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Brydone Hotel Oamaru

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 November 2015

Staff was helpful on arrival. Hotel itself is very handy to shops, pubs etc but our accomodation was disappointing especially for the price we paid. You could hear every liitle squeak, voice outside & next to room, if ur planning on a quiet sleep in the next morning make sure ur not on the same level as kids, seriously letting...

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

If you want to be in the middle of the action this is the place to stay. Clean, tidy, new bathrooms. Lighting was adequate. Service friendly but not efficient. Difficult to access wifi connection. However the location makes up for the shortcomings.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 October 2015

Step into something different!..This hotel has its roots in the past with authentic creaky floorboards, high ceilings, history and general charm. I was here on business and ( to be perfectly honest was not expecting a lot) but was actually quite taken with the place!. The original hotel has been added to, there is a sports bar and additional accommodation...

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

What a great review - thank you SO much for taking the time to write this. I am so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and appreciated the charm of the hotel. Thank you also for your review of the meals in the Totara Bar. It was a pleasure hosting you at The Brydone Hotel and we...

Reviewed 15 September 2015 via mobile

We stayed 2 nights (a Friday and Saturday night). We paid for the room upgrade which also included breakfast. Out room was a suit and was very nice and Glen. The bathroom was also very nice and clean with a spa bath. The breakfast was good and the staff were friendly. As our room was at the front of the...

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

Hi Sylvie, thank you very much for your lovely review, it is always very pleasing to hear from our guests who have enjoyed their stay with us. We enjoyed having you with us for the two nights and hope to see you again in the near future. Kind regards, Justin Ludlow General Manager

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2015 via mobile

This is nothing like a chain hotel, it is old in a magnificent heritage building. It was warm, spacious room, good sized bathroom and comfy bed. Even though it looks dated it is comfortable and I was happy. Expect all the creaks and quirks of an old building and enjoy the history.

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review of The Brydone Hotel. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed the hotels character and history. The hotel was built in 1881 so is one of Oamaru's gems. Thank you again and we hope to see you in the near future. Kind regards, Justin Ludlow General Manager

Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 September 2015

We chose this hotel because it was old and had history but it was the staff that let it down. On booking in, having booked a King sized bed we were asked if we wanted an extra bed in the room. I asked if the king was two beds pushed together and was assured it was a true king bed...

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you for taking them time to review your stay with us recently. I am sorry to hear your sleep was disrupted by those in the room next door. Please be assured the staff member on reception at the time of departure took the comments seriously and passed them on to her manager straight away. Thank you again for your...

Perth
Reviewed 27 August 2015

The hotel has lots of charm. We chose to eat lunch there as they were still serving after 3pm (unheard of in Perth, WA). The bar/dining area was spacious and very warm with sunshine streaming in the windows (July 2014). The meals were large, resonably priced and very tasty. The bar staff were very helpful and extremely knowledgeable about the...

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review on The Brydone Hotel, it is so pleasing to receive reviews like yours. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your dining experience in the Totara Bar and we were able to add something special to your time in Oamaru. Thanks again and if you visit Oamaru again, please do come and say hello....

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 August 2015

This hotel is a classic. It is like a time warp from the good old days. It is huge. The wooden floors creak and groan when you walk about, the corridors go up and down (even though they should probably be level) and the whole place is like something out of an old movie. The staff are the most helpful...

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing your recent stay at The Brydone Hotel. I am pleased to hear your enjoyed your stay with us and we able to dine in the Totara Bar. The hotel was built in 1881 and is full of character and history. The hotel only has one level of rooms, so creaky floors above you should not be...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2015

I was impressed with the Brydone Hotel, particularly the older part of the hotel with the original 1800s detailing, high ceilings and all the ambience that this brings. The hotel staff were very professional and accommodating, the room had a view of the Opera house, the bathroom was modern and clean. The rear portion of the hotel was a bit...

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your lovely review of the hotel - I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and the beautiful architecture. I have passed on your comments to house keeping regarding the cleaning products. Thank you again for your review - we hope to host you again soon. Kind regards, Justin Ludlow General Manager

Reviewed 13 July 2015 via mobile

Great food! Awesome people! Beautiful place! Always warm! Great environment. Excellent selection of fresh baking to enjoy with a perfect coffee. Located in the Centre of town walking distance to all attractions.

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Justin L, General Manager at Brydone Hotel Oamaru, responded to this review

Thank you very much Nakita for taking the time to review your stay at The Brydone Hotel and thank you also for your kind words. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to dine in our Totara Bar restaurant. We look forward to hosting you again soon. Kind regards, Justin Ludlow General Manager

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Food & drink at the hotel
T-Bar
T-Bar
Cuisines: Bar, International, European, Pub
Things to do
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about Brydone Hotel Oamaru

Address: 115 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand (Formerly Kingsgate Hotel Brydone Oamaru)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $114 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brydone Hotel Oamaru 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms facing the side street are quieter.”
519frankj, 21 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Some rooms are quieter. Annex and old hotel have distinctly different feel. Ask hotel staff what is available for your needs.”
space_student, 18 Apr 2017 | Read review
“ask for a room in the new area unless you want to have a very classic experience”
DavideP904, 2 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Room on back over looking car park”
kateandmark, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“2 CHOICES the old part views over main street or more modern rooms with sea and commercial views”
osbchapel, 18 Jan 2017 | Read review
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