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Welwyn Garden City, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Unfortunately we only stayed here one night as we were touring but would have happily stayed longer. We had room 1 in the lodge - a large room with a seating area. Spacious and comfortable. The room has patio doors that slide right back and a deck with a view across grassland to Mount Cook. We were told the thing...

Thank Christine R
Haaren, The Netherlands
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The Omahau Downs offer self-contained cabins with everything the experienced traveller might want. Cooking facilities, WiFi, good beds, lots of tranquility and beautifull views on Mount Cook (if this mountaintop is not shrouded in clouds that is). We spent two very pleasant days here before we travelled on to Christchurch.

Thank jhelmich
Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just a few mins out of the town of Twizel, the stay is conveniently located. Mt.Cook is a 45min drive from here as well as lake Tekapo is not far. The stay as 4 houses all built at different stages and with different capacity. We got the older two houses which were comfortable. The oldest house could do with a...

Thank Erajh_Gun
Pontardawe, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 January 2017

We stayed here for two nights - a very quaint cabin with three bedrooms. Everything you could possibly need was provided, it also included a washing machine and tumble drier which was very useful. Excellent location if visiting Mount Cook which was around 50 mins away and visible from the cottage. Beautiful starry skies! Don't hesitate , visit!

Thank sianonholiday
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This was one of the best places we stayed on our recent tour of South Island. The room itself was very spacious, comfortable, and clean, with excellent bathroom facilities and toiletries, and a sitting area with sofa. There are tea and coffee-making facilities in the room as well as a small fridge. In addition, there is a large communal kitchen...

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 27/11/16 on route from Wanaka to Christchurch, the accommodation was a pleasant suprise and excellent for the price we paid, handily placed just off the main highway and close to Twizel if you need anything, I would thoroughly recommend this place, the mountain views in daylight are spectacular and because there's little light pollution the starlit night amazing.

Thank Duncan B
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

THE BEST STAY IN NZ EVER (FOR US)! What could be better than waking up early in the morning and seeing Mount Cook just outside your room? Or chilling outside your room and looking at the pink sun blanketing the mountain range where Mount Cook lies? Twizel is small town and while Omahau Downs is not in the town centre,...

Thank rvn85
Geraldine, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 October 2016

Such a nice experience. Friendly welcome. Quiet, nicely and simply decorated, warm and cosy. We were there middle of october, mountains were white again... a breathtaking scenery ! A nice common room at the center of our lodge, with everything to cook, big table, fireplace, huge bay window. A Wonder full place to share rich moments with friends or people...

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Booked it as a farm stay but no livestock anywhere with freshly ploughed fields in front of the room. But otherwise a lovely place, great views onto the mountains and Mt Cook and a very cozy room. Decorated with detail and thought and very welcoming hosts. Shared lounge and kitchen with other guests of the 4 bedrooms in the building.

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Kingston, Canada
Reviewed 23 May 2016

We booked Omahau Downs instead of staying in Mount Cook, and were so glad we did. Quiet and peaceful location, and our patio and windows had clear views of Mount Cook (35 km away). There are several cottages/homes, and the home we were in had a large common area that included a big kitchen with everything one could need to...

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Address: Twizel SH8, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Mackenzie District > Twizel
Price Range: RM459 - RM544 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Omahau Downs 3*
Number of rooms: 12
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“All lodge are mountains orientated !”
 of 5 bubbles ccil2631, 20 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Any and ALL rooms are fantastic!”
  • Tea for two and a view of the moutains
 of 5 bubbles Bracks2014, 18 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Talk to the owners”
 of 5 bubbles BertheJ, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the accommodation with unrestricted views of the amazing Mount Cook.”
 of 5 bubbles 270817, 11 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Recommend the cottage, well appointed comfortable bedrooms. Sunny and warm, plenty of room on the verandah to enjoy the amazing views.”
 of 5 bubbles shirlz2016, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
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