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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
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76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We chose this B&B on the basis of good Trip Advisor reports and were not disappointed. Liz and Dave are excellent hosts and could not have been more helpful in terms of advising us where to go and what to see. The room was very comfortable and the breakfast sumptuous so it was all excellent.

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Travelling the globe
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21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A warm welcome from Liz and Dave in their gracious and spacious 1930s home. We enjoyed the huge blue bedroom with its generous bathroom and walk-in closet/dressing room and all the little details to make us comfortable there. The house has a large sitting-room for guests, with views over the garden. Breakfast, in the equally comfortable and elegant dining room,... More 

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London
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was extremely lucky to stay at this beautiful, spotless B&B after a very last minute booking following a minor car accident where we lost the entire rear window. Not only was the house gorgeous but Dave and Liz were the most wonderful hosts. They helped us patch up the car, fed us a hot homemade dinner and looked after us... More 

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

Thank you for such a prompt review. When you are having a bad day things can only get better. Our guests were quite stressed when they arrived due to the fact they had an issue with a tree which somehow broke the rear window, but all was not lost our DIY skills were put in action donning on gloves and... More 

Marrickville, Australia
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13 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Lovely people, beautiful house with an atmosphere of relaxation and hospitality. Go to Oamaru and enjoy the wonderful town and wildlife and make sure you stay here! We were really just going to Oamaru as a driving stopover but it ended up being a highlight of our whole NZ holiday. Farmers markets and penguins were awesome

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

Thank you for your review of Oasis On Orwell B&B. We have heard that comment on so many occasions "we were only going to Oamaru as a stopover" then most people end up staying in excess of 2 nights as there is so much to see in Oamaru and Waitaki. We are becoming known as a destination not a stopover.... More 

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

From the moment you arrive you feel very special - the attention to detail and the warmth showing by Dave and Liz to their guests is fantastic, especially after a long car journey. The home baking, the bottles of water and fresh mints in the room, the quality of the linen and and those little extras (and Liz asking if... More 

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

Thank you for your glowing review on Oasis On Orwell B&B. It was not the best of weather in Oamaru on the 2nd January 2016 for visitors, a welcoming fire and a warm welcome can make up for the lack of sunshine. Relaxing by the fire after a long journey enabled you to enjoy visiting the Penguin Colony later that... More 

Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Dave and Liz made our stay in Oamaru a very special occasion. A warm welcome and easy going atmosphere in their home was outstanding. It was all fabulous, the detail in the breakfast down to a little flower on the side of the plate and a newspaper each, home-made marmalade! Comfy beds, gorgeous historic home, it was comfort plus! We... 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. It was a pleasure to host yourself and your Mother who had travelled to New Zealand to visit Family. A road trip around our beautiful South Island was ideal. Unfortunately you could only stay one night due to your schedule, making the most of your time in Oamaru and... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

Liz and Dave were wonderful hosts - welcoming and very helpful. The accommodation is very comfortable, well appointed with a lovely post-Victorian decor. Dave is very knowledgeable about Oamaru and the local district providing a really interesting and helpful history of Oamaru (Liz and Dave also provided a long list of things to see and do on our way to... 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 are pleased you could make time to visit some of the places of interest we suggested on route from Dunedin to Oamaru, arriving just in time for the Penguin viewing, a full and satisfying day. More 

Launceston, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Thank you Dave and Liz for a wonderful stay.We concur with all previous glowing reviews. We wished our stay could have been longer and would like to add that we mostly enjoyed your company and great humour. Cheers from Bob and Viv.

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

Thank you for your pleasing comments on Oasis On Orwell B&B. We had a great time with these two couples from Australia they booked for 1 night and stayed for 2 nights, they enjoyed all that Oamaru has to offer, one of the highlights was the whisky tasting in the Victorian precinct . More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

We were a group of 4 women who took over the whole house and were treated so well. We opted for dinner additionally which was absolutely beautiful an d great value for money. The home is beautiful, immaculate. The hosts were professional but warm and welcoming. Thankyou.

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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. We had a great time hosting these friends on the start of their week long holiday in Central South Island. The house came alive with laughter and chatter especially over dinner, they were due to go into town after dinner but chose to relax in the lounge... More 

Brisbane
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57 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

The hosts of this B and B just do everything right, good bed and en-suite. Nice choice of breakfasts in the morning, plenty of room, own guest lounge. Tidy and clean, comfortable, just ticks all the boxes. If in Oamaru again would definitely stay here.

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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 for the 4 nights that you were in Oamaru enabling you to visit a great number of interesting places in the Waitaki District, Moeraki, Boulders and Shag Point to the south for the wildlife. We are spoilt for choice in... More 

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