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Motel Oasis

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5 Sponge Bay Road | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palm Cove
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23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Recently refurbished, super clean and great hosts. Free laundry available and wifi that worked! Super comfortable bed and flat screen TV with some cable channels. Microwave and kettle make TV dinners an option for those wanting to keep costs down. Would not hesitate to stay again. Thanks Hamish. Hope the solar works out😀

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Edward Wow, what a wonderful review, thank you so much! We are very happy you enjoyed your super comfortable bed and the use of free unlimited Wifi and laundry facilities. It was a real pleasure to have you stay, would love to see you back here again for longer next time! :) Happy travels! Thanks again for your kind... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Lovely and clean motel with the most comfortable of beds! Stayed for one night with our furry friend, good grassy bit for her to run about in. Even though the highway is right next to it we had a good nights sleep. The only down side was not having a sink to wash the dishes in but you do have... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Elaine Thanks so much for a great review! We are so pleased you enjoyed your night’s sleep in comfort – we are getting a lot of great feedback on our new beds and we are so happy guests are enjoying them so much! As you know our studio units include a plastic basin for washing up if need be... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Welcoming arrival. Room was clean and fresh. Loved the Air Con as it was freezing when we arrived so the unit quickly warmed us all. Location was out of town but with the ample parking and space was gladly appreciated. Because of our trip being a sad occasion I loved that the cleaners cleaned our room to the standard as... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi PoppyandNanna Thank you so much for your review of Motel Oasis! We are so pleased you felt welcomed and enjoyed your warm room. It was a pleasure to see the children enjoying themselves on the bikes and scooters. We are glad our housekeepers helped in that small way so you were able to relax as a family. We hope... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was such a pleasant suprise to find this place! We were even allowed to take our dog, which is worth the best review ever! Our room was spacious, clean, light, warm and had superfast internet for as many devices as we needed to connect. Hamish is a knowledgeable, friendly, approachable host with great recommendations. If there is a downside,... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Malin Q Thank you so much for your review of Motel Oasis! It was a real pleasure to host you, Michael and the dog! :) We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much despite some noise disturbance, we are just glad it didn’t bother you! You will be happy to know we are currently having double glazing installed... More 

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19 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

this motel is a bit out of town but right next to the highway so it's a little noisy from the traffic. room is quite spacious with basic kitchenettes. quality of the bed and linen is average. they do have free self service laundry on site which is quite handy and they also provide washing powder.

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Bambi1111 Thank you for taking the time to review Motel Oasis. We are so pleased you felt you had a good quality night's stay and appreciated the free use of our laundry facilities. Happy travels to you both! :) Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Take time to read the reviews praising this place. They are absolutely correct. Note the number giving it an excellent rating. You should not be disappointed; if you are, I doubt its the motels fault. Great location, quiet, clean, comfortable and greart value. Enjoy your stay, we did

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Mark Thank you so much for your review of Motel Oasis. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and agree with the 90 other reviewers who rate us “Excellent”. We thank you and every other reviewer who has taken the time to give valuable feedback – it helps us to do a better job in ensuring... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful making our visit so enjoyable. The room was clean and serviced daily. The room was very spacious and really quite beautiful. We had a grabone voucher for two nights and it absolutely was an outright bargain, truly exceeding our expectations. We loved the capsule coffee machine with two... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi mnorth052 Wow – what a great review, thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Motel Oasis and that we ‘truly exceeded your expectations’. So pleased you enjoyed your deluxe room with the Nespresso machine and our fast WIFI also. (We forget how quick and reliable it is till we go away ourselves! :) We... More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stayed there last week for two days and were pleasantly surprised at how nice this accommodation is for the price paid. Absolute best value for money motel we have stayed in and we travel lots!! We arrived late and the owner had seen this on our booking so as it was a cold night he had our radiator on... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Aisling Thank you very much for a wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and that you were pleasantly surprised at what we have to offer for the price paid! Now that you know what a little gem Motel Oasis is, we look forward to welcoming you again and again on your return visits to... More 

Bournemouth
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180 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Hard working, helpful and friendly staff and a motel with a good range of fittings and facilities. Clean and comfortable. Only downside was the traffic through the night, presumably increased by the current closure of the rail line to the town which will hopefully be resolved by some foresight by those concerned. Lovely beach very close by. A good base... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Observer2908 Thank you so much for your review of Motel Oasis! We are so pleased you found your unit to be clean and comfortable, enjoyed our lovely beach and thought we were helpful and friendly. We are also delighted you found we represented Excellent Value! Providing great value is what we strive for and to know our guests recognise... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I recently went to Gisborne with a group of friends for a mini reunion. We all managed to get a booking at the same hotel for the duration of the stay. From the moment we arrived the staff at the hotel were friendly, welcoming and made our trip and experience wonderful. The rooms were clean and serviced daily and staff... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi NasMaja Thank you so much for a wonderful review of Motel Oasis! We are delighted you give us ‘two thumbs up’ and that your whole group loved their time here with us. We certainly enjoyed having you all – it was a real pleasure to see you all enjoying yourselves and celebrating your occasion. We are so pleased we... More 

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