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Motel Oasis

5 Sponge Bay Road | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
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Ranked #4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Athens, Greece
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Napier, New Zealand
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93 reviews 93 reviews
31 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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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Oxford, New Zealand
2 reviews
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
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
2 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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

London
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

There's a lovely family atmosphere at Motel Oasis and it was wonderful to be so well looked after by Scott while we were there. From the welcome drinks to the free bicycles to use of the on site BBQ, the whole experience made us feel like we were staying with friends...! It's a great place to stay and we'll definitely... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you so much for your kind comments and we are glad that you and your wife felt at home in our beautiful motel. We would love to have you back in your next trip to NZ! All the best from Scott and Dimi 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): $
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Amenities

Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style
#1 Family Hotel in Gisborne #4 Business Hotel in Gisborne
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel Oasis was recently refurbished into an elegant Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gisborne, only minutes away from Sponge Bay Beach and Wainui Beach. The ideal getaway spot! Beautiful landscaped gardens & solar-heated swimming pool surrounded by 15 stylish ground-floor air conditioned units with FREE Unlimited Wireless Internet, 10 channel SKY, DVD player/Playstation (FREE library of 300+ movies/games), Microwave, Fridge, Kettle, Iron & Board, Hair-dryer, Heat Pumps/Electric Blankets. Secure FREE PARKING, FREE Bicycles, Scooters, MiniGolf(1st come, 1st serve), FREE Laundry Facilities. We accommodate small pets (by previous arrangement). We have wheelchair-friendly rooms, as well as family suites and studios. Conference/games room with TV, Playstation, Nespresso coffee machine. Our staff are here to ensure you get the best time in Gisborne no matter what your interests, from shopping and local walks to wine tasting. ... more   less 
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