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Armada Motor Inn

3.0 of 5
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 January 10, 2015
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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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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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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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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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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