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Omakau Accommodation

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After facing a head wind for most of the trail, this was a very welcome sight. Mandy was there to greet us with a warm smile and a lovely room. Looked like rain, and we were even provided with a bike seat rain cover. (This little thing 'made my day'.) Overall, very happy with everything on offer.

Thank Gail T
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks Guys for your very kind lovely feedback. That pesky wind :( Hopefully it wasn't an issue for the rest of your ride.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a little gem to find in Omakau. We stayed at Jacks Shed - the most gorgeous well appointed cottage for one of our nights whilst cycling the Otago Rail Trail. We were warmly greeted by Mandy who was very helpful and friendly. The cottage was so cute, with a lovely private courtyard, with the most gorgeous little garden and...

Thank _dcathro
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thanks guys for your awesome feedback about our little converted garage that is now 'Jacks Shed' Nice to read you had a great stay with us as part of your Rail Trail adventure.

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Omakau Accommodation has a variety of room sizes ranging from studios for couples to a three bedroom house for families. Mandy, the owner of Omakau Accommodation, couldn't have been nicer, and was very helpful at directing us to the attractions of the region. She has paid fantastic attention to detail in decorating her rooms, and they are warm and welcoming....

Thank Fiona W
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you Peter & Fiona for your fabulous review, your comments about our accommodation were very much appreciated. Look forward to having you come stay again.

Putaruru, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 April 2016

As I arrived after a day of biking my kids (who had already arrived well ahead of me) said "have you met lovely Mandy yet?" And yes 'lovely Mandy' has done a great job setting up this place and being a fantastic host. Such cool accommodation with the right set up for us all.

1Thank ThewhitesORT2016
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

It was lovely meeting your wonderful family too. I'm so pleased they enjoyed staying with us as part of your Otago Rail Trail holiday.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2016

We arrived after a very hard days ride, and were welcomed and shown to our unit by Mandy. Friendly welcome, lovely comfy bed and good advice about where to eat and what to look out for in the area. Would've liked some "good old New Zealand butter" rather than the margarine with our breakfast toast, but all in all a...

1Thank jo-and-mike99
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful feedback. I totally agree with the Butter comment, so after discussing it with other accommodation providers, we will be doing away with the Margarine and give the Butter a go.

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 8 April 2016

Stayed here overnight on our Otago Rail Trail cycling trip. Mandy was lovely and so helpful. Our room was like new, beautifully appointed and with our own little gated courtyard and even a bike stand. Beds were comfortable and room was spotless. Continental breakfast was very nice. All round a lovely place to stay.

1Thank JazzyPerth
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Our team here, they do an awesome job, so thank you very much for your extremely lovely comments.

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 March 2016

This is a great choice for a place to stay while biking the Otago Rail Trail. It is easy to find next to the Omakau Hotel (world famous in NZ in the Speights ads). We were warmly greeted by Mandy's parents who made us very welcome. The room was beautifully furnished and more than comfortable with a lovely private deck...

1Thank kiwisfly
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you so much for the fantastic feedback regards our accommodation and Omakau/Ophir. My parents were very chuffed with their feedback :) Look forward to seeing you again.

Waihi Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 March 2016

This was a really bright oasis after a long day of cycling. Beds were comfortable, bathroom well appointed, we felt relaxed and comfortable. Continental breakfast was quite adequate. We had our own fenced off deck area and our cycles were secure in there.

1Thank brandy126
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for the awesome feedback. Pleased you were happy with our facilities and felt well rested for the next day of cycling the Otago Rail Trail.

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 10 January 2016

Nice little private cottages, with space to store your bikes (we were on the rail trail). Clean and tidy with modern decor, very friendly and helpful staff (thanks Mandy!) Breakfast included (eaten in your cottage as there is no communal area).

1Thank Duncancan
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you for your really lovely review, pleased you enjoyed your breakfast in the privacy of your room.

Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

Every now and again you meet an angel, this happened to us when after a long, tiring and hot day on the rail trail we arrived at Omakau to be greeted by Mandy who handed us beach towels and pointed us in the direction of the local swimming hole! Magic... The accommodations are lovely and smart, continental breakfast at our...

1Thank acgunn
OmakauAccom, Owner at Omakau Accommodation, responded to this review

Thank you ladies for your wonderful feedback, yes it's great having our lovely river only metres away for the accommodation.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Omakau Accommodation is nestled in a lovely, peaceful location in the heart of the small village of Omakau, in the Central Otago region of New Zealand. We offer 5 up-market ensuite studio units each with private courtyard, and a well appointed cottage with landscaped garden. We are just 100 metres from the famous Otago Central Rail Trail. All accommodation includes free Wi-Fi and a complimentary continental breakfast. Pick ups and drop offs are available by prior arrangement. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Omakau Accommodation

Address: 5 Harvey St, Omakau 9352, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Omakau
Number of rooms: 6
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