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Oasis on Orwell B & B

46A Orwell Street, | Oamaru, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Oasis on Orwell B & B
Ranked #1 of 18 Oamaru B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a superb place to stay! Everything was so fantastic we wished we could have stayed another night. The house is beautiful and cosy. We stayed in the master bedroom which was great with an ensuite and gorgeous fireplace. The house itself is very spacious and there is plenty of room to relax and enjoy your time there. Dave and... More

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Whitianga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a true delight to stay at Oasis on Orwell. Liz and Dave (the proprietors) were wonderful, funny and very accommodating to all our needs. The bed was so beautiful I didn't want to get out of it. They even took us on a bit of a tiki tour and to a fabulous restaurant called "Coast" where the cod... More

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Bridport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our stay with Dave and Liz was fabulous....we were recommended by the local Tourist Office .... what a great find! Our en-suite bedroom was really spacious, as was the whole house, with top-class comfortable bed! Dave and Liz's home is traditional with the local wood used throughout. Our breakfast included home-made jams etc. After breakfast Dave showed us a video... More

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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. It was a pleasure to host you. We hope you took advantage of our suggestions on route to Invercargill where you reunited with your family and enjoyed your holiday with them. We trust all was well on your return to Dorset after all the flooding. We look forward to meeting... More

Hinckley, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We instantly felt at home after Dave & Liz warmly welcomed us into their lovely home. They gave us lots of useful local information of places to go and where to eat. We even watched a DVD about the history of Oamaru in their lounge. We stayed in the huge master bedroom which was beautifully decorated and appointed. The home... 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 and how pleased you were to find us. It was a pleasure to host you. Oamaru and the Tourism Association work hard in promoting the Town, but during Christmas and The New Year some businesses do close for the statuary holidays leaving just a few Restaurants to choose... More

Bay of Island, New Zealand
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46 reviews 46 reviews
26 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed two nights at Oasis on Orwell in the Master Suite which was large, comfortable, spotlessly clean and very good value. Dave and Liz were wonderful friendly and helpful hosts. They offered us soup and toast when we were reluctant to go out on a wet cold night and then followed up with some delicious home... 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 of which you were very considerate. We hope the direction to Queenstown given, were of benefit to you, and you enjoyed your stay in Queenstown, area. More

East Grinstead, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

My Mother and I stayed here for one night at the end of January. Dave and Liz were great hosts who put their heart and sole into making their guests stay good. Initially, we were booked into the twin room, but we swapped to the family suite,so we had a room each, which was very comfortable. The Breakfast was the... 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 a pleasure to host you both. You originally asked for the Twin Bedroom, on arrival we suggested the Family Bedroom for yourself and your Mother to give you a room each, which you appreciated. Hope the lure of the greens did not tempt you too much. We hope you... More

Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Dave and Liz provide beautiful rooms, tasty goodies for breaks and bedtime, and fabulous site suggestions. The highlight of our visit was the ability to view yellow-eyed and blue penguins in their natural environment, all due to Dave's advice. There are many breakfast menu choices, but be advised that Liz's salmon cakes are outstanding! Oasis on Orwell is far more... More

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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. You diverted from your itinerary to Oamaru to see the Yellow Eyed and Blue penguins and you was not disappointed being able to see both was very exciting for you. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay, and was worth the detour. We hope the rest of your... More

Toronto
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

We were just looking at pictures of our five week trip to New Zealand March 2013 and decided to write about B & B's that made our trip so memorable. Liz and Dave were friendly, generous and very thoughtful. They were there to help but never invaded our privacy. We learned a great deal of the area from them and... More

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

Thank you for posting your comments on Tripadvisor. Re living your holiday through your photo's must bring back fond memories of New Zealand. It was a pleasure to host you, also adding a new recipe to the list of Gluten Free foods. As you have mentioned the Victorian Precinct is not just for shopping there is also a raft of... More

Beijing, China
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

We’ve travelled in South island for over 2 weeks in February 2014. During our visits, we tried all the top motels, B&Bs and BBH in different areas which were listed on tripadvisor. And, I have to say, Oasis on Orwell B&B is the top one, not one of the top. There are a few details I do really like: •... More

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

Thank you for your generous comments. It was a real pleasure in hosting you both, they were so excited seeing the little blue penguins, even on their way back to the B&B that they mislaid the door key which made them very upset, it was returned the next day, we emailed them to let them know, so that it would... More

Oxford, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
15 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Lovely 1920s house with large bedrooms and communal rooms. Friendly and helpful hosts who ensured we got the most from our visit, lending us binoculars, showing us a DVD of the history of the town, putting small treats in our room etc. The breakfast was as good as any we had in our month in NZ. Sorry we just had... More

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

Thank you for posting a comment on Oasis On Orwell so promptly. It was a pleasure to host yourself and Judith. We hope our suggestions to visit places of interest on route to Mt Cook were enjoyable and your walk and stay at Mt Cook were spectacular. More

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Additional Information about Oasis on Orwell B & B

Address: 46A Orwell Street, | Oamaru, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Oamaru
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 B&Bs / Inns in Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming and gracefully renovated 1930s character home. Master Queen bedroom with large en-suite, quality brass fittings, undertile heating, large walk in wardrobe. Family Queen bedroom with adjacent single bedroom. Private separate bathroom with claw foot bath, shower over bath, pedestal hand basin, toilet and undertile heating. All bedrooms have quality cotton linen, complementary Tea and Coffee making facilities with home made baking, electric blankets, TV, clock radio, free wifi. Guest facilities include large quality guest lounge with TV, free internet access and undercarpet heating. Breakfast consists of Fresh fruit salad, fruit juice a choice of cereal, from our menu a selection of one of three cooked breakfasts, toast and home made preserves, tea or coffee. All produce sourced locally where possible. ... more   less 

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