We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! You come to us for reviews — now you can book your hotel right here on TripAdvisor.

Ahuriri Motel Omarama

Certificate of Excellence
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Ahuriri Motel Omarama
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

79 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 72: English reviews
Palmerston North, New Zealand
Level Contributor
33 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for one night and really enjoyed the place. The buildings are a little old, but cosy and comfortable enough to our liking. It had everything we needed for our short stay in Omarama, and we would recommend this place as a short stop for anyone passing through.

Thank jaytee15
Cromwell, New Zealand
Level Contributor
40 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016 via mobile

This motel is clean and tidy but dated. It was perfect for us as we are mountain bikers just staying the night. We arrived latish and left early but motel man was very polite and friendly. Warm unit, good heaters, walking distance to pubs etc. Good value for money. We would stay here again.

Thank Chantelknox
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Stayed at this motel during our A2O bike trail. Rooms were OK and clean. Surprised by no one being there until 2pm which seemed unusual. We were also surprised by the threat of a penalty if we didn't do the dishes ! Cleaning person arrived at 9.20am when check out was 10am. When sent away he reappeared at 9.50am. This... More 

Thank Ross458
Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Hi Ross, Good to have the opportunity to respond to your comments. Check-in time is pretty standard for most Motels and well advertised on our website and also on your booking confirmation e-mail 2-9pm. We cater for the average Kiwi like yourself, who most often is seeking cheaper accommodation and to this end we have been able to off set... More 

Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
131 reviews
66 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2016 via mobile

This is good accommodation in Omarama - very clean and comfortable. The service is a little patchy with nobody there when we arrived and not so friendly when they checked us in. However, it serves a purpose and is quite good. The town is great for a night. One weird thing ... if you don't do your own dishes they... More 

Thank BalancedCritic2014
Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

We are only a small privately owned business and as a result we do pretty much all the work ourselves which does mean at times the office is unattended, we do provide an intercom system so guests are never waiting long for service when this is activated. With regard to your dishes comment, it works extremely well as most guests... More 

Level Contributor
138 reviews
62 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2016

Because these rooms used to be single mens quarters Ahuriri does not have the bare bones look of a regular motel, but more like units in a garden setting. Most rooms are a bi larger than basic motel with basic cooking facilities. We had no trouble with the wifi, though I did have to ask how to connect as you... More 

Thank GoMet75
Brian H, Manager at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Really like the way you describe Ahuriri Motels and it's point of difference, its what we like about the complex too. Thanks for taking the time to post a review. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I have 2 gripes: 1) My 1 bedroom unit stank of the sickly auto-spraying electric air freshener, and remained so permanently, even after several hours with the windows and door wide open. Headache concerns. 2) The "free wifi", as advertised on their website and physical signage, turned out to be a very small free amount. As it turned out, the... More 

Thank Matt7Kiwi
Brian H, Manager at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Oh dear, sounds like a bad gripe day for you! Had your gripe not have been about the air freshener then it would have been about lingering odour of a previous guests cooking smell, as that is the only reason we use them for and they are very simple for guests to switch off but food odour not so easy.... More 

Waikato Region, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2016

Ex single mens quarters and now a motel. Great motel with friendly host. Good bed, though bedroom a little small. Spacious in main lounge and kitchen aea. Clean. Parking right outside the door. Could ahve spent more time there.

Thank Marie L
Brian H, Manager at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive review, come back and stay longer! More 

Barrie, Canada
Level Contributor
12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2016 via mobile

As others have said, rooms are spacious, comfortable & clean, with full cooking facilities, extra bedroom, & access to laundry & BBQ. In addition, the room was modern and stylishly furnished. We even had a backyard patio area. Excellent value for money and caring, attentive owners. Fabulous motel, off the beaten track.

Thank ST32013
Hamilton, New Zealand
Level Contributor
91 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

The Motel clean and tidy. Kitchen well set up with all your needs . Our units were back off the road so peaceful and quiet . Owners friendly and hospitable . Great place to stop coming from Kimbell after a hot ride to Mount Cook. We would definitely stop in again.

Thank joy532
Derby, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
120 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2016

Stayed here for two nights as no accommodation was available in Twizel. Very pleased that we stayed there, well equipped comfortable rooms in a beautiful location. Small supermarket close by and very quiet.

Thank mag1
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

26 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All Traveler Photos (8)
Room/Suite (3)
View from Room (1)
Hotel & Grounds (1)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (18)
Room/Suite (2)
Other (16)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Omarama
0.5 mi away
Heritage Gateway Hotel
Heritage Gateway Hotel
#3 of 4 in Omarama
3.5 of 5 stars 140 reviews
0.5 mi away
Countrytime Hotel
Countrytime Hotel
#4 of 4 in Omarama
3.0 of 5 stars 79 reviews
17.2 mi away
High Country Holiday Lodge
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
17.0 mi away
Mackenzie Country Inn
0.4 mi away
ASURE Sierra Motel
ASURE Sierra Motel
#1 of 4 in Omarama
4.5 of 5 stars 83 reviews
10.4 mi away
Dunstan Downs
Dunstan Downs
#3 of 4 in Omarama
4.5 of 5 stars 23 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Omarama, a Mountain Community in the middle of everywhere! Our 14 motel unit complex is situated in the heart of this mountainous region surrounded by a spacious garden like setting. This peaceful and quiet setting has a country atmosphere and stunning views of the mountain ranges, is just a short distance to beautiful lakes for boating or fishing. Tramping, walking or mountain bike tracks are also in our back yard with the Alps to Ocean cycle trail right here! We are a gliding mecca, you will see them soaring the skies, be tempted and take a flight yourself! Our 'dark' night skies are known for pristine starlit viewing, an idyllic way to view them is from a private Hot Tub and overlooking a small lake. Base yourself here in Omarama and be central to Mt Cook, Tekapo, Oamaru, Queenstown and Wanaka. See you soon ... more   less 

Additional Information about Ahuriri Motel Omarama

Address: State Highway 83 | State Highway 83, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Omarama
Price Range: $77 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Ahuriri Motel Omarama 3*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Ahuriri Motel Omarama reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay