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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

Motel Oasis is a little gem! Was very pleasantly surprised by the quality and the great modern decor. The facilities were great; even had a PS3 in the room. The bicycles and the BBQ were free and a joy to use. Scott the manager, was always willing to help and to recommend new places to experience around Gisborne. AAA+++

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Alex D, many thanks for taking the time to write us a review and we are so glad that you enjoyed our little boutique motel. Scott the manager, has moved to Napier but our new manager, Kate, will be more than happy to see you in case you return to Gisborne. Just let us now and we will get... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very friendly welcome including refreshments for two weary travellers. Nice touch. We booked a Queen Studio which was ideal for our overnight stay. Rooms have a modern nautical touch which very much suits the area. I note some earlier mention of road noise. Given the the motel is situated on the main road to the East Cape there is very... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Lordsnz, Thank you so much for choosing Oasis for your stay in Gisborne and for your perfect score. We are very proud that you liked our Motel. We are very happy when our guests enjoy themselves and they see the great value that we offer. We hope to see you again soon and in case you do come back... More

New York City, New York
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Motel Oasis was a fantastic experience from the moment we were welcomed with a nice cold drink. Marcia was very friendly and knowledgable of the local scene. We took a lot of her advice and also used the bicycles to roam around. The rooms are very elegant and the motel has a relaxing vibe. There is no restaurant on site... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear traveller1439, thank you for your perfect review! It gives us great pleasure when our guests enjoy their stay and our advice on the local sites. We would love to have you back in your next visit in New Zealand. All the best from all of us in the Motel Oasis Team More

London, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks 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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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Elliot, thank you for your visit and for your excellent review. We are very proud when our guests appreciate our motel and the services we provide. We would love to see you again soon and since you liked your unit so much, please do not hesitate to ask for the same one. We will do our best to oblige!... More

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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100 reviews 100 reviews
31 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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

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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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