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Omakau Commercial Hotel
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Omakau
Certificate of Excellence
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“Excellent”
Reviewed January 21, 2013 via mobile

Food was outstanding and the staff were very friendly. A very nice dining experience. The rooms are very quaint and a pleasure to stay in. Current owners have worked very hard to get it to such a good standard.

Stayed December 2012
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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Hi there. Thank you so much for your review - it makes our efforts all the more worthwhile. Wishing you a great 2013 and look forward to seeing you again. Kindest Regards,
Stacey
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Reviewed January 10, 2013 via mobile

Great service and such friendly people. The food was also fantastic and there was a wide selection of foods to please all. Also they offered to drive us home as we had just spent the whole day cycling.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Thank NGlenn
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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Hi there. Thank you for taking the time to review us - we really appreciate it and look forward to seeing you again. Kindest Regards, Stacey
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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
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23 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed January 7, 2013

Good food, service and cold beer is where it's at here.The best place to eat in a 4 km radius by far.The pizza's are so good but huge, I doggy bagged mine and reheated later which was fantastic.If you are a tourist doing the rail trail, and want real good New Zealand local friendly service then go here.Real close to everything as well

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Route66town
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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Hi there. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it and look forward to meeting you again. Kindest Regards, Stacey.
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Port Macquarie, Australia
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547 reviews
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

We have just stayed here and were so impressed with the quality throughout and lovely staff. The hotel has been lovingly restored and they have spent a lot to make it that way
Our ensuite room number 9 was gorgeous ..and much better than we expected. The share rooms also looked very nice There is a lounge Tv room free tea and coffee and very friendly service. We also enjoyed a fabulous meal, quite up market and reasonable too.
We are so glad we stayed here and don't forget to walk or ride to the very historic Ophir.
We would not hesitate in recommending this hotel.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank chris G
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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review, January 27, 2013
Hi there. Thank you very much for taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. It makes our hard efforts all the more worthwhile. Look forward to seeing you again. Kindest
Regards, Stacey
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Nelson, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 18, 2012

Had a day off mid week and did a section of the rail trail. Stayed the night nd all of the stay was a highlight. Service friendly, attentive and I am fussy in this respect. Food portions are enormous so be prepared and great value. Rooms are small but have a great story to tell.
Renovations are WIP so is only getting better.
Snow was a bonus as was the fire to offset the cold!

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled solo
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Thank Stephen C
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

We walked in off the street and managed to get a twin room that had just been cancelled, we were travelling to the brass monkey and did not want to stay on site this time, the lovely chap booked us in, we came back after the rally, the bar was full, it was so nice and warm service was amazing a real local's bar in the middle of nowhere, the rustic old building had signs saying excuse the ongoing renovations but nothing was in our way, the old girl is beautiful our room was nicely decorated with an ensuite with shower and toilet, the beds comfy, the only problem was the other guests were pretty loud in the morning but we were already awake, and it is what I expected from a pub hotel, we had the cooked breakfast the next morning, it was beautiful with fresh juice, our waitress (I think was the owner) was so lovely and friendly telling us a bit about the old hotel, the work these guys have done is amazing, they have kept in in character all the way, we will stay here again next year we just have to get in quick to get a room

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Angie c H H
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Melbourne
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed April 19, 2012

I visited this Hotel in April 2012. They have this delicious vegie lasagne with fresh salad, piping hot served. This helped me to continue on the Otago Rail Trail further the next day. Good wine list. The service was extremely good. The "bike park" at the back is generous and safe. Good spot to have a break.

Room Tip: I did not stayed there. I heard that they had quite good rooms.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Omakau Commercial Hotel
Address: 1 Harvey Street, Omakau, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Omakau
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Omakau
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Omakau's first homestead then accommodation house for weary travellers. It is now an ideal stop for the new type of traveller that passes through Omakau –Rail Trailers, Curling and Fishing Enthusiasts, and visitors to the Central Otago area who can explore the area using the hotel as their base.The Hotel is available for any of your dining requirements, whether it is Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or that special function - 364 days a year. Our Chefs pride themselves on their flavour and presentation – we invite you to look at our Dining page for some mouth watering temptations. We have a wonderful selection of Central Otago wines and Ales available from our bar to quench your thirst, and/or to compliment your meal. ... more   less 

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