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Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Oamaru, New Zealand
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245 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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“Sub standard room”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Having arrived late it was pleasing to have a welcoming receptionist who assured me it wasn't too late to have a meal in my room. However I was very surprised to find my allocated room in this well known hotel situated in such a prime position in town was in such a 'tired' condition. Furnishings were very dated with dull lighting in the bedroom and a dated tv and a hole in the bathroom wall. It generally was in my opinion old and definitely in need of an urgent update. On the positives I was warm, the bed was comfortable and the room was clean and the price was reasonable with a breakfast included in the price.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 13, 2013

We stayed in a standard room( room 17) in the old part of this heritage age hotel. The room was truly awful. The ceiling height was greater than the wall dimension...very old TV etc, and many decades since anything would have been done to the room. Floor boards creaked. Bathroom OK and bed fairly comfortable.
On the plus side, it is central, the dining room is great and beutifully restored. The provided breakfast was very good.
There is a newer addition on the back of the hotel, and I would imagine it's worth paying the extra for one of these rooms.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 9, 2013

Always a warm reception at the Brydone. The staff are extremely friendly and helpful. The room was excellent, warm and well appointed. There is nowhere as centrally located and within walking distance of everything.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 26, 2013

Stayed here for one night while on a trip around the South Island. It is an older style hotel but the room was clean and comfortable and had a good heater.
Staff were great and allowed us to check in early. Central location

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wollongong, Australia
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Reviewed May 24, 2013

This older style hotel was very comfortable, staff very friendly and position was very central to enable easy sight seeing in the township. Whilst the age of the hotel meant that rooms were a little small and did not really allow for sitting quietly enjoying your own space, they were comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed May 19, 2013

I really enjoyed my stay at the Kingsgate, my room was very comfortable and the hotel itself is situated in the middle of everything. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and the food was really good.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Millom, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 4, 2013

The hotel is situated in the centre of town on the main shopping street. It has two classes of room - we opted for the cheaper one which was comfortable but a little distant from the hotel lobby. The hotel is old and parts could do with refurbishment but is more than adequate at a very reasonable price for New Zealand. The main advice I would give is to order bed and breakfast as this involves a considerable saving over paying separately for the latter - and it was a good breakfast!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Address: 115 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Brydone Oamaru)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Brydone Hotel Oamaru 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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