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South Sea Hotel

Waterfront inn in Oban with restaurant and bar/lounge

  • Free WiFi
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P3,318

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26 Elgin Terrace, Oban, 9846, New Zealand
8.6.Fabulous.
  • I love that they have kept the hotel true to it's heritage. The staff is very helpful,…

    Jun 28, 2021

  • Fantastic friendly helpful staff. Amazing food..blue cod is to die for.

    Jun 24, 2021

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Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Walkable
Convenient
Safe
Quiet
Dining options
  • Free WiFi
  • Parking available
  • Non-smoking

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 27 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Breakfast available
  • Self-serve laundry

Feel at home

  • Refrigerator
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Parking onsite

What’s around

  • On the waterfront
  • Rakiura Museum - 4 min walk
  • Observation Rock - 9 min walk
  • Rakiura National Park - 42 min walk
  • Ulva Island - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • The Lighthouse Gallery - 24.6 mi / 39.5 km

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Enter dates for 2 guests

Guests
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Seaview)
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Hotel Single room)
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Hotel Twin Room)
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Cottage Twin)
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Hotel Double Room)
  • Standard Studio, Kitchenette (Studio Units)
  • Standard Room, Shared Bathroom (Cottage Queen)
  • Hotel Seaview Double plus Single
  • Traditional Hotel Double plus Single

What’s around

Landmarks

  • On the waterfront
  • Rakiura Museum - 4 min walk
  • Observation Rock - 9 min walk
  • Rakiura National Park - 42 min walk
  • Ulva Island - 2.6 mi / 4.2 km
  • The Lighthouse Gallery - 24.6 mi / 39.5 km
  • Bluff Maritime Museum - 25.4 mi / 40.9 km
  • Stirling Point - 25.6 mi / 41.3 km
  • Bluff Lookout - 26 mi / 41.8 km

Getting around

  • Stewart Island (SZS-Ryans Creek) - 4 min drive
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26 Elgin Terrace, Oban, 9846, New Zealand

At a glance

Size

  • 27 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: At the bar.Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
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At the property

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge

Things to do

  • Billiards or pool table

Services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages Spoken

  • English

In the room

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 10 and NZD 30 per person (approximately)

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

  • South Sea Hotel Oban
  • South Sea Hotel Inn Halfmoon Bay
  • South Sea Oban
  • South Sea Hotel Inn
  • South Sea Hotel Halfmoon Bay

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FAQs

  • Yes, South Sea Hotel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Yes, there's an onsite restaurant. Nearby restaurants include Church Hill Restaurant and Oyster Bar (3-min walk) and Kai Kart (4-min walk).
8.6.Fabulous.
  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great location near the ferry terminal. Friendly staff. Great meals in the bar. Great value all around

    2 night trip, Jun 9, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great little oasis

    Great place to stay in the heart of Stewart Island close to everything. Lovely balcony overlooking the Bay - ideal for sitting in the sun and watching the passing parade with friendly seagulls perching close by. Warm and cozy, comfy bed, great hot showers. Would certainly recommend.

    Leonie, 3 night trip, Jun 5, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Was very relaxing. Staff were friendly. Lovely old place.

    1 night romance trip, Jun 2, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    The hotel is lovely. The cottage is attractively painted but bathroom facilities poor by current standards. I didn’t sleep well there.

    1 night trip, May 14, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Very good basic accommodation

    The hotel is very well situated on the waterfront of Half Moon Bay. Both the ferry and the Airline shuttle have terminals walking distance to the hotel. The restaurant and the bar serve a very high standard of menu food. Enjoyed our stay. Room heating via a radiator which can easily be controlled. Have made suggestions to the front desk how they should restart / reboot their router to ensure the cache is cleared ensuring a better and reliable internet connections.

    Garry, 4 night trip, May 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Lovely property, made staying at Stewart Island so nice.

    4 night romance trip, Apr 29, 2021

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  • 4.0.Fair

    No greeting or explanation on checkin, couldn’t have been ruder. Ruggety Range kiwi spotting was delightful. We appreciated the care and consideration of the kiwi in their environment and the observation without intrusion. Brilliant opportunity & much delighted in trip. Highly recommend!

    1 night family trip, Apr 26, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Awesome location. Good atmosphere and awesome kai.

    1 night trip, Mar 18, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Staff are amazing and food really good. The only niggle was the lack of water pressure in the shower - but we are on a little island after all.

    1 night trip, Feb 20, 2021

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Loved the meals. Great locality. Good sized room but dark - inadequate lighting. Efficient check out.

    4 night romance trip, Feb 13, 2021

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