaru and the district had to offer. Our suggestions to visit places of interest was appreciated by yourselves. We look forward to your next visit in the distant future. More 

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Address: 46A Orwell Street, | Oamaru, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 2

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