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Pen-y-bryn Lodge

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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Breakfast included
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Things to do
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Hotel description
This property is 12 minutes walk from the beach. This award-winning boutique hotel is in a hillside location, overlooking historic Oamaru with views of the sea and mountains. The property features extensive verandahs, outdoor terraces and peaceful gardens. Facilities at Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru include a billiard room, fitness centre, guest library, and a shared lounge with open fireplace and bar. Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas and guest rooms. Each room includes bathrobes, cotton bed linen, and feather and down pillows. There is also an iPod docking station, alarm clock radio, and a modern bathroom with hairdryer in every room. Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a 5-minute drive from Bushey Beach, home to endangered yellow-eyed penguins. Oamaru Botanic Gardens, Forrester Art Gallery and North Otago Museum are 5 minutes’ drive. Guests can enjoy tea, coffee, biscuits, chocolates and fresh fruit in the dining room with log fireplace.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pen-y-bryn was one of the highlights of our two weeks on the South Island. The historical home has been lovingly restored and you feel like a longtime friend of the owners from the moment you arrive. The property is owned and managed by James Glucksman...More

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Response from James G, Owner at Pen-y-bryn LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for your review, and glad that our canine therapists, Ivan and Leo, were able to provide you some comfort while missing your own furry charges as you travelled around NZ! I’m sure they’re thrilled to have you back home!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You must drive up the driveway surrounded by beautiful garden, to be greeted by James. After a warm welcome, we were taken to the Garden Suite and it was beautifully appointed, even down to the homemade fresh cookies. The super king bed was to die...More

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Response from James G, Owner at Pen-y-bryn LodgeResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review, and very glad you enjoyed our amenities and baked goods!

Reviewed 20 March 2018 via mobile

What a treat staying in this elegant homestead a short distance from Oamaru township. James and James are superb hosts ensuring that all comforts are catered for. My husband and I stayed 2 nights and ate in house both nights. The menu for the 4...More

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Response from James G, Owner at Pen-y-bryn LodgeResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you Anne Marie for the wonderful review! I doubt you'll have put on too many kilos, based on the biking and walking you were doing during your stay with us! Have a great trip during the remainder of your time in NZ, and all...More

Reviewed 4 March 2018 via mobile

We spend 2 nights/days at the Pen-y-Bryn Lodge and what an amazing experience that was! James and James were the ultimate hosts with great eyes for detail. Everything was in balance!The food was superb, breakfast awesome and all prepared with local ingredients out of their...More

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Response from James G, Owner at Pen-y-bryn LodgeResponded 8 March 2018

Thanks for your wonderful review! We try very hard to provide the ultimate hospitality, so we're very glad we succeeded with you! All the best from us both!

Reviewed 27 February 2018

An amazing building, seeped in history. The craftmanship throughout the house is very impressive and beautifully preserved. I love how some of the original furniture and pictures are still used and on display. The James' hospitality is top class. Their wine and history knowledge is...More

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Response from James G, Owner at Pen-y-bryn LodgeResponded 2 March 2018

Thank you for your review! We count ourselves very lucky to have so many of the original furnishings still in the house!

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Price range
US$387 - US$504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
Details
Price range
US$387 - US$504 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Room types
Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms, Accessible rooms
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谢谢您跟我们联系。我们当然欢迎您与您的孩子!希望能够跟你们下月见面!
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"The Garden Suite has beautiful views over the garden and has a large lounge area."
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"The annex rooms are larger and newer. Lodge rooms are historic. Both are delightful."
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"We stayed in the Nest Room which is full of character, and very quiet. Lovely big bathroom."
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"Rooms overlooking the gardens are particularly nice."
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