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Omakau Commercial Hotel

Accommodation Type

Hotel, Historic


We have a variety of rooms to suit all budgets.

Rooms vary from $55 for a single room to yourself, or from $45 per person for a quad room with shared facilities.  Our Bunkroom is $35 per person - (minimum of 2 people).  Off peak group rates are also available. (June-Aug)  Please note pricing does not include breakfast.


  • Bar and Café with Sky TV, lovely fire on cooler days, newly refurbished November 08
  • Extensive selection of Ales and Central Otago Wines
  • Garden Bar
  • Espresso/Cappuccino Machine
  • A La Carte Dining for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
  • Outdoor Dining and Garden areas
  • Conference and Function Facilities
  • Covered Bike Storage
  • Courtesy Coach – available for pick ups and drop offs
  • Disabled Access Toilets in Café Bar
  • Four newly refurbished Hotel ensuite rooms
  • Five newly refurbished Shared Facility Hotel rooms
  • Two bedroom Cabin and Bunkroom with adjacent private ensuite
  • Plenty of Off Street Parking
  • Guest TV Lounge & Library
  • Internet Machine and Wireless Broadband
  • Laundry Service
  • Tea & Coffee making facilities available 24/7 in the old formal dining room
  • Irons and Ironing Boards
  • Hairdryers
  • Electric Blankets
  • Heaters
  • Alarm Clocks
  • Cot available on request (subject to availability)
  • Located just across the road from the sparkling Manuherikia River – perfect to cool off in on a lovely Central day


The Hotel is available for any of your dining requirements, whether it is Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner or that special function - 364 days a year. Our Chefs pride themselves on their flavour and presentation.
We have a wonderful selection of Central Otago wines and Ales available from our bar to quench your thirst, and/or to compliment your meal.

Located at the back of the Hotel, are the original schist stables which were built around 1880. 
You may have already seen them without knowing – this is where Speight’s filmed their “Good On Ya Mate” adverts – the most memorable
being “The Two Tickets to the Ball”.  This is available for functions, and is open during the day for you to come and enjoy some of Central’s original history.

The hotel changed ownership in March 2007, and the new owners have commenced an extensive refurbishment programme over the winter months. 
The hotel is being lovingly restored back to its former glory, with the original floorboards and architraves being taken back to their original beauty. 
We would like our guests to take a step back in time and enjoy the history this lovely old building holds. 
We have tried to compliment the hotel with the appropriate antiques and old memorabilia.

The team at the Omakau Commercial Hotel would welcome the opportunity to provide you with some Good Old Fashioned Hospitality.

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Your Hosts

Eugene and Sharyn


1 Harvey St/PO Box 1, Omakau, 9376

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