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Holmes Hill Motel

State Highway 1 92 Wansbeck Street, Oamaru 9401 New Zealand
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Family and Play Areas (2)

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4.5
#12 of 14 motels in Oamaru
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Value

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Oamaru, Holmes Hill Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Holmes Hill Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Oamaru.

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

Holmes Hill Motel features room service.

For those interested in checking out popular landmarks while visiting Oamaru, Holmes Hill Motel is located a short distance from St Luke's Anglican Church (1.0 mi) and Michael O'Brien Bookbinder (1.1 mi).

If you’re looking for a pub, consider a visit to The Last Post Pub Restaurant, Fat Sallys, or Portside, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Holmes Hill Motel.

If you are interested in exploring Oamaru, check out one of the art museums, such as Grainstore Gallery and Forrester Gallery.

Holmes Hill Motel is sure to make your visit to Oamaru one worth remembering.

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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
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Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Non-smoking hotel
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Air conditioning
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Non-smoking rooms
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LemmonHerk wrote a review Feb 2012
HKG and San Francisco, Calif.94 contributions73 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We'd tried to get a room in the Historic District, but there was a convention in this little town, a gathering of bowlers, so the i-Site lined us up our room at the Holmes Hill Motel. What a delightful surprise! The price was right, the beds were comfy, and though we were right on the main road to Dunedin, the way the motel is situated, we had little to no traffic noise. There's a lovely deck out back with views over the valley, which was very nice for an afternoon glass of wine. The room was spacious enough that we weren't all over each other, even with all our suitcases open, plus there was enough of a kitchen in the way of mini-fridge, etc., that if we bought a few items, we could manage breakfast or lunch in the room, if so inclined. After returning to Hong Kong two days hence, I realized I'd left my iPad charger and universal adapter behind somewhere by accident. When I phoned about it, yes, they had it, and had been expecting my call. They were kind enough to post it to me, and saved me the the not-inconsiderable expense of replacing both. This is a better result than I had when I made a similar error some years ago with a 5-star hotel! Such personal and attentive service (or lack thereof) can make or break a holiday, and I'm happy to report that my experience with the Holmes Hill Motel only makes me want to come back and explore Oamaru in greater depth. There's much more to see than I could manage in just two days, and now I know exactly where to stay when I can manage a return visit.
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Date of stay: January 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: One of the back rooms, opening onto the deck with a view of the valley beyond.
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Patterson2 wrote a review Mar 2015
15 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Lovely room, comfy bed, quiet even though it is on the main road you can't hear the traffic. Pour yourself a drink and sit out the back and take in the lovely semi rural view. All within walking distance to a large grocery store where you can buy your wine.
Highly recommend a stay here, we stayed a week And would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: February 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Billiethekid85 wrote a review Dec 2013
2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Got into Oamaru at 7pm on the 30th Dec to find accommodation was fully booked, driving out the south side we spotted Holmes Hill Motel had vacancies! I'll admit it looks a wee bit rough on the outside, but the rooms are immaculately clean and surprisingly modern. Bed was super comfy! Only $11.00 for a taxi to town. The owners are really friendly.... And best of all, the price was more than reasonable!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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David C wrote a review Oct 2013
Bridport, United Kingdom1 contribution1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
On a 3 week tour of South Island NZ hospitality has been superb, but I've saved the best motel to last. Holmes Hill is well appointed, beautifully presented and most comfortable. At the same time, it's the most reasonable - splendid value. Wifi in NZ motels has been the big let-down but here it has been excellent, free and fast - AND NO HORRIBLE COUPONS!
My rating? 12 out of 10!
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Date of stay: October 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Tamora_12 wrote a review Apr 2013
Leeston22 contributions7 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here on an overnight trip to Oamaru - lovely room, looked to be brand new, was certainly spotlessly clean. Extremely comfortable bed. End units have a pleasant rural outlook. For a short stop it was excellent value.
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Date of stay: February 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nathan wrote a review Sept 2011
Tauranga, New Zealand44 contributions67 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Will stay there everytime I drive through Oamaru! As said lovely couple run this place, made my stay that much better
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Date of stay: August 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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541max wrote a review Feb 2016
Annapolis, Maryland22 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great little apartment for $120 NZ$! nice size complete kitchen and lunge (living room) - modern bathroom and two rooms, both with large beds - great deal for two folks - very clean and in great shape - highly recommend
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Date of stay: February 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: check wifi ahead - I forgot to but we were only there for one night, got in late and took off...
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Canadian-abroad53 wrote a review Feb 2015
Sussex, Canada70 contributions54 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed in one of the two bedroom units for one night. The rooms were scrupulously clean but very utilitarian. When we arrived back at the hotel after viewing the blue penguins - no more than 10:00 p.m. - we had to maneuver our way into our room in the pitch black as there were absolutely no exterior lights on anywhere. In fact, one of my greatest criticisms was the poor lighting in the whole place, which could be easily addressed. There was a single, naked bulb hanging in the living room ceiling, and in the room I occupied there was one dim ceiling light over one of the three beds in the room.
We spent $140 for three people.
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Date of stay: February 2015
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Hank311326 wrote a review Feb 2015
Ashburton, New Zealand19 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I enjoyed staying 5 nights at this motel ,I had a bowling tournament to attend..It was nice and quite and handy to shops .Good clean motel , has every thing you need and very economical as well,The owner was most helpful .
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Date of stay: February 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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sub865 wrote a review Jan 2015
christchurch8 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in the 2 bedroom family unit, it is dated but has everything you need, and heaps of room for the kids to spread out. The beds were really comfy and the unit was very clean. They have a free washing machine and a clothes line to hang your clothes out on (my washing was even bought in for me!), there is a big field out the back with swings and heaps of room to kick a ball
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Date of stay: December 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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541max wrote a tip Feb 2016
Annapolis, Maryland22 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"check wifi ahead - I forgot to but we were only there for one night, got in late and took off early next day"
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PatMacnz64 wrote a tip Mar 2014
Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand537 contributions103 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"choose a unit back from the road such as unit 6 it has a good view and patio"
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boilingfrogger wrote a tip Mar 2014
canberra9 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get one of the rooms at the back that face the hill/view."
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LemmonHerk wrote a tip Feb 2012
HKG and San Francisco, Calif.94 contributions73 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"One of the back rooms, opening onto the deck with a view of the valley beyond."
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Frequently Asked Questions about Holmes Hill Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Holmes Hill Motel?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru Public Gardens (0.8 km), Whitestone City (1.8 km), and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Holmes Hill Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, room service, and kids activities.
What are some restaurants close to Holmes Hill Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and Fat Sallys.
Are there any historical sites close to Holmes Hill Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (4.1 km).