We'd tried to get a room in the Historic District, but there was a convention in this little town, a gathering of bowlers, so the i-Site lined us up our room at the Holmes Hill Motel. What a delightful surprise! The price was right, the beds were comfy, and though we were right on the main road to Dunedin, the way the motel is situated, we had little to no traffic noise. There's a lovely deck out back with views over the valley, which was very nice for an afternoon glass of wine. The room was spacious enough that we weren't all over each other, even with all our suitcases open, plus there was enough of a kitchen in the way of mini-fridge, etc., that if we bought a few items, we could manage breakfast or lunch in the room, if so inclined. After returning to Hong Kong two days hence, I realized I'd left my iPad charger and universal adapter behind somewhere by accident. When I phoned about it, yes, they had it, and had been expecting my call. They were kind enough to post it to me, and saved me the the not-inconsiderable expense of replacing both. This is a better result than I had when I made a similar error some years ago with a 5-star hotel! Such personal and attentive service (or lack thereof) can make or break a holiday, and I'm happy to report that my experience with the Holmes Hill Motel only makes me want to come back and explore Oamaru in greater depth. There's much more to see than I could manage in just two days, and now I know exactly where to stay when I can manage a return visit.