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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Hastings, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The Oasis Motel is about 5 minutes drive from the centre of Gisborne on the Northern outskirts of the town. We two stayed here for two nights in March 2015 and were struck by the friendly and very helpful welcome, including several telephone calls to find us a late restaurant. Our studio apartment was very well furnished in modern style,... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Mike Thank you so much for a wonderful review of Motel Oasis! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here with us and it is very gratifying to know our efforts make the difference to you, our guests. We are very happy you found what we have to offer ‘better than average in this price bracket’. It is... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friend and three Australian friends where in Gisborne to catch up with a mate who is living there. The staff could not be many more friendly or obliging. Made us welcome on arrival and all through our stay there. Even cooked us a home style meal on two occasions (Lamb Roast) was the best. Close to town and easy... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Terry Thanks so much for taking the time to review – we see that is a first for you and we are so pleased we inspired you to do so! It was an absolute pleasure to host you boys and we are delighted you enjoyed your time with us. Glad you enjoyed the NZ lamb – will definitely put... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the day of, arrived late and we were able to go straight to our unit without bothering them! Free and fast wifi. Called them at 0930 and asked for late checkout of 11, were happy to do so. This gave me time for a quick dip in the pool! Really user friendly experience, and not all that far from... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Hayden Thank you very much for your review. We are very happy you found Motel Oasis user friendly and convenient and appreciated our free and fast WIFI. We are always happy to accommodate special requests when we can and are glad you found the time for a quick dip in our pool despite your short stay with us. Hopefully... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Top Contributor
206 reviews 206 reviews
161 hotel reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was greeted by a real friendly and helpful host. Had requested ice in my freezer and was glad to see I had received some. Room was nice and clean and quiet. They have bike for you to use which is pretty cool Plenty of data on the wifi Would stay again for sure

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Cameron Thank you so much for a great review of Motel Oasis! We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and will stay with us again. We are very happy to oblige with special requests where we can and ice is an easy one to take care of! :) We look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Hamish... More 

U.K.
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114 reviews 114 reviews
78 hotel reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We found everything about Motel Oasis to be very pleasing. We were given a friendly welcome and an explanation of all that was on offer at the motel. Our room was very comfortable, clean and well equipped for simple self catering. I did feel that the management/owners are trying really hard to provide a good service and so much is... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Teddy Thank you so much for a wonderful review. We are so pleased you had a really good experience and found your room comfortable and clean. You are right, we really are trying hard to provide a good service as it is important to us that all our guests come away from Motel Oasis with the feeling they have... More 

Brisbane
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015 via mobile

From the ease of booking and excellent communication this was a good experience. The motel was clean, tidy and we appreciated the effort the owners had gone to in decorating the room. The wifi was quick, the communal table was well received and certainly enjoyed the stay

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi BigFella15 Thank you very much for your review of Motel Oasis. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay here with us and appreciated the decorating of your room. We love the ‘beachy’ feel ourselves and think it adds to ones sense of relaxation. :) We appreciate you choosing to stay with us and it was a pleasure to... More 

Kesgrave, United Kingdom
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469 reviews 469 reviews
70 hotel reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

We have just had 2 nights here at the Oasis. Nice spacious rooms with enough kitchen equipment for eating in or preparing simple microwave cooked food. 12 min walk to the beautiful Sponge Bay. And a 4 minute drive into Gisborne. Comfortable bed nice bathroom TV and DVD loan if needed as well as free use of bicycles. Great value.... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Mal and Linda Thank you very much for your great review of Motel Oasis! It was a pleasure to have you here and we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay and all we have to offer. We too, think Sponge Bay is beautiful and is certainly a lovely stroll along our country road to get there. We wish... More 

Augsburg, Germany
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56 reviews 56 reviews
49 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

This Motel is overpriced in my opinion. It cost 99$ for one night in a room, that didn't even have a kitchen. We often payed less for the same kind of room (double or twin beds, TV, ensuite Bathroom) but also got a Kitchen with a stove etc. It was nice to have a lot of DVDs to choose from... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Lisa G Thank you for your review. We are very sorry to hear you did not find value for your $99. Value is a very high priority for us here at Motel Oasis and that is why we do not charge for anything extra, like the free bicycle hire, free laundry facilities, free movie hire, or free play station... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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52 reviews 52 reviews
21 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

Great accommodation, sparkling clean and heated pool and well appointed rooms. Not only that, but at the end of a long day travelling the in room dinner was absolutely brilliant. Nicely homecooked, a dessert and a wine. Recommendations for local activities and just good quality kiwi service. Will be back. Thanks

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi guys Thank you very much for a lovely review! We are delighted you found Motel Oasis met all expectations and you enjoyed the room and pool. Also very happy you enjoyed your dinner - it is a pleasure to be able to provide weary travellers with a good home cooked meal when required! Happy Anniversary to you both -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Excellent accomodation for children. Located near to a beautiful beach. Very clean. Heap of space outside the motel for kids to run around. Heap of car parking spaces. Free games, scooters for children to keep them occupied. The swimming pool is very nice. Keep up the excellent service!!!

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Sosaia Thank you so much for your great review! We are so pleased the children had lots to entertain themselves with, and we must say, your children were lovely! It was a pleasure to see them so happily playing together. And by the way, thank you for the little gift your son brought us on your last morning! :)... More 

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