Stay in the only rooms located in the heart of the historical precinct, the perfect place for tourists to stay in order to visit more of Oamaru’s attractions.


with ensuite

Originally the hotel managers bedroom but has been lovingly restored with its history in mind. Spectular views of the historic precinct can be seen from the main large window which bathes the room with sunlight during the day. This room comes with an ensuite but there is also a breakfast room available and extra seating out on the top storey lobby to socialise.

Priced from $150 per night


Shared Bathroom

There are three double bedrooms available which all utilise the shared bathroom facilities. All of the rooms have some unique Victorian features from the original fireplaces and mantles to views of the historic precinct. The breakfast room and lobby are outside all the rooms and can be enjoyed by all!

Priced from $100 per night

Twin single

Shared Bathroom

For those times a double bed between 2 people isn’t what you are looking for! Like all the others this room has great views of the precinct and offers a warm, comfortable nights sleep as well as a refreshing shower and breakfast in the morning. A great room to come back to after having a good meal and a drink to wash it all down!

Priced from $100 per night


Shared Bathroom

If you’re travelling through or just need a place to sleep this cosy single room will do a treat. Enjoy the atmosphere of the bar below, have a feed or drink and then hit the pillow waiting for you a flight of stairs away. A great room to base yourself from with the shared bathroom and breakfast ready to cater to everything you need to start yor day.

Priced from $75 per night

Staying at the Criterion Hotel

Upon climbing the large staircase upstairs you arrive at the accommodation lobby with its golden floorboards, exposed Oamaru Stone wall, and the original doors and fittings from the hotels past. It is also a great space to relax and bury yourself in a book!

Breakfast Room

A great space upstairs is the breakfast room which is bathed in light and enjoys great heritage views from its second storey vantage point. Continental breakfast facilities are on offer here with plenty of seating and a TV to keep everyone happy! A refrigerator and Tea and Coffee facilities are in the adjacent room

Victorian Bathrooms

There is a mix of the old and the new with as much of the original bronze fittings kept as possible but with a few modern comforts we have today.