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Colonial Lodge Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   509 Thames Highway, Oamaru 8901, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 19 hotels in Oamaru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Salmon Arm, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

We were very comfortable in a large, well-equipped room with good internet and a comfy bed. Unfortunately, there was only one small lamp for soft lighting; the overheads were too bright and very harsh. Motel was easy to locate on the main highway; the staff was helpful. We recommend this motel to other travelers.

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Petrolia, Canada
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55 reviews 55 reviews
15 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2014

We had a little difficulty finding the place as the GPS seemed unaware of the 500 area of Thames street, but when we got there, we found it to be a very pleasant roomy place. It was spotlessly clean and the bed was comfy. The folk there was friendly and helpful, even going so far as giving us a piece... More

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southland nz
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Traveling with children can be made easy with separate rooms.which is what we booked here. I was happy with the units layout we were one back from the road but didnt hear road noise and we had a good nights sleep. Two faults tv channels not very good! Heating slow to warm unit however just turn it up when you... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

We stayed one night and were agreeably surprised by the well thought out and high standard of the room we were in (#8). The room was clean and had a comprehensive set of good quality kitchen equipment and furnishings. We had a particularly comfortable night. The motel is a several kilometers out of town but the high standard of accommodation... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Hello, we are a family of 5. The host was very friendly and accommodating. The unit is fairly modern, clean, and tidy, but was a bit cramped for 5 of us. The motel is on the main road and the night's sleep can be a bit noisy. OK value.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our travels back up the South Island,booked the night before and found the owner very helpful.Lucky enough to get a small one bedroom unit at the back of the complex which was quiet and comfortable.A basic motel but the room had recently been refurbished and fittings/furnishings were of good quality.Very clean and well... More

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London, United Kingdom
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303 helpful votes 303 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

To be fair we checked in early but the room stank to high heaven of cleaning fluid. The accommodation consisted of a kitchenette which was well equipped with a table and a single bed, a queen bedroom and a bathroom area with separate toilet and shower which appeared pre moulded. The shower itself was dismal - poor head meant it... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

Our family of four stayed over labour weekend 2013. We left it late to book so there was only a one bedroom unit available. The two kids slept in the lounge area (single bed and pull-out sofa bed), while the queen bed in the bedroom was very comfortable. The unit had recently been renovated and was very clean. We had... More

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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2013 via mobile

On the main road in Oamaru so easy to find. Had self contained unit at back of lodge so nice and quiet. 2 separate bedrooms, lounge, kitchen, bathroom. Plenty of room to sleep a lot more than 2 of us. All rooms were spacious. Nice modern interior and clean and very comfortable. Only negative really was that there was no... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013 via mobile

After 9 days of traveling around the south island this is the 2nd best place we have stayed and felt it was good value for money. Spacious rooms with everything you need as well as the helpful owner made our stay very enjoyable.

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Address: 509 Thames Highway, Oamaru 8901, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 3.5*
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Also Known As:
Best Western Oamaru
Oamaru Best Western

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