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“Alps to Ocean Cyclists stop off”
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Countrytime Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Omarama
Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Alps to Ocean Cyclists stop off”
Reviewed December 10, 2012

A group of 11 cyclists stopped the night at the Countrytime Hotel and all found it a great experience - can highly recommend it. Dave - the Manager, Cecile - the French maid/receptionist/waitress and superb chef helped make our stay a fun time. We evening meal and complimentary wine(because we were the first group of cyclist through on the new trail) was enjoyed by all. The breakfast the following morning was absolutely wonderful - the chef had gone above and beyond all expectations - this all made up for the slightly dated decor.

An excellent stopover spot - can recommend it.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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Christchurch NZ
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Reviewed January 20, 2012

We spent just 1 night there en route to Queenstown. The hotel is very dated, but certainly good value for money. The Staff were most helpful, and super-friendly. The meal was excellent, but not many people there to enjoy it. They need to make the place more attractive to the passing public as they are in a great position.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Majorca, Spain
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Reviewed January 13, 2012

Omarama is great ,Countrytime hotel is like from historic movie,nice friendly staff but not perfect rooms with noice fridge and uggly bathroom ,but Omarama is great and because staff send us to Hot tubs we were happy there,nice place

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Susan M
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed January 21, 2011

This hotel is in need of lots of money spent on it.
I should have guessed that things were not good at beginning when there was not a person anywhere when we checked in and the resturant and bar were closed. The smell of the airfreshner/cleaner was overpowering in the hallways
The first room was unlivable, the sheets were dirty and the bathroom was so mouldy around the bath that parts were missing.
The staff were very helpful in changing the room. The next room was a bit better. But when i went to have a shower and discovered the noslip mat was black with mould we figured things werereally not much better.

I am a Kiwi, but would be very embarrassed if a oversea's traveller came here.

The only plus was the staff were very friendly and helpful, I feel sorry for them to have to deal with the complaints

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 3, 2010

It may be a good or fair or whatever hotel, but its listing is misleading. Mt Cook Village is many miles away from Omararama. If you do not live here in N.Z., you need to know this, for your planning. That said, accommodation in the actual Village may be expensive.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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London
1 review
Reviewed January 8, 2010

External appearances much nicer than interior. TV was broke. Laundry was broke. Radio was broke. Staff on their last legs. But wonderful all the same. Rooms were a piece of recent history. Omarama excellent country village.

  • Stayed January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Dallas
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Reviewed June 18, 2008

We stayed at the Countrytime for a gliding competition. It is an older hotel that hasn't been redone in some time. The hallway carpet is particularly 70s, but I have a soft spot for that kind of decor, myself. We had a microwave and fridge in our room, but no kitchenette, like in many NZ motels.

The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. You can't beat NZ hospitality!

It may not look like the Four Seasons, but it's probably the best place in town, and you can't beat the location if you are visiting the airfield for some gliding.

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  • Stayed December 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Countrytime Hotel
Address: 15 Airport Road | State Highway 8, Omarama, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Omarama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Omarama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Countrytime Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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