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Motel Oasis

5 Sponge Bay Rd | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
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Ranked #4 of 25 hotels in Gisborne
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
a31nisman London, United Kingdom
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Rating summary
  • 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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London, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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London
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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

We can recommend this motel to all that are visiting Gisborne, You are welcomed after a long drive with the offer of refreshments by very obliging hosts. Our first impression as you drove in was that it was very clean, tidy and up market This proved to be the case when we entered our air conditioned room. Nicely set out... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Stuart, thank you for your visit and your perfect score. We are very happy that you enjoyed most of our freebies and we would love to see you again soon! Please don't forget to mention that you are a returning customer in order for us to give you our best possible deal and upgrades! all the best from the... More

Rotorua, New Zealand
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Motel Oasis deserves credit for being: -probably out of the tsunami hazard zone (Gisborne CBD and some suburbs are exposed to a 12m tsunami threat) - competitively priced - clean (but see below) - comfortable - in close proximity to Wainui and Sponge Bay ~ that is by bike or car - friendly at front of house: thanks Scott -... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for your visit and your review. Welcome to Tripadvisor by the way and we are sorry that your first review was a three star one. We are glad that you felt looked after by our friendly manager Scott and we do apoogise about the soap on the shower rack. Will instruct the cleaners to be more... More

Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

We stayed here on our way to Napier. For the nightly rate we paid this was great value and therefore we would recommend this if you can get yourself a good deal. Like the other reviewers pointed out, there are no kitchen sink which is a bit of a hassle but if you are prepared for this it should not... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for your custom and your review. We are glad that you enjoyed our Motel and we would like to welcome you again, hopefully offering you a free upgrade to our family units with a fully equiped kitchen and a kitchen sink! Also may we point out that your rooms are serviced daily (incuding your cutlery, plates... More

Pune
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We were in gisborne for 2 nights and we're happy to have stayed here. They have a nice pool but not heated so can get chilli. They have a lot of boardgames at the reception so v picked up scrabble and sat playing by the pool was fun. The rooms were very cosy and well lit. Small pantry was helpful... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for your five star review and we are very glad that you enjoyed our Motel and its little extras. We hope to see you again soon! Please don't forget to mention that you are a returning customer if you do come back! Kind regards, Motel Oasis Team More

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2014

Booked the Motel Oasis via GrabOne and we got an amazing deal! The manager, Scott was friendly and made us feel very welcome. Offered us bikes to ride to Sponge bay beach and movies to watch at our leisure. We loved the room decor and the pool. The room had no kitchen sink but bathroom sink was enough to wash... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for choosing Motel Oasis and we are glad that you enjoyed the Motel and our local beach. We hope to see you again soon. Our prices are very competitive with or without the GrabOne offer! Just call us and remind us that you are a returning customer! Many thanks, the Motel Oasis Team More

Auckland
Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
48 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

I agree with the previous reviewer who found the motel to be average. The motel advertises "affordable luxury", the affordable part was right $115 per night, but our room was far from luxury. We had a room with 2 beds. It was spacious enough. The walls were painted white, which made the old carpet look out of place, & it... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear friend, thank you for your visit and for your review. We are glad that you appreciated the good value that the Motel offers and that you enjoyed our free bicycles and the local beach! I am sorry that the lack of kitchen sink was an issue and I apologise for the mould in the fridge and the stains in... More

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014

The Oasis is clean, comfortable and there is a warm welcome. Free WiFi, is always an added bonus. Even ear plugs are free! I would like to have given a score of five but there are a couple of small points I feel need to be addressed. I didn't like the fact that there was no basin in the kitchen... More

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Maggie, thank you for your visit and for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed your stay and a bit sad that we missed the fifth star! We hope that the air cons/heat pumps will make up for the having to use the bathroom sink. Regarding the 'locked' toilet paper, we had to install it because we... More

Auckland
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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

Clean, attractive and spacious accommodation on the outskirts of the town. Set in a quiet area by the main road but surrounded by fields and paddocks. Swimming pool, spa bath in the room, friendly but unobtrusive Manager. A good place to stay when visiting Gisborne.

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elgreko69, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Dear Nesbo, thank you for your visit and for your very good review. We are glad that you enjoyed our swimming pool and the spa in the unit and we hope that we will see you again soon so that you can enjoy the other freebies! Regards from the unobtrusive Motel Oasis Team More

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Additional Information about Motel Oasis

Address: 5 Sponge Bay Rd | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 25 hotels in Gisborne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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! A beautiful solar-heated swimming pool surrounded by 15 ground floor rooms all with FREE Unlimited Wireless Internet, 32inch Flatscreen TV with SKY, DVD player/Playstation (plus FREE library of 300+ movies/games), Microwave, Fridge, Kettle, Iron & Board, Hair-dryer, Heater/Electric Blankets. The superior rooms feature Double Spa Baths & Kitchenette. SECURE FREE PARKING in front of your room, FREE MINIGOLF, BICYCLES, SCOOTERS & GAMES (1st come, 1st serve), FREE LAUNDRY Facilities. We can accommodate small pets (by previous arrangement). We have wheelchair-friendly rooms, as well as family suites and studios. There is also a conference room with 51 inch TV on site. Our staff are here to ensure you get the best out of your time in Gisborne no matter what your interests, from shopping and local walks to wine tasting. ... more   less 
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