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Oamaru Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   391 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand (Formerly 391 Oamaru Motor Lodge)
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Ranked #3 of 19 hotels in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Cecil S Calgary, Canada
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We came upon this beautiful Motel simply by chance as we were looking for accommodation in Oamaru.We ending up spending two nights .(March,2014).The motel was a short drive to the city centre and the senic spots in the area.The suite was very clean with all the essential amenities and was tastefully furnitured.The TV had a variety of channels to chose... More

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the kind review. And we are pleased you stayed two nights in our lovely area! We appreciate you staying with us. Cheers. Colin More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The room was clean and tidy, modern and well maintained. The bed was comfortable this is the second time I Have stayed here and will return again. Easy to book and the staff friendly. Access to the town easy.

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for coming back. Hope we can host you again. Cheers. Colin More

Bluff, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Highly recommend this motel, it is modern, clean and the bed was really comfortable. There is a dairy across the road for those ice creams at night after a long day and the lady there the 2 nights we stayed was lovely and friendly, would definitely stay again :-)

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the lovely review. Jude and Marg do a great job - thank you! Cheers. Colin More

Cromwell, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

Spent 2 nights here and despite the A and P show going on nearly adjacent it was very quiet and peaceful. Attractive rooms, well appointed and serviced daily. Really enjoyed our stay and would recommend it for others.

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Cheers for that. Appreciate you took the time to review. Colin More

London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

We have stayed in a few motor lodges but this one is our new favourite. A cot was provided for our four month old at no extra cost. Our iron wasn't working and was immediately replaced. It was refreshing to be given new linen daily (I'm all for saving the planet but appreciate fresh towels each day) and dishes I... More

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review. I'm pleased the girls looked after you well. Thanks for staying and we would love to see you back. Cheers. Colin More

Auckland, New Zealand
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144 reviews 144 reviews
119 hotel reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A nice modern Motor lodge, all mod cons. Friendly staff and quiet. No road noise, so that was good. Room was tidy, modern clean, we stayed here for 5 nights over xmas, diary across the road and a decent fish n chip shop 1 minutes walk away, what more could you ask for?

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind review. I'm pleased the f and c's were good. One of the prime reasons why I pick a motel to stay in! Terrible eh. Thanks again. Cheers. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

What a lovely place to chill out, the units we had, had a spa, lovely.... and the unit was so clean and tidy, and had up to date equipment, 50 sky channels, and the little extra touches made this place special! The owners were so lovely and couldn't do enough to help us out for recommendations around town while we... More

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. Always a pleasure to host the domestic tourist having a look at our lovely region. Cheers. Colin More

Perth
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed for one night with our three children and wished we had stayed longer. The room was impeccably clean with new facilities. Although on a busy road, the unit was very quiet. The owners are lovely and helpful. We wished we had stayed longer in Oamaru to explore this beautiful little town.

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the cool review. Yes Jude and Marg are doing a great job in front office. And yes Oamaru is worth a couple of nights stay now as a lot of people are finding out. Thanks again. Colin More

Dunedin, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

Very friendly owner, well maintained and clean room. The double spa bath was amazing! Also, pets are allowed which is a major plus for people travelling with them. The room was well laid out, nothing was missing and there were plenty of sky channels. Definitely recommend!

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind review. A pleasure to host you. Cheers. Colin More

Ottenhoefen im Schwarzwald, Germany
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

This was one of the better motels that we choose during our 4 week stay. Nothing was missing - little kitchen was fully equipped, big bathroom. Everything was nice decorated and new. The motel is located on the main road and 15 min walk to town center. The rooms are quite good quietened and not too noisy. Wifi for two... More

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JanBil, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for that. We only limit the free wifi to 2 hours per day to avoid the download of movies which is a significant cost to us. Most guests find this adequate on holiday (corporates receive unlimited free) however we are always negotiable !Cheers. Colin More

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Additional Information about Oamaru Motor Lodge

Address: 391 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand (Formerly 391 Oamaru Motor Lodge)
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Oamaru
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 19 hotels in Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Oamaru Motor Lodge 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oamaru's superior accommodation complex where "great value is only the begining!!" 15 stylish suites and apartments, double-glazed for quiet and warmth. Spacious studio units sleep couple or twin, double-corner spa baths, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom family apartments, access facilities. All units with tea/coffee-making facilities and microwaves with hotplates and frypans available.Some with fully equipped kitchens with electric range. Lovely bathrooms, king-size beds, electric blankets/heating, work stations, wireless broadband, phone, LCD TVs with 50+ Sky TV channels. Cooked and continental breakfasts. All units are non-smoking with ashtrays provided on outdoor seating directly adjacent unit door. Guest laundry available. Ample off-street parking. Pet friendly by arrangement. Courtesy vehicle. Restaurant 50 metres across road, choice of F & C shops, bakery and retail shops 100 metres from motel. Located on Thames Highway close to A&P showgrounds, Sports Stadium, high schools. Experience the difference! ... more   less 
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