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Countrytime Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Omarama
Hong Kong, China
Level 6 Contributor
340 reviews
90 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 180 helpful votes
“ok for a one night stay”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

We didn't plan to stay here. Because of the adverse weather and a broken bridge in the west coast, we were force to stay a night at Omarama. This hotel is rather worn out but is good enough for an over-night stay. The room is clean (although aged) and the bed is comfortable. The staff is nice & helpful. The breakfast at NZ$10 for 2 is good. Most surprisingly, the view from the breakfast room is wonderful.

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

We stayed here with our tour group on our way to Milford Sound. It was the most disgusting place we stayed in New Zealand. The rooms were very 80's horror movie. Staff was rude, especially the French manager. The food was alright, better then nothing. Big spider in the toilet upon our arrival. TV had two channels and the bed was uncomfortable. The next morning my legs were covered in bites. Would not recommend it here! Stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Travelers are raving about these Omarama hotels

Singapore, Singapore
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed December 13, 2012

On my way up country to Mount Cook and beyond for a few days, I decided to stop in Omarama as many towns nearby were either fully booked or were charging a bit much for even just one night.
For $85 per night it seems many people here are expecting too much for their money. I find it a very reasonable price, in fact it's cheap compared to other places where you'd be paying upwards of $150. Yes the decor is a little dated and the walls are thin, the beds are a little bit hard but I was about to rough it in the back-country for a few days so I can't complain!
After driving all day, I just needed a place to sleep before moving on in the morning.
I was greeted by Cecile who was professional, informative and friendly all with a smile! I would like to see this hotel spruced up as another reviewer mentioned it is in a very good spot along the road. Lots of potential.
:)

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Thank bivvy24
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Nelson, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
Level 4 Contributor
33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
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
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Thank parmur
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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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