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Motel Oasis

5 Sponge Bay Road Tamarau, Gisborne 4010 New Zealand
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#3 of 16 motels 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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Property amenities
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
Heated 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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Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Modern
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813pipa wrote a review May 2023
Lower Hutt, New Zealand21 contributions5 helpful votes
I recently travelled to Gisborne for business and have nothing but good things to say about Motel Oasis. - The staff are incredibly helpful and SO nice. - The rooms are clean, tidy, quiet, warm and tasteful. - The motel is quiet and a mere 5 minutes from Gisborne city. Nothing is too much trouble for the owners/ staff who went out of their way to make my stay a perfect one. I can't wait to stay again!
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Date of stay: May 2023
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penelopeabarr wrote a review Jan 2023
Auckland, New Zealand2 contributions
My teen stayed here one night on January 1, 2023. He needed to book an extra room as his friend was unwell and he was told that there couldn’t be three to a room. He was then charged $570 for a standard king room. Their pricing suggests rooms are usually between $125-$195/ night. I can understand a surcharge at this time of year, but this is extortionate. I called the hotel as I thought there was a mistake. They told me they felt fine about this charge at this time of year. So disappointing for a kiwi business that they feel fine taking advantage of a young person.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Dianne T wrote a review Mar 2022
Napier, New Zealand205 contributions41 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
Mount Maunganui, New Zealand47 contributions3 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 Zealand74 contributions19 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 Zealand54 contributions60 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 Zealand138 contributions46 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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PRICE RANGE
$203 - $251 (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), Kaiti Hill (2.1 km), and Dome Cinema (3.3 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, Portofino, 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.