Location: 41 Towey Street
Tel No: +64 3 434 7939
Total Guests: 12
Rate (NZ$): $550 - $1120
Rate Sheet A: 2020-21
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Access: Just 2 minutes drive from Oamaru Township in a hillside location with views of sea and mountains.
Pen-y-bryn Lodge carries a Heritage classification and is the largest privately owned wooden dwelling in Australasia. This luxury five-star boutique lodge offers unrivalled visitor accommodation, fine dining and warm hospitality.
Just a short drive up the hill from Oamaru’s main street, enter into another world amidst the grandeur of this spacious homestead – you will be captivated. From the main Entrance Hall through to the spacious Drawing Room, you are taken back to an earlier gracious era. Wander into the Library to browse a massive collection of books, including a section dedicated to cuisine – which is a speciality here at this luxury lodge – or relax in the Billiard Room complete with its full-sized competition table. An extensive verandah, outdoor terraces and restful gardens make Pen-y-bryn Lodge the perfect place to relax, unwind and indulge.
Five charming guest rooms, each with its personalised name and character, have been appointed to the highest standard and feature pure cotton bed linen, wool underlays, duvets and comfortable feather & down pillows. The Elizabeth Room features an original claw-foot bath, taking one back to an era with time to relax and indulge. Ensuites have heated tiled floors, luxury toiletries, monogrammed bathrobes and hand-embroidered face cloths, adding a personal touch to your stay. Enjoy tea or plunger coffee, lodge baked biscuits, New Zealand chocolates or fresh fruit from your Butler’s Tray.
The Park Room. The Garden Room. The Nest – these three spacious rooms are located in the Annex are the largest at Pen-y-bryn Lodge. Offering, split-king beds, air conditioning and heating, Satellite TV, Nespresso machine and herbal or traditional tea or coffee to be enjoyed with lodge baked biscuits, New Zealand chocolates and fresh fruit. A sitting area with a sofa bed for use by a third person is an added feature in these Annex rooms. Ensuites offer an oversized bathtub, a walk-in shower, bathrobes and luxury toiletries.
Each room is equipped with an iPod/iPhone dock and UFB Wi-Fi is complimentary throughout the lodge.
Cuisine is a specialty at the lodge and dining is recommended. James Glucksman, co-host and chef, creates menus from around the world whether it be fine European dining, a Chinese banquet or cuisine from East Asia, South America or the Middle East.
If you happen to be in Oamaru on a Sunday morning you really must visit the Oamaru Farmers Market, showcasing delectable food from around the region. Choose to lunch at Fleur’s Place in nearby Moeraki – this fish shack, built on the edge of the ocean, was chosen by British chef and food writer Rick Stein as the place he most wanted to visit. Visit Harbour-Tyne historical precinct, an area of splendid Victorian commercial buildings and warehouses, with numerous cafes and boutique shops.
Recent Trip Advisor comments:
“Amazing Lodge – one of the highlights of our trip to NZ. James and James are wonderful hosts and the hotel is beautiful”
“Unique and special – Pen-y-bryn was one of the highlights of our two weeks on the South Island. You feel like you’re a longtime friend of the owners from the moment you arrive. James Glucksman is an accomplished cook and the meals are as good as anything we had in NZ”
“The best food we had in New Zealand”