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Northstar

495A Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#5 of 14 motels in Oamaru
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See why so many travellers make Northstar their motel of choice when visiting Oamaru. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers a family-friendly setting with an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

The rooms offer a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a desk, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Northstar features room service and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Northstar guest, you can enjoy a lounge that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While staying at Northstar, visitors can check out Totara Estate (1.8 mi) and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (2.3 mi), some of Oamaru's top attractions.

Oamaru has plenty of Asian restaurants. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Midori, The Station Wok, and Golden Island Chinese Restaurant, which are serving up some great dishes.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular history museum like Whitestone City, which is a short distance from the motel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Northstar as you experience all of the things Oamaru has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Laundry service
Washing machine
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Microwave
Refrigerator
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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Giovanni C wrote a review Mar 2024
Pegli, Italy122 contributions69 helpful votes
Good motel with clean and large rooms, with a spacious bathroom. Our unit was at ground floor with no view at all except the carpark. The motel has a restaurant where we had lunch and this is convenient. There was some noise from a close park of trucks, but not during the night.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Tom wrote a review Jan 2023
Wellington, New Zealand30 contributions2 helpful votes
Good value and great amenities fitted out in the bathroom/kitchenette/desk. Very very large and spacious. Could hear a bit from the unit above. The tiled shower and water pressure was excellent along with the pod coffee machine. This was be an excellent motel if it had a nice outlook of a garden rather than the car parking. Reception seemed surprised to see me when checking in (almost felt rude) but then we laughed about this.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for an Upstairs unit
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ARKCHC wrote a review Apr 2022
Christchurch, New Zealand26 contributions10 helpful votes
Room was nice and tidy enough. Very roomy. We had a downstairs one which are all designed for disabled people. Unless you need it, I’d recommend an upstairs room. Warning: Don’t stay here if there is a risk of moderate to high southerly winds. The services boxes on the back of the building bang and make terrible noises in the wind!!! Kept us a awake for a good part of the night. Highly recommend the restaurant. Great food and excellent service. Real friendly.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Hawean wrote a review Dec 2021
Geraldine, New Zealand322 contributions94 helpful votes
The motel was a little dated but it was clean, roomy, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom had plenty of space. It was also quiet inspite of being on the main road. It's just a pity that the restaurant wasn't up to much.
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Date of stay: December 2021
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Bruce M wrote a review Aug 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand774 contributions186 helpful votes
We had a night here recently. The hotel was rmarkably quiet and peacful considering it is attached to a tavern. The room was spacious and well laid out. It had a small kitchette with enough for a cup of tea and breakfast. Very nice.
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Date of stay: August 2021
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gemido wrote a review May 2021
Nelson, New Zealand442 contributions152 helpful votes
I stayed a night on the way to Dunedin. The staff were so easy to communicate with. Booking was easy. The unit was well equipped and spacious with a settee and two lounge chairs but the heating was poor. There was no heating in the bathroom and the room had a small panel heater which took ages to warm up. How could you build a motel in Oamaru without bathroom under floor heating and a heat pump. Take plenty of warm clothes. There is good parking and its clean and comfortable if a little on the chilly side
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Date of stay: May 2021
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Doherty wrote a review Dec 2020
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We Loved our stay at the Northstar Motel. The rooms are very spacious, clean and modern. The staff are all very friendly and helpful. Location is good, and there plenty of parking spaces. Thank you from the Doherty family.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jodez70 wrote a review Feb 2020
Canterbury Region, New Zealand5 contributions
We recently spent two nights here. The room was large enough that we weren’t tripping over each other. There is a huge bathroom/changing area. The kitchen is well appointed with an added bonus of a coffee machine. The shower is huge and has amazing pressure. The bed was a little firmer than we are used to but still comfy. The only down side was from children running around in the room above us, going to sleep solved that. And a couple of spare pillows would be great.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Tracey H wrote a review Jan 2020
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom660 contributions98 helpful votes
This motel has the friendliest, most helpful receptionists I've ever come across! My husband and I had the pleasure of staying for 3 nights in December and loved it! We hadn't planned on visiting Oamaru, until we discovered that heavy rain had forced road closures on our drive to Christchurch. We came across Northstar purely by accident, and were greeted with the warmest of welcome's by Shirley, and Jill looked after us during our evening meal later that day. They both have so much local knowledge, which we used to our advantage, and after extending our stay due to the on-going road issues, we had the most fabulous stay in the motel and Oamaru! The room itself was spacious, lovely and clean, with everything we needed. Comfy bed and pillows, and a peaceful environment all contributed to 3 nights of blissful sleep. We ate in the restaurant twice, and enjoyed the food very much. The bar staff were lovely too! Everything about our unexpected trip was amazing, and we're already looking forward to our next visit in 2022. Thank you all for making our stay so special, memorable. It was certainly one of our favourite places in New Zealand!
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Date of stay: December 2019
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Karin C wrote a review Nov 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand345 contributions45 helpful votes
Spent 2 nights here for a motorbike club AGM so we had a meeting room available for our use and also a restaurant for a formal dinner but also a great bar for a smaller meal if we prefer, which we did on the Friday evening. Bar snacks were excellent and so was the buffet dinner we had as the formal part of the Saturday evening.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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$162 - $214 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Northstar
Which popular attractions are close to Northstar?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru Public Gardens (3.8 km), Whitestone City (3.7 km), and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (3.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Northstar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Northstar?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Northstar?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Northstar?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Northstar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scotts Brewing Co, Cucina, and The Last Post Pub & Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Northstar?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Northstar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (8.6 km).
Is Northstar accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.