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Oamaru Motor Lodge

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#3 of 14 motels in Oamaru
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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!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Bicycle rental
Babysitting
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Parking
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Safe
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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amr100 wrote a review Feb 2024
Wellington, New Zealand1070 contributions328 helpful votes
Welcoming owners. Rooms basic but well presented. No noise from road. Shower pressure great. Not much else needed. Kitchen basic but all you need. Good sized wardrobe is staying longer. Shop across the road does great Chinese takeaways and their ice cream serves are huge!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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lian06 wrote a review Feb 2024
92 contributions61 helpful votes
Motel presentation was modern, clean and tidy. Room was clean, no issues. No special effects to comment on, but it was a clean and comfortable choice in Oamaru. My husband liked the spa bath. Would be ok to stay again if in Oamaru. Good choice.
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Date of stay: February 2024Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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David M wrote a review Jun 2023
Nelson, New Zealand22 contributions2 helpful votes
Nice, central location and easy to find. The reception is very helpful and efficient and the room spotlessly clean with everything needed and in good condition. Awesome shower pressure too, not something always found in motels! Good value too. Couldn’t fault for business travel.
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Date of stay: June 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
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Bellatrix6618 wrote a review Jan 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand166 contributions44 helpful votes
We had the best service from the team at the Oamaru Motor Lodge. We were coming back from a concert in Dunedin and didn't make it to the accommodation until half past midnight. We had told them this in advance and they had left the room door open for us with the keys inside, with a little note on the table with the wifi password and some kind words. The place is lovely and comfortable, we would definitely come back!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Murray C wrote a review Jan 2023
Christchurch20 contributions10 helpful votes
This motel was very nice, Clean well positioned. Host very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. We had a two bedroom unit which slept 5 easily. Easy parking and close to amenities. Great tv channels
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Holidreamer wrote a review Sept 2022
Cromwell, New Zealand61 contributions4 helpful votes
This is a very quiet motel considering it is located on SH1. It was very adequate for a one night stay reflected in the price. There is plenty of room for parking. New World supermarket is nearby. The heater kept the room nice and warm.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Eric994 wrote a review Jun 2022
Brisbane, Australia56 contributions48 helpful votes
I had to cancel a one night stay at this motel because of extreme weather in the South Island. Our proposed motoring holiday was impacted by extreme weather in most of the South Island NZ. Ice, snow and flooding impacted our ability to travel from Christchurch to Wanaka. The NZ Transport Agency on their website advised road closures due to ice and snow, especially on the mountain passes. I conveyed this information to the Management of the Heritage Court Motor Lodge at Oamaru and asked if a cancellation fee of one night's accommodation could be wavered. This was met with a negative response. Be aware of this situation, if you find yourself in a similiar situation. Management at this motel have no compassion and the facility needs to be avoided.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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108janinel wrote a review Apr 2022
Orewa, New Zealand11 contributions13 helpful votes
An unexpected overnight stay for us and very pleased with our choice of motel. Very welcoming host who also recommended dinner which we were able to have delivered to our unit. The unit was very spacious, clean and well appointed. Would highly recommend.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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sueandtrev2016 wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand37 contributions5 helpful votes
This motel is at the Northern End of Town very quiet and close to restaurants nice and clean but take your heater with you as they have no heat pumps. They only had a small heater of probably 450 watts not warm.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Tizbex wrote a review Apr 2022
New Zealand36 contributions4 helpful votes
Was a lovely place to stay. Impeccably clean, with everything you could need. Room is a good size, bathroom is lovely, with a really good shower. Has a separate heater and fan so you can regulate your room temperature. Parking is great too. Only downside was the person smoking outside their room next to ours, and that smoke drifted into ours because we had the ranch slider open. You can hear the road, but its nothing to bad, unless its police sirens! Otherwise very comfy stay. :)
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$174 - $197 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
391 Oamaru Motor Lodge
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Oamaru Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Rainbow Confectionery (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 1861, Taste Cafe, and Courtyard Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Oamaru Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (7.4 km).
Is Oamaru Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.