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Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park

2328 Herbert-Hampden Road, Oamaru 9495 New Zealand
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#10 of 27 Speciality lodging in Oamaru
Come and relax in our friendly, warm country retreat. Wake to birdsong in our clean, green and eco-friendly quality accommodation. Backpackers, campervans, caravans, campers and all lovers of nature will receive a hearty welcome.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Board games / puzzles
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Executive lounge access
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Laundry service
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Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Room types
Family rooms
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FionnaH_12 wrote a review Apr 2021
Nelson, New Zealand102 contributions23 helpful votes
Having stayed at this place some years ago we rebooked. Under new ownership the hotel rooms are sadly neglected. The bed sagged in the middle and the sheets were thick fleecy ones with matching pillow cases in the height of summer. Not only that but they had a bobble pattern on them like braille that was so dreadful to sleep on. We lay on a towel all night. Really unless they buy new sheets and actually understand what a guest needs, stay elsewhere!
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: Anywhere else is best!
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Robin103 wrote a review Jan 2020
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This is a wonderfully peaceful camping ground, with loads of power points, water taps, showers, toilets etc. The owner and his wife are very accommodating and go out of their way to help. It is also dog-friendly and not far from the shops in Hampden, can't praise it enough.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Response from janene k, Owner at Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park
Responded 18 Jan 2020
Thanks for the review. We are here to help our customers and hope they have a wonderful stay. Enjoy your travel and we hope to see you again
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Elly Mack wrote a review Jan 2020
6 contributions
We had a corner room which was quite dark, and the polar fleece linens were an unusual choice in the middle of summer - but the main issue was the guests in the next room. Despite the kindness of the owners who showed us around and asked them to be quiet they persisted in playing loud music, swearing, and worst of all - smoking directly outside our room. The smoke filled the room. My oldest son had some issues with the bed as the slats weren't evenly spaced on any of the beds, so his mattress sagged through. The location is lovely- the river was great - I had no issues with any of the other facilities - but if I had wanted to stay with backpackers, I would have stayed at a backpackers. Bit of a shame really.
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Date of stay: December 2019
Jack R wrote a review Oct 2019
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Made the right decision and decided to stay the night here on our way down to Dunedin. Worth it, the owners were lovely and super welcoming. They have a menagerie of friendly animals and it's situated on a picturesque river. Definitely worth $16 each for a powered camper spot.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
KNBD wrote a review Mar 2019
Ascot, United Kingdom215 contributions92 helpful votes
After a pleasant welcome our room was disappointing. The shower - toilet had no window or fan so the clean freshly painted room was dank. There were no bedside lights and only one power socket in a hard to use place nowhere near any horizontal surface. The bed linen on the kingside double bed was velveteen (yes, really!). There were no hooks to hang stuff up (though a couple of screws protruded from the wall) and no cupboard or ganging space. Given the good site and reasonably spacious room, the lack of simple finishing items reduced the value the place badly.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
US$46 - US$69 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park
Which popular attractions are close to Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park?
Nearby attractions include Sanctum Grove Equine (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a spa, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are pets allowed at Riverside Haven Lodge & Holiday Park?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.