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Pen-y-bryn Lodge

South Island Hilltop Heritage Lodge Retreat in North Otago

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Discover the natural beauty of North Otago in New Zealand’s South Island with a stay at Pen-y-bryn Lodge, ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor. Immerse yourself in the region’s fascinating history at this former Victorian mansion, which dates back to 1889. Poised on Oamaru’s South Hill, overlooking the Pacific on one side and jaw-droppingly beautiful mountains on the other, the house has been awarded historic status.

In keeping with the lodge's past, each of the five guest rooms is individually decorated with striking antiques and charming furnishings to ensure an enchanting stay. During the day, visit the endangered, yellow-eyed penguin colony at Bushy Beach, just a five-minute drive away. Don’t miss a visit to Steampunk HQ, a quirky gallery filled with sci-fi and steam-powered technology-inspired pieces and visit Oamaru Public Gardens – among the country’s oldest gardens. The Forrester Gallery and Waitaki Museum are also worth a visit, showcasing artefacts dating to the earliest days of Māori settlement. At the end of each day, head to the hotel's dining room for a taste of the Waitaki region's amazing and abundant produce.

Luxury Escapes inclusions (select packages):
  • Wake each morning to daily cooked breakfast
  • Nightly four-course table d’hôte dinner for two, featuring fresh, local and sustainable produce (Dinner Package only)
  • Arrive to a local bottle of wine to kick off your heritage escape (for stays of 3+ nights)
  • Take in the surrounding natural beauty with complimentary use of the onsite telescope (for stays of 5+ nights)
1 to 22 Nights packages available

holiday Options

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Elizabeth Room
Elizabeth Room
Your eyes will immediately be drawn to the antique and period furniture within this stylish space, decorated perfectly in keeping with the heritage, character-filled lodge
Size: 20
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Heritage Escape – Dinner Package
  • Nightly four-course table d’hôte dinner for two
  • Daily cooked breakfast
  • Inclusions valid for up to two guests
Park Room
Park Room
Beautiful timber flooring and elegant furnishings add endless charm to this inviting space, which features a spacious lounge area and gorgeous ensuite with underfloor heating
Size: 45
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Park Room Upgrade – Dinner Package
  • Nightly four-course table d’hôte dinner for two
  • Daily cooked breakfast
  • Inclusions valid for up to two guests
Garden Room
Garden Room
You’ll find this superbly appointed room on the upstairs level of the annexe building. Garden Rooms feature a separate sitting area and plenty of space to unwind in
Size: 45
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Garden Room Upgrade – Dinner Package
  • Nightly four-course table d’hôte dinner for two
  • Daily cooked breakfast
  • Inclusions valid for up to two guests
Nest Room
Nest Room
Look out across the township of Oamaru and toward the Pacific Ocean from the comfort of this upper-level room, where you’ll find a sunken bedroom, cosy sitting area and stylish ensuite
Size: 45
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Nest Room Upgrade – Dinner Package
  • Nightly four-course table d’hôte dinner for two
  • Daily cooked breakfast
  • Inclusions valid for up to two guests
Victoria Room (Accessible)
Victoria Room (Accessible)
Soak up the relaxing atmosphere of this sophisticated accessible room (located in the main lodge building), featuring striking oak furnishings and a superb king bed
Size: 20
Members get access to exclusive rates
Option 1
Victoria Room (Accessible) Upgrade – Dinner Package
  • Nightly four-course table d’hôte dinner for two
  • Daily cooked breakfast
  • Inclusions valid for up to two guests
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