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Colonial Lodge Motel

509 Thames Highway, Oamaru 8901, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 19 Hotels in Oamaru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Pattaya, Thailand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Stayed for 2 nights,We did say to the lady at reception about maybe noisy road. She said we were in Unit 5 so should not be bad. Sorry this is a busy highway even 5 o'clock morning the BIG lorries are driving passed.This spoilt what could be a pleasant stay. The Room was quite big for 2 persons We used... More 

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

My family stayed here for four days. The staff were very friendly, but what let this motel down was the noise level....the unit should've had double glazing being that close to a busy main road. The units at the rear of the complex would be much quieter.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

A family of five, we had the #1 unit which was the closest to the Thames Highway. Fortunately, the roads here are relatively quiet anyways. The room came with three wifi access but they turned out to be rather slow. The town centre is a short drive away with a nice Victorian precinct although, unfortunately, we were there on a... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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23 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

Just returned from staying at the Colonial Motel. Unit 3 one of the many units at the front of the motel complex. Unit 3 a one bedroom unit with a double bed and another single bed in the lounge. Cost $125 for 2 persons and $15 for the third person. We were in Oamaru attending a funeral and several of... More 

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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I almost didn't submit this review as I will always stay here in the future and want to make sure I can always get a booking..... It's a fabulous spot - quiet, warm and very clean and well appointed. Ask for one of the units right round the back - they are surrounded by a bit of rural land with... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We spent two nights here and the unit was very comfortable and spotlessly clean. The beds were very comfortable giving us a good nights sleep. Under floor heating and heat pump made the unit Cosy and warm. It had every thing we needed. Lovely friendly owner. We will definitely go back next time we go to Oamaru.

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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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18 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

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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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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