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5 Sponge Bay Road Tamarau, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • All employees are fully vaccinated
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Updated 20/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 20/12/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.

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#2 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
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Motel Oasis was recently refurbished into an elegant Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gisborne, only minutes away from Sponge Bay Beach and Wainui Beach. The ideal getaway spot! Beautiful landscaped gardens & solar-heated swimming pool surrounded by 15 stylish ground-floor air-conditioned units with FREE Unlimited Wireless Internet, 10 channel SKY, DVD player/Playstation (FREE library of 300+ movies/games), Microwave, Fridge, Kettle, Iron & Board, Hair-dryer, Heat Pumps/Electric Blankets. Secure FREE PARKING, FREE Bicycles, Scooters, FREE Laundry Facilities. We have wheelchair-friendly rooms, as well as family suites and studios. Conference room. Our staff will ensure you get the best time in our beautiful Motel and in Gisborne in general.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Breakfast in the room
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
Parking
Wifi
Outdoor pool
Fence around pool
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Shared lounge / TV area
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Air conditioning
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Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Dianne T wrote a review Mar 2022
Napier, New Zealand183 contributions34 helpful votes
very surprised how nice this little bit out of town motel was. very quiet, clean and tidy rooms and great helpful staff, didn't try pool but looked well maintained comfy bed and good shower. would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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764delwynb wrote a review Feb 2022
Papamoa Beach22 contributions2 helpful votes
Our group of 10 stayed here for 4 nights. A little out of the city but no drama. Great rooms. Good beds. Wonderful staff - so friendly and ready to help with any need. The pool area is spotless and beautifully landscaped. 3 cheers to Thelma and her team. Studio rooms don't have all the facilities the other rooms have but sufficient
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are great
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Jenzellie wrote a review Feb 2022
Cambridge, New Zealand69 contributions17 helpful votes
We certainly weren't expecting much due to the very reasonable price for a 2 bedroom unit, but we were extremely surprised at the deal! Spacious, clean, quiet, and everything we needed. Absolutely would recommend this place to stay. Worth writing a positive review about.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Rob C wrote a review Jan 2022
Masterton, New Zealand51 contributions59 helpful votes
Just stayed one night here. Reception staff were very helpful at check in and out. Room was spotless with good appliances and comfy bed. Very popular motel as was full. Just on the outskirts of Gisborne but 5 mum drive to centre of town. Quiet location
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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pkdk wrote a review Dec 2021
Wellington, New Zealand126 contributions43 helpful votes
Good bed with clean sheets but the sofa in our room could have been from a junk shop (lumpy and uncomfortable). Furniture shown in photos better than in our room. Excellent photos on website make swimming area look better (and larger) than it is. Overall a bit tired.
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Date of stay: November 2021
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Rachel B wrote a review Dec 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand28 contributions10 helpful votes
Very clean and quiet. A little away from town but only a 20 minute walk to nearest supermarket and probably about 7 minutes by car from town. Pool and spa clean and warm. Near the beaches. Very spacious units.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Room Tip: We had a studio room. Very spacious.
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Charles B wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand56 contributions13 helpful votes
We have stayed here a few times now and is our ‘go to’ when visiting Gisborne. Always comfortable and clean. Good facilities and a nice pool. Easy 10 minute drive to town and handy to some awesome beaches. Would not hesitate recommending and we will stay again!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Jenny Roughan, Owner at Motel Oasis
Responded 22 Jul 2021
Thank you so so much for your wonderful and kind review CharlesB344 - It is always our pleasure having you stay with us while you are in Gisborne. We try our best in everything we do and our Cleaning Technicians are "The Bombs" - Personally I think I have the best Crew in town - lol. We will always look forward to your return. Keep safe and Travel Well. Take Care
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BrianA wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
Very rude and unprofessional, spoke to our friends in very condescending manner and rolled her eyes when we pulled her up on it. She even reported our party under false accusations to booking.com because we left a non favorable review. In regards to facilities, average decor, comfortable but slightly warn down and quite different to the photos displayed on booking website. All in all, No frills accommodation 10mins from town with a piece of work host.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Jenny Roughan, Owner at Motel Oasis
Responded 13 May 2021
Brian you are obviously very upset that you have been reported to Booking.com for your attitudes, rudeness, loud noise and upsetting all the guests which all complained about your behaviour and keeping them awake during the two nights you stayed. If you dont want to abide by Motel Policies and have no respect for other people, I suggest you do not stay in Motels.
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JAInzunza wrote a review Mar 2021
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I stayed overnight on my trip up around the East Cape and.I would highly recommend this motel to anyone staying in Gisborne. It was clean and very comfortable (I had a great night's sleep) and at a reasonable rate. The service was of a high standard and the owners were friendly and helpful. It will be my go-to place in Gisborne.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Jenny Roughan, Owner at Motel Oasis
Responded 13 May 2021
Thank you so much for your lovely review and score. It was certainly our pleasure having you stay with us while you were in Gisborne. I hope the remainder of your journey was just as enjoyable and safe. All the Best for your future travels. Keep Safe and Well. Cheers
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The Andersons wrote a review Jan 2021
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What an absolute pleasure to enjoy the hospitality of Jenny and her team during our recent stay in Gisborne! Air con, sparkling pool, beautiful breakfast and all the little 'extras' that make a motel stay exceptional. Our first time ever visiting the area, and with accommodations like these, we won't hesitate to come back! A huge 'Two Thumbs Way Up' for Motel Oasis!
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Jenny Roughan, Owner at Motel Oasis
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Thank you so much WillyJenni88 for your very warm and kind review. The pleasure was all ours, having you stay with us. Our aim is try and have our guests think that you are at a home away from home with as many comforts as possible. Our cooked Breakfast always seem to be a hit and certainly are a great start to the day. In Gisborne, with the great weather we do get, Air-Con is a must and the Solar Heated Salt Pool is a great way to cool off and relax. We hope to see you back in Gisborne one day and that you enjoy all of your travelling that you do. Take Care and Keep Safe. Cheers
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PRICE RANGE
US$100 - US$112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Sponge Bay Motor Inn
LOCATION
New ZealandNorth IslandGisborne RegionGisborne
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Motel Oasis
Which popular attractions are close to Motel Oasis?
Nearby attractions include Tairawhiti Museum (3.5 km), Dome Cinema (3.3 km), and Oneroa cycleway/ walkway (1.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Motel Oasis?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Motel Oasis?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Motel Oasis?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Motel Oasis?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Motel Oasis?
Conveniently located restaurants include Portofino, Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, and Tamarind.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Motel Oasis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Motel Oasis have airport transportation?
Yes, Motel Oasis offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are there any historical sites close to Motel Oasis?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Siege of Waerenga-a-Hika Memorial (15.1 km).
Is Motel Oasis accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.