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The Mill House

2358 Herbert-Hampden Road, Oamaru 9495 New Zealand
Traveller (39)
Room & Suite (9)
Moeraki approximately 10 minutes from The Mill House
Pool & Beach (2)

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4.5
#12 of 17 hotels in Oamaru
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Mill House is the ideal spot to break your long journey, or a great place to stay while you enjoy the many local attractions. An iconic and well-known building, the Mill House is steeped in history and, whilst recently renovated, still has many of the original features.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free internet
Bar / lounge
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Express check-in / check-out
Wifi
Paid wifi
Wine / champagne
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun terrace
Room features
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

2358 Herbert-Hampden Road, Oamaru 9495 New Zealand
48Reviews0Q+A11Room tips

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Mark P wrote a review Feb 2020
Lyttelton, New Zealand66 contributions62 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Christchurch to Dunedin is quite a drive - pays to take a rest stop and the Mill House is the perfect 90minutes out stopover. A passion for its owners the old girl is coming back into play gracefully in its tranquil setting just south of Herbert.
And the additional good news is a magnificent brunch can be had with Fleur at the stunning little village of Moeraki 15 minutes south. Do both and enjoy a well-rested arrival in Dunedin an hour later.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Margaret S wrote a review Feb 2021
11 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Can't speak highly enough of Malcom and our stay here, highly recommended. Fantastic easy location for us to dip in and out of Oamaru and Moeraki, and all the lovely eateries. The lodge is gorgeous, welcoming and comfortable, and the gardens just so beautiful, and the riverside is the icing on the cake! - a lovely wee haven with everything you need, we'll be back for sure.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Cosydell11 wrote a review Jun 2018
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions30 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely spot, quiet, very welcoming proprietor and nothing a problem. Rooms very clean and comfortable, highly recommend if travelling south or north, or for a break away. Near river, tracks, Moeraki and 20 mins from Oamaru
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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VV_SantaFe wrote a review Jan 2023
16 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We reserved months in advance. Upon arriving, we found the place empty and a CLOSED sign on the door. We followed the instructions on the sign and went to the other establishment... only to find that there were no rooms there either. The owner ended up putting us in an empty old house. He then came in and wrenched on the hot water heater for a while until he got the hot water running. I asked him if we could get some bottled water. Nope. We arrived in the evening, expecting a hotel with a restaurant and other ammenities (bottled water, etc). We had 2 hungry kids and nowhere for miles to get food. When the Mill House was closed, the owner should've called us. He did not. He could've emailed us. He did not. He could've reached us through the booking agent. He did not. We arrived in the early evening and left at dawn. The owner offered no compensation. We did receive a refund through the booking agent.
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Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Call ahead to make sure they're open for business and you don't get the bait-and-switch...
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llipp765598 wrote a review Jun 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We were able to book, and receive confirmation for our stay. Unfortunately when we arrived at the Mill House at 8pm in the evening the property was in darkness and no-one around. A note on the door directed us to make contact with another accommodation provider, who was fortunately able to accommodate us. This experience turned an anticipated night away into a stressful experience. It also meant that we missed our dinner reservation and ended up needing to get takeaways in Oamaru.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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2468goodonyamate wrote a review Jan 2014
Auckland Central, New Zealand1 contribution3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Was visiting friends in the area so booked in for a night. Ended up arriving quite late, but phoned ahead and the manager was friendly and seemed grateful for the heads up.

Unfortunately arrived too late for dinner so had a beer in the restaurant instead. The chef was trying out new ideas in the kitchen and came out with a free piece of freshly cooked salmon (he said it was just delivered from Twizel that evening) for us to try. Can happily say it's the best I've had (think: moist and creamy with lemon and sage), thanks!! Had a few more beers on the terrace out the back and enjoyed a very pleasant summer evening.

The room was good - in main building, looked recently renovated, comfy bed, new bed linen, nice hot shower with good water pressure etc.

Sadly left early so didn't get a chance to sample the cooked breakfast (it smelled good) but had a quick Nespresso instead. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Kairos73, Owner at The Mill House
Responded 10 Mar 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our property. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and continue to strive to keep improving the 'customer experience'.
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Alan B wrote a review Nov 2015
Ipswich, United Kingdom57 contributions56 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed just one night but would have happily stayed longer. Appt was well equipped with a comfortable double bed and a bath with loads of hot water. Lovely views to the back with a patio with early morning sunshine. 10 minutes from Moeraki Boulders and yellow eyed penguins. Easy to recommend.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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deang243 wrote a review Mar 2018
60 contributions4 helpful votes
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
We needed a place to stay near Dunedin the day before the Ed Sharren concert.
I had driven past this place many times but didn’t know they did accomodation! So when we looked on line for accomodation and found this we booked immediately.
Glad we did. Lovely place, very welcoming people, and nice surroundings.
Would be a lovely wedding venue.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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LAHLAH50 wrote a review Mar 2018
52 contributions47 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We ended up here when we could not find anywhere to stay in Oamaru. What a lovely place with friendly and helpful staff who gave excellent advice about the local area and things to do. The room was large and a comfortable bed. Lovely gardens. Thank you!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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chchtravellers wrote a review Jan 2018
39 contributions9 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stopped here for a night on our way south. Friendly service. The room was very good - clean tidy and comfortable. Nice gardens and outlook over the river and historic bridge. We’re already booked in for our next night. Cheers.
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VV_SantaFe wrote a tip Jan 2023
16 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Call ahead to make sure they're open for business and you don't get the bait-and-switch as I did."
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ColleenLinnell wrote a tip Nov 2017
Rangiora, New Zealand35 contributions15 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"4 of the bedrooms in the Lodge are Queen rooms and the other is a twin. 4 motel units in the garden."
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Durleysteve wrote a tip Feb 2017
Southampton, United Kingdom34 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room is a good room but perhaps the one closest to the lounge would not be my first choice"
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Brenda S wrote a tip Jan 2017
London, United Kingdom35 contributions10 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"We stayed in Motel section so not sure about main hotel .suggest An email to the owners for prompt reply."
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jejays2016 wrote a tip Nov 2016
4 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for quiet room in the main building. its really worth it."
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PRICE RANGE
$162 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Mill House
Which popular attractions are close to The Mill House?
Nearby attractions include Sanctum Grove Equine (0.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Mill House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include a lounge, free parking, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Mill House?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at The Mill House?
Guests can enjoy a lounge and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at The Mill House?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Mill House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Vanessas Cottage Cafe, Lockies, and Boulders Bar & Bistro.
Is The Mill House accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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