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115 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#10 of 18 in Oamaru
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Brydone Hotel Oamaru is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Oamaru, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Rooms at Brydone Hotel Oamaru provide a flat screen TV, and guests can stay connected with wifi.

In addition, while staying at Brydone Hotel Oamaru guests have access to room service, newspaper, and baggage storage. You can also enjoy a lounge. Need a place to park? Free parking is available at Brydone Hotel Oamaru.

Close to some of Oamaru's most popular landmarks, such as St Luke's Anglican Church (0.3 mi) and Presence on Harbour (0.3 mi), Brydone Hotel Oamaru is a great destination for tourists.

While in Oamaru be sure to experience local falafel favourites at Tees Street.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular attractions like Whitestone City (0.3 mi), Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (0.3 mi), and Oamaru Public Gardens (0.6 mi), which are all within walking distance of the hotel.

Enjoy your stay in Oamaru!

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Cheque Please wrote a review 16 May
Australia Plains, Australia115 contributions57 helpful votes
TripAdvisor fix your app!!! This review is from 2019 … In Oamaru for a few days with the family, our first time staying at the Brydone. The hotel is nicely located on the Main Street in Oamaru short walk from the Victorian Precinct & shops. The room we had suited our needs well, 2 adults & 2 young children... beds were comfortable, room was clean & bathroom was new. The restaurant within the hotel has an open fire, which in winter is very welcome. The food prices range from $28-38 for mains. Food is presented well and cooked nicely. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Now for the suggestions that need to be looked at; - the TV in room is dated, there were only 5 channels available & no USB ports. When travelling with young children (and being winter night) having SKY TV channels and USB ports available allow for children to be entertained when in room. I would suggest updating room TV’s at a minimum and adding SKY channels. - We ate at the in house restaurant, twice. The children ordered same meals both times and the second time left them virtually untouched. When we questioned why meals were different we were informed a different chef was working. Regardless, there needs to be some consistency with meals no matter who is cooking. Real battered fish is not frozen fish cocktails. Overall, we would stay here again...
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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Response from Cilla Martin, Guest Services / Front Office at Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Responded 1 week ago
thank you for the review. We have taken on board what you have said re restaurant and we are working on a better tv system. regards
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Unhappy Customer wrote a review Nov 2021
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Pretty shocking actually. We requested the Accessible studio as I have severe back problems and cannot get up and down stairs etc. We got to the motel to be told the car park was way around the back and because of issues they were having we would have to walk back and forwards from the car park at the end of the block to the entrance every time we went out, I thought okay not a problem as I can wait at the entrance for my hubby to bring the car around. I was then directed to our studio unit which was on the second floor with 2 flights of stairs to get to as the lift was not operating. I managed to get up the stairs in some discomfort only to have our room absolutely stink. I don't know what the cause of the smell was but it was very musty, mouldy and I am sure the room had not been opened for many a week. I am aware the motel is old but there are ways to keep an old girl functioning and smelling nice for potential stayers.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: If you need an accessible room then this is definitely not a place to stay if the lifts...
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Response from Cathy Maaka, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Responded 21 Dec 2021
This was very unfortunate, both our lifts were out of order, we have had regular issues with our back foyer lift, but we now have a brand new lift from our front reception area. We have two lifts operating at the moment which is so great for our guests. We are very sorry that this happened for our guest at this time. I'm not sure why the guest's room smelt as our housekeepers check our rooms before our guests arrive and regularly clean the rooms. Merry Christmas.
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Sean Ohsee wrote a review Nov 2021
Wellington, New Zealand36 contributions6 helpful votes
The perfect place to stay in Oamaru. A Victorian classic in a Victorian town. The spacious and comfortable rooms make any stay memorable. Handy to the historic district and local amenities makes this an excellent base to explore the town.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Room Tip: Any in the old building are best
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Raymond Faulkner wrote a review Oct 2021
Wellington, New Zealand17 contributions5 helpful votes
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Good value for money $115 a night, and great staff. The lobby is so nostalgic. The cafe has great service and location. Carpark is good. Layout is funny to get from rooms to the lobby is not straughtforward. The lift had 9 buttons but its only 2 floors high. We laughed at this and its a great story, keep this as a marketing idea, it doesnt hurt or reduce the experiance, it reminds people of how casual and close Oamaru people are. I would recommend this place for couples on a roadtrip or for a staycaytion. We were very happy with our stay.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: Great location, better then anything on the main road, close to Antique shops and very good...
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Tessiett wrote a review Jul 2021
Switzerland220 contributions137 helpful votes
Stayed for one night. Wonderful location in the Victoria precinct, rooms are comfortable, bar fridge, free standing heater, decor relatively modern, bathroom also updated but very tight. Overall very pleasant. The hotel has a under utilised bar area and the most gorgeous dining room but the dining menu is very lacking, to the fact we went elsewhere, shame management have disregarded this wonderful drawer card. The hotel seems to have a lot of function rooms which lead to a very sleazy sports bar/gaming area. Would stay again for location but in summer rooms could be very hot with no air conditioning. On site parking.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled
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PRICE RANGE
US$79 - US$89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Kingsgate Hotel Brydone Oamaru
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
50
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Frequently Asked Questions about Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Which popular attractions are close to Brydone Hotel Oamaru?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (0.4 km), Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail (0.4 km), and Steampunk HQ (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Brydone Hotel Oamaru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Star and Garter, and Fat Sallys.
Is Brydone Hotel Oamaru located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Oamaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Brydone Hotel Oamaru offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Brydone Hotel Oamaru?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (3.4 km).
Is Brydone Hotel Oamaru accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.