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Midway Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   289 Thames street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015
Andrew s Queenstown, New Zealand
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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Queenstown, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

Based on the concensus of reviews, I stayed here overnight about 10 days ago and was not disappointed. While the amenities are simple they were clean and comfortable. But it was the unrivalled hospitality of the incomparable Karen which made my brief sojourn in this charming town so memorable. Apart from a wealth of local information she telephoned a number... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We went there 1 night with 3 families and told host we have 5 kids and 1 baby(1 yrs and 7months). The Host(Husband) brought baby cot as we requested and then suddenly he yelled to my wife and complaint my baby is not baby as she is working and touch windows. What a Joke!!!!! This host don't know what a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014 via mobile

We chose to book this as it was ranked so well on TA. This place is a real bargain and the staff were very helpful. Enjoyed the complimentary cake and even the wall calendar. It remind my wife and I of our first home in NZ...a true classic and excellent value.

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48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Stayed there while passing through and had booked for two nights on account of ratings on Trip Advisor. Had a large room and smaller bedroom. Both walled in with cement blocks, and large room wide window which afforded no privacy unless you pulled the dark drapes entirely. Furniture is very dated and worn. Kitchenette had stove, small fridge, pots ,pans,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for one night after spotting a vacancy sign as we were driving away from McDonalds. What a find! Karen greeted us warmly and put the kettle on in our apartment while we were getting the bags in and gave us homemade cake. Apartment had a large double bed and 1 single with plenty of cosy covers and electric... More 

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New York City, New York
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

First, let me say that I've never written a review on Trip Advisor before. When we arrived at the motel, the owners noticed that we were driven in by a tow truck as we'd lost the keys to our rental. Karen (I think that was her name??) at the front desk was so accommodating - she gave us recommendations for... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

We stayed at their new launched holiday house. When we picked up the keys from Midway Motel, we were greeted by Karen, and she was quick to point us to the to-do things in Oamaru, which was extremely helpful. The house was in top condition, and whatever you need for your daily living, you name it, they got it. The... More 

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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
1 review
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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29 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 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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Address: 289 Thames street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Midway Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
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