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Ambassador Motor Lodge

296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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  • Oamaru Opera House
    0.9 mi
  • 4 star hotel
  • Free Parking
Reviewed 2 days ago
Perfect one night stay
From the second we arrived the owners were friendly and... more
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

From the second we arrived the owners were friendly and welcoming, the muffins on arrival were so yummy too (and our pillow chocolates)! The room was really clean and New looking. I really enjoyed my stay as it was really comfortable. It's only a short distance to see the penguins too! Thankyou :)

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

The hosts at this motor lodge are very friendly. We got muffins and chocolate on arrival and they went above and beyond to cater for our last minute extra friend who joined us who we hadn't booked for. It was very clean and tidy.

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Thank Jacinta8
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We decided at the end of last week we'd drive to Oamaru for the weekend. Checked out Trivago for motel recommendations and found this place. It's not too far from the town centre but good walk too if you don't have a car. We had a spacious 2 bedroom unit. Spotlessly clean. Wonderfully set up. Sky - so the boy...

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Thank Shane g
Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed only one night, but loved the friendly feel to this small motel. The muffins on arrival were a nice touch and everything was spotless. After staying at 2 impersonal Quest properties, we were pleased to be back with owner operated Asura.

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Thank DeeTa
Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This motor lodge is part of the Asure chain and I will say it on every review: I think the Asure franchise chooses their hosts based on their friendliness and ability to make you feel like you've arrived at your family's home. Bret was no exception here. We were greeted cheerfully, given our wifi passwords and a basket with muffins...

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Thank PinkGeranium
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Very pleasant host, well appointed units with nice decor. Would stay here again. A park next door with essential shops well within walking distance. One block away is the Waitaki Girls High and another block is a beautiful Catholic Church. Thank you P Spencer

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Thank peteandvalza
Dhulikhel, Nepal
Reviewed 16 September 2016

Stayed for one night in a 2-bedroom apartment, Bret was extremely welcoming and helpful (and we enjoyed the muffins!). The apt kitchen was very generously equipped, bathroom likewise, rooms were extremely clean, quiet and comfortable. Very nice to stay in a motel that demonstrates true hospitality.

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Thank AgloTanti
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 August 2016

My husband and I spent one night at Ambassador and we had a great night of sleep! On our arrival we were greeted by Bret - the owner, - who was super friendly and welcomed us with home baked muffins that were simply delicious! The room and ensuite bathroom were immaculate clean, the mattress was very comfortable and the shower...

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Reviewed 26 July 2016

really good set up of the rooms and spacious!!so so so clean,cleanest one ive actually been to.amazing service really friendly.very warm.i will be back time and time again!!!!nice cosy clean beds and its a quiet area

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Thank Nikilee M
Invercargill
Reviewed 14 July 2016

My wife and stayed here for one very cold night night and found a warm welcome, room and bed. The reception person was very helpful and friendly, the room was spacious and warm. We would definently return.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Ambassador Motor Lodge

Address: 296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: £78 - £99 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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#1 Family Hotel in Oamaru
#3 Romantic Hotel in Oamaru
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“Rooms at the back (e.g. room #4) are very quiet, as they are further away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Gabi-JPF, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Away from the busy main road.”
 of 5 bubbles cjb185, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms were suitable - ask to see them”
 of 5 bubbles PetenJune, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had one of the very back end rooms, away from a busy road. It was quiet and relaxing for us.”
 of 5 bubbles KerryC604, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room at the rear of the motel as it is on the main road into town and road noise could be an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles pjc195410, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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