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4.8 / 5Exceptional
9 reviews


  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free parking
  • Restaurant


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Oamaru Gardens
    17 min walk
  • Popular Location
    St Lukes Anglican Church
    18 min walk
  • Popular Location
    Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail
    19 min walk
  • Airport
    Oamaru (OAM)
    18 min drive

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Book online or call:

020 3564 4853
  • The Elizabeth Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • The Park Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed OR 2 Single Beds
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  • The Victoria Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • The Garden Room

    Room Amenities

    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • The Nest Room

    Room Amenities

    • Partial ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area


Located in Oamaru, Pen-y-bryn Lodge is in the city centre and near the beach. Woolstore Complex and Grainstore Gallery are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include St Lukes Anglican Church and Totara Estate.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Oamaru Gardens - 17 min walk
  • St Lukes Anglican Church - 18 min walk
  • Grainstore Gallery - 19 min walk
  • Alps 2 Ocean Cycle Trail - 19 min walk
  • Forrester Gallery - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 105 min drive


  • Where to eat
  • Gourmet Dinner – Restaurant offering Modern European cuisine. Serves dinner daily. Reservations required.

About this property

Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Luxury lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
Along with a restaurant, this lodge has a 24-hour fitness centre and a bar/lounge. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a library and tour/ticket assistance. All 5 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and iPod docks. Other amenities available to guests include electric kettles, free local calls and hairdryers.
Pen-y-bryn Lodge offers 5 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and complimentary bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.
Bathrooms include slippers, designer toiletries, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers. Business-friendly amenities include telephones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and blackout curtains. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and hypo-allergenic bedding can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include a 24-hour fitness centre.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
1 restaurant
1 bar

Things to do

24-hour fitness centre
Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

Laundry facilities


No lifts

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Multilingual staff
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken





If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


Designated smoking areas
Fireplace in reception

Room amenities


Blackout drapes/curtains
Hypo-allergenic bedding


Designer toiletries
Toilet paper


iPod dock

Food and drink

Electric kettle


Free local calls
Individually decorated
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 3 PM - 6 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10:30 AM

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM. <br />If you are planning to arrive after 6 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Renovations and closures

The property is closed between 03 June and 25 July.


  • Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cots (infant beds) are not available.

Payment types at the property

American Express

Important information

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
    Safety features at this property include a smoke detector.

Property is also known as

  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru
  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge
  • Pen-y-bryn Oamaru
  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge Lodge
  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge Oamaru
  • Pen-y-bryn Lodge Lodge Oamaru


5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Nice accommodation and friendly hosts

Great location and very nice accommodation. Homemade food items including jam, honey, etc. Owners are very friendly.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

This is a B&B, so mind Q's ands P's

This is an awesome property, but for a solo traveler, who paid for a double room - my friend was on a budget - I think this Estate is more about form than substance. When I arrived, one of the owners (I think) met me at the door with an umbrella - nice touch - but then said, "I thought you would be two!?" Well, of course the default on hotels.com is 2, so already I felt tension in the air. He was very nice to me until I booked another night. My friend on a budget visited and the proprietors treated him like a curiosity as he stood on the patio with the rain pouring down in buckets. They invited him in, we went into the drawing room, and since I had paid for it, I invited my friend to breakfast the next morning, but he later canceled, feeling uncomfortable. I felt fine until the next day when I was asked to a tip for a one-inch square of "harvested" honey. The food is very good. The accommodations are terrific, but the sense of welcomeness is lacking, and while you worry whether you will disturb their - or his - routine, if you ask questions, you feel as if you are disturbing their - or his - routine. That's as honest as I can say, especially for the price.

5/5 Excellent

Absolutely perfect in every way!

Not only is the lodge gorgeous and in a great location, but what really makes Pen y Bryn special is the personal attention from the owners. James greeted us by the car with an umbrella, offered us gourmet cookies he had baked that morning, later met us and the other guests in the drawing room for complementary wine and gourmet appetizers he had made! He is truly a warm, fascinating person and shared many amazing stories of his travels. The lodge is reminiscent of a Scottish estate and we were welcome to wander about enjoying the diverse artwork, play snooker in the billiards room, admire the gardens. Each room has a name and makes you feel like a guest in a European castle...exquisite furnishings, decor, and view. The lodge is a mere 5 minutes from the blue penguin colony, which was our primary reason for visiting. Our only regret is that we did not stay longer! We are traveling around the entire South Island and by far this was our favorite place! Would love to return and will definitely tell everyone who plans to come to New Zealand to stay at Pen y Bryn! Thanks James and James!!! You guys are awesome!

Pros: Everything, but mostly its elegance and its owners!

Cons: Nothing at all!

Location: 5 minutes from Penguin Colony

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Very good standard of facilities and service,excellent meals, a thoroughly enjoyable ambience and experience

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Historic restored lodge

Stayed here one night. The American ex-pat owners have restored this lodge to a very high level. The guest rooms (we saw two) are beautiful as are the common areas. The owners are very proud of the lodge and enthusiastic about explaining its history. Although we did not eat dinner at the lodge (our mistake for not booking it before we arrived) James served us canapés and wine (both of very high quality) and we had an informative conversation about Oamaru and things to do. James made reservations for us and got us tickets to view the penguins returning at dusk. (A must see activity - get premium seating.). In hindsight we should have stayed at the lodge two nights having dinner there at least once. There is a lot to see in and around Oamaru. The lodge is pricey but worth it. It's not a place for kids though; the furnishings are too exquisite and without tv they may be too rambunctious.

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