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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here 27/11/16 on route from Wanaka to Christchurch, the accommodation was a pleasant suprise and excellent for the price we paid, handily placed just off the main highway and close to Twizel if you need anything, I would thoroughly recommend this place, the mountain views in daylight are spectacular and because there's little light pollution the starlit night amazing.

Thank Duncan B
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

THE BEST STAY IN NZ EVER (FOR US)! What could be better than waking up early in the morning and seeing Mount Cook just outside your room? Or chilling outside your room and looking at the pink sun blanketing the mountain range where Mount Cook lies? Twizel is small town and while Omahau Downs is not in the town centre,... More 

Thank rvn85
Français du Lot
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12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Such a nice experience. Friendly welcome. Quiet, nicely and simply decorated, warm and cosy. We were there middle of october, mountains were white again... a breathtaking scenery ! A nice common room at the center of our lodge, with everything to cook, big table, fireplace, huge bay window. A Wonder full place to share rich moments with friends or people... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Booked it as a farm stay but no livestock anywhere with freshly ploughed fields in front of the room. But otherwise a lovely place, great views onto the mountains and Mt Cook and a very cozy room. Decorated with detail and thought and very welcoming hosts. Shared lounge and kitchen with other guests of the 4 bedrooms in the building.

Thank juliavet
Kingston, Canada
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97 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We booked Omahau Downs instead of staying in Mount Cook, and were so glad we did. Quiet and peaceful location, and our patio and windows had clear views of Mount Cook (35 km away). There are several cottages/homes, and the home we were in had a large common area that included a big kitchen with everything one could need to... More 

Thank KingstonTravellers
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2016

We stayed in the Self contained cabin which would also suit a couple and 2 kids and has been renovated to a high standard. The rest of our group were in the ensuite lodge which is a newer building with a large kitchen area. All very comfortable and situated just out of Twizel so more of a country atmosphere with... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 March 2016 via mobile

This is a great accommodation option very close to Twizel especially with kids or in a larger group. Rooms were very clean and in good condition for the reasonable price paid. There is not much to see in Twizel itself - we rode the A2O cycle trail so it was perfect for us and near the track.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2016

The reception desk at Omahau Downs may give an untended impression, the rooms offered are just the contrary: clean, comfortable and spacious. The common kitchen unit provides all amenities. This is a quiet location, perfect for a stop on a road trip.

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016

Half a dozen lodges in a remote spot with all round views across the plains to Mount Cook, fantastic views in the mornings and evenings as the sun sets on the mountain tops. Immaculately clean and well presented lodges and jo was a fantastic host. Beautiful communal kitchen ( it works and great to meet fellow travellers). Gus , the... More 

Thank Bracks2014
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7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2016 via mobile

Happy we have booked a room at the place, which is located 2km from Twizel town center. Living room and kitchen are shared with 3 other rooms, while everyone has its own terrace. The surroundings are quiet, the views on the mountains spectacular, the landlady very friendly and the sheep very funny. Absolutely recommendable!

Thank Rakesh G

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Additional Information about Omahau Downs

Address: Twizel SH8, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: £81 - £89 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 12
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“All lodge are mountains orientated !”
 of 5 bubbles ccil2631, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any and ALL rooms are fantastic!”
  • Tea for two and a view of the moutains
 of 5 bubbles Bracks2014, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the owners”
 of 5 bubbles BertheJ, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the accommodation with unrestricted views of the amazing Mount Cook.”
 of 5 bubbles 270817, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Recommend the cottage, well appointed comfortable bedrooms. Sunny and warm, plenty of room on the verandah to enjoy the amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles shirlz2016, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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