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The Old Confectionery

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#1 of 3 limited service properties in Oamaru
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Old Confectionery is a lovingly restored heritage building in the center of Oamaru; close to the penguins, historic precinct, shops and restaurants and only 250m from the beach! When you have unpacked, step out the door and find all the attractions of Oamaru on your doorstep! The apartments have been furnished to a very high standard with quality furniture and bedding, bespoke lighting, and fully equipped laundry and kitchen facilities. Careful attention to detail has resulted in two stunning, two bedroom apartments available separately or together if a group booking is required. Every bedroom has its own en-suite. Our location is excellent. Walk down to the local brewery for lunch beside the harbor. Wander through the history-soaked streets of the old precinct. Pop into local shops which offer beautiful, locally made goods. Take a short drive to a winery, walk to the whisky distillery or just relax. If you like to be inspired by interior design and comfortable surroundings, come and visit us at the Old Confectionery. Off street parking and lock up storage for bicycles with exterior security cameras and lighting make it a relaxing, luxurious place to stay.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Beach
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Children's television networks
24-hour security
Car park
Internet
Complimentary tea
Boating
Golf course
Hiking
Tennis court
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Fishing
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Shared bathroom
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
First aid kit
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Additional bathroom
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
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Separate dining area
Separate living room
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Dishwasher
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
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Cliff S wrote a review Feb 2024
Safety Harbor, Florida140 contributions83 helpful votes
My wife opened the door and immediately said to me “Oh, you’re going to like this.” It’s beautiful. It looks like the renovation was completed yesterday and we’re the first ones to stay. The kitchen has everything, including a full size freezer if you’re needing ice for your cooler. The living area is large and comfortable, including a wall-mounted large screen TV. The bedrooms and bathrooms are new, large, modern, and very comfortable. Blackout curtains keep both of them dark past sunrise. Parking for the ground floor apartment is two steps from the door, and there’s a laundry room right outside the back door. We’re early into a two month driving holiday around NZ, and now my concern is that no other place will match this one for luxury comfort and convenience. I wish we were staying longer!
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Katrina Menzies, Owner at The Old Confectionery
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Cliff and Amy, thank you for such a detailed and complimentary review! I am so glad you enjoyed your stay with us - especially as it was delayed by a year! I hope you enjoy the rest of your trip around New Zealand, you have chosen an excellent time of year to see the country! Warm regards, Katrina
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Sue wrote a review Jan 2024
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The Old Confectionery is a beautifully restored accommodation in walking distance to everything in Oamaru. The hand written welcome notes were such a sweet touch, and Katrina was welcoming and responsive. The apartment was just what we hoped for while exploring Oamaru. We would definitely stay there again!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 4 weeks ago
Dear Sue, thank you for your lovely review - I really appreciate it! Hopefully you will be able to return and stay longer next time! Warm regards, Katrina
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Jenny C wrote a review Nov 2023
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We booked this two bedroom apartment for a girls’ weekend in Oamaru and it exceeded all our expectations! We couldn’t actually believe our luck! The heritage decor was stunning, it was so warm and comfortable with every convenience and the lovely hosts David and Katrina had left some Whitestone Brie and crackers for us to enjoy. It was also only a minute’s walk away from the Tees St cafe and Cucina restaurant in the historic quarter where we enjoyed some beautiful meals. Our only regret was we had just booked one night. Will definitely stay longer next time!
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Jenny, thank you for your lovely review - I am so glad you enjoyed your stay and it is always the best kind of compliment when guests let me know that they would have liked to stay longer and intend to return. Thank you so much! Warm regards, Katrina
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ChrisCronin58 wrote a review Jul 2023
Vancouver, Washington4 contributions1 helpful vote
My spouse, granddaughter and I were driving from Christchurch to Dunedin and thought spending a night in Oamaru visiting the Blue Penguin Colony would be a nice excursion. I booked a nice place to stay, The Little Sweetie, within walking distance of the Blue Penguin facility. The owner of the The Little Sweetie reached out to me and asked if we minded being upgraded to an apartment in The Old Confectionary because some medical folks were in town temporarily and hoped to stay at the Little Sweetie. We gladly accepted the upgrade for our one night stay. To refer to an apartment in The Old Confectionary as an “upgrade” is a grave understatement. The two bedroom/two bathroom second floor apartment we stayed in was nothing less that stunning. Wonderful high ceilings with beautiful full length windows overlooking the street and a short distance away Oamaru’s fabulous Victorian era section of town. A large well equipped kitchen with full sized new appliances. And quality dining ware. A wonderful dining room table with robust era period chairs. Two wonderful bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms and walk in showers. Blackout curtains all around. The furnishings wonderfully complimented the apartment. You could really sense what great taste and love for the stunning old building the owner has. When we were drifting off to sleep in these wonderful comfortable beds my wife stated that it was a shame we did not schedule a few more days in Oamaru at The Old Confectionary. In the morning I was sipping on my first cup of coffee and looking out those fabulous windows towards the Old Victorian buildings with a beautiful red tinged sunrise creeping upward all I could think of was how my wife was right. We should have scheduled a few more nights at The Old Confectionary because though while we have stayed at a lot of older period hotels over the years , I have never been as mesmerized by any of them like The Old Confectionary.
