Staying here is truly like living in the host, Doug's home. We were the only guests then and stayed in the West Room. The room was fairly spacious, the ensuite bathroom was also huge and clean. It was a very comfortable and homely room. Doug was friendly and hospitable, and welcomed us with a drink and chat in his lovely lounge. Doug's place is situated on top of a slope (car required to get to town, though only a 5 min drive) so the view from his lounge is awesome - on a clear day, you can see the whole town and the sea. Doug was also very generous to let us help ourselves to any drinks in the fridge, though we didn't take any. Breakfast was freshly prepared in the morning and we ate with Doug at the dining room. While staying here feels like living in Doug's home, there was still lots of privacy. I'd recommend anyone who wants to experience a true homestay with a great view to stay here!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Spectacular town, harbor and sea views from this property. Set high on a bluff, close to the town center, Homestay Oamaru offers warm hospitality, quiet comfort and a delicious full breakfast (included in room rate). Ample off-street parking and easy access. Southern walkway trail at gate. Host has detailed local knowledge and can advise on sightseeing, etc. ... more less