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“Wonderful, peaceful stay in a beautiful setting.”
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Omahau Downs
Ranked #3 of 6 Twizel B&B and Inns
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Reviewed April 3, 2012

We arrived in the evening and were welcomed by Nicola. Our room was clean and had everything we needed for the night. The sun shining on Mt. Cook was a welcome view to wake up to. The breakfast was wonderful. I wish I knew how to make the wonderful dried tomato/onion scones. Nicola wrapped up the leftover scones for me to take. They were just as good unheated later on. Thanks for a great stay!

Stayed: March 2012
Thank Nancy H
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Reviewed March 10, 2012

We had a family of 6 (4 adults, 2 kids) stay at the farm cottage. We arrived late at night, but they left instructions where to go and left the light on for us. It was a beautiful view, and the cottage was nice. Not a super modern hotel, but cozy and lots more room to move around, so it was perfect for us. We missed meeting the hosts as they weren't around when we left also, but had great 1 night stay.

  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Lisa H
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Reviewed February 25, 2012

Stayed here three days, and used it as a base for mt cook, as suggested in lonely planet, worksd fine, it's a beautiful 45 minute ride to mt cook area, and half the price. A plus was the fine conversation at breakfast with other guests. We had us, a Belgian couple, an Australian couple, and a Dutch couple, nice. Host does great savory scones, and sweetbreads, press coffee etc all well done. How could it be better?

  • Stayed: February 2012
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Thank Leo L
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

Three badroom house was huge. Recommended base en route to Mt Cook. Vast fields with grazing cattle and memorable view of the Mt Cook. Plenty of room for kids to run arround in the yard (beware of the cattle fence and cattle 'byproducts' though if you choose to roam beyond the fence). The house is old but everything was clean and neat and we had everything we needed. Only downside was that the wood fired outdoor bath was not .. well let's say as appealing as it sounds. Still, good value for money.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with family
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Thank dr1milo
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

This is the perfect place to unwind! We stayed in the B&B with a stunning view on Mt. Cook and hundreds of cattle grazing peacefully infront of our little apartment.
Rooms are perfectly clean, tasteful and very well designed. The little terrace that comes with the room was the ideal place to enjoy a good glass of NZ wine at night.
There is an open kitchen and livingroom - just as tasteful as the actual room - that is shared with the two other rooms in the same building.
The friendly owner prepared a wonderful breakfast for us ! We wish we could have stayed longer...

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank KarinKG
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Reviewed February 8, 2012

We all agreed that this was our favorite place to stay as we did our whirlwind tour of the South Island in 14 days. The rustic charm of the old farmhouse, the wood fire (well stocked with wood), the comfortable beds, great shower, beautiful views and friendly hosts made us feel very at home.

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Bezoarthegreat
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Reviewed February 5, 2012

Loved this place, so quiet, very good shared kitchen. Fantastic views over farmland out to
Mt. Cook.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jclarkebell
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Address: Twizel SH8, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
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Ranked #3 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Twizel
Price Range: $102 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Omahau Downs 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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