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Oamaru Motor Lodge
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

We spent a night here in June and had a very comfortable and quiet two bedroom unit on the ground floor. When we arrived the owner had been over and had turned on the heating - a nice touch. She did explain the wall heater had a rattle if we were to use that too. It seemed fine to us. The unit was very clean and well appointed, and we enjoyed our overnight stay. The beds were very comfortable, which is not always the case when you are away from your own bed. A wee touch up of the paint above the shower would be the only thing we could mention but that would be more of a observation than in anyway a negative. We would happily stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

This is a great place to stay in Oamaru.

The complex is very new and the rooms are clean and in a great condition.

The staff are also very friendly and accommodating.

If you are going to see the penguins while in town I recommend going for the 'premium' option - is $10 per person more expensive, but you are much closer to the action and get much better views of the penguins coming in on the water and then climbing up the rocks.

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Suzzieservice, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 6 June 2013

Corker review thank you very much. Excellent advice regarding the penguins thanks. Cheers. Colin

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Reviewed 22 May 2013

This is a lovely, well kept motel. Everything is clean and comfortable. We thought it might be noisy because it is on the main road, but we didn't hear a thing and slept beautifully. Check out the Whitestone Cheese factory/cafe. We had breakfast at Vinnies in the town....superb!

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Suzzieservice, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2013

Thanks for taking the time to write a review - much appreciated. Cheers. Colin

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Reviewed 18 May 2013

We had booked a studio unit and upon arrival we were upgraded at no extra charge which was totally unexpected and very much appreciated. Our room was spacious, modern, very clean, quite and so comfortable. The kitchen was more than adequate for cooking breakfast the next morning. We loved our stay here and will be staying here on our way through next year.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Suzzieservice, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2013

Lovely review - thank you. Cheers. Colin

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Reviewed 17 May 2013

I have stayed in this motel several times and find it the best value for money. Very modern, exceptionally clean and spacious units with a lovely comfortable bed. Plenty of parking. All the rooms are double glazed so lovely and warm and quiet.
Extremely friendly hosts
Highly recommended !

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Suzzieservice, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 23 May 2013

Thank you very much for such a pleasing review. I think I know who you are and it is always a pleasure to host you. Cheers. Colin

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Reviewed 7 May 2013

Rooms are modern, well appointed, always spotless, warm and quiet, Colin is a very obliging host and as such is guaranteed my business when in town. Excellent value for money. I have brought my 15 year old son with me before, this was his favourite South Island motel.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled on business
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Suzzieservice, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2013

Thank you! Loyal trade keeps our head above water and is so much valued - and to get a review is even better. Cheers. Colin

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Reviewed 6 May 2013 via mobile

We booked here quite late for a one night stay and were very happy!
The hosts were very friendly upon arrival.
The rooms are spacious and we were lucky enough to have the one right at the back of the property so it was very quiet!
Rooms are tastefully decorated and well appointed.
Highly recommended!

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Suzzieservice, Owner at Oamaru Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2013

Thank you very much - you know how to make a persons day! Thank you. Colin

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Additional Information about Oamaru Motor Lodge

Address: 391 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand (Formerly 391 Oamaru Motor Lodge)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
Price Range: £76 - £97 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Oamaru Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oamaru's superior accommodation complex where "great value is only the begining!!" 15 stylish suites and apartments, double-glazed for quiet and warmth. Spacious studio units sleep couple or twin, double-corner spa baths, 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom family apartments, access facilities. All units with tea/coffee-making facilities and microwaves with hotplates and frypans available.Some with fully equipped kitchens with electric range. Lovely bathrooms, king-size beds, electric blankets/heating, work stations, wireless broadband, phone, LCD TVs with 50+ Sky TV channels. Cooked and continental breakfasts. All units are non-smoking with ashtrays provided on outdoor seating directly adjacent unit door. Guest laundry available. Ample off-street parking. Pet friendly by arrangement. Courtesy vehicle. Restaurant 50 metres across road, choice of F & C shops, bakery and retail shops 100 metres from motel. Located on Thames Highway close to A&P showgrounds, Sports Stadium, high schools. Experience the difference! ... more   less 
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