We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!

Midway Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Midway Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers","shims"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))","shims":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'shims'))"}},"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

131 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 125: English reviews
Somerset
Level Contributor
48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

An unplanned stopover but we were fortunate to stumble upon the Midway. The family room was spacious and comfortable with great facilities. Warm and cosy and convenient for all the attractions. The children enjoyed the trampoline!

Helpful?
1 Thank Lynsay M
Greymouth, New Zealand
Level Contributor
53 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Recently stayed here (April 2016) - had an upstairs room - very warm and comfy bed. Great location -near amazing thai takeaway and around the corner from Whitestone cheese factory. Easy to find on SH1 and not noisy at all. Free wifi and offstreet parking.

Helpful?
Thank Cowguts
Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

This motel might be a little dated in looks but is fitted with modern furnishings and is just perfect for a place to stay. The rooms are immaculate with everything you need for a comfortable nights sleep, to cooking and eating in. Set back off the main road it is also very quiet and their rates are very reasonable. Highly... More 

Helpful?
Thank 23Shannon23
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2016 via mobile

Great stay, great value. More characters required. At least two hundred. That's a lot of characters. I don't know if I can come up with that many characters. Disney generally has good characters. And Dickens was able to craft good characters. Well, would you look at that. I did it!

Helpful?
Thank Stephen M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
18 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

Like most people visiting Oamaru, we were just in for an overnight stay. The Midway Motel provided a good location within easy walking ditance of the Victorian part of Oamaru and near to lots of good takeaways and Countdown supermarket. The interior was dated and cheap but spotlessly clean and well equipped with cooking equipment. For those looking for a... More 

Helpful?
Thank Seagull_Maestro
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
30 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights on our way to Dunedin. This motel is simple, a little outdated, but spotless and it has all you need for your visit. Great location too. The new owners are very knowledgeable and had great recommendations on what to see and where to eat.

Helpful?
1 Thank janddp29
Exeter, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
78 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016 via mobile

Pros - well equipped studio. Bed comfortable. Cons - utilitarian & rather basic eg chipboard ceiling ( unpainted) & the oldest working fridge & cooker we've seen for a long time. Wifi kept disappearing if you didn't use it for a few minutes, meaning you had to redo user name & password. Very annoying! New owners have only been here... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank DandR-Exeter
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
48 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here 1 night when we visited the Blue Penguin colony. The location is about a 15 minute walk to the centre (steampunk etc). The rooms are a good size and clean. The kitchen is well equipped and wifi is good. There is a kids playground outside and ample parking. The lady at reception was very helpful and pleasant. An... More 

Helpful?
Thank Barry S
Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

We stayed here on our visit to NZ in order that we could see the Blue Penguins. We were tired and not sure where we were but the couple who run this Motel were absolutely superb and although fully booked let us stay in a room they usually use for friends and family. Nothing was too much trouble for them.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Debmart1
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

What a warm welcome! Karen provided us with a wealth of information, booked our penguin tour and even drove us to the Sunday market so we would not miss it. She even greeted us with homemade baking which was a wonderful treat!! The motel is dead clean and has all the amendities for a very comfortable stay! Think we had... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Hera L
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

2 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveler Photos (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travelers also viewed these Oamaru hotels
0.5 mi away
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
Brydone Hotel Oamaru
#12 of 19 in Oamaru
3.5 of 5 stars 149 reviews
14.3 mi away
The Mill House
The Mill House
#13 of 19 in Oamaru
4.0 of 5 stars 25 reviews
0.0 mi away
Highfield Mews, Oamaru
Highfield Mews, Oamaru
#1 of 19 in Oamaru
5.0 of 5 stars 306 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.2 mi away
Bella Vista Motel Oamaru
1.0 mi away
Oamaru Top 10 Holiday Park
0.7 mi away
Oamaru Motor Lodge
Oamaru Motor Lodge
#2 of 19 in Oamaru
4.5 of 5 stars 150 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Midway Motel

Address: 289 Thames Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $69 - $103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Midway Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Priceline, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotwire, Odigeo, Otel, Agoda and Hotels.com so you can book your Midway Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Oamaru
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay