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Omahau Downs

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Twizel SH8 , New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

There were just the two of us on a nostalgic road trip, and we were looking for something different. We bought fresh fish from the salmon farm down the way and cooked up in the well-equipped kitchen. The host was busy with drafting some sheep with his sheepdogs, but settled us into our cottage in a friendly way. We walked... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We wanted a base to explore the Mount Cook area and this is the perfect spot. We shall certainly put this on our itinerary if visiting South Island again and stay for more than 2 nights. It is about 1 hours scenic drive to Mount Cook village and 5 minutes to Twizel village. Twizel had all we needed to eat... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Used Twizel as a base for a couple of nights. It's a bit isolated but that suited us. Lovely rustic charm and we just sat and watched the sun go down over Mt Cook, still impressive even at 70 km away. The night sky is incredible. There was a little problem with the Wifi but it was sorted really quickly... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We booked this place after having read the numerous positive comments in Tripadvisor and Lonely Planet. We weren't disappointed at all! After a six hour drive from Catlins to Twizel, our family of five checked into a very well equipped and tastefully furnished rooms. We had two adjoining rooms with an extra bed. There was a shared common area for... More 

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Hastings, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

This is a fantastic place to stay. The accommodation is excellent and there is a well equipped communal kitchen and comfortable lounge. The view from our room was incredible, a clear uninterrupted view of Mt Cook in the distance. The host was welcoming and friendly and very helpful in rearranging rooms so that we could stay a second night. I... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

What a great little place to stay. Lovely warm cottage with incredible views. Just out of town, so quiet. We had a self-contained cottage with a fantastic view of Mount Cook. Beautifully clean. Well set up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

What a great place to spend a couple of nights on the way from Twizel to Mt. Cook! Rooms are great and nicely furnished, big common kitchen with everything we needed for cooking, and a great view from your window over Mt. Cook. The place is cozy, not too much of soundproofing between the rooms but good that there are... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Twizel is the perfect base for exploring the Mt Cook area. Omahau Downs is a Little bit out of town, but therefore you can enjoy the silence and have your private star gazing experience. We had a cabin for 2 nights, offering great views on Mt Cook. The only thing you should have in mind is that nights can be... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

We stayed 2 nights in the 3 bedroom house with mountain views, closest to the road but furtherest away from the other accommodations. Just outside of Twizel, less than an hour from Mt Cook. Perfect location for hiking Mt Cook tracks or travelling down the south island. I wasn't too sure about this place but I was pleasantly surprised (... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Really nice roomin the lodge. beautiful views of mount cook. Wonderful starry sky at night Sat in balcony for a glass of wine and enjoyed the view. Shared kitchen very well equipped with spacious table and comfy sofas

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