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Mariner Suites

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#1 of 3 small hotels in Oamaru
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Modern luxury wrapped in a distinctly Oamaru design. Brand new accommodation - Opened December 2020 Mariner Suites is nestled perfectly between the breath-taking Oamaru coastline and the vibrant Historic precinct, you’re never more than a stone’s throw from all the best that Oamaru has to offer. Soak in the coastline and harbour views from every suite complete with contemporary, modern facilities and with beautifully handcrafted, locally made furniture. An easy walk from our harbour location will take you to the Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony, walking and cycling tracks, and spectacular lookouts, or head north to the famous Victorian Quarter where streetscapes are entwined with galleries, eateries, and a brewery as well as the famous steampunk playground. Whether you are visiting to unwind, explore or work, our experienced team take pride in the things that add that little something extra to your experience, going the extra mile to make you feel welcomed. Locally owned and operated, Mariner Suites welcomes you to experience Oamaru at its finest and from the comfort of our uniquely-Oamaru, high-quality, boutique accommodation.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Beach
Bicycle rental
Children's playground
Children's television networks
Taxi service
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Wine / champagne
Bicycles available
Bowling
Hiking
Squash
Bicycle tours
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Squash offsite
Tennis court offsite
Walking tours
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Sun deck
First aid kit
Umbrella
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Bathrobes
Air conditioning
Desk
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Extra long beds
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
On-demand films
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Karen K wrote a review Feb 2024
Sydney, Australia11 contributions1 helpful vote
Our final night following completion of Alps to Ocean it was a luxurious way to end a fabulous week in NZ. Debbie and co also were quick to help out when I lost my bag hours before needing to leave. And her mum dropped us to the bus. Couldn’t ask for better service!
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Anne wrote a review Jan 2024
Petone, New Zealand11 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed at this accommodation after completing the Alps to Ocean cycle trail. It was a real winner for us: handily near the finish point, a spacious room with plenty of space to sort out our gear, a great guest laundry with large capacity washer and dryer, anda friendly and helpful manager. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of on-site parking
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Paul A wrote a review Jan 2024
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Fantastic hotel great accommodation and extremely friendly staff nothing was too much trouble for them Very close to the marina and Victorian area Short walk from the town centre great bars and places to eat Close to the Blue Pinguin Colony recommend seeing this Definitely the place to stay
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Date of stay: January 2024
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IanfromRAK wrote a review Dec 2023
Stewart Island, New Zealand176 contributions101 helpful votes
A terrific place to stay in a great location immediately adjacent to the Victorian precinct and close to the harbour. Beautifully designed rooms with very nice fixtures and fittings. Quiet too, unlike many of the motels in Thames Highway. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Mariner Suites, Owner at Mariner Suites
Responded 15 Dec 2023
Thank you so much for your review. It's always nice to hear that people have enjoyed staying at Mariner Suites and appreciate our quiet rooms and location near the Historic Precinct and harbour.
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Lmira1971 wrote a review Dec 2023
Perth, Australia120 contributions93 helpful votes
Great modern accommodation near penguin colony and the old historical centre. Very helpful owners happy to share knowledge of the area etc. Historical area and nearby galleries and pubs are excellent. Reasonable accommodation cost too.
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Date of stay: December 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 15 Dec 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay in Oamaru and got to check out the Historic Precinct and nearby galleries.
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Mel wrote a review Nov 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand18 contributions27 helpful votes
Fabulous stay. Well appointed large clean room. We had an Executive Studio on the ground floor. Also very quiet, couldn’t hear any noise at all from upstairs or next to us. So nice and central to the town. Absolutely lovely couple that run it too, made us feel very welcome, thank you.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Parking available on site, and central to town.
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Responded 15 Dec 2023
Thank you for your kind review. We are so pleased you enjoyed our quiet rooms and location. We hope to host you again.
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Andrew H wrote a review Jul 2023
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Clean, pratical & well laid out units. Very modern, must have been recently constructed. Nice and warm. We would stay here again, without hesitation. Terrific host, friendly & knowledgable with helpful local and regional knowledge.
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Date of stay: June 2023
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Stephanie J wrote a review Jan 2023
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The management of the Mariner Suites genuinely go above and beyond for their guests. I wanted to surprise some friends of ours with a little something special during their stay for their anniversary - I wasn't sure how to go about it, but after a quick chat Debbie had it all sorted, personally seeing to there being chocolates and bubbles for their arrival :) It was such a lovely experience and our friends had a great stay. I would highly recommend!!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Response from Mariner Suites, Owner at Mariner Suites
Responded 6 Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love being able to help out wherever we can and hope we get the opportunity to do so again soon. Kind regards, Debbie Ward
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Karen E wrote a review Jan 2023
London16 contributions
We so enjoyed our stay here. The location was fantastic and the room comfortable with everything we could need - including a lovely patio for an evening glass of rose in the sunshine. Very well located for our visit to the blue penguins and the Victorian area. Have already recommended to others who are coming through the area next month. And what wonderful hosts. A very warm welcome and a big thank you for all the tips for our onward drive to Dunedin - we had the best day following your recommendations.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Responded 6 Feb 2023
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review, we love that your enjoyed your stay at Mariner Suites and are so glad you enjoyed all of the tips we gave you for your drive to Dunedin. We hope to see you again some day Kind regards, Debbie Ward
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June C wrote a review Nov 2022
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Spacious suite with a view, quality decor, very comfortable. Deb was just so helpful, recommending restaurants to eat pre penguin tour. Sent us a text to say she had locked away our bikes, seeing as we would be out after dark and even offered assistance to drop us and our bags to the InterCity bus stop. Such a welcoming and generous host. Thank you Deb, we loved our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Responded 6 Feb 2023
Thanks for your review. Only too happy to help out where we can, we are glad you enjoyed your stay. Kind regards, Debbie
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mariner Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Mariner Suites?
Nearby attractions include Whitestone City (0.3 km), Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (0.4 km), and Steampunk HQ (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Mariner Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a lounge, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Mariner Suites?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Mariner Suites?
Guests can enjoy a lounge, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Mariner Suites?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mariner Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and Star and Garter.
Is Mariner Suites located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Oamaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Mariner Suites?
Yes, dry cleaning and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Does Mariner Suites offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Mariner Suites?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (5.5 km).
Does Mariner Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.