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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kate and Hamish are tending the place and they are doing a good job. They even help out in the tidying of the rooms which shows the kind of work culture they have. The rooms are clean and the wifi works well. The bed is comfy and it really comes with everything you need - a washer, dryer, microwave, electric... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Sheena Thank you so much for your lovely review of Motel Oasis! You and your new husband were an absolute delight to host and we very much enjoyed the few days you had here with us. It was a pleasure to see you off enjoying all Gisborne’s sites and attractions, you packed a lot in during your stay! It... More 

Napier, Hawke's Bay, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Loved the atmosphere at Motel Oasis (fitting name) The couple running the place could not have been more friendly or helpful. Lots of free entertainment options. I took a few cards when I left to pass on too friends & colleagues. This will be my home away from home whenever I am in Gisborne.

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Vivian Thank you very much for your great review of Motel Oasis! We are so pleased you loved the atmosphere here. We really enjoyed having you and your daughter to stay - you were indeed the "happy travellers". We will be very glad to welcome any friends and colleagues you recommend and look forward to looking after both them,... More 

Taupo, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hamish and Kate are excellent hosts, friendly and helpful. The motel is situated close to Gisborne and beaches but enjoys rural outlooks. The unit was roomy, clean and tidy. Enjoyed the new Nespresso coffee machine! The unit does not offer full kitchen facilities so any dishwashing has to be done in the bathroom if you choose to prepare your own... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Arthur & Kay Thank you for your review of Motel Oasis. We are so pleased you enjoyed our rural outlook as well as your clean and tidy unit. The spa studio you had booked does indeed now have a Nespresso machine (one of only two suites that do) and are glad you enjoyed that feature! These rooms are generally... More 

Guisborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A lovely clean room with good attention to detail,well decorated with modern furnishing and spacious to boot.Very close to Gisborne and Captain Cook attractions.Breakfast could be ordered for the next morning if required and was a good price at $17 for the full English.A pleasant stay with helpful staff who gave ideas on what to see and do while staying... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Jeff Thank you very much for taking the time to write a thoughtful review for Motel Oasis. We love that you found your room to be clean, well decorated with good attention to detail. It was a pleasure to chat with you and give ideas on what to see and do in Gisborne. All the very best for the... More 

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

Fantastic place to stay! Nice clean & Modern, on the edge of town. Nice to be away from the noise but still close enough to shops, restaurants & beautiful beaches all with in 5 min drive or less. Would recommend for families. We will be back

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Meg and Dave Thank you very much for your great review of Motel Oasis. We are delighted you enjoyed your stay and look forward to welcoming you and the family back next time! Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

Whangarei Heads, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Kate and Hamish provide service and hospitality that is difficult to find these days.The motel rooms are of the highest standard and for a modest rate you get excellent services. The local cycle way with easy access to Wainui beach or Sponge Bay even had me (an oldie) on a motel supplied bicycle peddling off to the beach! If you... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi jrm220 Thank you for your great review of Motel Oasis. We are thrilled we delivered 'everything you could wish for'! It was a real joy to see you and your wife cycling off each day - we are so happy the new cycleway is providing wonderful access to our beautiful beaches for cyclists. It was a pleasure to have... More 

Hamilton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

This is the third time I have stayed here in the past two years and it is my 'go to' motel in Gisborne. Great value - immaculately clean and spacious rooms. The hosts are excellent - really helpful, and it is lovely to be just out of town. Absolutely will be back.

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Kathy Thank you very much for your wonderful review of Motel Oasis. We are so pleased you find we have great value - a very big priority for us to provide! We enjoyed meeting you and look forward to welcoming you again next time. Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

I came down for a dog show, Owners were very accommodating. Was fantastic to see peoples pets :) Nice, clean and modernised units. Play Station, sky and Free Wifi were fantastic. Close to shops and playgrounds etc..Thanks :)

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi RuralGirl Thank you very much for your great review of Motel Oasis. It was a pleasure for us to be able to accommodate your small requests and are happy you had a comfortable stay. Well done with your 'Best in Show' - beautiful dog! We look forward to seeing you all again next time. Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

Rotorua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Hamish and Kate are the most desirable hosts. Welcoming, ready to answer any question and provide where there is a need. Although they have just taken over and there at be little things to fix or improve it is a very pleasant place. Very nice rooms, we had one with bubble bath for 4 nights, just great. Close to the... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Remko & Cerelia Thank you so much for your wonderful review of Motel Oasis! We are thrilled you enjoyed your stay with us - it gives us pleasure to see guests enjoying all the extras we provide and we were glad the weather was good to you and allowed you to get out on the bikes and see our... More 

Raglan, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This had to be the Best motel we stayed in this year. Hamish and Kate were helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Rooms we modern, air conditioned and clean everything the family wanted. Especially the Fast Free internet. Highly recommended to all. AAA+++

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Gary Thanks so much for your excellent review of Motel Oasis! We are so pleased you enjoyed your time here - we really enjoyed having you! Next time you will have to come for longer, and bring your wife! :) Kind regards Hamish & Kate 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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