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Armada Motor Inn

500a Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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Ranked #18 of 19 Hotels in Oamaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015 via mobile

Very clean rooms with everything as advertised. Warm reception from a truly caring local who was eager we enjoy the town as much as he does. Comfortable beds and a cozy apartment. I'll certainly stay here on my next visit.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We're booked in here as we were unable to secure accommodation in Dunedin for the Rod Stewart concern, and partner has previously stayed here with work. Room was a decent size with everything you needed, great hot water pressure for the shower, a wee kitchen area so we could prepare any meals we needed along with a fridge. Only downside... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

Stayed for a night, at first we we're quite pleased by the spacious room, however the basics were horrific, our door wouldn't lock, the tap won't turn off properly (no matter how hard we tried) it dripped throughout the night. When we went in to have a shower in the morning, the first person that went in experienced flashing water... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We traveled New Zealand for Honeymoon. This motel is the best place we stayed in New Zealand. Clean! All staffs are very nice & helpful. Free milk when check in!!! It's so warm & touching~~~~ I love Full kitchen facilities!!! We can cook in motel with local fresh stuffs!!!

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Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

We stayed here because we had few options due to late booking at a peak time. We were pleasantly surprised by the warm welcome and high level of service, and the room that we were given was perfect for our family with two young ones. It was dated, but clean and well maintained. And the ice creams available at reception... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

I have to say I was less than impressed. The owners are trying their best to be fair, but the facilities are pretty old and the TV is tiny. One the day I left I went out at 7:30 always intending to be back just before the check out time at 10:00am and had retained the key. I came back... More 

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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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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 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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