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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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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19 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 5 days ago NEW via mobile

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 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 

Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our Family of 5 thoroughly enjoyed our recent stay at Oasis Motel. It's in a great spot, handy to town and beaches, the rooms are clean and inviting with colour schemes that we liked a lot. Our kids made good use of the pool and playstation, and my son and I took 2 of the bikes for a ride to... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Sheryl, Pete & Family Thanks so much for a great review of Motel Oasis. It was a real pleasure to have you all stay and to see you enjoying the facilities we have here. We would love to see you on a return visit! Thanks again and warm wishes for a wonderful 2015. Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our family had a great stay. Lovely pool, loads of movies, bikes, clean comfy rooms in good location, free washing, handy to two beaches. Owners are lovely to deal with. Recommended. Ģggggggggggggggggggghhhhhhhhhjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjjdddddddddddxfddfffvbhjgfgbjgfcvhfdfbhffhhhggbbffghgfghgfvhfdvhgffbhgfghffghgfgbgffbvggbvccgvffggdghgfffhhjffhgffbhgffvbhgfbbhggbbhgvbbjhbhgfddcgghgggggggg

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Dougal Thank you so much for your great review of Motel Oasis! We are thrilled you and the family enjoyed your time here and everything that we have to offer. It was a pleasure to have you stay and we look forward to the next time. Warm wishes for a great 2015 ahead! Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kate was an absolute pleasure to deal with. Rooms were modern and tidy with a surprising amount of space considering we were a group of 8 girls. We had to pool to ourselves most of the time. It was very quiet with no disturbances. We loved the short distance to Wainui Beach! I would definitely return here to stay.

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Kaitlen Thank you very much for your lovely review of Motel Oasis! All you ladies were an absolute pleasure to deal with also. So pleased you enjoyed your rooms and the pool. We really look forward to seeing you all again next time! Best wishes for a great 2015! Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

Ponsonby, null, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel was an absolute god send for us Rhythm and Vine troopers! Easy to get to from the city or the camp ground, awesome pool, super quite for a great sleep, loads of DVD's to chose from & the wifi was an absolute bonus! Overall exceedingly happy, thank you for having us! :)

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Cassandra Thank you very much for a great review of Motel Oasis! And a big thank you also to you girls for being model guests over New Year! As a small group of 'RNV troopers' here for the festivities in amongst all our other families and holiday-makers, you were very considerate and a pleasure to host! We are glad... 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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