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Midway Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   289 Thames street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Oamaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

When we arrived we were greeted by Karen who really helped to make our stay memorable. She told us about the area, what to do, best view and times for penguins, where to eat and took us to our room with milk and freshly made cake! Would easily recommend this motel.

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Warrnambool, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Staying at the Midway hotel was just like a home away from home. The room was cosy and the bed was awesome, but what made this place so special was the amazing service karen and I received from the hotel owner karen. My sister Karen and i arrived under a very stressful circumstances and Karen went above and beyond to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
28 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This is the second time I have stayed here. Last time, I left my glasses behind and just forgot to claim them. Karen and Ken kept them for when I next arrived! After findinding out we would be arriving back at the motel late (travelling back from rugby match in Dunedin), Karen said she would put the heaters on in... More

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Murray Bridge, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

A very comfortable and spacious older motel. Very quiet as its off the main road. The Hosts Karen and Ken couldnt do enough for us, even helping out with a ingredient so I could cook our meal. I loved the idea of having a full kitchen, it saved on buying food/eating out. It was also fantastic to be able to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

This was an excellent motel, if slightly old-style in bathroom and kitchen layout. Good shower. Very clean throughout and comfortable bed. Has advantage of being set well back from main road with good parking. The service from hostess Karen could not have been better, with advice on places to see and for eating in the town, in addition to very... More

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Melbourne
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

A very well-maintained 1970s-style establishment around 1.5 km north of the town centre. The motel is in a good position for car access (on State Highway 1), but you hear very little road noise in the room because it's set back from the road. Most of the kitchen and bathroom fittings appear to be original, but it's been so well-kept... More

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Christchurch
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

This motel is tops for service and cleanliness, vicinity and comfort. The hosts go that extra mile to please and make one welcome - even home baking delivered to the unit! Nothing was a bother- I will certainly return!

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Brisbane
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

From the road, just another in a long street full of motels; the difference is the hospitality of the owners. Lots of free car parking, WIFI, very comfortable bed, light and airy room - although a heater and elec. blankets for colder nights. Enjoyed our stay very much

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

Stayed here having mechanical troubles whilst relocating a vehicle from South to North Islam. Karen and ken could not have been more helpful to me Kiwi hospitality at its best thank you. Would highly recommend to anyone passing through. Even had her homemade cake for breakfast.

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Greeted with some home made cake. Great rooms clean tidy fully equipped with what we needed location is just the best with food close and a very shot walk to town extremely considerate and friendly owners. Thanks again for another great stay and we will be back again soon.

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Address: 289 Thames street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 19 Hotels in Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Midway Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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