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Motel Oasis

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5 Sponge Bay Road | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 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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40 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

It was such a pleasant suprise to find this place! We were even allowed to take our dog, which is worth the best review ever! Our room was spacious, clean, light, warm and had superfast internet for as many devices as we needed to connect. Hamish is a knowledgeable, friendly, approachable host with great recommendations. If there is a downside,... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Malin Q Thank you so much for your review of Motel Oasis! It was a real pleasure to host you, Michael and the dog! :) We are delighted you enjoyed your stay so much despite some noise disturbance, we are just glad it didn’t bother you! You will be happy to know we are currently having double glazing installed... More 

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14 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

this motel is a bit out of town but right next to the highway so it's a little noisy from the traffic. room is quite spacious with basic kitchenettes. quality of the bed and linen is average. they do have free self service laundry on site which is quite handy and they also provide washing powder.

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Bambi1111 Thank you for taking the time to review Motel Oasis. We are so pleased you felt you had a good quality night's stay and appreciated the free use of our laundry facilities. Happy travels to you both! :) Kind regards Hamish & Kate More 

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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Take time to read the reviews praising this place. They are absolutely correct. Note the number giving it an excellent rating. You should not be disappointed; if you are, I doubt its the motels fault. Great location, quiet, clean, comfortable and greart value. Enjoy your stay, we did

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Mark Thank you so much for your review of Motel Oasis. We are so pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay and agree with the 90 other reviewers who rate us “Excellent”. We thank you and every other reviewer who has taken the time to give valuable feedback – it helps us to do a better job in ensuring... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

From the moment we arrived the staff were friendly, welcoming and helpful making our visit so enjoyable. The room was clean and serviced daily. The room was very spacious and really quite beautiful. We had a grabone voucher for two nights and it absolutely was an outright bargain, truly exceeding our expectations. We loved the capsule coffee machine with two... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi mnorth052 Wow – what a great review, thank you so much! We are delighted you enjoyed your time at Motel Oasis and that we ‘truly exceeded your expectations’. So pleased you enjoyed your deluxe room with the Nespresso machine and our fast WIFI also. (We forget how quick and reliable it is till we go away ourselves! :) We... More 

Gisborne, New Zealand
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We stayed there last week for two days and were pleasantly surprised at how nice this accommodation is for the price paid. Absolute best value for money motel we have stayed in and we travel lots!! We arrived late and the owner had seen this on our booking so as it was a cold night he had our radiator on... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Aisling Thank you very much for a wonderful review. We are delighted you enjoyed your time with us and that you were pleasantly surprised at what we have to offer for the price paid! Now that you know what a little gem Motel Oasis is, we look forward to welcoming you again and again on your return visits to... More 

Bournemouth
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169 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Hard working, helpful and friendly staff and a motel with a good range of fittings and facilities. Clean and comfortable. Only downside was the traffic through the night, presumably increased by the current closure of the rail line to the town which will hopefully be resolved by some foresight by those concerned. Lovely beach very close by. A good base... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Observer2908 Thank you so much for your review of Motel Oasis! We are so pleased you found your unit to be clean and comfortable, enjoyed our lovely beach and thought we were helpful and friendly. We are also delighted you found we represented Excellent Value! Providing great value is what we strive for and to know our guests recognise... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

I recently went to Gisborne with a group of friends for a mini reunion. We all managed to get a booking at the same hotel for the duration of the stay. From the moment we arrived the staff at the hotel were friendly, welcoming and made our trip and experience wonderful. The rooms were clean and serviced daily and staff... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi NasMaja Thank you so much for a wonderful review of Motel Oasis! We are delighted you give us ‘two thumbs up’ and that your whole group loved their time here with us. We certainly enjoyed having you all – it was a real pleasure to see you all enjoying yourselves and celebrating your occasion. We are so pleased we... More 

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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

This hotel is an absolute bargain. Located a 4 minute drive to the town centre it has everything we could ask for. Fresh milk and a drink on arrival, pool, laundry and push bikes all at our disposal. Room was large, bed was amazingly comfortable. Shower worked well! Would highly recommend this hotel to anyone travelling through Gisborne. Staff are... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Minda Wow, what a review - thank you so much for your kind words! We are so happy you found Motel Oasis 'simply amazing'. For us, providing a warm and welcoming place to relax that meets all your needs at a very affordable rate is what we strive for so it is truly gratifying for us to get your... More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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74 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Oasis Motel is one of the nicest motels I've every stayed at. we were here for 3 nights and loved every minute of it. Modern spacious rooms with air conditioning and large bathrooms. The bed was a tad on the small and soft though. The solar heated swimming pool was wonderful and immaculately clean. Unlimited free Wifi was a bonus,... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi SB_Sheppard Thank you so much for a wonderful review of Motel Oasis! Very high praise being ‘one of the nicest motels you’ve stayed at’, we are so happy about that! You will be pleased to know that we are presently upgrading all our beds and do have one that would suit you perfectly next time you stay – a... More 

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18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed here over christmas 2013. They had everything you would need for a family of 5. They kids went back and forth to the office choosing playstation 2 games. Between that and the pool the kids were happy. The service here was great would definitely stay here again. So close to the beach and not far from town. Rooms... More 

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elgreko69, Manager at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi DrewN84 Thank you very much for taking the time to review Motel Oasis. We are delighted you found we had everything needed for your family and that the kids enjoyed the pool, bikes and games. We have no doubt had a few changes and improvements since your last stay so would love to share those with you on your... More 

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