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Colonial Lodge Motel

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#7 of 14 motels in Oamaru
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Colonial Lodge Motel is an excellent choice for travellers visiting Oamaru, offering a family-friendly environment alongside many helpful amenities designed to enhance your stay.

Nearby landmarks such as Totara Estate (1.7 mi) and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (2.4 mi) make Best Western Oamaru a great place to stay when visiting Oamaru.

Oamaru Best Western offers guests an array of room amenities including a kitchenette and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The motel offers room service, a concierge, and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. The property also features breakfast. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

When you’re feeling hungry, be sure to check out Steam Cafe, Tees Street, and Vinbrux Bakery & Kaffeehaus, which are some cafes that are popular with locals and out-of-towners alike.

During your visit, be sure to check out popular art museums like Grainstore Gallery and Forrester Gallery, which are all a short distance from the motel.

Enjoy your stay in Oamaru!

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Iron
Coffee / tea maker
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Microwave
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Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English, German

Location

509 Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
Colonial Lodge Motel
Getting there
Car recommended
Grade: 48 out of 100
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Dunedin Airport
113.3 km
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Gill O wrote a review Jan 2024
Ascot, United Kingdom641 contributions178 helpful votes
This worked perfectly for us, we had rooms at the back so quiet and with views of the sheep. Plenty of parking outside your room. Room was spacious and well equipped with a reasonable sized fridge and storage. Perfect for our couple of days in Oamaru. It is too far to walk in but only a short car ride and decent parking once there. Would recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa G wrote a review Oct 2023
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Darren was great as we booked at last minute and then were arriving really late due to cancelled flight. We were rushing to see a very ill elderly mother so were super stressed and Darren was really good to deal with so we were grateful for that. The room was spacious, quiet and had everything we needed. Perfect.
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Date of stay: October 2023
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MoseyAround wrote a review Apr 2023
Nelson, New Zealand97 contributions35 helpful votes
Thank you so much everyone at Colonial Lodge who helped ensure our room was ready for early check in on a rainy day after our car broke down. It was so nice to have somewhere warm and dry to shelter for the day. As for the room, everything was spotless. the bed was comfy, and the room was spacious, with a kitchenette that made it easy for us to self-cater. Thank you again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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clarebs wrote a review Feb 2022
West Coast82 contributions44 helpful votes
Colonial Lodge ticked all the boxes—very clean, comfortable bed, big shower with excellent water pressure. But what really sold me was how quiet my unit at the back was. I didn't even need ear plugs and had a great nights sleep.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Room Tip: Ask for one of the three back units or bring ear plugs.
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Response from Bella Yang, General Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel
Responded 24 Feb 2022
Hi Clare Thanks so much for your review and rating! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and had a great nights sleep! We look forward to perhaps hosting you again sometime. With best wishes from the Team at Colonial Lodge Motel
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stevecapslock wrote a review Mar 2021
Wellington, New Zealand4 contributions
Exceptionaly and wonderfully clean. Very comfortable Plenty of space inside and out. A large and comfortable bed and well appointed throughout Still not 200 words, what else, Fast internet. Was very quiet and plenty of space to children to play
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Response from Bella Yang, General Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel
Responded 21 Mar 2021
Hi Steve! Thanks so much for taking time to post your review - we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed our facilities and your stay with us! Your comments are much appreciated and we look forward to perhaps hosting you again sometime! With warm regards from the Team at Colonial Lodge Motel
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Bill291 wrote a review Mar 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand63 contributions10 helpful votes
I have had the pleasure of staying at the Colonial Lodge Motel, in the northern end of Oamaru, twice in the last month or so. On both occasions I was very impressed by the reception staff who were both friendly and efficient. But this was just the start of what was to be great experiences. The motel facility on both occasions was sparkling clean, yet managing to appear inviting and homely. The rooms I stayed in were well supplied with everything I could need and consumables were of good quality. On my last visit i stayed 2 days and was delighted to find that tea, coffee, and cookies were replaced each morning. The bed was truly luxurious and this word stays as a lasting memory of the whole experience. Thank you to the whole team who create such a nice place to stay.
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Date of stay: March 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: If possible try to book the units at the back of the motel - the rural outlook is most relaxing
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Responded 8 Mar 2021
Hi Bill, Thanks so much for your taking time to post your kind review. We are very pleased to hear you enjoyed your stay with us and it was a pleasure to host you both times. Thank you again for letting us know we're doing things right and we look forward to seeing you again sometime! With best wishes.
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Joeby2000 wrote a review Feb 2021
Blenheim, New Zealand39 contributions27 helpful votes
We stopped here for one night on our way south to the Catlins. We hadn’t booked and by the time we got to Oamaru we’re just after somewhere to lay our heads, so we didn’t expect much, just went to the first place that caught our eye. Well, it was way more than that. I would have been happy to stay for several days. We had a studio but it was spacious for two people. The place is immaculate , obviously recently renovated, and the receptionist was friendly and helpful. If you’re looking for a great place and good value in Oamaru, I highly recommend it.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Room Tip: All motels in Oamaru are on SH1 so the further back the better.
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Responded 3 Feb 2021
Dear Guest Thanks so much for your lovely review, we are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your stay with us! It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to perhaps seeing you another time. We hope you enjoyed the Catlins too! With warm regards from the Team at Colonial Lodge Motel
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Graeme M wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand749 contributions106 helpful votes
Very comfortable motel with sky tv and all the channels. Kitchen facilities were good. Place was clean and tidy with good parking at the door. Nothing much else to add! Stayed there before and we will stay again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Sophia D wrote a review Feb 2020
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I stayed 2 nights while visiting my mum at Iona rest home. As a female travelling on my own I felt very comfortable and safe there. The room was beautifully presented and very clean. The staff were extremely friendly.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Responded 3 Mar 2020
Thank you very much for your lovely feedback. It makes us happy that you had a great time with us. See you next time!
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Siglo5 wrote a review Jan 2020
Linz, Austria27 contributions62 helpful votes
We stayed for one night and enjoyed our stay. The owner was very friendly. The room was recently renovateted. The room was very clean. We stayed for one night and enjoyed our stay. The owner was very friendly.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 24 Jan 2020
Thanks so much for such lovely feedback. We really appreciate it and I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay.
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PRICE RANGE
$139 - $175 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
best western oamaru, oamaru best western
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandOtago RegionOamaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
10
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Frequently Asked Questions about Colonial Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Colonial Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru Public Gardens (3.9 km), Whitestone City (3.9 km), and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (3.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
What food & drink options are available at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Colonial Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Scotts Brewing Co, Cucina, and The Last Post Pub & Restaurant.
Are pets allowed at Colonial Lodge Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Colonial Lodge Motel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business centre and meeting rooms during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Colonial Lodge Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and German.
Are there any historical sites close to Colonial Lodge Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (8.7 km).
Is Colonial Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.