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Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
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8.5

Excellent

1,164 reviews

1,164 reviews

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9

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
North Otago Museum 70 m
Post office 150 m
Globe 150 m
Fat Sally's 160 m
Countdown Supermarket 190 m
Small Bytes Computing 230 m
Forrester Gallery 260 m
Oamaru i-SITE 370 m
Steampunk HQ 370 m
Jessie Roberts Store 400 m

Brydone Hotel Oamaru

115 Thames Street, South Hill, Oamaru, New Zealand - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the South Hill part of Oamaru, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. This 3.5-star property features restaurant to make your stay more indulgent and memorable.

Highlights

Front desk [24-hour]

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Bar

Ticket services

Facilities

Bicycle rental

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Luggage storage

Restaurants

Coffee shop

Bar

Value for money8.1
Location rating9.0

Rooms available at Brydone Hotel Oamaru

Very good
Room comfort & quality

7.6

Standard Queen/King Only Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Classic Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Junior Suite
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Outdoor view
  • 1 king bed
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Premium Queen Only Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Sea view
  • 1 queen bed
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Heritage Suite King Only Room
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  • Sea view
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed
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Business Suite
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  • Room size: 30 m²/323 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Family Studio
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Superior Room with Queen + Single
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower and bathtub
  • 1 queen bed and 1 single be...
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Superior King & Single
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 king bed and 1 single bed
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Deluxe Room
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  • Room size: 22 m²/237 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Brydone Hotel Oamaru has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests. If you're looking for an easy way to get around Oamaru with private transportation, the hotel can arrange car rental for you.

Is breakfast offered at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 25 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Brydone Hotel Oamaru features an on-site restaurant for your dining convenience.

What is the smoking policy at Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Brydone Hotel Oamaru does not permit smoking in any of its rooms or indoor areas.

What restaurants are nearby Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located in South Hill, famous for good restaurants such as T-Bar, Fat Sallys and Filadelfio's Restaurant.

What popular shopping places are close to Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located in South Hill area which features shopping places such as Jessie Roberts Store, Presence on Harbour and Art On Tyne.

What are popular attractions near Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located in South Hill area, which is famous for attractions such as North Otago Museum, Forrester Gallery and Steampunk HQ.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Brydone Hotel Oamaru?

Brydone Hotel Oamaru is located in the South Hill area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Oamaru Public Gardens.

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What people love about Brydone Hotel Oamaru

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Room was clean and very spacious."

    Kristinn

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    June 7, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Cleanliness

    "Good stay tho and clean"

    Katie

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    March 1, 2020

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Lovely place to stay right in the middle of Oamaru, and a short walk to the Historic area."

    Pam

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    March 27, 2020

Property ranking|Compared to 63 Oamaru properties
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Location score
9/10
Service score
8.7/10
Room size
30 sqm.
Value for money score
8.1/10
Better than
95
%
of Oamaru properties
Better than
87
%
of Oamaru properties
Bigger than
86
%
of Oamaru properties
Better than
83
%
of Oamaru properties
Overall rating:

8.5

Excellent
1,164 reviews
Cleanliness
8.4
Facilities
7.6
Location
9.0
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More about Brydone Hotel Oamaru

More about Brydone Hotel Oamaru

Brydone Hotel Oamaru

Brydone Hotel Oamaru provides the best in services and amenities to help make guests feel comfortable. Never be out of touch with your contacts, with free Wi-Fi offered throughout your stay. Exploring Oamaru is made even more convenient with the car hire services available at the hotel. If you plan to arrive by car, you'll appreciate the hotel's free parking, right on-site.
Front desk services including luggage storage can assist with your needs. If you need, the ticket service and tours can even help you book tickets and reservations at all the best shows and programs nearby. On cold days and nights, the hotel's on-site fireplace will keep you warm. Staying for a long time, or just need clean clothes? dry cleaning service and laundry service offered at the hotel will keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available.
For lazy days and nights, in-room conveniences like room service and daily housekeeping let you make the most of your room. Please be advised that smoking is not allowed in the hotel to allow cleaner air for all guests.
Each guestroom at Brydone Hotel Oamaru is furnished and equipped with handy amenities. In-room entertainment such as television, is provided for guests in select rooms. The hotel also offers instant coffee and instant tea in some rooms for when you feel like it is needed. It's good to know that bathroom amenities including a hair dryer are provided in some of the guest bathrooms.


