Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Top choice lodge

in Oamaru
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Well-travelled foodie owners have thoroughly revitalised this beautiful 1889 residence and continue to upgrade. There are two rooms in the main house but the three recently and luxuriously refurbished ones in the rear annexe are nicer. Complimentary predinner drinks and canapés are served in the antique-studded drawing room; arrange a four-course dinner in the fabulous dining room (from $135 per person).

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Quick description

This award-winning boutique hotel is in a hillside location, overlooking historic Oamaru with views of the sea and mountains. The property features extensive verandahs, outdoor terraces and peaceful gardens. Facilities at Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru include a billiard room, fitness centre, guest library, and a shared lounge with open fireplace and bar. Free Wi-Fi is available in all public areas and guest rooms. Each room includes bathrobes, cotton bed linen, and feather and down pillows. There is also an iPod docking station, alarm clock radio, and a modern bathroom with hairdryer in every room. Pen-y-bryn Lodge is a 5-minute drive from Bushey Beach, home to endangered yellow-eyed penguins. Oamaru Botanic Gardens, Forrester Art Gallery and North Otago Museum are 5 minutes’ drive. Guests can enjoy tea, coffee, biscuits, chocolates and fresh fruit in the dining room with log fireplace. Breakfast and dinner is served at one of three large antique tables.

Important information

This property will not accommodate hen, stag or similar parties. Please advise the property of the number of guests staying in each room. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property using the contact details found on the booking confirmation. Guests failing to comply with property policies, arriving with more people than were included in the booking, of any age, may be charged a supplement for extra bedding and for after-hours room set up and may be required to upgrade to a larger room.


  • Solarium
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Library
  • Free parking
  • Wifi
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Sun terrace
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Games room
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Cctv outside property
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Smoke alarms
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Garden
  • Parking
  • First aid kit available
  • Designated smoking area
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Internet services
  • On-site parking
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Cashless payment available
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Billiards


  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Heating
  • Facilities for disabled guests


  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant


  • Fitness centre


  • Free WiFi available


  • Private parking