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“Great price and room” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Highfield Mews, Oamaru

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Highfield Mews, Oamaru
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Certificate of Excellence
Christchurch, NZ
Level Contributor
32 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great price and room”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

Very clean, comfy and the price was right. Spa bath in our unit.
The caretakers working (covering for the owners) were lovely and very helpful.
Would recommend - although it is on the main street, it is quite quiet in the rooms at the back (we were in room 18).

Room Tip: Ask if there is a room at the back away from the street.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Atlanta, Georgia
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46 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2012

Very nice hotel with helpful staff. We just walked in to this one with no real plans. Staff was very helpful and gave us a choice of rooms. Each was very clean modern, and the price was right.
Had we more time, we would have extended our stay in Oamaru. Great little town with very friendly people.

Room Tip: get the rooms away from the main drag, around the back. they are just as nice & much more quiet.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland
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37 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2012

Had a very pleasant 2 night stay here. Highfield ticks all the boxes for this type of accommodation - clean, functional, free WiFi, modern tasteful furnishings. I really wish all motels in this price point were up to this standard. Only minor suggestion would be that the shower over the bath situation is not ideal for older or mobility impaired customers.
Highly reccommend

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trudie B
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GA!
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65 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 31, 2012

Stayed at Highfield 1 night when passing through Oamaru. (Drove from Christchurch, to Lake Tekapo, to Lake Pukaki then overnighted in Oamaru). Did not have a reservation, but a couple of rooms were available. New, clean facility. Laundry in separate area outside of room. Comfy bed and accommodation. Friendly staff and check-in.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank QueenOfTheRoad7
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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 26, 2012

What a positive influence it has to have a great host.
The accommodation is perfect, good value for money and every tip from the owner is gold.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Laura A
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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43 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

We stayed in a two-room unit in the middle of the property. Upon flying in to Christchurch from Sydney and a 3-hour drive, the first touch-down was particularly important: it was so good to be expected and be informed about the various options in Oamaru. We were bluffed by the brand new, high standing of the unit including spa bath, wifi and 2 tvs. One recommandation: the entrance to the motel is not on Thames street, so the GPS might keep you turning in circles. It would be helpful if the website would indicate the street of the entrance as a GPS address.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Travellersfromswitzerland
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 19, 2012

Stayed here last month. An excellent stopover - well run, clean and comfortable. Friendly hosts.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Australophiles
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Additional Information about Highfield Mews, Oamaru

Property: Highfield Mews, Oamaru
Address: Corner Thames & Exe Streets | GPS 26 Exe Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Highfield Mews, Oamaru 4*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Quiet and private executive Accommodation in a village like setting, Highfield Mews places you in the heart of Oamaru. Within easy walking distance of the town cafes, restaurants, shops and Historic Precinct, this new motel is ideal for both work and relaxation. Luxurious interiors complemented by unique design Highfield Mews is enhanced with many features and comforts including king size beds, double spa baths, 42" TVs. ... more   less 
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