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Unusual Accommodation Otago


 
Criterion Hotel

Oamaru
The Criterion Hotel
3 Tyne Street
www.criterionhotel.co.nz           Phone: 0800 259 334

The Criterion Hotel was built in 1877 and is located in the Victorian precinct of Oamaru. Check out the gallery of photos on the website to see the interior. Accommodation is on the upper floor and downstairs is a popular bar. The Blue Penguin Colony is a waddle away.

The Church Mouse

Naseby
The Church Mouse
8 Foyle Street
www.centralotagonz.com        

Naseby's former Catholic Church has been converted to The Church Mouse. Inside it is still an open plan space with a king size bed on a mezzanine floor, and a single bed under the stairs. The former vestry is now the bathroom and has a free standing bath. French doors open to a courtyard. If you want to experience something unusual try curling at the Indoor Curling Rink.


St Bathans Cottage

St Bathans
St Bathans Jail & Constable's Cottage
1648 Loop Road
www.stbathansnz.co.nz          Phone: 0800 555 016

The former gaol (jail) and constable's cottage were built in 1884. The jail sleeps two and the self contained constable's cottage sleeps six. From $145 per night including continental breakfast. For other meals and beverages you can take a short walk to the Vulcan Hotel. Historic St Bathans.


Dunstan House

Clyde
Dunstan House
35 Sunderland Street
www.dunstanhouse.co.nz          Phone: 03 449 2295

Clyde is a well preserved little town and those looking for accommodation to match have a surprising number of options. Dunstan House is on the main street, it's a character stone and timber hotel dating back to 1900. Trip Advisor reviews rate Dunstan House highly. Other accommodation options include The Workshops and Post Masters House.


Wanaka
Cardrona Hotel
Crown Range Road
www.cardronahotel.co.nz          Phone: 03 443 8153

Cardrona Hotel is one of New Zealand's oldest hotels and it is located 20 minutes from Wanaka, and close to five major ski areas. B&B accommodation is available from $185. There are bar and restaurant facilities, indoor and outdoor open fires, and a lovely cottage garden for summer dining.


Minaret Lodge

Wanaka
Minaret Lodge
34 Eely Point Road
www.minaretlodge.co.nz          Phone: 03 443 1856

Minaret Lodge is a five star property that includes a Lord of the Rings themed room - Barlimans. Lord of the Rings packages are available that include accommodation, a hobbit menu and a Lord of the Rings Tour. From $405 double including breakfast.


Creeksyde Holiday Park

Queenstown
TOP 10 Holiday Park Creeksyde
54 Robins Road
www.camp.co.nz          Phone: 03 442 9447

Curious, quirky and unusual all describe the facilities at Queenstown Top 10 Holiday Park Creeksyde. From the ‘Tapas Room’ barbecue pavilion to the trompe l’oeil (deceive the eye) murals in the communal bathrooms.


Pittaways Cottage

Arrowtown
Pittaway's Cottage
69 Buckingham Street
www.queenstownnz.co.nz           Phone: 03 442 0441

Pittaway's Cottage is a two bedroom stone miners cottage a pebbles throw from Arrowtown centre. Modern conveniences have been added including a double spa bath, under floor heating and Sky TV. From $160 per night.


Little Paradise

Mount Creighton
Little Paradise
Glenorchy Road
www.littleparadise.co.nz          Phone: 03 442 6196

At Little Paradise you can sleep in rooms with names like Whispering Swans and Fire of Romance. You will see whimsical sculptures in the garden and according to Trip Advisor reviews even the toilet is an attraction. A bed in the shared room Running Deer can be booked from $45 per night. (Queenstown is just 28kms away).


Albatross Inn

Dunedin
Albatross Inn
770 George Street
www.albatross.inn.co.nz          Phone: 03 477 2727

Albatross Inn is an Edwardian guest house and has a dining room with an ornate plaster ceiling and polished rimu floor. Guest rooms are furnished with antiques and collectibles and they all have private bathrooms. From $100 per night including continental breakfast.


Hogwartz

Dunedin
Hogwartz Backpacker Hostel
277 Rattray Street
www.hogwartz.co.nz          Phone: 03 474 1487

Hogwartz is a restored former Bishop's residence complete with chandeliers, original wood work and a piano. Sit on the sunny outdoor balcony and look out over the city. Located five minutes walk from the Octagon and close to Speight's Brewery. Dorm beds from $26. (May close over winter).


Hulmes Court

Dunedin
Hulmes Court Bed & Breakfast
52 Tennyson Street
www.hulmes.co.nz          Phone: 03 477 5319

Warm up around the marble fire place in the Victorian drawing room of Hulmes Court. The 1860's mansion is located close to the city centre and there is plenty of parking if you are travelling on wheels. Stay at Hulmes Court from $75 per night including continental breakfast. Next door to Hulmes Court B&B is Hulmes Too, it has six bedrooms and rates start at $110 including breakfast.


Chapel Apartments

Dunedin
Chapel Apartments
81 Moray Place
www.chapelapartments.co.nz          Phone: 027 205 0163

Chapel Apartments are housed in Dunedin's oldest church (built 1863). The seven fully self contained modern apartments are located one block from Dunedin's hub - the Octagon. The apartments are wheel chair accessible and off street parking is available. Minimum two night stay applies. One bedroom luxury studio from $195 per night, two bedroom from $295.


Historic Stables

Otago Peninsula
Larnach Castle

145 Camp Road
www.larnachcastle.co.nz          Phone: 03 476 1616

Spend a night in the Historic Stable at Larnach Castle. Enjoy a cooked breakfast the next morning and entry to the Castle for $155 for two adults. You can also stay in the 4 star rated Larnach Lodge from $280 per couple and Camp Estate from $320.


Crab Apple Cottage

Otago Peninsula
Crabapple Cottage

346 Harington Point Road, Portobello
www.crabapple.co.nz          Phone: 03 478 0103

Sweet little Crabapple Cottage is ideally placed if you want to visit the Royal Albatross Centre and other wildlife on Otago Peninsula. The restored 1860's settler cottage is suitable for couples, rate from $115 - $140, optional breakfast basket $20 for two.