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Twizel SH8 New Zealand
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#3 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Twizel

Looking for a place to stay in Twizel? Then look no further than Omahau Downs, a family-friendly bed and breakfast that brings the best of Twizel to your doorstep.

Guest rooms offer amenities such as a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and guests can go online with free wifi offered by the bed and breakfast.

The property also features barbeque facilities to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Travelers looking to enjoy some fish and chips can head to Shawty's Cafe or Poppies Cafe. Otherwise, you may want to check out a cafe such as Shawty's Cafe, Hydro Cafe, or Twizel Bakery Cafe.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a garden, such as New Zealand Alpine Lavender.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Omahau Downs as you experience everything Twizel has to offer.

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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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BBQ facilities
Non-smoking hotel
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Seating area
Separate dining area
Clothes rack
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
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MELANI S wrote a review Feb 2020
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We stayed 3 nights at Omahau Downs while hiking in the area. We stayed in THE LODGE building which as 4 large rooms with own patio deck, plus a shared kitchen, living space, and wash machine. The King-Size bed was very comfortable and it was great to have the kitchen and wash machine. The view out the patio door was amazing. It is very close to town for restaurants and food shopping. Our hostess was laid back and very accommodating. Would definitely stay here again. A little difficult to find without GPS as they are not allowed to have a sign by the road - the name is engraved into the stone gateway - look for the NZ blue lodging signs 400m before the entrance.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Caroline & Kristof wrote a review Jan 2020
Melsele, Belgium11 contributions
We stayed here after floods near Franz Joseph changed our plans. It is very spacious and has a nice view on the Southern Alps. Room and bathroom were also clean. There is a lot of parking space and checking in and out was easy. Location wise it is right outside of Twizel and in the Middle of Lake Tekapo and My Cook. So a perfect spot for a few day trips.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sharon D wrote a review Dec 2019
Sydney, Australia50 contributions20 helpful votes
We stayed at Omahau Downs for 2 nights relaxing, after cycling the Alps to Ocean ride, returning to Twizel for our rental car. This accommodation was hosted by a friendly and helpful family, happy to share local knowledge. The room was comfortable, with a large bed, compact fridge and tea making facilities. Good little bathroom. Excellent communal space for cooking and lounging - this would a great place for 4 couples to spend a weekend. Well equipped kitchen with dishwasher. The view across the field to Mt.Cook area was pretty spectacular, distant but ever changing light. Would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Sharni O wrote a review Oct 2019
Emerald, Australia2 contributions
We stayed in the Cabin - such a beautiful location - best views of Mt Cook in the town I would say! A lovely place to relax, close to Twizel town, and under an hour drive to Mt Cook Village. This place was recommended to me and it did not disappoint!
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Traveled with friends
PM45 wrote a review Apr 2019
Durham, North Carolina63 contributions35 helpful votes
We stayed two nights in the Cabin. On the positive side, the location is wonderful. Close to town yet remote and quiet. We loved viewing the nighttime sky. The cabin is a very basic accommodation and needs updating. The gas burner is self-lighting (almost burned my hand). The light in one of the bedrooms was not working. No coffee facilities were provided though the owner brought one upon our request. Our biggest complaint was the 'fast, high speed internet' and free wi-fi. Ha! That is false advertising! We were given voucher coupons and were kicked off after a short time and not allowed back on the internet for 24 hours. In our 48 hour stay, we had about 1 hour's worth of internet. The owners need to update their system.
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Date of stay: March 2019
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
$102 - $118 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Omahau Downs
Which popular attractions are close to Omahau Downs?
Nearby attractions include SkyScape (4.1 miles), Mt. Cook Alpine Salmon Shop (4.2 miles), and High Country Salmon (3.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Omahau Downs?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Omahau Downs?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Omahau Downs?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Omahau Downs?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Omahau Downs?
Conveniently located restaurants include Poppies Cafe, Shawty's Cafe, and Ministry of Works Bar and Eatery.
Is Omahau Downs located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.9 miles away from the center of Twizel.
Does Omahau Downs have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.