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10 Best Romantic Accommodations in Oamaru ❤️ [2024]

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The Best Accommodations in Oamaru for Couples

From historic homes wrapped in luxury to budget lodges with soothing hot tubs; there are romantic accommodations in Oamaru right across the spectrum. Character homes-turned-B&Bs are popular accommodations in Oamaru for couples, but those seeking a boutique hotel, holiday home-for-two or self-catering studios will still find something to suit. Book the perfect stay for you and your loved one using the list below!

For more trip-planning advice, see The Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Oamaru and the 8 Romantic Things to Do in Oamaru.

1. Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Oamaru’s only five-star luxury accommodation, Pen-y-bryn Lodge offers an indulgent stay ideal for a special occasion. Set in an 1889 manor, the lodge radiates historical charm throughout its decor and fixings. You have a choice of five well-appointed guest rooms, some encapsulating traditional features while others are more contemporary. Either way, you’ll be treated to fine dining and indulgent breakfasts at the time when it suits you throughout your stay. In between your adventures in Oamaru, soak up the sun on the expansive patio and gardens or work out in the on-site fitness room.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Pen-y-bryn Lodge

2. Poshtel

Far from your bland and characterless hotel, Poshtel offers an aesthetically pleasing experience that’s sure to impress your loved one. The boutique hotel has just 15 rooms, ensuring the right tone is set for a relaxing retreat yet conveniently located right in the heart of Oamaru. Each guest room is uniquely themed with a popular New Zealand pastime, whether it’s fly fishing, mountain climbing or farming. All rooms have an ensuite, Sky TV and WiFi, while guests can also relax in the funky lounge or check out the on-site art gallery.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Poshtel

3. The Wansbeck

The views overlooking Oamaru’s Victorian facades and the Pacific Ocean are among some of the endearing qualities of The Wansbeck. This historic home has been renovated for a contemporary and comfortable stay with a lounge and separate bathroom, while upstairs you’ll find three guest rooms. All rooms boast plush bedding, hardwood floors covered with lush rugs and large windows soaking in unbeatable views. The “Monterey Room” is the lodge’s premium room, which features a fridge stocked with local goodies and a coffee machine.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© The Wansbeck

4. Old Bones Lodge

Seeking something more affordable? Book a room at the beachfront accommodation of Old Bones Lodge. Ideal for couples, the lodge offers a selection of double rooms surrounding a spacious communal lounge, kitchen and dining area. Aside from taking a quick stroll to the nearby beach, the lodge offers soothing hot tubs and a sauna. Powered campervan sites are also available. See more like this in the 10 Best Budget Accommodations in Oamaru.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Old Bones Lodge

5. Oasis on Orwell Bed and Breakfast

Another glorious character home in Oamaru, Oasis on Orwell Bed and Breakfast offers its master bedroom to couples with a queen bed and modern ensuite fitted with brass fixtures and underfloor heating. You’re welcomed into your room with a couple of chocolates and a plunger coffee/tea-making set, which will help you get the best start to the morning along with the substantial breakfast menu that’s included in your stay.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Oasis on Orwell Bed and Breakfast

6. 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, with guest rooms and suites boasting ensuites with either a spa bath or an oversized shower. 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. See more like this in the 20 Best Hotels & Places to Stay in Oamaru.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Brydone Hotel Oamaru

7. Oamaru Harbour Nest

For couples seeking more privacy, how about a romantic holiday home in Oamaru? At Oamaru Harbour Nest, stay in a cosy garden cottage overlooking the Oamaru Harbour, where you can enjoy the views from the large sliding doors of your bedroom spilling out onto a private deck. The accommodation with an ensuite and tiny kitchenette doesn’t have complete cooking facilities, but you’re only a short stroll from the town’s restaurants and central attractions. See more accommodation like this in the 10 Best Holiday Homes in Oamaru.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Oamaru Harbour Nest

8. Casa Nova House

For the couple looking to go all out, Casa Nova House is the place to do it. The luxury B&B is hosted from a historic stone mansion – the first stone dwelling to be built in the district in 1861. Of course, the charm of the era has been maintained tastefully throughout with each of its three guest rooms individually styled with vibrant designer wallpaper or stone walls lit up with LEDs to revel in the ambience. Meals are a pretty big deal here too, with the tapas bar, Restaurant 1861, located on the ground floor.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodations in Oamaru ❤️ [2023]© Casa Nova House

9. Federation House

Character flows from this heritage building perched on Cape Wanbrow with its striking green facade. The inside of Federation House is also preserved to match with its high pressed-tin ceilings, timber panelling and more. Each of the five guest rooms is equipped with a super-king bed and ensuite bathroom. Guests also have access to several lounging areas, from a sunroom to a lounge with a piano and pool table. While there’s a communal kitchenette, a full kitchen is available by request. Should you prefer a place with a kitchen, be sure to also check out the 10 Best Self-Catering Accommodations in Oamaru.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Federation House

10. Teschemakers Resort

Finally, this accommodation is so romantic that it’s a popular wedding venue. When it’s not hosting weddings across its stunning 70 acres of rural grounds, lawns, flower gardens and English trees, Teschemakers Resort provides accommodation with a collection of studios for couples. The studios feature an ensuite and a kitchenette for preparing stovetop meals. What’s more, the accommodation is one of the more affordable options in the Oamaru area. Note that the resort is 10-15 minutes out of town.

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9 Best Romantic Accommodation in Oamaru© Teschemakers Resort

More About Romantic Accommodations in Oamaru

That’s it for our list of the most romantic 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:

Finally, if there’s anything we’ve missed, you’re likely to find it in The Honeymoon & Romantic Getaway Guide to Oamaru.


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About The Author

Laura S.

This article has been reviewed and published by Laura, the editor-in-chief and co-founder of NZ Pocket Guide. Laura is a first-class honours journalism graduate and a travel journalist with expertise in New Zealand and South Pacific tourism for over 10 years. She also runs travel guides for five of the top destinations in the South Pacific and is the co-host of over 250 episodes of the NZ Travel Show on YouTube.

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