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Omau Settlers Lodge
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Westport
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“A perfect spot by the water”
Reviewed November 13, 2013

We would highly recommend this hotel. Perfect location by the sea, spotless room with TV, WiFi and kitchen facilities - so nice to be able to enjoy a cup of tea on our arrival. The owner Grace was so kind and helpful - laundry facilities were another bonus! Nice friendly Tavern around the corner for a friendly drink and dinner. Comfortable bed and a nice breakfast with home-baked bread. Would definitely return.

Room Tip: There are only 8 units and they all face the sea and easy parking near your room.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 31, 2013

On arriving in Westport we sought help from the ‘i’ in finding overnight accommodation and, albeit we arrived just before closing time, they were very helpful. We visited 2 motels in town but decided the Omau Settlers Lodge, some 15 minutes drive before Westport was exactly what we wanted i.e. a balcony looking towards the sea; very clean and comfortable and commendable hosts. And, although it is isolated, it sits next to a smashing pub where we enjoyed a delicious dinner in front of a wood fire. Breakfast (fruit, cereals and toast) was served in a small, communal and very cosy dining room. In sum, a new, clean lodge we would rate overall, as one in the top group we have stayed in during our tour of the South Island. We were nearing the furtherest point from the office and we could not get the wifi to connect. Although it did work perfectly in the dining room.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nelson New Zealand
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed for one night as were attending a local birthday party and needed somewhere within walking distance to Cape Foulwind. Delightful rooms at this motel, very comfortable and clean. A lovely TV/ Breakfast room and breakfast includes home made preserves and bread! Friendly, helpful owners. This is a peaceful location with spectacular views of the crashing surf. Would recommend :-)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 28, 2013

Me and my partner stayed here last month and have done so on previous occasions before, the rooms are very nice and clean, big and spacious, the shower has great water pressure. The lady that welcomed us to tell the truth could do with a holiday herself as you got the feeling everything was a effort, but she wasn't impolite. The lodge is right next to the cement works but I never notice it, we were told to go to the pub a 2 minute walk down the road for dinner, well remember this is a west coast pub so it's friendly laid back with good basic pub food, it isn't fine dining, if you want something nice hop in your car and go to the bay house at tauranga bay. Overall it's a nice place to stay for a night it is up there for price for what it is, but I reckon it's pretty ok.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

We stayed 2 nights at this great motel. It is located on Cape Foulwind which has great cliff top and sea scenery. It is a little way out of Westport however it is an easy drive. The studio units are near new and are very clean and tidy and have a great bathroom. There is a large communal lounge attached to the main house/office with a kitchen where you can cook if you want and a fire and TV. Breakfast is served there as well. The breakfast is good with cereals, fruit, toast from homemade bread, and jams. The pub next door is a typical friendly old West Coast pub with a good selection of drinks and meals at a reasonable price - don't be put off by appearances.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Williamstown, Massachusetts
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

Omau Settlers Lodge was built by a talented couple: he's a builder in Westport and she has terrific taste-- together they built a very stylish compound of bright, breezy units with small porches on two sides (we kept the doors open at night), nice furnishings and small, but very nice bathrooms. We were pleasantly surprised by it all and really enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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London
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Reviewed February 20, 2013

I found this place in the New Zealand AA accomodation guide. It's about 12 km out of Westport at a place called Cape Foulwind...don't let that name fool you the place is just lovely. The units are little cabins with a queen size bed, a very modern bathroom and a verandah to sit out on to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening sun.

The Cape lighthouse is 1km away so easy to walk, and then if you follow the track you can walk to the seal colony at the next bay along. Alternatively you can drive over to visit teh seals. There is a lovely little pub next door to the lodge which is very reasonably priced and is staffed by very friendly locals. The food was good and we ate there both nights of our stay.

The hosts were welcoming and helpful and I thought the price was reasonable.

If you like to stay somewhere a little (but not too far) off the beaten track and need a base to explore the top of the West Coast then this is the one for you. It was my favourite of all the places I stayed in New Zealand and I would definitely go back there.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Omau Settlers Lodge
Address: 2 Omau Road | Cape Foulwind, Westport 7892, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > West Coast Region > Westport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 12 Hotels in Westport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Omau Settlers Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
AFFORDABLE LUXURY IN COMPLETE PRIVACY. Tranquil and beautiful appointed units, each with its own veranda positioned amongst landscape gardens. Overlooking the Tasman Sea with mountains view, explore all the natural wonders of the West Coast. Wake up to the sound of nature and a walk along the stunning cliff top beach. We offer a complimentary continental breakfast in our comfortable lodge dining room, with homemade breads, preserves, jam, fruit, cereal and great coffee. We have a local tavern a short walk for a good meal and a catch up with some locals or head to our award wining restaurant, The Bayhouse, with spectacular beach views and food. Or relax here and enjoy our pizza, BBQ area to cook your favorite meal. Enjoy a relaxing spa / hot tub and watch our magnificent sunsets. We know you will love it here and we look forward to hosting your stay. Karen & Lee, Omau Settlers Lodge Motel ... more   less 
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