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Motel Oasis

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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U.K.
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113 reviews 113 reviews
78 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 2 weeks ago 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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417 reviews 417 reviews
65 hotel reviews
219 helpful votes 219 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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50 reviews 50 reviews
19 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 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Just Checked in into this lovely Motel. The room is comfortable clean and the location is quiet. The staff is very friendly and very hospitable. The lady at check-in was very nice, Provided us all information we need. The room had everything we need a TV, Aircon, and PlayStation...Yes a PlayStation...What else you need. Free laundry, free internet, free use... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Neil Thanks so much for your lovely review! We are so happy you had a wonderful stay and felt we provided everything you needed. Thank you also for your kind comments to me the following morning – you know how to make a motelier’s day! :) If you are both back for business sometime we would love to see... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Such a lovely place just outside of Gisborne and close to Wainui Beach. The room was so well presented and the pool was a treat on the hot summers day. Lovely and accommodating staff ensuring access on our very late arrival. Absolutely all you needed in the room including a very comfortable bed!..... I have and will highly recommend to... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Jane Thank you so much for a lovely review of Motel Oasis! So pleased you found everything met your requirements and that you enjoyed your time here with us. We really appreciate your recommendations to others, thank you for that! :) All the very best for a wonderful 2015 to you both! Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Our family thoroughly enjoyed staying at this motel. Thanks to trip advisor, we checked out this motel for our two day stay in Gisborne. Whilst the motel may not look much from the road the facilities and service was wonderful. The rooms were clean , air conditioned and touches like free playstation and wifi were really appreciated by the family... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Gail and Rick Thanks so much for taking the time to review Motel Oasis! So pleased you and the kids enjoyed yourselves here. The pool and air conditioning is a must in this stunning summer weather! You are right, our big fence does mean not much can be seen from the road and certainly serves its purpose whilst hiding... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

In this price range the Oasis goes beyond. A/C in every room, nice settings, pool area. Free laundry, free internet, free use of bikes. The owners/hosts are true moteliers and really care about customer service. You MUST use these guys if in the area. DO IT!

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Pete Thank you so much for your outstanding review of Motel Oasis! We really appreciate your kind words and are happy you feel we have a lot to offer in this price range. That is exactly what we strive for – to provide a great product and service for a very reasonable rate. And you are right – we... More 

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Address: 5 Sponge Bay Road | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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