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Oasis on Orwell B & B

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Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is simply THE best B&B among all B&Bs we stayed in the South Island during our 12-day trip. If Omaru is in your routine, don't hesitate to stay here. The house was stunning, the rooms were spacious and the breakfast was a feast. Liz and Dave live on site and pampered us with a combination of old-fashioned English courtesy...

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Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

After a hectic few days with family and friends, it was bliss to come to Oasis on Orwell, peaceful and quiet, with beautiful accommodation, the breakfast was superb and Liz and Dave were great hosts. We would love to stay again.

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Our guests were recommended to Oasis On Orwell B&B by a local accommodation provider who were hosting their son, wife and children. A Christmas present for the couple for a night off from the children. They all arrived early afternoon to view the accommodation which was fine. Unfortunately one of the children was unwell and Mum & Dad had to...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Liz & Dave welcomed us into their stunning house with a delicious afternoon tea. Bedrooms are large, beautifully decorated & very comfortable. Breakfast did not disappoint either, with a menu offering an impressive choice of both cooked & continental. Oamaru is a fun & quirky place, & thanks to our hosts' great local knowledge we got to see an amazing...

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your prompt review of Oasis On Orwell B&B. Our guests and their 14 year old son had a great time exploring the elephant rocks, vanished world and lunch at the Pink Pig café in Duntroon. Visiting Oamaru for the first time enjoying all that the Waitaki district has to offer. Coming back one day with their Daughter...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our favorite B&Bs in NZ. The hosts were gracious, the room was nice, and breakfast was a feast! Omaru has a few nice places to visit, and if you are staying here, this is the place to be.

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for making time to review Oasis On Orwell B&B. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Oamaru, and yes there is plenty to amuse people of all ages. We have a new complex opening in Harbour Street which takes you back in time to the Victorian era, called Harbour Street Heritage should be ready in the New...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 December 2016

Most wonderful, informative hosts who went out of their way to ensure we spent a fantastic two days in Oamaru. Our stay in Oamaru was the highlight of our 10 day trip around the south island. Superb large well appointed rooms, delicious breakfasts prepared by Liz.

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review Oasis On Orwell B&B. It was a pleasure to host you. It was nice to read that Oamaru was the highlight of your holiday in the South Island, and enjoyed visiting Riverstone Kitchen for Dinner. Best wishes for 2017.

San Diego, California
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Perfect location, wonderful couple, who makes everything from scratch and are knowledgeable and passionate about their hometown. Sharing their lovely home is a special treat. Each room is well dressed, themed, comfortable, and clean. Great for families or couples alike. I'd like to stay again for the bike tour!

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your glowing review on Oasis On Orwell B&B. It would be our pleasure to host you again for the Alps to Ocean cycle trail. There are a number of Cycle Tours available suggest you look on line for one that will suit yourselves. We also have a face book page Oasis On Orwell Bed and Breakfast, where...

Dumfries, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

We stayed at Oasis on Orwell for one night-would have liked to stay longer - as part of a 4 week self drive trip round New Zealand. The hosts-Liz and Dave couldn't have been nicer or more helpful from the moment we arrived. This is certainly one of the nicest B and B's we have stayed in on our travels...

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing Oasis On Orwell B&B, it is so nice when you receive comments especially when booked through an Agent other than Trip Advisor. Our guests were on a 4 week road trip and guess a short break in Oamaru would allow them some quality time. Having a Norwegian style home they enjoyed all the wooden features at...

Dublin, Ohio, United States
Reviewed 28 November 2016

The Oasis on Orwell is an excellent bed and breakfast. The home is a very charming renovated older home with beautiful woodwork, furnishings and fixtures throughout. There is free wifi which worked very reliably. The place was somewhat difficult for us to find only because we encountered another home on Orwell Street with the same numeric address (but not the...

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Such a nice review, thank you for taking the time to comment on Oasis On Orwell B&B. As you have mentioned there is something in Oamaru and district for everyone. Pleased to see you may be back at some stage, we look forward to that time.

Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

I feel so lucky to have found Liz & Dave's place. We've traveled many countries and stayed at many different places, but Oasis on Orwell was by far the best place I've ever stayed. The house, rooms, bath, gardens, view and small details are all so lovely. The location is great and both thumbs are up for the tea waiting...

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to hear that we have been helpful with our suggestions of places to visit in and around the Waitaki District, without our suggestion you would have missed Shag Point a special place to see the seals in their natural habitat. We enjoyed hosting yourselves with your daughter. Next time you must visit the Waitaki Valley....

Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Both Dave and Liz are very welcoming and made us feel comfortable even before we entered the house! Their Oasis is clean and neat and the garden lovely. We were well fed with delicious homemade cakes. Breakfast was sumptious! Thank you both Dave and Liz for putting us and making our trip even more memorable!

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Dave C, Owner at Oasis on Orwell B & B, responded to this review

Thank you for your very prompt review of Oasis On Orwell B&B. Very charming Mother and daughters who enjoyed the little blue penguins immensely. A real pleasure to host these ladies from Singapore, even helped to clear the breakfast table, how spoiled were we. Mum came 30 years ago to New Zealand with the two babies, all grown up now...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Charming and gracefully renovated 1930s character home. Master Queen bedroom with large en-suite, quality brass fittings, undertile heating, large walk in wardrobe. Family Queen bedroom with adjacent single bedroom. Private separate bathroom with large frameless sliding door shower, 1400 x 900, pedestal hand basin, toilet and undertile heating. All bedrooms have quality cotton linen, complementary Tea and Coffee making facilities with home made baking, electric blankets, TV, clock radio, free wifi and fridge. Guest facilities include large quality guest lounge with TV, free internet access and undercarpet heating. Breakfast consists of Fresh fruit salad, fruit juice a choice of cereal, from our menu a selection of one of three cooked breakfasts, toast and home made preserves, tea or coffee. All produce sourced locally where possible. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oasis on Orwell B & B

Address: 46A Orwell Street | Oamaru, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: £93 - £98 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 2
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“best views, great hosts, good location, sumptuous breakfast”
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“Master Queen Room with bay window.”
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