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Blacks Hotel

Corner of Swindon St & Ida Valley-Omakau Rd, Ophir 9352 New Zealand
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4.5
#1 of 1 small hotel in Ophir
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value
See why so many travelers make Blacks Hotel their small hotel of choice when visiting Ophir. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a quirky setting with an array of amenities designed for travelers like you. The small hotel features outdoor furniture, a picnic area, and a sun terrace, and you can stay connected during your stay as Blacks Hotel offers guests free wifi. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available. During your visit, be sure to check out Ophir Post Office (0.3 mi), which is a popular attraction within walking distance of the small hotel. At Blacks Hotel, your comfort and satisfaction come first, and we look forward to welcoming you to Ophir.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Darts
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Street parking
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Private check-in / check-out
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Room features
Bottled water
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Classic

Location

Corner of Swindon St & Ida Valley-Omakau Rd, Ophir 9352 New Zealand
211Reviews1Q+A28Room tips

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Brit_8889 wrote a review Feb 2020
35 contributions26 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were cycling through Omakau and needed a place for dinner. We googled what was around to make sure there were vego options. We found Blacks Hotel which promised a new vego menu, a 6min cycle or 20min stroll away. We emailed to book a table (generally a must) which was super handy as we didn’t have local mobile coverage. We got a prompt email confirmation.

We walked and it was an easy pleasant stroll. It was also easy find from the road. The bar was very cosy and welcoming and the restaurant was quaint and charming. The menu had a great range of vego and non-vego options. We both chose vego options (Asian dumplings and Greek salad). Both meals were fresh and delicious and very reasonably priced. The atmosphere was very friendly and inviting.

The service from Jazmin was prompt and friendly. She was generous with her time and guidance on the menu.

We decided to share a brownie for dessert. It was rich and delicious and comfortably shared between us.

We very much enjoyed Blacks Hotel’s hospitality. They even offered us a lift home!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Blackshotel1, Owner at Blacks Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Hi there, It's so great to hear reviews like this. We always strive to ensure our guests are well looked after. Jaz would also like to say that it was a pleasure to have you in and we look forward to seeing you next time!
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Lucy Casey wrote a review Mar 2022
Rarotonga, Cook Islands31 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We got a lovely warm welcome in Blacks Hotel in the back of beyond in Otago NZ. Quaint, cosy, open fire, great food and such great hosts. Nothing was too much for the hosts as 13 wet cyclists turned up on their doorstep. They lit an open fire to dry shoes, they found many areas to dry wet gear, had a place for bikes to sit and the rooms were all different with very quaint names which the rooms matched!
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Date of stay: March 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: There are rooms inside the hotel and some small twins and doubles in the garden. All have...
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Response from Saskia Trembath, Owner at Blacks Hotel
Responded 11 May 2022
Thanks Lucy, we loved having your clan a rainy day can create the best atmosphere...we look forward to hopefully seeing you all again
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Mozzroom wrote a review Jul 2020
New Plymouth, New Zealand625 contributions193 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you want flash facilities and all the mod cons this is not the place for you to stay.
However if you want to experience staying in an old time NZ pub/hotel and the atmosphere this brings with it then you will love it.
The owners are very hospitable and also very good cooks so you will not go hungry by any means.
Rooms are oldish and quite small but are warm and comfortable and definitely have character.
If staying in winter expect to have to chip ice off your car windows in the morning as Ophir is a really cold place.
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Date of stay: July 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Kidz4u wrote a review Feb 2020
Henderson, New Zealand198 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came here after reading reviews and were not mistaken at all. Quaint pub with heaps of memorabilia a around. Wasn't sure what to expect but wow wow wow. When the food came out presentation was amazing tasted even better. Generous portions of wonderful food .hubby had prawn curry light delicious and creamy...just devine and I had the salt and pepper squid served with a delicious salad and a lemon sauce for the squid. Very generous struggled to eat it all even though we were famished. Cocktail delicious too. Please go there well worth it. Great chef
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Blackshotel1, Owner at Blacks Hotel
Responded 13 Feb 2020
Thank you so much for your amazing review. It was great to have you both in and we hope we will see you again in the future!
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mrmaccnz wrote a review Mar 2020
Orewa, New Zealand591 contributions71 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
So we discovered this hidden little gem a few months ago and have visited a few times. Every time without fail we have been wowed! The service is amazing, the food is out of this world and overall experience just makes you come back again and again.

