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Blenheim, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 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 28 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 5 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 26 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

Invercargill, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 July 2015

This is the only Hotel in Oamaru.it is right in the centre of the town which is great.it has a very large car park on the South side of the Hotel, were you can get to it of Humber street. The Hotel is one my say "Old fashioned" but very clean and tidy, the Front bar is very good where...

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

Thank you Alister for your great review on TripAdvisor. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to dine with us. Please be assured that we are looking into a better wifi service and hope to have this in place as soon as possible. Thank you again for your review - we hope to...

Houston, Texas
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Brydone..... Elegant building from the outside, fits right in with the quirky town of Oamaru. Rooms - very dated and could use some refurbishing, but otherwise, was very clean. Food - HUGE servings and great tasting, breakfast rocked too. Only complaint was service was very slow.... My room overlooked a side street + a building that was being renovated, no...

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

Thank you for for taking the time to write a great review. I am pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to dine with us - I will be sure to pass on your comments to the kitchen staff. The grand staircase is definitely one of a kind. Thank you again and we hope to...

Reviewed 30 April 2015 via mobile

Warm welcome here, lots of parking and situated on main street. Room was clean but very old and dated. Could use some fresh paint. Would be happy to stay here again. Charges were reasonable. Its not a fresh modern hotel, but an old fashioned style hotel.

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

Thank you for your review on your recent stay at The Brydone Hotel. The hotel has seen some fresh paint in the past couple of months and new furniture has been added to the rooms to offer a greater experience for our guests. Thank you again for your review and we would love to see you again soon. Kind regards,...

Cardiff, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 April 2015

This hotel is in a great position on the main street. The building is impressive from the outside but inside the rooms a little less so. Our twin room was a reasonable size, but carpets and decor all rather dated. WiFi is a real problem, but we had a good telly.

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a TripAdvisor review for The Brydone Hotel and thank you for your honesty about your room. We have recently refurbished a number of the rooms and will complete a number more in the very near future. We are also in the process of improving our internet connection. Thank you again and we...

Silver Spring, Maryland
Reviewed 20 April 2015 via mobile

The Brydone Hotel looks like the set of an old black and white movie. You almost expect to see Humphrey Bogart slip in the front door with Lauren Bacall on his arm. In fact, I doubt the hotel has seen a fresh coat of paint or a new carpet since that bygone era. To say the interior has seen a...

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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: ₹ 5,449 - ₹ 8,929 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Brydone Hotel Oamaru 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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