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Heritage Gateway Hotel
Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Omarama
Christchurch, New Zealand
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfectly Adequate”
Reviewed 18 May 2014

Stayed for one night on our way through to Alexandra. Room was very spacious, and quiet, with a large comfortable bed. Only thing missing was a little sofa. While the decor was not modern, it was clean and tidy. For dinner we looked at the impressive menu on the reception counter but decided to go across the road to the restaurant attached to the pub. And very glad we did, as the next morning when checking out we overheard other guests voicing their displeasure to the receptionist at their dining experience at the Gateway with the lack of this menu (even though it was displayed), and the replacement being a substandard buffet. We highly recommend the pub restauarnt across the road where we had the tenderest lamb shanks and mash - lovely warming food on a chilly night. Would recommend for one night as a stopover.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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Reviewed 16 May 2014 via mobile

Didn't really experience reception as we were part of a group booking so just picked up our keys and got on with it. Room was perfectly ok, clean and comfortable. Bar service was good. Evening meal was good but unspectacular, and breakfast was acceptable. Staff were friendly. More of a motel complex than a hotel. For a night in this township, the Heritage was fine. It's about 3 star but I have stayed in worse that promised more.

Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

We stayed here two nights as the base for our Mt Cook visit. It had everything we required. A few little things in the room weren't up to standard but on the whole this is a good, quiet and spacious place to stay. I particularly like the large rooms and the fact guests are spaced out in the complex so you don't have people on either side of your room. Nice staff and good bar and restaurant.
The shower pressure wasnt very good but we got by.

A good place to stay to explore the environs

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 4 May 2014

Rooms spacious & comfortable but bathroom and shower very small with terrible lighting. Shower cubicle not big enough to turn around in. Nice dining room & bar area. Nice setting and reasonable accommodation.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

We turned up at the reception looking like a couple of drowned rats. Yet the two rats were welcome. We settled on a price and we shown our room. I have stayed here before and yes it's always been the same. Great service and great rooms. There's food on site or a pub a short stroll away (not always the best option). We got everything dry. And were on our way.
Omarama has several accommodation offerings. The Heritage has never let me down. I will continue to support this constantly great performer.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed 7 April 2014

Stayed one night as part of a Grand Pacific Coach Tour .... the hotel is set amongst beautifully kept gardens, close to a Tavern and a few other small shops and opposite a pathway leading to a nice walk. The room was a basic motel room but comfortable and clean, and quiet. We had an evening meal and breakfast in the restaurant and the food was good and the staff here and in the hotel itself very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

The hotel is spacious with lot of green around. It gives you a lovely and comfortable feel. Being situated next to a chapel, you can take a walk over there and around the block before having breakfast and dinner in the hotel. Food is good and staff in the restaurant are particularly friendly.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Heritage Gateway Hotel
Address: State Highway 8, Omarama 9412, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Omarama
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant
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Ranked #3 of 4 Hotels in Omarama
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Heritage Gateway Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 98
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