This hotel has such a ridiculous amount of charm and history. Our room was a queen sized ensuite upstairs from the restaurant/bar, and it was pretty huge (bedroom with adjoining sitting room and large bathroom). It is right in the heart of some great Victorian buildings in Oamaru and down the road from the blue penguin colony (and almost across the street from Steampunk HQ, if you're into that kind of thing). Very easy place to get to, ample free street parking. Cereals available in the breakfast room, and a full kitchen at the guests' disposal. Sadly did not get to try the food in the bar so no comment on that but the staff in general was very helpful and we really appreciated that.
One point that a few other reviewers made is that they sometimes play live music. Some people may be bothered by this, as you can hear it very well in the rooms, but we loved it and the band was great. It actually helped me fall asleep because I'm used to background noise! At any rate, great great place for the price and one we'd definitely stay in again.More