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Ahuriri Motel Omarama

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State Highway 83 | State Highway 83, Omarama 9448, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Good sized room, although we did book a separate bedroom, and the queen bed was in the lounge... but not a biggie. Room was lovely and warm considering outside temperatures were -5 degrees! Basic rooms, clean and tidy. Comfortable beds with good linen. Water pressure in shower a bit low. Overall a good stay.

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Several of our units do have the Queen bed in the living area, the reason for this is so guests with children can have a quiet room also allows for a port-a-cot to be added. We did offer you the alternative bed configuration but were happy to accept the unit shown to you. We are lucky to have very well... More 

Hobart, Tasmania, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Very friendly owners, who focus on ensuring a comfortable and enjoyable stay for all their guests, is what made staying at this Motel such a pleasure for us. The history attached to the motel units is an interesting one too. One of the best accommodation experiences of our three week trip around the South Island. Highly recommended for a 2-3... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Reviews like yours we love to read! It's always nice to hear that guests have enjoyed their stay with us and also had time to take-in what we have to offer in the area. Thank you for taking the time to review Ahuriri Motels. More 

Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

We stayed 1 night here while we explored the area. This motel was clean, realitively modern, but the studio room is quite small. The receptionist was very friendly and welcoming. The room comprised a tiny kitchen (no stove), microwave and fridge. There is no separate sitting area, so viewing the TV was only possible from sitting on the bed. Decorations... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

The Studio Units are a small unit that are listed as tea/coffee/toast units, quit comfortable for the one night stop off but we would for a few dollars more recommend a one bedroom unit to guests wanting to stay a few days to explore the area. Thanks for your positive feed back. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Omarama is well worth the stay. The Ahuriri offers basic clean and comfortable accommodation which is dog friendly. We enjoyed this lovely town and the convenience of this pleasant accomodation. Conveniently situated on the A2O bike trail. We managed a short 8km bike ride 'around the block' in the morning. Walking distance to shops, hot tubs and airfield. If your... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

We totally agree, Omarama is worth a stop, those Gliders that soar the skies are amazing to watch and as you discovered there are many other activities to experience in this region. Glad you enjoyed your at Ahuriri Motels and thanks for the review. More 

Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

Clean two-room studio, conveniently located on the way to Twizel and Mt Cook. The unit had everything we needed, and the friendly owners provided us with useful information about activities/eating possibilities and places to see around Omarama.

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Thanks for staying at Ahuriri Motels and we are pleased you enjoyed your time in our special part of New Zealand. We appreciate your positive review. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Family of five stayed here in a two bedroom unit when travelling from Timaru via Lake Tekapo. The unit was very clean, comfortable and extremely quiet. Very friendly owners and helpful service. Would definitely recommend to other families travelling through the area.

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

So good to hear that we meet all your requirements when stopping over at Ahuriri Motels, Thanks for taking time to place feed back and thanks for recommending us to others. More 

Dumfries, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

We stayed one night here after visiting Christchurch. Our apartment faced onto the road which was fairly quiet but more importantly the views were fantastic. The apartment was so well equipped and very clean. When we arrived we were given useful information about the area and a welcome bottle of milk which meant that we could make a cup of... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

Have to agree with you our views are stunning, it is our pleasure to provide our guests with a clean comfortable place to stay, local information and yes the bottle of milk for the all important cuppa on arrival. Thank you for your kind comments. More 

Northampton, United Kingdom
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59 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

We had two nights in a one bedroom apartment and found it clean, comfortable and well equipped. We were welcomed and given information about where to eat and milk for our tea and coffee. There was a comfortable sofa and cooking facilities. They had a DVD player loan facility but unfortunately the player had sound interference and that problem could... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

We are pleased that your stay at Ahuriri Motels was a pleasant one, sorry for the DVD issue it is good to be informed of these problem so they can be fixed for future guests. Thank you for your positive comments. Pam More 

Glasgow, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We stopped here for a night on the way from Christchurch to Milford Sound. Pam at the front desk was very helpful in suggesting places to eat, and showing us to our 2 bedroom unit. The beds were comfortable and we would stay here again.

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

We like hearing reviews from people who might revisit sometime, it's a good indication that our facility and service was up to your standards and that's what hospitality is about, I would stay here too! More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment for the night. The kitchenette came fully stocked with pots, pans, crockery, glasses etc. Also supplied was a fridge, kettle, microwave and a set of hot plates for cooking. The hosts were friendly and helpful and we had a very comfortable night at Ahuriri Motel. We would be happy to stay again when... More 

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Brian H, Owner at Ahuriri Motel Omarama, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear that you were happy with your accommodation and it's contents, always good to get positive feed back. Hope to see you again. More 

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