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1 Harvey Street, Omakau New Zealand
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Travellers' Choice
Omakau's first homestead then accommodation house for weary travellers. It is now an ideal stop for the new type of traveller that passes through Omakau –Rail Trailers, Curling and Fishing Enthusiasts, and visitors to the Central Otago area who can explore the area using the hotel as their base.The Hotel is available for any of your dining requirements, whether it is Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or that special function - 364 days a year. Our Chefs pride themselves on their flavour and presentation – we invite you to look at our Dining page for some mouth watering temptations. We have a wonderful selection of Central Otago wines and Ales available from our bar to quench your thirst, and/or to compliment your meal.
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Free parking
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Bar / lounge
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Non-smoking rooms
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melanie s wrote a review Apr 2022
Nelson, New Zealand101 contributions11 helpful votes
Excellent food. The hotel we had booked was closed due to Covid and this venue catered so well at late notice for a large number of visitors with one days notice for dinner. Thank you so much! If you are passing through on the rail trail, it's well worth popping in !!
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled
chrismC3787HK wrote a review Apr 2022
Snells Beach, New Zealand60 contributions16 helpful votes
If you want to stay in a traditional country hotel this the place for you. We had a room with an ensuite but you can have a shared bathroom. The hotel has wonderful lounge and dining room. The hotel is packed with historical items and pictures. The food is pleasant and typical pub food. Breakfast is a good continental breakfast. There is a tap room outside at the back where you can sample beers. Very helpful staff
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
John L wrote a review Mar 2022
Cambridge, New Zealand212 contributions41 helpful votes
We stayed here two years ago whilst doing the ORT so looked forward to our latest visit. Sorry to say that it wasn't as good as last time. I suspect that that has much to do with getting trained staff as when we booked in a rather apologetic young guy said it was only his second day and really didn't know what he had to do. So we showed ourselves up to our room after first sorting out which room had been allocated to us. It was actually a much nicer room than last time as it had an en suite. Our meal though was not that great. The fish and chips were not a patch on similar meals we'd had in other areas of Otago and my spare ribs were quite ordinary. Again the staff were very young with one young lass unable to take alcohol orders because she was underage.I guess this must be a real issue with hospitality places throughout the country. Would we stay here again? Yes, i think we would as i feel that country establishments like this need to be supported and i know from past experience, that they CAN do better with the food.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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soundbeltfarm wrote a review Mar 2022
Taranaki Region, New Zealand75 contributions11 helpful votes
This was such a great country pub to stop in for a drink and dinner. We had booked ahead as we were a group of 8 doing the cycle trail. The host was outstanding and even took us through his brewery and bar room out the back of the pub. The locals are friendly and had a great yarn with us. The meals we had were all very good and great sized country portions. We reccomend stopping in to this country pub.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Mel D wrote a review Dec 2021
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
This was a super easy dinner for four rail trail families! They know just how to sort the kids & allow the adults some peace to chat! Super Yummy Food & Great Service! ….. and my tip to you is to surrender & just let them choose the cocktails! #trythesmoothsaturdaynight
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
US$41 - US$88 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionCentral OtagoOmakau
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Frequently Asked Questions about Omakau Commercial Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Omakau Commercial Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ophir Post Office (1.8 km) and Lorimer Shop and Post (0.03 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Omakau Commercial Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Omakau Commercial Hotel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Omakau Commercial Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Omakau Commercial Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stationside Cafe, Pitches Store, and Lauder Hotel.
Is Omakau Commercial Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Omakau.
Are there any historical sites close to Omakau Commercial Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ophir Post Office (1.8 km).
Is Omakau Commercial Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.