Alongside all of this is homemade sauces for sale, a little pop up shop that sells items you have to see and accommodation.

The team at Blacks make you feel like family from the minute you walk in and I cannot rave this guys enough. There are a lot of big corporate organisations that can learn a thing or two about customer service and consistency from these guys.

I can't wait to go back and my mouth is watering just thinking of the food again....
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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PatriciaJoy wrote a review Feb 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand321 contributions121 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
While staying in Ophir we strolled down for a Sunday afternoon Rosé and so enjoyed the atmosphere decided to return the next evening for dinner.
The tables in the garden were an obvious choice on a warm February night, and the service was efficient and friendly.
We chose Salt and Pepper Squid and Greek Salad for our mains and they were both beautiful in presentation and flavour.
This family run hotel gives guests the very best of hospitality and a world class menu. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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John B wrote a review Mar 2021
Wanaka, New Zealand59 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Omakau was our first overnight stop whilst cycling the Otago central rail trail at the end of March and Blacks Hotel was the obvious choice for an evening meal for the four of us. We had booked in advance and arrived early and enjoyed relaxing drinks in the garden. Service was prompt and the staff were lovely. Two of us opted for the lamb shoulder (recommended by a fellow cyclist we passed on the trail), it didn’t disappoint. The other two opted for the steak, which was huge and tasty and prawn cocktail as a main. Overall we had an great evening. Thanks Sandy nice to meet you all, we’ll definitely call in again.
John and Kaye (Wanaka)
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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MelBudd wrote a review May 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand138 contributions64 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Rooms very overpriced but the restaurant was good. Overall just somewhere I wouldn’t stay again it’s very all over the show and for $175per night for two tiny single beds in a tiny room with no room to really move. Currently on the market so likely reflects the room price.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Book ahead and have a very open mind on the decor.
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lifetolive wrote a review Mar 2020
Ashburton, New Zealand78 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a day on the Rail Trail we needed a cold beer & great service & this is exactly what we got! We wished we had stayed in Ophir for another night as we enjoyed the welcoming service here & would have enjoyed dinner had we not pre-booked elsewhere.

We will be back. Thanks for the lemon in the Corona on arrival & the girls liked the gin you recommended. Just get that van on the main road with bikes on roof my partner says to tell all your here.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Lorraine R wrote a review Jan 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fabulous place for a family wedding. Staff were very accommodating & friendly and felt like part of the family! Area has plenty of photo op locations. An excellent time had by all, great food and wine and awesome atmosphere.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Blackshotel1, Owner at Blacks Hotel
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thank you so much for your review! It was a pleasure to have you all here!
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Tracey B asked a question Jan 2019
Tauranga, New Zealand4 contributions
Is breakfast included in accommodation price?
Answer from Jaz C
82 contributions13 helpful votes
Hello there, Thank you for reaching out to us here at Blacks. A continental Breakfast is included in the room rate! Kind Regards, The Blacks Team
Alan C wrote a tip Mar 2024
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Book ahead!"
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Inspire06999319898 wrote a tip Oct 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Great food for those in the rail trail too! "
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Eileen wrote a tip May 2022
8 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Next time I'd ask for a sunny room"
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Lucy Casey wrote a tip Mar 2022
Rarotonga, Cook Islands31 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There are rooms inside the hotel and some small twins and doubles in the garden. All have ensuites. Every room is quiet!"
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Tracy B wrote a tip Jul 2021
Orlando, Florida16 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Heaps of parking, very cosy bar with the roaring fire"
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Blacks Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Blacks Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Ophir Post Office (0.5 km) and Lorimer Shop and Post (1.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Blacks Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Blacks Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Blacks Hotel?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Blacks Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Stationside Cafe, Pitches Store, and Lauder Hotel.
Is Blacks Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Ophir.
Are there any historical sites close to Blacks Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Ophir Post Office (0.5 km).
Is Blacks Hotel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.