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Midway Motel

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289 Thames street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Midway Motel
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Ranked #6 of 19 Hotels in Oamaru
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Mornington, Victoria, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Booked a room here for one night whilst on tour with my boyfriend. Rooms were standard, TV only had 4 stations, wifi wasn't working until my boyfriend went to reception and restarted the modem for them. Rooms were clean and full equipped, there was a folder packed with heaps of information about the area, places to eat and attractions to... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Hotel was clean owners quite helpful. Hotel was what I expected for the area no disappointments. This hotel is not a luxury hotel nor should you expect anything but basic comfort which it has. Town basically shuts down early so get food before you visit Blue Penguins because your stuck with next to nothing afterwards. Surprisingly they a great Chinese... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
25 hotel reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Stayed 1 night at this motel in January. Upon arrival at the motel check in was quick and easy as I had prepaid through the website. Also received a little bottle of milk which definitely came in handy for breakfast the next morning. The room itself, well, I think the most polite way to say it is, they need to... More 

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Raglan, Waikato, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

We stayed here one night,found the host's very friendly and helpful.Rooms were very comfortable and we had two lazy-boys in our room was really nice,rooms were abit out dated but very clean and tidy and very comfy bed,owners let us put our road bikes in there carport too.We would happily stay here again.

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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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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14 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
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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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
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
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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