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Omakau Commercial Hotel

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed next door at the post office. Meals at the commercial hotel were amazing. Was better than our meal the night before in Queenstown. Would definitely recommend if you are on the rail trail looking for a yummy meal

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and thank you for your lovely comments. My hubby is one of the chefs - I'm on an eternal diet! We hope you enjoyed the rest of your travels and look forward to seeing you...

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We were out for a run on the Harley and decided to stay the night at this lovely old hotel. We weren't disappointed, staff were friendly and helpful, the room had been wonderfully restored, including ensuite, the food was delicious, especially the seafood chowder and the bar atmosphere was great as there had been the annual A&P Show on that...

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there! Firstly, apologies for the delay in responding to your review - I thought I had, but alas...no! Must have been having one of my "nana moments!" Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and overall experience with us. Yes, the bar was fair humming that...

Reviewed 7 February 2017

Really loved the service from the waitresses, they were both really kind and friendly. Tried to tip one of them but she turned it down. Food was big in servings so left very full. Couldn't figure out why one corn chip and two slices of brie cheese came with the steak but each to their own.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. We are very fortunate with our waitering staff, and would rather go without, rather than have the wrong people working with us. Thank you for offering a tip - our team like to...

Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed the night and had dinner and breakfast while cycling the Otago rail trail. The hotel is beautifully restored and a very interesting place to stay. Hosts were very welcoming and served up huge, delicious meals.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and dining experience with us, and also the ambience we have worked hard to create. Can you believe when we took this old girl over, that everything (and mean everything, including the ceilings, was PINK?) The...

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Reviewed 13 January 2017

You wont get better food or hospitality than here! We were completely exhausted and the hosts had energy in the handfulls! Our bedroom had an ensuit, and although there was no external source of fresh air, we enjoyed our beds and had a good nights sleep. The evening meal was an absolute highlight. I've never eaten a burger so tasty...

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there! Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have inherited some quirky rooms with additions to the Hotel over the past 100 years, and we have replaced all the beds as part of our refurbishment programme. My hubby is the Chef, so I'm...

Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

Dinner was organised here for us while on the rail trail. A beer beforehand in lovely atmosphere. Good menu with hearty servings. A really good rib eye cooked to perfection. Lovely friendly staff that were genuinely interested in us. I highly recommend.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. My hubby is the Chef, and it isn't always easy keeping the weight off! :) We hope you enjoyed the rest of your journey along the Trail, and hope to see you another time. Kindest...

Reviewed 1 January 2017

Matt and the crew were very helpful and friendly. Had a very comfortable night. Would recommend. The menu was varied and reasonably priced. Great historical background to this place too, very interesting.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. The "to do" list is slowly getting smaller, although there is a lot that we still wish to do. Matt is a real asset to our team, who are all more like family than staff. I...

Reviewed 29 December 2016

Called in for lunch on the rail trail and was so impressed I booked a room and stayed the night. Stacey was an excellent and attentive host and even organised transport for my bike and I. A very charming country hotel and a great place to stay.

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay and overall experience with us - even though you had the smallest room in the Hotel - "The Last Room at the Inn"! We look forward to seeing you another time when you are in our neck of...

Winton, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 December 2016

6 of us had a meal here while biking the rail trail. We sat out in their beautiful garden for drinks and the roses and peonies were in full bloom, making a lovely back drop. The range of food available was impressive and the meals fabulous in terms of presentation and flavour. The hosts were happy to talk about the...

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you very much for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your dining experience with us, and also enjoyed our lovely beer garden. We wish you a lovely Christmas, and look forward to seeing you another time when you are in our neck of the woods. Kindest Regards, Stacey

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Reviewed 7 December 2016

The owners offer a park over for Wings NZMCA Members pitched on excellent dedicated sites at the rear of the hotel. We enjoyed meals two nights we stayed which were delivered promptly excellent cooking and very generous in portions. Both owners and staff are very friendly and make you most welcome. The hotel is very clean and certainly will be...

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OmakauCommercial, Owner at Omakau Commercial Hotel, responded to this review

Hello there. Thank you for taking the time to review us on Trip Advisor. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us, and we look forward to having you to stay again with us. Thanks again, and wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a Happy and Safe New Year. Kindest Regards, Stacey

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Omakau's first homestead then accommodation house for weary travellers. It is now an ideal stop for the new type of traveller that passes through Omakau –Rail Trailers, Curling and Fishing Enthusiasts, and visitors to the Central Otago area who can explore the area using the hotel as their base.The Hotel is available for any of your dining requirements, whether it is Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or that special function - 364 days a year. Our Chefs pride themselves on their flavour and presentation – we invite you to look at our Dining page for some mouth watering temptations. We have a wonderful selection of Central Otago wines and Ales available from our bar to quench your thirst, and/or to compliment your meal. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Omakau Commercial Hotel

Address: 1 Harvey Street, Omakau, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Central Otago > Omakau
Price Range: $64 - $155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 11
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“No WIFI in the rooms but there is an internet café voucher option. Some rooms have ensuites others have shared bathroom option”
 of 5 bubbles 557lyndar, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Get a room with a window - you will have to share a bathroom, but at least it will have fresh air.”
 of 5 bubbles JudeH689, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure you book ahead for dinner as you wouldn't want to miss out.”
 of 5 bubbles _dcathro, 6 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Queen room with ensuite was perfect”
 of 5 bubbles SandrafromNelson, 19 Jul 2016 | Read review
“The really cheap rooms are interior with no windows.”
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