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Woody Point, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We had a very enjoyable stay here, the rooms were excellent and the staff welcoming and friendly. As we traveled as two families our two rooms had a joining doorway which was happily unlocked by the staff which made our stay that little more convenient.

Thank Brian L
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 March 2016 via mobile

We booked a 3 night stay and needed adjoining rooms with a sofa bed made up for our 3 year old. This was all done for us and the staff were so helpful in organising this for us. The rooms are modern, impeccably clean with everything you could need. The kitchens are all set up so if you wish to...

Thank katngav
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Walked into the bar and was greeted by a vaulted ceiling in a room which, for 4 in the afternoon, I found a little dark. However not to be detered I approached the staff and asked for a drink, and found the staff lively, helpful and animated. A bit of a surprise. Meals were sort of bog standard pub meals,...

Thank R0bandLulu
Thirsk, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 February 2016

Very modern style motel with a spacious room with lounge area and excellent bathroom layout. Properly equipped kitchen with full oven etc. Great value. Very knowledgeable receptionist who gave us the real low-down on the town and what to see. Only downside was the rather utilitarian adjacent bar area which was a little soul-less. Would very happily return here.

Thank Jon W
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 February 2016

North Star was good accommodation if a little out of the Town centre. Very quiet despite being on the main road and much nicer inside than you expect when you first pull up. Reception very helpful and friendly. Easy drive to town and plenty of free parking in the centre. Stayed in Oamaru really to see the penguins, but found...

Thank Sueh007
Reviewed 8 February 2016

We stayed one night here on our road trip. Very clean and spacious room . Bed was very comfortable. Friendly staff . A little out of town. We didn't find it noisy at all despite being on the main road . Free one hour wifi. Would stay again.

Thank windymiller79
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed 1 night & would return. Friendly helpful staff spacious apartment style room kitchenette 3 way bathroom small dinning area. Quite location 5 minute drive to town Great restaurants in town lovely area

Thank Brendan B
Queenstown, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Very clean and tidy rooms with lots of space to feel comfortable. Great shower. We stayed here for 5 nights over Christmas so we could visit with family. Our two kids aged 8 and 10 years old had their own room with two singles beds. Our room had a very comfortable king size bed. Even though the weather was hot...

Thank Skier2874
Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Overnight stay at North Star The room is spaceous and modern with Kitchenette. However, guests staying in NS seems to be drinking animals, probably there is a bar next to the hotel rooms. You can hear people shouting and 3 strangers did even spent more than 30 mins outside the room yelling and knocked our door. That's seriously crazy and...

Thank lvchuyeebb
northstarOamaru, General Manager at Northstar, responded to this review

Thank you for your review and I am most concerned to find out that you had people knocking on your door and that it was very noisy. We have management that are on premise 24 hours and if you had phoned reception, we could have attended to your problems immediately. We pride ourselves on ensuring our guests have the most...

Minneapolis, Minnesota
Reviewed 19 October 2015

I was feeling a little under-the-weather and wanted a place that felt like home. This was the perfect option, actually it made me wish my home was more like North Star. The room was stunning - modern kitchen, bathroom and living room. Everything was clean, the shower was fantastic and the restaurant was delicious.

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  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
Northstar Restaurant
Northstar Restaurant
Cuisines: European, Contemporary, New Zealand
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Room Service

Additional Information about Northstar

Address: 495A Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $110 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Northstar 4.5*
Number of rooms: 16
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#4 Romantic Hotel in Oamaru
#4 Luxury Hotel in Oamaru
#6 Family Hotel in Oamaru
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“Opposite end of town, away from a lot, good if you have a child at Waitaki boys”
, 9 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Further from the main road will be quiter.”
R0bandLulu, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask for upstairs room if you can manage stairs”
Sueh007, 18 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Great base for exploring the area family holidays, self catering as well. This would be excellent for the business traveller as well.”
SJM145, 1 Oct 2015 | Read review
“All rooms I would guess are a very reasonable size.”
EvanNat, 22 Sep 2015 | Read review
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