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4.5 of 5 Motel   |   495A Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Oamaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014
Vanessa T Tauranga, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Tauranga, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Really clean hotel with an amazing bathroom, I really rate that highly. the rooms were of very reasonable sizes and the restaurant that is attached to the hotel had great food and very welcoming and helpful staff.

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Auckland, New Zealand
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Fantastic value for money. Stayed here for 2 night for a family wedding in Oamaru. Accommodation was excellent, modern and clean. Very spacious rooms and great location. Food was excellent in the restaurant as well. Would definitely stay here again and recommend to others.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014

I travel all over the country but have never stayed in Oamaru, but on our recent family Easter trip to Dunedin we got stuck here because of the floods so we booked into the Northstar motel on the recommendation of the staff at Steam punk. This has been the best accommodation experience that I have ever had, amazing staff, great... More

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Recently on a work trip to oamaru, I stayed at this place being in oamaru I didn't expect much however I was very surprised. The rooms were very spacious and very clean I love the the shower excellent pressure. The bed had to be the most comfortable bed I've ever slept on For tea I ate the in house restaurant... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
13 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My two children and I were thrilled with our unit at NorthStar Motel. It was spacious, clean, very comfortable and the shower was to die for! Bathroom area was large. Separate toilet, shower and handbasin/dressing areas. The staff were all very friendly and helpful. Getting our clothes washed and dried was no problem at all. We were travel weary so... More

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Rolleston, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

As we were purchasing a property in Oamaru, we needed somewhere to stay,and found this place as we were coming into Oamaru, Got a good shock as to the size of the room we were in. lots of room to move around, and very clean. Only 3 mins to town center. Had dinner in their Restaurant but thought it was... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

This is the second time in two years we have stayed, this time with teenagers. I worried they may not like the restaurant but how wrong was I. The bar service was very efficient, the choice of nz wines was excellent. The menu had something for all of us. The waiting staff were very good and knowledgable on the menu.... More

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

I overnighted in Oamaru at the Northstar to break up a trip south. Reception on arrival was friendly and welcoming. The room itself was spacious (including the large bathroom/shower and kitchen areas) and the bed was super comfy (and enormous!). Everything was spotlessly clean. The location is at the far north end of Oamaru, but it's only a 5 min... More

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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

This was our first proper night in New Zealand and we couldn't have asked for a better motel experience. Shirley at reception was super helpful and what she can't tell you about Oamaru isn't worth knowing. The room we had was large and, honestly, the cleanest motel room we have ever stayed in. The kitchen facilities provided everything we needed... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

I stay at Northstar every month, the rooms are quiet, clean,spacious and warm, the Restaurant is great, service food and the staff are fantastic and welcoming. Heater is turned on in winter to warm the room up before I arrive, They will deliver your meals to the room for your convenience if you wish.

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Address: 495A Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
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Ranked #5 of 19 hotels in Oamaru
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Northstar 4.5*
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