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“Oyster Inn Waiheke”
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The Oyster Inn
Ranked #2 of 6 Oneroa B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Waiheke Island, New Zealand
2 reviews
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“Oyster Inn Waiheke”
Reviewed 30 May 2014

Divine night at the Oyster Inn. Nothing was too much trouble for our friendly innkeepers Jonathan & Andrew. The room was simple, pared down luxe. Plenty of space and everything you need. A peep of the sea from the windows. Very quiet overnight ( despite a huge party rocking the Inn that evening). Best of all was morning …a perfect blue sky day with the sea like a silver mirror. Breakfast served on the balcony-camellia flowers on each table -freshly squeezed juice, delicious scrambled eggs with bacon and coffee dark and strong. i cannot recommend it highly enough.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviewed 25 March 2014

we [young middle aged couple] lucked in 2 nights accommodation on beautiful Waiheke Island last year at the Oyster Inn , and left determined to offer the great review the place and its owners and staff well deserved - this is it! Better late than never!!
Fulsomely appointed room lacking nothing.[bought 2 of the great beach towels];conscientious hospitality and helpful knowledgeable wait staff ;'absolute cleanliness; and the warmest welcome and farewell from host Andrew.
Cant wait to get back.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 9 March 2014

We stayed at the Oyster Inn for two nights and had a fantastic time. The room was very clean and comfortable, with a beachy feel to it. The restaurant had good food, and was a great spot to sit and enjoy the view. Andrew was a very nice host; he made us feel very welcome and also gave us great ideas of things to do while on the island. We hope to someday return to Waiheke Island and The Oyster Inn!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank S6789
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Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 January 2014

We were recently guests at the Oyster Inn, staying three nights. The Inn is very conveniently located and the room we stayed in was tastefully decorated, comfortable and well-provisioned with all the essentials. The owners are very obliging and charming folk and the staff very well-intentioned, although sometimes a little lacking in follow-through/attention to detail. There were a few things that irked. First, the lack of staff follow-through on some requests; we were promised that certain things would be done and then they weren't requiring prompting from us, minor things, but nevertheless a bit annoying. Second, the website does not disclose that the rooms are on the south side of the building, having no views over Oneroa. We felt a little disappointed that our expectations in this regard were not met and this could have been avoided has this been clearer. Third, the restaurant kitchen is right next to the room we stayed in. This was not a problem until around 10.30pm when it seemed the practice was for the door off the kitchen dish washing area, which door opens onto a verandah right next to the windows of our room's bathroom, to be flung open thereby ensuring we heard every clang and bang as dishes were done, rubbish taken out and conversations held on the verandah. The noise only lasted an hour or so but it did prevent sleep and given the premium price being paid ($NZ450 per might), it did seem a little much. Fourth, despite the terms and conditions document we were issued with at the time of booking saying the balance was to be paid on departure, the Inn debited our credit card with the full amount seven days before we arrived. Paying in full for accommodation we were yet to enjoy was a little troubling given the terms of the 'contract' we agreed to on booking. If the Inn wants payment in advance, it should simply say so and consumers can make the choice. We were not given that courtesy but told something else. Finally, the price is, to be very frank, not good value for money. It is over-priced by around 30-40% in our view and while we enjoyed our stay, despite the above niggles, we won't be returning and this is really about price. It is also the main reason for the 'average' rating given overall.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Zealand
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Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

It is in the heart of MY home town, within walking distance from my home, and it is always a pleasure to pop in to the inn! They mix a fabulous negroni and the service and food is superb! If you happen to be on Waiheke Island you should visit The OYSTER INN.

  • Stayed January 2014
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Thank BAZZA1066
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Sydney, Australia
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

We stayed in room 3, the smallest of the three. The room had amazing amounts of controllable natural light and a sensational range of Aesop amenities, we didn't want to leave. Clearly no expense had been spared in the build with all the mod cons. Perry and his team were the highlight of our trip!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jesse_YOLO
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 17 July 2013

The most wonderfully crafted boutique inn. Delightful and charming decor, excellent food, ideal location and exemplary service. 6 members of our family stayed for 2 nights in July 2013 in the wonderfully decorated rooms and found a true home from home for every one of us. Despite ranging from 5 months to a more senior age, we were all looked after wonderfully and really did not want to leave. A special mention must go to Perry who took so much time and care to provide the kind of personal service that is rarely encountered these days. A better ambassador for this establishment would be impossible to find. Please spoil yourself and visit this haven for a meal or even better a short and comfortable stay.

  • Stayed July 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Peter C
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Property: The Oyster Inn
Address: 124 Ocean View Road, Oneroa, Waiheke Island 1081, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Auckland Region > Waiheke Island > Oneroa
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Oneroa
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — The Oyster Inn 4.5*
Number of rooms: 3
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