Comfort on the Trail


The Otago Central Hotel, is a Boutique B &B and licensed Cafe, right on the edge of the Otago Central Trail within Hyde township. The Hotel is no longer a public bar but still provides unique accommodation and evening meals to in-house guests. What was once the Hotel's bar is now a large lounge area with comfortable sofas and open fire, so guests can choose privacy or mix with others to share their rail trail experience.

The refurbishment of the Hotels original accommodation consists of two Boutique rooms with ensuite bathrooms, four bedrooms are down the hallway, a mixture of doubles and twins with private bathrooms across the hallway, and 3 outside bedrooms, a twin, king and double room with shared bathrooms. A continental breakfast is included in the tariff. Our famous evening meal is available to all our guests and served in the original dining room from 6pm. There is a 3 course set menu which must be ordered in advance. With prior knowledge, we can cater for most dietary requirements, please contact us directly to accommodate your needs. We are delighted to offer a local and international selection of wines, beers and soft drinks, to complement our evening meal and to refresh thirsty travelers.

Campsites are available on the privately owned village green to certified self contained caravans and campers only, we do not have the facilities for freedom campers, there are no cooking facilities, water or toilets. Please email us to book in campsites.

The old Hotel now provides an ideal resting place and refuel point on the trail for weary bikers, and holiday seekers. The cafe has food and refreshments available form 8.00am until 4.30pm, 7 days a week during the peak season, October to April. Please be aware we do not sell cigarettes or have an off licence, and the nearest pubs or shops are 20 minutes away by car to either Middlemarch or Ranfurly.

The Hyde township has a massive population of 21 during the school holidays and we only have 1 street, the main street, There are many walks you can do around the township which include viewing the local cemetery.

We look forward to welcoming you at the Otago Central Hotel in Hyde.




Enjoy the ambience and hospitality of Hyde Hotel

Relax in our historic surroundings