Where to Find Child-Friendly Accommodation in Oamaru
Heading to Oamaru with the kids? Stay somewhere convenient, with the facilities you need and entertainment for the whole family, in one of the family accommodations in Oamaru! Motels are certainly in abundance, offering self-catering facilities at your fingertips, while a historic hotel, holiday homes and a fun-filled holiday park provide more options. Find the right stay for your family with this list of the best child-friendly stays in Oamaru!
1. Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park
The day’s adventures don’t have to end once you get back to your accommodation, at least, that’s the mantra of Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park! Let the kids loose on the on-site playground, sit around the barbecue and play a round of mini golf at this fantastic family-friendly holiday park. There are accommodation options to suit a range of needs and budgets, from homely self-contained motel units with separate bedrooms to cheap-and-cheerful cabins and camping sites. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Oamaru.
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- Oamaru TOP 10 Holiday Park on Booking.com
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2. Oamaru Motor Lodge
A modern motel on the main road, just a short walk from the town centre, Oamaru Motor Lodge provides a family stay that’s convenient and comfortable. The two-bedroom suites are the go-to for families of up to five, boasting a room with a king-sized bed and another with two singles, as well as a spacious living and dining area with a separate kitchen. Keep cosy and enjoy the peace with double-glazing (yes, a rarity in New Zealand) and a heat pump installed. There are options to stay on the ground or top floor.
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3. Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru
Prepare your own meals or rock up to the on-site restaurant for dinner; the choice is yours at the Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru! Their large family studio and two-bedroom units are a no-brainer for families, the former sleeping up to five guests across a queen bed and three singles. Your studio has a fully-equipped kitchen, ensuite bathroom with a shower, electric heater and more. The two-bedroom units give everyone their own space. Upgrading to the luxury unit also includes a spa corner bath in the ensuite bathroom! Oolala!
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- Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru on Booking.com
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- Heritage Court Motor Lodge Oamaru on Expedia
4. Brydone Hotel Oamaru
In the spirit of Oamaru’s Victorian heritage, Brydone Hotel Oamaru takes you back in time with its sweeping staircase, grand chandeliers and ornate interiors. There are contemporary comforts, nonetheless, in the “Family Suite” with its spacious layout and ensuite bathroom. Join the hotel’s restaurant for breakfast (not included in the rate), lunch or dinner with its diverse range of New Zealand and international cuisine. For more hotel-like stays, also check out the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Oamaru.
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- Brydone Hotel Oamaru on Booking.com
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5. 289 Midway Motel
A great place to soak in the midday and evening sun from the patio or balcony, 289 Midway Motel is another worthy choice in Oamaru for families. Enjoy all the usual creature comforts for a reasonable price in their one- and two-bedroom apartments. The motel is less than 10 minutes’ walk from the town centre, where you can pick up supplies to spruce up family meals using the full kitchen including an oven. Check out more accommodations like this in the 10 Best Motels in Oamaru.
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6. Teschemakers Resort
For something a little different, stay in the family apartments of the historic Teschemakers Resort. Set among 70 acres of rural grounds awash in lawns, flower gardens and English trees, there’s plenty of space for kids to run around. Within the grand building, with a history that dates back more than 150 years, you’ll find a collection of two-bedroom and three-bedroom ensuite rooms with a kitchenette for preparing stovetop meals. The accommodation is a 10 to 15-minute drive from Oamaru town centre.
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7. The Villa
If a holiday home is more your family’s style of accommodation, then you might want to take a look at The Villa. This charming semi-detached home, just a short walk from the town centre, retains its old-timey charm in the furnishings and fixtures across its three bedrooms, open-plan dining and kitchen area, lounge and bathroom. The real gem, however, is the picturesque garden with a barbecue. Nearby is a children’s playground at the school. See more stays like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Oamaru.
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8. AAA Thames Court Motel
Families have a few accommodation options at the AAA Thames Court Motel. The one-bedroom apartments are ideal for those on a budget, while the attractive “Family Apartments” offer a real home-away-from-home experience. The apartments sit surrounded by a cute garden, while all units have full kitchen facilities for easy self-catering. Kids can be kept busy with the free unlimited WiFi, Sky TV and DVD players with a free DVD library. There’s a children’s play area on the grounds too. For more stays with full self-catering facilities, you might like to check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Oamaru.
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- AAA Thames Court Motel on Booking.com
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- AAA Thames Court Motel on Expedia
9. Colonial Lodge Motel
Colonial Lodge Motel boasts family-orientated facilities across its generous grounds, including a playground, a trampoline and a comfortable place to stay. You have several choices for accommodation here between the studios, one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments. Rooms feature semi-modern furnishings and fresh decor for a pleasant stay at the northern end of town.
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- Colonial Lodge Motel on Booking.com
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- Colonial Lodge Motel on Expedia
10. Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
Last but certainly not least, Bella Vista Motel Oamaru features the usual modern and four-star quality standard of the New Zealand motel chain. Enjoy convenient parking right outside your fresh, modern and compact accommodation unit. The one-bedroom unit is the best option for families, featuring a queen or king-sized bed in the living room and two single beds in a separate bedroom. Pamper yourself in the bathroom with a spa bath, prepare simple meals on the kitchenette and recharge with USB wall sockets.
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- Bella Vista Motel Oamaru on Booking.com
- Bella Vista Motel Oamaru on Trip.com
- Bella Vista Motel Oamaru on Expedia
More About Family Accommodations in Oamaru
That’s it for our list of the best family accommodations in Oamaru, but it’s by no means the end of our expert travel advice! Check out these articles for more inspiration for your trip:
- 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Oamaru
- 10 Things to Do in Oamaru with Kids
- 10 Best Things to Do in Oamaru
Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Guide to Oamaru for Families.