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Pen-y-bryn Lodge

5.0 of 5 41 Towey Street, Oamaru 9401, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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La Canada Flintridge, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars NEW

We stayed at Pen y Bryn one night. We were looking for a special place to stay and wanted to see Oamaru and the blue penguins. The Lodge is a delight. James and James take special pride in making all guests at home. The Lodge is an elegant old Victorian house that has been updated but retains its old world... More 

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Miami, Florida
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Leafing through the memories of my last year trip to New Zealand one word comes to mind remembering our stay at Pen-y-bryn Lodge - REMARKABLE. We arrived to Pen-y-bryn pretty late at night. The time of the day did not sop our hosts, James Glucksman and James Boussy, from greeting us at the door, showing around and making sure that... More 

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New York City
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12 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our hosts, James Glucksman and James Boussy, greeted us at the door upon our arrival. This very personal touch set the tone for the remainder of our stay. The lodge itself has many luxurious public rooms including a billiard room, library, and drawing room. There are beautiful gardens (thanks to James B), terraces and a verandah to enjoy. James G,... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was lucky enough to spend the night at this wonderful place, (which was a short notice booking may I add) and from the moment I arrived I was greeted at the door with such warm & welcome hospitalty, both James & James have really made this place so special, I really have no words to describe how beautiful this... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

The house is a huge victorian heritage listed building, tastefully renovated, one feels privileged by being able to walk through it. Our bathroom showcased the original tub! If you want to feel like a lord for a few days, this is the right place. The gardens are beautiful, full of flowers, such a pleasure walking through them. You MUST have... More 

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James_Glucksman, Owner at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review of your stay with us, and for your lovely comments about your dinner here--we're glad you enjoyed it! We hope we can look forward to another visit from you sometime in the not-too-distant future! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
25 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed for only one night, unfortunately, as it was such a memorable stay that we would have loved to be able to extend, but were on a tight schedule as we travelled through New Zealand. Upon arrival, we were immediately greeted warmly by James and James into their beautiful 1889 Victorian mansion. This historical house is located amid beautiful... More 

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James_Glucksman, Owner at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you and your family stay with us, and we're so happy that you all enjoyed your short time with us. We hope that if your travels take you to this part of the world again that we can look forward to another visit with you! More 

Hamburg, Germany
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

...at least that is how you will feel after your stay in this beautiful Victorian mansion built 1889. We booked the Park room in the annex for our honeymoon and have not been disappointed. James & James have renovated and refurbished the mansion but stayed true to its historical charm. If you are looking for a design hotel with minimalistic... More 

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James_Glucksman, Owner at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review of your stay with us, and for your comments about Oamaru and the surrounding area as a place to visit. We are glad you were able to make such good use of your time here and explore the area. The room you were in (and the two others in the Annex building) should be expanded... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The three nights that we had at Pen-y-bryn were a highlight of our honeymoon in New Zealand. The house and surrounding gardens are beautifully maintained and it is the perfect base from which you can explore Oamaru and the surrounds. The hosts, James and James, are wonderful and are what made the stay so enjoyable. They suggested great day trips,... More 

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James_Glucksman, Owner at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, responded to this review

It was our great pleasure to play a small role in making your honeymoon in New Zealand so enjoyable! You were such wonderful guests, and we were very honoured to be able to enjoy your company as you celebrated your new lives together. We wish you all the very very best, and hope we can look forward to welcoming you... More 

Penrith, United Kingdom
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54 reviews 54 reviews
24 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

We picked this out as a one night Birthday treat on our way through to Christchurch. The hosts, James and James were both thoughtfull and eager and able to help plan our one day. The room we had was in the annex, and was very comfortable, and clean, and inclued all that you would expect in this class of accomodation.... More 

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James_Glucksman, Owner at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, responded to this review

Happy birthday once again from us, and thank you for choosing to celebrate the occasion with us! We hope you have many more happy birthdays wherever you choose to spend them, and wish you all the very best! More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We stayed at Pen-y-bryn Lodge at the beginning of our honeymoon and it did not disappoint. From the moment we booked James and James contacted us to see if there was anything they could do to make it special, including any special requests for dinner (which was served in a separate room to other guests). We were incredibly exhausted after... More 

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James_Glucksman, Owner at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, responded to this review

It was our great pleasure to welcome you to Pen-y-bryn as part of your honeymoon celebration, and we are so happy that we were able to give you the relaxation and comfort you were hoping for. And of course, should you ever wish to return and fulfil that yearning for a few more nights' stay or a cooking class we... More 

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Address: 41 Towey Street, Oamaru 9401, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$$
Hotel Class:5 star — Pen-y-bryn Lodge 5*
Number of rooms: 5
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