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Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Reviewed December 27, 2009

Stayed here for 2 nights as part of our 3 week trip to NZ. A solid budget choice, very little you can critiscise in terms of the basics. Everything worked well, clean, friendly.
Room was spacious, Like similar budget motels in NZ, kind of place that is more than acceptable to refresh and rejuvenate overnight but the kind of place you would want to hang around during the day.
Rooms were a bit dated but only the very fussy would be affected by this.
The motel is about a mile out of town on the main Christchurch - Dunedin highway - you need a car. Free wifi is by way of a 20mb voucher, not sure if further vouchers would be provided if you need it. The motel has onsite restaurant which was kind of strange. No menu is made availble in your unit for this onsite facility, but all the menu's of the rival main town centre restaurants were! As an added deterrent there was a $5 charge for charging your meal to your room. Got a very frosty reception when I ventured into the restaurant so ended up in the town centre options. However the restaurant was full every night with many locals and the evening menu was priced more expensive than than the town centre options which suggests it may be good quality food.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 23, 2009

We arrived at the Heritage Court after 3 weeks in New Zealand for our last night, and really wished we could have stayed longer. We booked a 2 bedroom apartment, which was very well decorated, and the bathroom had a spa bath and a massive separte shower. We went to see the Blue Penguins while in Oamaru, which is an absolute must. We also found the town had gorgeous buildings and lots to offer for a few nights. The whiskey studios were excellent, which are located on the way to the blue penguin colony, which had whiskey tasing on the ground floor, and a fantatsic gallery on the first and second floors. The art work was very good, and if money and space had allowed, we would loved to have purchased a painting.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 7, 2009

For a 2 night stay in Oamaru this accommodation was good value. Our room was large, with a double and single bed. The bathroom had a separate toilet and was also quite large. The place was clean, although decor could do with updating. It was adequate for us as we had a car so could drive into the centre of Oamaru but it might have taken a while to walk there otherwise. The breakfast was good and the staff were friendly. We paid NZD95 per night, which made it one of the cheaper places we stayed at in NZ and we had no problems and no complaints.

  • Stayed: October 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 28, 2009

We pulled into the Heritage without reservations. They had a large, cozy room for under US $ 70. The room door was open on this late afternoon, and the room was flooded with sunlight. Comfortable double and a single bed, somewhat dated furniture. Felt somehow old fashioned. Obligatory towel warmer, small kitchen counter with small fridge. Wireless via phone card only but good speed. We stayed one night, used the motel's washer/dryer, did not eat at the restaurant. The lady at the reception was extremely friendly. The motel is a bit out of town, but you'll need wheels anyway. Great value for the price. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 12, 2009

We stayed at the Heritage Court for one night while going to view the Blue penguin and Yellow eyed penguins, which you can do independently or as we did on a coach trip with Bottom bus which also points out the Oamaru sights.
The motel was clean spacious and modern with a spa bath, and ideal for a stopover. We had breakfast in the adjoining resteraunt which was fine.

  • Stayed: December 2008, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2008

We stayed at the Heritage Court for one night on the way from Queenstown to Christchurch. We had come to see the blue fairy penguins and were not disappointed (either by the penguins or the motel). We had a two-bedroom upper floor unit that had tons of space. The furnishings were simple, but cosy enough for a family with a small child. I would stay here again. While you are here, take the time to explore the town and the surrounding beaches. The signage is not very good, but with a map or some good directions, you can see yellow-eyed penguins as well as the smaller blue fairy penguins. The coast was quite beautiful to the south and we enjoyed exploring the town and seeing the architecture.

  • Stayed: August 2008, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 9, 2008

We had a spacious 2 bedroom unit with separate living & dining area. The unit was clean & well maintained. Although we didn't eat at the restaurant, my parents did & they said the food was good & servings large. Great stopover place for sightseeing in Oamaru.

  • Stayed: December 2007
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Address: 346 Thames Highway | Oamaru North, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
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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 #8 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Price Range: $103 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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