Dining and things to do

Everyone loves a good cup of coffee! A coffee shop on-site means you can enjoy a cup of real, freshly brewed coffee every morning -- or anytime you feel like it. If you don't feel like going out to eat, you can always opt for the delicious dining options at the hotel. A night in at the hotel's bar can be as fun as a night out with your travel companions.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms don't get much cheaper than here, being less than 93% of the city's accommodation.
Know you'll get excellent dining options here, where past guests have rated onsite or nearby dining above 87% of the city's accommodation.
This accommodation is highly recommended for its location, scoring higher than 95% of other options in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Very good
Facilities

7.6

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Food & Dining

4 mentions

Breakfast

3 mentions

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi [portable rental]
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Ticket services
  • Tours
Cleanliness and safety
  • Breakfast in room
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • Alternative meal arrangement
  • Bar
  • Coffee shop
  • Happy hour
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Fireplace
  • Heating in public area
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Postal service
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Babysitting service
  • Family room
  • Kids meal
Access
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
Getting around
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Rental car
Sports equipment rental
  • Bicycle rental
Available in all rooms
  • Carpeting
  • Complimentary tea
  • Free bottled water
  • Free instant coffee
  • Hair dryer
  • Mirror
  • Seating area
  • Shower
  • Smoke detector
  • Telephone
  • TV

Food and dining

Breakfast options
  • American
Restaurants on site
T-bar
  • Cuisine: International, Local
  • Menu: Buffet

Location

115 Thames Street, South Hill, Oamaru, New Zealand
Exceptional
Location

9

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Infant 0-1 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
Baby cot/crib available upon request
Children 2-17 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 18 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-in until22:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)120
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)25 NZD
The property
  • Number of restaurants1
  • Number of rooms 49
  • Room voltage240
  • Year property opened1881
  • Most recent renovation2006

Reviews of Brydone Hotel Oamaru from real guests

Provided by verified guests of Agoda
8.3
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10
Cleanliness8.4
Facilities7.6
Location9.0
Room comfort and quality7.6
Service8.7
Value for money8.1
High score for Oamaru
Rating
9+ Exceptional (28)
8-9 Excellent (18)
7-8 Very Good (20)
6-7 Good (21)
<6 Below Expectation (12)
Time of the year
Mar - May (22)
Jun - Aug (17)
Sep - Nov (23)
Dec - Feb (37)
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10.0
Exceptional
Pam from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Queen/King Only Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2020

Great historic hotel in the centre of Oamaru”

Lovely place to stay right in the middle of Oamaru, and a short walk to the Historic area. The penguin colony was just a short drive. The room was perfect for what I need, the bed very comfortable and the breakfast consisted of perfectly soft poached eggs. Highly recommend the Brydone Hotel Oamaru.

Reviewed March 27, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Barbara from New Zealand
Group
Twin Room
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Exceptional”

Nice room. Good wifi, parking at rear with access to hotel. Great bathroom

Reviewed March 14, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Kristinn from New Zealand
Couple
Superior Room with Queen + Single
Stayed 1 night in June 2022

Great Service and clean room”

Front desk staff were great. Room was clean and very spacious. Location is great as well.

Reviewed June 07, 2022

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9.6
Exceptional
Bronwyn
Couple
Superior Room with Queen + Single
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Exceptional”

Lovely reception welcome with good advice. Clean facilities, everything you would expect. Moderately priced with good breakfast and service. Good central location - we walked to everywhere. Thank you everyone!

Reviewed April 05, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
lynette from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Exceptional”

The friendliest staff you could hope for!

Reviewed February 26, 2020

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9.6
Exceptional
Stephen
Couple
Stayed 1 night in April 2019

Friendly staff, food was delicious!”

Lamb cutlets and blue eyed cod were delicious!

Reviewed April 09, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Katie from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room with Queen + Single
Stayed 1 night in February 2020

Close to cheese factory”

Was a nice 1 night stay, was a long way to our room, we actually couldn’t believe how far it was. Good stay tho and clean

Reviewed March 01, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Anthony from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Great Location and Value”

Friends recommended this place and it perfect for what I needed. Great location on the Main Street close to lots of eating and drinking options and the heritage area. Definitely recommend!

