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Countrytime Hotel
Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Omarama
Christchurch, New Zealand
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122 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Great experience”
Reviewed 27 March 2013

Like the previous reviewer, we were concerned going here after reading the reviews , but we had a great time. Okay the place is a little dated and in need of refurbishment, but the rooms were spacious and the staff were very friendly and looked after us well. There was a lovely lounge with a roaring fire, a cosy bar and a very obliging manager who went out of his way to ensure we were looked after. Breakfast was adequate, as was the evening meal. The price was very reasonable. Our room was clean, and was serviced daily. The dining room appeared clean. I think this is a great place, especially for large groups.

Room Tip: If you have any mobility problems you need ground floor rooms as there are no lifts
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2013

Was a bit concerned staying here after seeing the reviews... but when we first arrived I was relieved!
nice setting, nice entrance.... ok dated fittings, but well kept.
BUT!! a pair of underpants beside the tv???? (I'm guessing cleaner found them, tossed them aside and forgot about them...)
also ice cream in the fridge?
But apart from that, good size room, good supplies...

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2013

We stayed one night. Couldnt stand more. The whole hotel is poorly run. Public areas and rooms are very dirty. Mould, dirt, and stains on carpets and bedding.
The carpeted bathrooms floors you really dont want walk on !! Moldy and stained !
The manager and staff seem totally uninterested. Dirty plates, glasses etc left untouch for hours on tables.The whole place is a health hazard !
Bad sleep because of a low frequency humming fan/motor noise through walls. This was heard from by all 3 of our rooms.
Sad because its a good location.

Room Tip: go somewhere else
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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 28 January 2013

Great service from new staff Marc and Cecile. Hotel is dated however has everything you need, and staff go out of their way to be helpful. Having stayed at the hotel several times I can say there has been a marked improvement all round. The new chef has made a big improvement to the quality of the meals and as a result we ate in the restaurant several times. T&N

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Markham, Ontario
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I really regretted booking the Countrytime Hotel. We arrived at 2:00 in the afternoon to find the place deserted. We called the number as indicated on the phone at the desk, but could hear the phone ringing in the adjacent office. The cook wandered through eventually and tracked someone down for us, but it was nearly an hour wait to check in which isn't ideal after an 80 km bike ride. I asked about change for the laundry and was assured that the desk clerk would be back within the hour and she could provide it. Over an hour later, we gave up waiting and decided not to trust our laundry to the rough looking washer and dryer.
To say the room was "dated" is being kind...it had carpet in the bathroom which crunched as you walked over it and the whole place had a funky smell. We were so glad it was just one night and we couldn't get out of there fast enough the next morning.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled as a couple
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Hong Kong, China
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336 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2013

We didn't plan to stay here. Because of the adverse weather and a broken bridge in the west coast, we were force to stay a night at Omarama. This hotel is rather worn out but is good enough for an over-night stay. The room is clean (although aged) and the bed is comfortable. The staff is nice & helpful. The breakfast at NZ$10 for 2 is good. Most surprisingly, the view from the breakfast room is wonderful.

Room Tip: Get a room with view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2012

We stayed here with our tour group on our way to Milford Sound. It was the most disgusting place we stayed in New Zealand. The rooms were very 80's horror movie. Staff was rude, especially the French manager. The food was alright, better then nothing. Big spider in the toilet upon our arrival. TV had two channels and the bed was uncomfortable. The next morning my legs were covered in bites. Would not recommend it here! Stay somewhere else!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Countrytime Hotel
Address: 15 Airport Road | State Highway 8, Omarama, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Omarama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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Ranked #4 of 4 Hotels in Omarama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Countrytime Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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