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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

A great spot to stay here in Gisborne! Close to the beach (access is just a short walk away.) Surfing & Boogie boarding have been the best here in Gisborne of any place we've stayed so far! A sparkling blue swimming pool; a comfortable (Yes, firm!) mattress; beautiful modern beach decor here in the room, videos to watch (but, really,...

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Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Kristen Thank you so much for your great review! It is clear you have a passion for the East Coast and our beautiful beaches and we are so happy you chose Motel Oasis to stay with whilst exploring and enjoying all we have to offer in our little slice of NZ. We are also happy to hear our pool,...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We only stayed here one night but the welcome by Kate was very warm. Useful laundry facilities and lovely swimming pool area. Good shower pressure and comfortable bed. It's right on the outskirts of town so although you could cycle if you had the time, you really need to drive. Washing up bowl provided but it would have been more...

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Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Fiona Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions of your stay. We are so pleased you felt warmly welcomed and that you enjoyed our pool area and your comfortable bed! Our larger one bedroom units are the ones with kitchen facilities including the kitchen sink - and our smaller studio units are better suited...

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This motel ticks all the boxes. It's in a good, easy to find location close to the CBD. My room and the grounds were immaculately clean. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet so I got a good night's sleep. The swimming pool was a nice bonus. The hosts were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. A very enjoyable...

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Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Oskar Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you had a very enjoyable stay with us and found your room and our grounds immaculate, bed comfortable and room quiet! All very important factors when travelling. It was our pleasure to host you and we wish you a very Happy 2017! Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Reviewed November 27, 2016

We have visited this motel now twice and will do so still many more times in the future. It is slightly out of town which is great. Rooms are very comfortable, has everything you need and is very clean. Service is excellent and one just want to stay longer. The last visit we order some breakfast and it was as...

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Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi C-S B Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed both your stay's with us and found your room comfortable and clean and that you enjoyed your breakfast also! It is a real pleasure to host repeat guests and we thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed November 4, 2016

From the point of making an online reservation to our departure, we felt comfortable and at ease due to the warm and friendly nature of Hamish and Kate. We arrived on a rainy day and instantly Hamish's kind and quick processing of our check in helped us to settle in to our warm room. The room was spacious and clean,...

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Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi annchand1 Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you felt we offered warmest hospitality and comfortable accommodation! For future reference when booking next time, our larger one bedroom units are the ones with kitchen facilities and include a kitchen sink. The smaller studio units as you were in, do not. However, our housekeepers will replace any...

Kansas
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We had a wonderful, spacious and clean room. Our host was incredibly informative about the local wineries and fine restaurants in the region and he spent a lot of his time helping us plan the rest of our road trip in New Zealand. I loved this hotel!

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Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Strangemagick Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted you loved our motel! It was a real pleasure to host you both and we were very happy to be able to help in that small way with your plans for the remainder of your trip. We always love overseas visitors to see the best of what we...

Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed September 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed one night and would liked to stay longer, hosts very friendly and helpful and helpful with advice and directions, unit good size and well equipped, nice and clean and quiet, just 5 mins drive out of CBD

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Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Loza351 Thank you very much for your review. We are always happy to hear when a guest has enjoyed their stay and would have liked to stay longer! :) Thanks again. Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Papamoa, New Zealand
Reviewed September 25, 2016 via mobile

We have been here before and it's like it's had a total revamp. Given our keys and what a suprise when we opened the door. Great sized room with a king size bed which looked so inviting. Lots of space and a flat screen on the wall with all the channels and even a playstation 😜. Small dog a small...

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Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Daibach999 Thank you very much for your detailed review. It is rewarding to hear of your surprise at the "revamp" our motel has undergone since you last stayed with us. Once again, we thank you for taking the time to share your impressions. It was a pleasure to have you return and we do hope you will again in...

Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
Reviewed September 20, 2016

It was me & my partners first time in Gisborne & we were confused about where to stay upon checking Tripadvisor we came across the Motel Oasis. What an Oasis it was to rest our weary heads here, full of creature comforts, Kate & Hamish were so accommodating. Beds were made fresh every day, towels changed & room tidied. All...

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Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Patrick Thanks so much for your review. It was a pleasure to host you and we are very happy you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed what we have to offer. We look forward to welcoming you both back again next time! Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

There are three important factors to a good nights sleep for me. Quiet, comfy bed and good pillows. Motel Oasis have met all of these needs really well. This was probably the best nights sleep I have had in a motel in quite a while. The room is clean and tidy and the owners are very friendly.

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Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Shan-nz20 Thank you very much for your review. We are delighted we met all your needs and that you had such a good nights sleep! We look forward to seeing you again next time. Kind regards Hamish & Kate

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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  • Conference Facilities
  • Babysitting
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel Oasis was recently refurbished into an elegant Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gisborne, only minutes away from Sponge Bay Beach and Wainui Beach. The ideal getaway spot! Beautiful landscaped gardens & solar-heated swimming pool surrounded by 15 stylish ground-floor air-conditioned units with FREE Unlimited Wireless Internet, 10 channel SKY, DVD player/Playstation (FREE library of 300+ movies/games), Microwave, Fridge, Kettle, Iron & Board, Hair-dryer, Heat Pumps/Electric Blankets. Secure FREE PARKING, FREE Bicycles, Scooters, FREE Laundry Facilities. We have wheelchair-friendly rooms, as well as family suites and studios. Conference room. Our staff will ensure you get the best time in our beautiful Motel and in Gisborne in general. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Oasis

Address: 5 Sponge Bay Road | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
Location: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $73 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel Oasis 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“Best spacious room we stayed in was the queen bed with spa bath.”
 of 5 bubbles annchand1, Nov 4, 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with spa bath. Well worth it”
 of 5 bubbles V9663MTdebbiem, Jul 14, 2016 | Read review
“easy accessibility, privacy, lovely clean rooms”
 of 5 bubbles AliCheesman, May 17, 2016 | Read review
“Lovely pool in summer.”
 of 5 bubbles anonF338IA, Apr 30, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a room away from the main road which borders the motel”
 of 5 bubbles annac1950204, Mar 12, 2016 | Read review
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