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Motel Oasis

5 Sponge Bay Road | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
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Ranked #5 of 26 Hotels in Gisborne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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London, United Kingdom
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21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great family stay in motel Oasis and the kids really enjoyed the play stations and us grown ups enjoyed the pool and the bicycles to visit the local beaches. The manager was very friendly and gave us loads of good advice about local activities. Sponge Bay beach was a highlight.

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Athens, Greece
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We had booked one night at the Oasis and had such a great time that we extended our stay. From the moment we arrived the staff were very welcoming and informative about the local activities. We had a great time cycling to the local beach. The rooms were nicely decorated and very clean. Very very good value for money.

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Lean, thank you for your kind review of our motel and it was a pleasure to have you visiting (and extending your stay). We are very glad that you enjoyed the service and the decor and the excellent value that we offer. Many thanks from the Oasis Team More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We stayed here as a family recently and it was fantastic ! The best thing for us was the ability to stay with 2 four legged family members, our 2 dogs. We stayed in a 1 bedroom unit which had a queen bed in the bedroom and 2 singles in the lounge. There was a sofa, table and chairs and... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Charles, thank you for your visit and for the time to write your fantastic review of our motel. We are so glad that everybody enjoyed your stay and we would love to see you again soon (with or without the doggies!). In case you do, please don't forget to remind us that you are a returning customer in order... More

Napier, New Zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
31 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here as a group of three adults and two children. The people running the motel were friendly, very courteous and easy to deal with via email, phone and in person. The rooms are basic but very clean and tidy. It's a few minutes out of town, but family friendly.

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Rick, thank you for choosing Motel Oasis and thank you for taking the time to write your excellent review of your stay. We try to offer good service at very reasonable prices and as you point out we are family friendly (and business friendly and pet friendly!). We hope to see you and your family again soon in warmer... More

Oxford, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Clean, quiet, comfortable, friendly service - exactly what the doctor ordered on a business trip. Close to town but not in it, recently renovated, nice views from most directions - can't think of anything else to want.

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for choosing us on your business trip and thank you for your perfect review. We try to make our Motel as business friendly as possible (fast + reliable WiFi, free use of office facilities, conference centre, airport shuttle etc) We hope to see you again soon for business or for pleasure. Many thanks again from Marcia,... More

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We arrived and were shown to our room, which did not have the correct bedding configuration. Without fuss we were shown to a room with a pull out bed for our 11 year old. We loved the setting, didn't find the traffic an issue at all (and I'm a very light sleeper). Heat pump kept us toasty warm. Bathroom was... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you so much for choosing Motel Oasis and for your excellent review. We have worked hard to make our motel as family friendly as possible and it gives us great pleasure when our efforts are appreciated. We hope that we will see you again soon and please note that Gisborne council is installing a bicycle path between... More

Dubai
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

We were so lucky to get a family unit at this wonderful motel in the high season. We were on a driving holiday across the North Island and we passed it on the way from Napier. The kids loved the pool and the playstation and us grown up loved the good service and the clean rooms! Unfortunately we do not... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Filly, we are very glad that we managed to offer you a family unit in our busy period and we thank you for your perfect review. All the best from the Motel Oasis Team More

Hastings, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This has been great value for money! Well decorated, very clean, with good toiletries, microwave and cutlery. Nice shower and excellent heat pump. Plus the owner is such a lovely lady. Great location, quiet place and nice pool area. We will definitely stay there again and will be recommending to friends as well.

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Stella, we would like to thank you for choosing Motel Oasis and for giving us a perfect score. We are also grateful that you will recommend us to your friends. We promise to give them the same level of service as we always do. We hope to see you again in your next visit to beautiful Gisborne. Kind regards... More

Whakatane, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

Very clean, tidy, well decorated and great spa bath. My son enjoyed playing the playstation and the hosts were great. Most importantly our little shitzu molly could stay with us and the beach is not far for walkies. By far good bang for your buck in Gizzy. Will stay there again.

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are very glad that you, your son and Molly enjoyed your stay and our little extras. We hope that you will visit Gisborne again and we hope to see you soon. All the best from the Motel Oasis team. More

London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for a weekend and it was like an island holiday without the expense of going to an island. We upgraded to their luxury spa room once we saw it. And that was worth the extra thirty dollars. The bed was great and the room was beautifully decorated and very clean. We were offered a free play station for... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for choosing Motel Oasis for your romantic weekend and we are very happy that we lived up to your expectations and that you enjoyed yourself. We would love to see you again soon and now ALL our rooms have air cons / heat pumps as well as all the extras that you enjoyed in your last... 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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