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Date of stay: July 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 29 Nov 2023
Dear Chris, sorry it has taken me so long to reply to your fabulous review - I don't think I have had one as thoughtful and detailed as yours before - thank you so much! It actually made my day re-reading your review as I do love the building and really enjoyed choosing the interior decor. I have just purchased some new items for the building (think antique confectionery signage) so you may have to come back to see it! Hopefully you will come and visit us again! Merry Christmas! Katrina
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SuzyGirl 01 wrote a review May 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand19 contributions5 helpful votes
We have stayed here a couple of times now and love it! This wonderful old building has been beautifully restored and is in a great location close to cafes, shops and a very short walk to the historical precinct. Would highly recommend as your place to stay on your next trip to Oamaru.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 3 Jun 2023
Thank you for your lovely review - I love that you had a great stay in Oamaru and that you have returned to stay with again! Warm regards, Katrina
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sjlavender wrote a review Dec 2022
Brisbane, Australia102 contributions85 helpful votes
The refurb of this historic building is nothing but outstanding with beautiful fittings and fixtures and fully self sufficient - no need to venture out if you do not need to. Great location and walking distance to historic precinct and eateries. Would highly recommend.......
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Responded 4 Jun 2023
Thank you for your lovely review! We do love that you can stay in or venture out too!
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AB wrote a review Nov 2022
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The time and effort that the owners have clearly put into the Old Confectionery to make it the beautiful accommodation it is, is evident from the moment you walk through the door. We wished we had stayed here much longer! This was by far the nicest accommodation we stayed in during our time in New Zealand, and the welcome note and cheese were a lovely touch.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 11 Nov 2022
Dear Amanda, thank you for your lovely review!! We appreciate the time and intention that it took! We are so glad you enjoyed your stay in Oamaru and also our apartments. We love offering our guests the cheese and crackers as a thank you for booking with us directly. Warm regards, Katrina
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anngarypaterson wrote a review Jun 2022
London, United Kingdom7 contributions2 helpful votes
This apartment was beautifully renovated with everything that you would need for a relaxing stay. Perfectly positioned in the tourist section of Oamaru. Warm, spacious and sunny. Our host Katrina was so easy to contact and nothing was too much trouble for her. We would highly recommend a stay. Ann Paterson
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Jun 2022
Thank you Ann for your lovely review. We love our guests and so it is always good to hear you had a good time! We hope to see you again sometime. Warm regards, Katrina
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Hughes family wrote a review May 2022
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The communication was fast and very helpful. The accomodation is extremely clean and really beautiful decor. We were central to town and some amazing cafes. The apartment was warm and extremely comfortable. We did not want to leave.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Responded 16 May 2022
Thank you for your lovely review - we really appreciate your feedback about the decor and standard of cleaning - we do try hard! So glad you had a relaxing stay in Oamaru and hopefully you might come back to stay with us again. Warm regards, Katrina
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76travelchick wrote a review Mar 2022
Brisbane, Australia49 contributions9 helpful votes
Loved our stay!!! Im from Oamaru origionally, and came home to visit family. This apartment (Sea View) was perfect. Esp with 2 bedroom and 2 bathroom. The coffee machine and washer/dryer made it stay even easier. Will stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Responded 21 Mar 2022
Thank you for a great review! We host a lot of Oamaruvians visiting family and I am glad you enjoyed your visit home! Sorry for the late response to your review. Warm regards, Katrina
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$338 - $351 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
2
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Old Confectionery
Which popular attractions are close to The Old Confectionery?
Nearby attractions include Whitestone City (0.2 km), Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (0.2 km), and Steampunk HQ (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Old Confectionery?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at The Old Confectionery?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at The Old Confectionery?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Old Confectionery?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Old Confectionery?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and The Last Post Pub & Restaurant.
Is The Old Confectionery located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Oamaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Old Confectionery?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Old Confectionery?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (5.5 km).
Does The Old Confectionery have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is The Old Confectionery accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.