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Midway Motel

289 Thames street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed two nights on our way to Dunedin. This motel is simple, a little outdated, but spotless and it has all you need for your visit. Great location too. The new owners are very knowledgeable and had great recommendations on what to see and where to eat.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Pros - well equipped studio. Bed comfortable. Cons - utilitarian & rather basic eg chipboard ceiling ( unpainted) & the oldest working fridge & cooker we've seen for a long time. Wifi kept disappearing if you didn't use it for a few minutes, meaning you had to redo user name & password. Very annoying! New owners have only been here... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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48 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 1 night when we visited the Blue Penguin colony. The location is about a 15 minute walk to the centre (steampunk etc). The rooms are a good size and clean. The kitchen is well equipped and wifi is good. There is a kids playground outside and ample parking. The lady at reception was very helpful and pleasant. An... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here on our visit to NZ in order that we could see the Blue Penguins. We were tired and not sure where we were but the couple who run this Motel were absolutely superb and although fully booked let us stay in a room they usually use for friends and family. Nothing was too much trouble for them.... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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16 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

What a warm welcome! Karen provided us with a wealth of information, booked our penguin tour and even drove us to the Sunday market so we would not miss it. She even greeted us with homemade baking which was a wonderful treat!! The motel is dead clean and has all the amendities for a very comfortable stay! Think we had... More 

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Selby, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015

We received a warm welcome from our hosts and useful information for our short visit. Our room was spacious with all the facilities we needed. It is clean and comfortable and well placed in the middle of the main street with walking access to restaurants, shops and the old town and harbour.

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

We stumbled across this motel after a very long drive. Karen and Ken were simply lovely. They were friendly and excited about sharing all that this town has to offer. The motel is quite dated but extremely clean and comfortable which is what we value the most. Highly recommend and wish both Katen and Ken all the best

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Perth, Australia
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

Stayed 3 nights at this lovely motel in Oamaru we were so impressed with the owners Karen and Ken who were so friendly and helpful. The Motel is in a very convenient spot and very clean and comfortable.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

I stayed at Midway Motel (Oamaru) for just over 2 weeks. I would have no problem in recommending this Motel to any -one. The room was spotless, clean and tidy every day, cleaning and laundry done every day, and with all appliances for one's needs. Ken and Karen are the managers, lovely friendly people that look after their guests. So... More 

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Leeds
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60 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Only stayed here one night, yes its old fashioned and needs an up date but it was spacious and very clean. Good value. Helpful and friendly staff. Very easy walk into town. The ice cream shop is a must to visit!

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