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Whangarei, NZ
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night on our way between Christchurch and Dunedin to break up the trip. Very nice motel with a very nice 2 bedroom apartment - the second bedroom for the 3 kids was surprisingly spacious - usually you have to jam the third bed in, but not here. The motel operators were very helpful and... More 

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Marris B, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you pleased you were warm and comfortable More 

New Zealand
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44 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

On our way travelling North, we stopped here for a night with a huge trailer. The owner here was lovely in allowing us to park in two parking spaces to accommodate it. The rooms were warm and inviting. The beds were comfortable and clean. The kitchenette and bathroom well cleaned and equipped with all one needed. The interior was up... More 

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Marris B, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Pleased to know you were warm and comfortable hope you had a good trip North Thankyou More 

Fanny Bay, Canada
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

I stayed here 2 nights April 2nd and 3rd and really enjoyed the spacious unit I had in the back. With pastures behind and no traffic in front except for the adjoining units it was very quiet Everything was very clean and the bed comfortable. The receptionist was nice and friendly and I even took note of her name on... More 

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Kaitaia, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016

For a week we travelled around the deep south, down from Dunedin then up and around to Oamaru before making our way back to Dunedin. In all 7 motels we stayed in, Colonial Lodge Motel by far surpassed our expectations of having the most comfortable bed, hence the best sleep! Although on the main road our room was set behind... More 

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Thank paree465
Marris B, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed your stay we try our best to ensure units are clean and comfortable More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

I recently stayed here with my Sister and daughter. We had two bedrooms and living area. Very spacious and nicely decorated. Cosy and comfortable. Very good value for money at $120. Landlady was pleasant and helpful

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Thank Sharon H
Invercargill, New Zealand
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124 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 29, 2016

We had three nights in this nice Motel and enjoyed our stay. It is on the main road north of the city centre but it didn't take long to get into town or to the various points of interest. We stayed in the back units of the Motel which are nice and quiet and we could look out the bedroom... More 

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Townsville, Australia
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43 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

Very neat and tidy with friendly staff, great nights sleep in comfy beds, close to all amenities, very nice, suitably price accommodation. Good parking for all the rooms, not enough power outlets but that was the only drawback of great accommodation

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with two kids in a two bedroom unit. Was very clean and comfortable. While there is road noise you have to expect this when you have a motel on the main highway through the town. Oamaru is a good stopping off point and we discovered a great playground in the port area. Also some fantastic... More 

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Thank Matthew C
Sheffield, Australia
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149 reviews
73 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

This is an older style motel, but the rooms are clean and well equipped. We stayed in a room at the back of the property where there was no highway noise at all, and soundproofing between rooms was good. The lady at reception was very helpful regarding local attractions and where to go to get the best views of penguins.... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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19 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

great motel everything fresh and clean. staff very helpful.It was good going back to my home town.The motel are very quiet and no road sound which is important for a good nights sleep.I would go back again and know everything is prefect.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Colonial Lodge Motel

Address: 509 Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $95 - $111 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Best Western Oamaru
Oamaru Best Western
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