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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...

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

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.

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...

Thank Gabi-JPF
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

Thank Nikilee M
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.

Thank cjb185
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 21 June 2016

After a bad stay at Invercargill, we decided to travel to Dunedin but nothing grabbed us as we drove through and looked at what was available - so on we went to Oamaru and found a town that was 'jumping' with visitors and things to see and do. The Steampunk Festival was in progress and people were taking in all...

Thank PetenJune
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 May 2016

We shared a room here recently. The welcome was friendly and booking in quick. The room had everything required and was warm and comfortable. There was good parking outside the room. Its a it of a walk into town but not too far.

Thank Bruce M
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 May 2016

Stayed there for one night recently and despite being on a main road we had no issue with road noise. Appreciated the fresh muffins and milk on arrival after a long drive. Rooms & kitchen well appointed, clean and the bathroom was massive. Would happily stay there again.

Thank sand_hamster
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 April 2016

Neville and Jenny are very welcoming, warm and friendly. The yummy muffins on arrival were a surprise treat and we enjoyed ours with a cuppa, thanks! The room was clean and spacious with everything that we required within easy reach. The hosts have reception/office service available up until 10pm and were very helpful when rung, nothing was a problem.

Thank Kerry C

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Additional Information about Ambassador Motor Lodge

Address: 296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: £76 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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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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