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Motel Oasis

5 Sponge Bay Road Tamarau, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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#3 of 26 hotels in Gisborne
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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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Airport transportation
Conference facilities
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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Room features
Air conditioning
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Charles B wrote a review Jul 2021
Wellington, New Zealand54 contributions11 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
Response from Jenny Roughan, Owner at Motel Oasis
Responded 1 week ago
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
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
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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Antipodallen wrote a review Jan 2021
Wellington, New Zealand3 contributions
Our family of five really enjoyed staying here this summer. We stayed for 7 nights while we explored Gisborne and the surrounding area. We were able to get connecting rooms which had plenty of space for the five of us. The kids loved the pool, and it was good to have access to the motel’s bikes (we rode to Kaiti beach one day). Location was really good, just out of town, close to Wainui Beach which had excellent body boarding. I was especially impressed with the cleanliness, spaciousness, and the friendly helpful hosts.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
Response from Jenny Roughan, Owner at Motel Oasis
Responded 29 Jan 2021
Thank you so much for your glowing review. It was so good that you were able to be accommodated in the inter-connecting Units, which, as you say, gave you plenty of space for the five of you. We are fortunate to have the pool and the bikes and it is so good to see the kids outside enjoying themselves. We have a great team of Cleaning Technicians, which I will pass on your mention to them, which I know they all will appreciate it - Thank You. Hope to see you again in Gisborne one day so we can repeat your stay. In the meantime, Take Care, Travel Safely and All the Best for 2021.
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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), Oneroa cycleway/ walkway (1.5 km), and Titirangi Domain (2.7 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 Bollywood Star Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Tamarind, and Portofino.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Motel Oasis?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Does Motel Oasis have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Motel Oasis offers an airport shuttle 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.