Reviewed February 04, 2019

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8.4
Excellent
Barrie from New Zealand
Couple
Standard Queen/King Only Room
Stayed 2 nights in April 2021

Basic but functional”

Well situated in central Oamaru the bedrooms at the Brydone have not really moved on very much from those of the earlier years. Whilst relatively spacious and comfortable, there is little to distinguish the 'deluxe' rooms from those classified as basic - lacking in overall comfort. Moreover, the soundproofing is somewhat lacking as we were above a wedding reception in the evening, and then woken on the Sunday morning by the 'dulcit' tones of a church service in one of the function rooms. Could do with a QUALITY makeover beyond painting/papering over the 'cracks'. Reasonable bar and restaurant area which had clearly been refurbished. The staff in general however, and the receptionist in particular, were very welcoming and accommodating (made the effort to find us a better room, even though the hotel was quite full). Would we stay there again . . . ?????

Reviewed April 12, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Rivka from New Zealand
Couple
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Great Cheap Stay”

Great room for a great price. Staff were friendly and helpful. Had a really nice stay.

Reviewed July 22, 2020

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8.8
Excellent
Mary from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Twin Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2020

Excellent”

Can recommend as a woman travelling alone, the Brydon was very safe and comfortable and the staff were wonderful!

Reviewed March 03, 2020

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8.0
Excellent
Joe from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Staff went out of their way for us”

We accidentally left something of importance to us in our room, only discovering this the next day shortly before returning to Australia. Staff at the Brydone in Oamuru were exceptionally helpful and went out of their way in mailing the item to us in Australia. Thank you Brydone.

Reviewed January 06, 2020

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6.8
Good
samantha from United Kingdom
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2020

Sam from uk”

Hotel was undergoing renovation, on entering from car park, reception wrongly signposted, making a walk upstairs and down again most unnecessary. NO LIFTS WORKING AT ALL ! When this was pointed out to staff, they didn’t even know the lifts had been halted due to works going on. Such a shame as the room wa s very nice.

Reviewed January 27, 2020

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4.0
xiuli from China
Family with teens
Superior Room with Queen + Single
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

This hotel earn money on issue you a fine, be careful when they ask for credit card and ask u to sign anything”

When we arrived, the staff at reception was rude, without any greeting, first thing is to ask for your credit card,because I already paid, asked him why still need my credit card, he said just for if I purchased breakfast, actually it is for the paper which I signed if smoke, it is kind of cheating, actually my husband he smoke beside the window, they supposed tell people first, really bad experience

Reviewed January 11, 2022

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4.0
ERIC from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Acceptable”

Some good areas like the bar etc. Yes being renivated but needs a lot of money spending on it

Reviewed January 12, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Janis from New Zealand
Group
Stayed 2 nights in June 2018

Great weekend. ”

We came down for a family 21st birthday. Our room was perfect for what we needed. We got to enjoy the steampunk festival. Thee was also a car rally going on that stayed at The Brydone. So we were able to see all the car's. The people in Oamaru were all friendly. Even thou we were tavelling in our iwn vehicle. The Bydone was so central that we could walk to mjst of yge places we were going.. will definitely stay again.

Reviewed June 04, 2018

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8.7
Excellent
Huey from Malaysia
Solo traveler
Stayed 1 night in September 2014

Good location, pleasant stay”

Good Location, cleanliness, comfort stay

we had a good stay in Brydone Hotel Oamaru. The staff is friendly. The building of the hotel is a historical building.

Reviewed September 27, 2014

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8.0
Excellent
Andrew from Australia
Family with young children
Stayed 1 night in October 2018

Nice old hotel”

we had a good stay at Brydone Hotel, The room is a good size, and the beds were comfortable and the rooms were clean. It is a old hotel, and depending on what part of the hotel they put you in. the front main hotel has a grand hotel fell. but we were put in the back section, the hotel is going through renovation when we went, so a bit of work was happening when we were staying, didn't effect us to much but trades people were working in the morning and during the day. Our room had recently been renovated with a new bathroom fittings. They have a lift that can take you to the second floor via the rear entry which is good for people with lots of luggage or need accessibility access. We will stay in this establishment again.

Reviewed October 21, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Jennifer from United Kingdom
Couple
Superior Room with Queen + Single
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Very Pleasant older style Hotel”

Very nice Hotel. Older style but very clean and comfortable. Restaurant serving very good breakfast. Staff very helpful. Good location for seeing Oamaru. Very quiet town.

Reviewed December 04, 2018

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9.0
Exceptional
Darcy from Canada
Group
Stayed 1 night in January 2012

Clean, accommodating, great location”

very nice staff

Booked last moment - staff saved the room while we booked through Agoda. Hotel was centrally located. Excellent value for price.

Reviewed February 06, 2012

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