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Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Northumberland, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
331 reviews
148 hotel reviews
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“excellent value for a stopover”
Reviewed May 15, 2011

If you rejected this place on the grounds of it being a bit dated then you've missed a great bargain. We like most people came to see the penguins (penguin singular as it turned out) and found the place by chance just driving along. It was clean, comfortable and quiet and provided all we needed for a stopover - at a great (for NZ) price of $98 or something.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 20, 2011

We had not expected to have to stay in motel and tried a few before The Heritage Court but when I got there the temp staff for weekend was so helpfull she showed me a choice of rooms at a very good price! It was very clean and comfortable, spa bath also, we had a great sleep and stay and certainly will go back without doubt.

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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Plymouth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2011

Wow! A massive room plus a fully equipped kitchenette. Everything was really well maintained and we had a really comfortable stay. The motel was also great value for money. The owner was very very helpful, my wife was unwell and the owner phoned around to find her a Doctror to see which was very kind.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Manchester
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

We stayed in the Heritage Court Motel for 1 night in November 2010. The room was a good size, and clean . The kitchen area an electric hob in the cupboard, microwave and fridge, and plenty of plates, cutlery etc. The room had an OK shower. There was a little balcony area overlooking a bowls lawn. Bed was comfortable. There was plenty of room to hang clothes and put cases. There was a TV and DVD player. All the rooms had parking spaces, but ours was a little tight. The motel is quite a way from central Oamaru (not a problem if you have a car, obviously!)

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 20, 2010

Heritage Court Motor Lodge is a perfect example. It looks rundown and unreliable from the outside, but the service and rooms proved otherwise.

Rooms were very spacious and clean, heaters were easy to use and many of them have connecting doors.

Service was excellent. Many of my customers had slight issues with the toilet lighting and the receptionist (and part-handyman) fixed it within a minute of a call to her! She also helped one of my customers clip off a lock with a heavy duty cutter as the key was lost.

Location wasn't that good but still an excellent experience for us.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled on business
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E.Sussex
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Reviewed April 7, 2010

We had one night here during our tour of the south island. Just turned up without booking after we'd tried a couple of others and had no luck getting in. Glad we stayed here. We had a room on the first floor of the block furthest from (but facing) the road and it was lovely and quiet, so we had a really good nights sleep. The room was spotlessly clean, had a double bed plus one single and had a nice little balcony with furniture, overlooking the bowling green to the rear. Bathroom also spotless and well equipped, and overall we reckoned that the block we were in couldn't have been more than a year or so old. Absolutely no problems and we're happy to recommend it. While in Omaru there's some great food (and great beer) to be had at several of the pubs down the main street and a trip to watch the penguins come in from the sea at dusk is cool too. Whilst doing the latter and counting the penguins, also count how many times the Japenese tourists have to be told not to take photogaphs before they actually stop !!

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 13, 2010

We stayed there a few days before Christmas and were able to get a really great deal on a 2 bedroom place. It was luxury for us and we appreciated the discount (it was quiet and and we'd asked several places for their best price, but this was the most stylish). The room was very clean and comfortable. Latest appliances, awesome portacot on wheels with little bending required, and fantastic spa bath. The hosts were even willing to move us around so we could make the most of their spa bath. Our daughter really enjoyed it.
Quiet and peaceful with parking off the road (so safe). Great facilities - self contained but quality plates etc. They have really done a great job upgrading the rooms we were in.
Above all, the hosts were really friendly and offered to move our stuff for us. We would definitely stay again.
There is a restaurant on site but we found this immensely overpriced and not up to the standard with regards to health and safety. But, you don't have to eat there and normally you don't get a restaurant on site anyway!
Sky TV was great too even though we didn't use.
The two bedroom place had a dining table and an oven with dials that can be pushed in for safety with a young child.
Overall an awesome stay and we were really impressed.
Very stylish and modern.
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  • Stayed December 2009, traveled with family
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Property: Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Address: 346 Thames Highway | Oamaru North, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Heritage Court Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
27 Comfortable & Quiet, Budget to Luxury rooms to choose from, Super King, King & Queen beds, Luxury modern rooms upstairs and down, 3 x 2 bedroom, 1 x 1 bedroom & 23 Studios, situated just 2 minutes by car to the Town centre or 4 minutes to the Little Blue Penguins. SKY TV Guest Select - Sky Sports Channels. UNLIMITED FREE WIFI. Some Spa Bath Rooms, Some Family Rooms. Licensed Restaurant onsite (Open 6 days, Closed on Sundays) Room Service available. ... more   less 
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