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Armada Motor Inn

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   500a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Ranked #16 of 19 hotels in Oamaru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

Was surprised there was no microwave. Had to ask for one. Shower was far too powerful for the size of the shower box. The drop of soap was washed out of your hand before you could use it. Curtain needs heavier weights, very clingy. The whole bathroom was dripping, even the toilet paper was damp. Tried leaving the window open... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

Location is good, easy to access. Had some noisy neighbors but after contacted the reception, they were told to keep quiet. So, it was good that the owner would take actions to help us to sleep. Everything else is average, nothing too good nor bad.

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Another nice place to stay and, as always, was up to the usual ASURE standard. Friendly greeting on arrival. Tidy spacious unit. Only a short drive to the Supermarket where we were able to make purchases of food and wine for our evening. Good sized comfortable bed. Reasonably priced.

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Welland, Canada
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

This is a very nice, clean motel who are willing to accommodate large families at a reasonable price. We spend a very nice night here on our trip around the South Island. Very close to the penguin colony. Would stay here again.

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New Plytmouth New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, good kitchen, large area with 1 single bed and 1 queen bed, roomy shower - a big plus, and best of all clean and tidy. We were part of a small group and needed a "communal" room for a brief get together each evening. This was provided at no charge. As our group came from... More

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Right on the main road - very poor sleep quality especially once the traffic gets going. Was woken twice during the night by trucks. Motel rooms were okay but really lacking 'something'. Oamaru itself is much the same, unsure if we'd go back.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

hi stayed here on way to further south rugby trip nice hosts and clean warm rooms. The Galleon complex is very good for meals and are not over the top in price would stay and eat here again well done.As it was winter we found the rooms nice and warm, and the showers roomy and heaps of hot water ,... More

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Te Anau, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

Fantastic family room that was clean & tidy. Our room was serviced each day so lovely to come back to after a busy day out. Hosts friendly & helpful. We will be back again. Thank you for another enjoyable stay.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2012

Rooms were clean and warm - we were mde very welcome - make sure you check out the stone grill restauran tnext door - great place and excellent value for money. A bit out of the centre of town but useful for geting back on the road to Christchurch

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2012

Stayed for 6 nights with a group. Units very "tired" and not good value for rate charged. Very sparce amenities - bring your own soap, hair shampoo etc. I suggested on check-out that even one more mirror per unit would help as only one is in bathroom ? Very noisy with trucks passing from 4am each morning. Any upgrade should... More

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CliffWilson, Front Office Manager at Armada Motor Inn, responded to this review

We regret that this was not an enjoyable stay. As we were fully booked over that period we had to use our older rooms which are kept for our budget travelers. Some of our rooms do have double glazing for the prevention of noise. Soap and shampoo dispensers are available in all rooms. We appreciate the comment about the mirror... More

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Address: 500a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Armada Motor Inn 3*
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