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Heritage Court Motor Lodge

346 Thames Highway Oamaru North, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#8 of 18 in Oamaru
Welcome to Heritage Court Motor Lodge. A range of accommodation and facility options including our own restaurant. We offer a friendly, personal service, even though we are one of Oamaru's largest accomodation providers. Guests have a choice of 34 rooms which range from budget to luxury, Our units are spacious and set back from the road in a quiet location only two minutes drive to the centre of town, and four minutes to the Little Blue Penguin Colony. We have recently opened seven brand new rooms and seven newly renovated rooms offering our customers superb, modern facilities. Contact us direct for special rates for groups, corporates and seniors. Enquire now!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Kids stay free
Children's playground
Baggage storage
Self-serve laundry
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Special diet menus
Highchairs available
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Room features
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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vanessa wrote a review Mar 2022
Nelson, New Zealand5 contributions
Staff are friendly and nice, and check was easy. Was so unimpressed that they put me next to a covid positive patient that was isolating when they had other rooms available. The walls were paper thin so everything he coughed, I felt like I was getting coughed on. The beds were so hard to the point they were almost painful and I considered sleeping on my yoga Matt on the floor. Notice in shower saying if steam from shower triggered fire alarm you would be charged $250, yet they had no extractor van. Continental breakfast they served in the restaurant was actually embarrassing. Warm yogurt, dry toast or rice bubbles/ cornflakes that looked like they had been there years. Just a terrible experience.
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled
Jonathan Taylor wrote a review Jan 2022
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On booking we were advised that they did not have a liquor license due to COVID-19, That should have rung enough alarm bells, but of no consequence as we were dining with our grandson. We ordered our mains with a garlic bread to start. The bread wasn't too bad and that was about where it stopped. I ordered the Blue Cod on special, my wife ordered the roast Pork on special and little Mr 8yo ordered the chicken nuggets. The nuggets were ok but the chips were a bit on the under cooked side of things. My Blue Cod tasted as if it had been in a freezer for 9 months, microwave defrosted and then deep fried. Dry as old leather. As for the roast Pork let's just say that it was inedible, dry, stringy and tasteless. On leaving we were charged for everything, even after voicing our concerns. Needless to say we will never be back.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Travelled
JustMeSo1974 wrote a review Dec 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand9 contributions14 helpful votes
Comfortable and spacious. Good comfortable beds, room to spread out and put your bags places, good cooktop (maybe induction), nice sized drinking glasses! (I don’t like the tiny glasses motels often have), good sized tv that swivels, new heat pump that works well, blackout blinds that have a separate sheer curtain for privacy. Got its own well priced family restaurant which I didn’t try.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Travelled
BevandShaz wrote a review Nov 2021
Rangiora, New Zealand2 contributions
We didn't get any sleep, the beds were so hard we couldn't get comfortable. The ground floor unit was clean and tidy and the owners very accommodating. The room was light all night as the curtain covering the door wasn't long enough. The venetian blind on the kitchen window didn't block out any light. We tried to cover with pillows but that didn't work. After a very long night of no sleep, no decent coffee to help us out. Tea selection was minimal. We were lucky enough to have a large TV which came in handy when we couldn't sleep. We traveled with friends, and one of them slept on the kitchen floor due to the bed being so uncomfortable. Would pay to invest in some quality mattresses and bases. Outside lighting that was on all night was awful. If lighting has to be left on, need good quality black out curtains everywhere in the room. We had a big day of travel and really needed to get some sleep before travelling home. It definitely put a dampener on our trip to Oamaru.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Travelled
townsvillemiss65 wrote a review May 2021
Invercargill, New Zealand54 contributions36 helpful votes
rooms are large, beds comfy, very very clean, Lovely greeting on arrival and we were given an upgrade without any request which was really nice. spa tub was very clean, first one i have used in a long time, great soak. everything worked, very relaxing after a very long drive. will be returning very soon.
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Date of stay: May 2021
Sleep Quality
US$70 - US$90 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Heritage Court Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Oamaru Public Gardens (2.6 km), Whitestone City (2.6 km), and Oamaru's Victorian Precinct (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Cucina, Scotts Brewing Co, and Star and Garter.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Heritage Court Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (4.8 km).
Does Heritage Court Motor Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
Is Heritage Court Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.