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BigSky Motels

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Premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated
Premium bedding, down duvets, pillow-top beds, individually decorated

Overview of BigSky Motels

BigSky Motels

4 out of 5

4.7/5 Exceptional

Guests rated this property 4.9/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Social distancing
  • Contactless check-out
52 Ahuriri Drive, Omarama, North Otago, 9412

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationTotara Peak Gallery8 min walk
  • Popular LocationClay Cliffs14 min walk
  • Popular LocationHot Tubs Omarama17 min walk

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About this area


Next to a golf course and in a rural area, BigSky Motels is in an area with good shopping. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by Totara Peak Gallery, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Lake Benmore and Clay Cliffs Scenic Reserve. Make sure you don't miss outdoor adventures like ecotours, mountain climbing and rock climbing, or hop on a bike for hire nearby and take a self-guided tour around Omarama.

What's nearby

  • Totara Peak Gallery - 8 min walk
  • Clay Cliffs - 14 min walk
  • Wrinkly Rams - 14 min walk
  • Hot Tubs Omarama - 17 min walk
  • Clay Cliffs Scenic Reserve - 18 min drive


  • Merino Country Cafe - 9 min walk
  • Boots and Jandals - 9 min walk
  • Olive Grove Cafe - 9 min walk
  • The Wrinkly Rams - 15 min walk

About this property

BigSky Motels

Eco-friendly motel in Omarama with free parking
This smoke-free motel features laundry facilities, barbecues and free self-parking. All 7 soundproofed rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Guests can enjoy heated floors, and other standard amenities include kitchenettes with fridges and hobs. Housekeeping is available on request.
BigSky Motels offers 7 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. This individually decorated and furnished accommodation includes desks. Pillowtop beds feature down comforters and premium bedding. Kitchenettes offer fridges, hobs, microwaves and kitchenware and utensils. Bathrooms include a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Smart televisions come with Netflix. An iron/ironing board, change of towels and change of bedsheets can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on request.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Guest accommodations are accessible via mobile device
Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free uncovered self-parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Things to do

  • 9 holes of golf
  • Private winery tours
  • Wine-tasting room

Family friendly

  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Soundproofed rooms


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Change of bedsheets (on request)
  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Golf clubhouse
  • Golf privileges (optional)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Ski storage

Languages spoken

  • Dutch
  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Terrace


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • Hand-held showerhead
  • Height-adjustable showerhead
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Lever door handles
  • Low-height electrical outlets in bathroom
  • Portable shower seat
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Wheelchair-accessible business centre
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Down duvet
  • Heating
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Netflix
  • Smart TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Ice maker
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Hob
  • Toaster


  • Connecting rooms available
  • Desk
  • Eco-friendly cleaning products provided
  • Electrical adapters/chargers
  • Guidebooks/recommendations
  • Heated floors
  • Individually decorated
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)
  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Laundry detergent
  • Local maps
  • Mobile key entry
  • Soundproofing

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Check-in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Late check-in fee: NZD 25.00 for check-in between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 9:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 AM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Cots (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per night

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Late check-in fee: NZD 25.00 for check-in between 8:30 PM and 9:30 PM
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds
This property accepts Visa and Mastercard; cash is not accepted
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector

We should mention

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation

National rating

This Motel property has been rated 4 stars.
Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

Property is also known as

BigSky Motels Motel Omarama
BigSky Motels Motel
BigSky Motels Omarama
BigSky Motels Motel
BigSky Motels Omarama
BigSky Motels Motel Omarama

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 24 out of 33 reviews
5 - Excellent 73%
Rating 4 - Good. 7 out of 33 reviews
4 - Good 21%
Rating 3 - Okay. 2 out of 33 reviews
3 - Okay 6%
Rating 2 - Poor. 0 out of 33 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 33 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Without a doubt the cleanest and best motel ever stayed at.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Brand new, and it shows!
Amazing brand new hotel. The condition of the room was perfect and completely clean, spotless. I was upgraded to a one bedroom and found the entire suite very comfortable. Comfy living room and efficiency kitchen. Bedroom was again spotless and large. All the rooms on the second level have a small balcony, perfect for watching the stars, the lower level rooms also each have a outdoor sitting area. Guest laundry was equipped with brand new high quality machines. Reception staff was friendly and efficient. I would highly recommend this establishment. It is located slightly outside of town (which I liked), and is located on a road, so cars would drive by once and a while, but I live in Brooklyn and it really didn’t bother me. Very quiet at night.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great motel close to mount cook
We were very surprised with this place. It was in great condition and felt much more luxurious than a 2-star motel. The room and kitchenette were very convenient. The only downside was there wasn't a daily housekeeping (we slept there for 2 nights but our room was not cleaned). Overall, it was a great place to stay in our trip to mount cook national park.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Lovely new motel everything really clean and all you’d need for a stay.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2020

3/5 Okay

Travelled with family
Missed checking
We were stuck in mount cook and We were not able to reach the hotel. We informed both the hotel and the website in advance, but we were not provided with any kind of credit. Wish there wAs some flexibility.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019