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AAA Thames Court Motel

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#4 of 14 motels in Oamaru
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Janice and Noel welcome you to AAA Thames Court Motel, Oamaru, New Zealand, we have 10 spacious, comfortable, self catering Motel Apartments, offering the choice of Studio Apartments, One Bedroom Apartments, Family Apartments and a Fully Serviced 3 Bedroom Holiday Home. Our Motel has a Qualmark 4 star rating. Quality and Service guaranteed. Proud to be a member of the "Host Accommodation Group of New Zealand". AAA Thames Court Motel is the "Home away from Home" for your Holiday Accommodation in Oamaru, New Zealand.AAA Thames Court Motel is within easy walking distance to Restaurants, Bars, Blue & Yellow Eyed Penguin Colonies, Museum, Art Gallery, Historic Precinct.For Business Travel, and your Oamaru Business corporate accommodation needs, Free "Zenbu" Secure Wireless Internet is available (100 mb). We provide Restaurant charge backs, and meals can be delivered to your room, from a very popular Oamaru Restaurant. Corporate Rates. Oamaru has array of attractions you simply won't find elsewhere.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Wifi
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English
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sandy G wrote a review Nov 2023
14 contributions2 helpful votes
Well laid out and very clean and tidy and well presented. Booking over the phone was friendly and helpful. Fab kitchen with everything you need. Good sized bathroom again with everything you need. Appreciated the makeup flannel. Only glitch was that the bed was a tad hard for us.
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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72shanks wrote a review Nov 2023
Wadalba, Australia61 contributions8 helpful votes
Good location on a main thoroughfare made it relatively easy to get to places. Good kitchenette, too, so we could cook dinner rather than go out every time. Friendly staff, too. Beds were comfortable, with a separate bedroom for the kids. Very large bathroom.
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Date of stay: September 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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PF80 wrote a review Aug 2023
10 contributions4 helpful votes
Stayed for one night so we could visit blue penguin colony while travelling around New Zealand. Room/apartment was very spacious and clean. Some nice, small touches such as offering fresh milk at check-in. Location is ok, albeit a short drive rather then short walk to penguin colony (but not a problem).
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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VinceLedge wrote a review Jan 2023
Clovenfords, United Kingdom133 contributions89 helpful votes
Modern, roomy and clean motel unit, friendly welcome. Unit was well equipped and comfortable. Situated within walking distance of Oamaru centre. Also walkable to the penguin colony (30 minutes) Good stay and would return , Recommended.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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RobChristina wrote a review May 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand112 contributions17 helpful votes
This was my second stay at AAA. Another great experience… The studio studios are extremely spacious & clean. Everything you need for a comfy night. There’s a full kitchen in you want to cook (cooktop elements & microwave, crockery, fridge etc.), or it’s an easy walk to the town restaurants and several takeaway options nearby. Excellent value for money.
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Date of stay: May 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for a room further away from the road if you’re a light sleeper. Rooms are double glazed tho...
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Bbb128 wrote a review Oct 2021
11 contributions1 helpful vote
My family stayed in the 1 bedroom family apartment. We had plenty of space with the kids taking the two single beds in the seperate bedroom, leaving me with a comfortable queen bed in the main room/living area. The apartment was up to date with no worn fixtures, linens or furniture. While none of the fittings were extravagantly luxurious, it was clear everything was relatively new which gave the whole apartment a neat and clean vibe. I was a little concerned about having the unit closest to the road but the soundproofing was really remarkable. I’m a bit precious about noise levels and have nothing to complain about there. Overall, an excellent apartment and friendly genuine staff was just the cherry on top.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Nigel and Jen wrote a review Oct 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand7 contributions6 helpful votes
I said as I was leaving the property that I was going to improve his current rating from 9.4 to 10. For an overnight stop the price and value for money was exceptional with this Kiwi host. The bed was super comfortable, nice warm room, modern and large bathroom with a well appointed kitchen complete with teapot. I knew before I had arrived here that we would enjoy the stay because Willy was so accommodating and friendly. We weren’t disappointed so come on people, check this place out ahead of the more expensive ones on offer.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Not many units, right across the road from a takeaway and take a walk up the hill at the end of...
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feebee10 wrote a review Jul 2021
otago76 contributions19 helpful votes
We stayed from one night with our daughter. We booked a one bedroom unit. It was very spacious room with queen bed in the lounge and 2 singles in the bedroom. Windows are all double glazed so even though you are on a main highway there is no road noise! The whole unit was very very clean and had everything we needed. The beds where very comfortable with extra blankets provided in the cupboard. Owners we’re friendly. We will definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reinhard G wrote a review Feb 2021
Mapua, New Zealand139 contributions27 helpful votes
I hate it when I get to a motel and all the wine glasses are different, there are three coffee cups in 6 different designs and not one knife like another. Not so here, everything was standardised, clean and in excellent condition. This is an older motel, but very nicely renovated and spotless clean. The owner, Joan was very friendly and helpful with everything. There was a little bit of traffic noise, but not really disturbing.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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jessiev25 wrote a review Jun 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand571 contributions108 helpful votes
Spacious studio motel unit, had been renovated since last time we stayed, ie kitchen and bathroom and repainting of walls. It was walkable distance to local restaurants, but to get to historic area, needed to take car. Easy check in and check out. Milk offered upon checkin but we bought our own.
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Date of stay: June 2020
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$146 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about AAA Thames Court Motel
Which popular attractions are close to AAA Thames Court Motel?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru Opera House (0.9 km), The Janet Frame House (0.9 km), and Waitaki Museum & Archive (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at AAA Thames Court Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at AAA Thames Court Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at AAA Thames Court Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at AAA Thames Court Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to AAA Thames Court Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Fat Sallys, Short Black, and Badger and Mackerel.
Are any cleaning services offered at AAA Thames Court Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to AAA Thames Court Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (6.5 km).
Is AAA Thames Court Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.