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Pen-y-bryn Lodge

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The Park Room | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
The Nest Room | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
The Garden Room | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
The Park Room | Premium bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished

Overview of Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Pen-y-bryn Lodge

5.0 star property
Luxury lodge in Holmes Hill with restaurant and bar/lounge

9.6/10 Exceptional

13 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free breakfast
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Gym
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
41 Towey Street, Oamaru, 9401

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Holmes Hill

Getting around

  • Dunedin (DUD-Dunedin Intl.) - 106 min drive


  • Vinbrux Bakery - 8 min walk
  • Milligans Cafe & Store - 18 min walk
  • Scotts Brewery - 18 min walk
  • Tees Street - 18 min walk
  • Cucina - 18 min walk

About this property

Pen-y-bryn Lodge

Enjoy your visit to Oamaru with a stay at Pen-y-bryn Lodge. Guests can visit the 24-hour fitness centre for a workout or grab a bite to eat at Gourmet Dinner, which serves Modern European cuisine and is open for dinner. This luxurious lodge also features a bar/lounge, a terrace and a garden.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, French, German, Russian, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 5 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 6:00 PM
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 72 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children (12 years old and younger) are not allowed
  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free uncovered on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free cooked-to-order breakfast each morning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Pool table
  • Beach nearby


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


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1889
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • 24-hour fitness centre


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Russian
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station

Home comfort

  • Heating (climate-controlled)
  • Dressing gowns and slippers
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Hypo-allergenic bedding
  • Blackout curtains
  • Premium bedding

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished and decorated
  • Heated floor (bathroom)

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls


  • Daily housekeeping

Special features


Gourmet Dinner – This restaurant specialises in Modern European cuisine and only serves dinner. Reservations are required.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2.5 per cent

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>On-site parties or group events are strictly prohibited.</p> <p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.</p>

Also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Pen-y-bryn Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
How much does it cost to stay at Pen-y-bryn Lodge?
As of 6 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Pen-y-bryn Lodge on 2 March 2023 start from NZ$605, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at Pen-y-bryn Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Pen-y-bryn Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Pen-y-bryn Lodge?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Check-out time is 10:30 AM.
What is there to do at Pen-y-bryn Lodge and nearby?
Pen-y-bryn Lodge has a 24-hour fitness centre and a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Pen-y-bryn Lodge?
Yes, Gourmet Dinner offers Modern European cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Vinbrux Bakery (8-min walk), Indian Kitchen (2.4 mi) and Northstar (3 mi).
What's the area around Pen-y-bryn Lodge like?
Pen-y-bryn Lodge is in Holmes Hill, a short 20-minute walk from Steampunk HQ and 18 minutes' walk from NZ Malt Whisky Company.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely beautiful house with wonderful art and interesting and friendly hosts. Loved the book about the art and objects. Enjoyed game of snooker. Would have loved to stay longer
Carolyn, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place. Highly recommended.
Really beautiful historic home converted in to a lodge. Food was creative, beautifully served and delicious, much of it from the home's garden and local producers. Lovely appointed rooms with everything you could need. Friendly, low key hosts. Close to town centre and historic area.
Eric, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Absolutely a great place to stay. Very kind host, Gorgeous garden, beautiful house, nice infrastructure, delicious breakfast. I’ll absolutely come back. Thank you so much for looking after us!
J, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice accommodation and friendly hosts
Great location and very nice accommodation. Homemade food items including jam, honey, etc. Owners are very friendly.
1-night romance trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

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 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.
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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!
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Very good standard of facilities and service,excellent meals, a thoroughly enjoyable ambience and experience
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

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.
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

1-night romance trip
Verified guest review