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ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge

296 Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400 New Zealand
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#2 of 19 hotels in Oamaru
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Angela and Murray welcome you to Ambassador Motor Lodge situated at the north end of the Oamaru Central Business District. At our 11-unit motel we strive to offer the best in comfort and hospitality, offering home-baked muffins to all guests on arrival. As we have both travelled extensively we feel we have good insight to travellers' needs. With Murray being born and breed in Oamaru and Angela having spent alot of childhood holidays in Oamaru, we both are able to offer assistance to ensure you get the best experience out of your time here! We are a Qualmark 4-star rated property and have been awarded 'Silver' under the Qualmark Sustainable Tourism criteria Our room layouts comprise studio, 1 and 2-bedroom units, 6 with spa baths. All are ground-floor and smoke-free. Off-street-parking at your unit door. Continental and light breakfasts delivered to your unit on request. We provide free unlimited Wireless Internet for our guests, Sky 50+ channels TV and corporate charge back facilities from most of the popular local restaurants.
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Free parking
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Non-smoking hotel
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marioncotter1 wrote a review 4 May
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Very comfortable accommodation. Owner/operator was welcoming, provided a tour of the unit and two home-baked muffins. Carrot cake and very nice. Accessories in the unit were of good quality and bed was comfortable.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Lesley W wrote a review Mar 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand53 contributions11 helpful votes
Our friends had previously stayed and I can understand why the return. The rooms are very spacious and very comfortable. All the bits and pieces you need and the muffin and chocolates were a real welcoming treat. Fantastic visit.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Otago_traveller48 wrote a review Oct 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand1 contribution
Easy to find. No hassles stay. Unit clean, although mysterious stain on sheet. Friendly staff, nice basket of welcome muffins. One car park right outside unit. Overpriced for size and quality of unit though.
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Date of stay: October 2020
truekiwiNewZealand wrote a review Feb 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand78 contributions75 helpful votes
Fabulous accommodation for all the wedding guests, fresh homemade muffins on arrival which was a lovely tough! The owners are a lovely couple and made organising the bookings of 9 rooms very easy so thank you. Rooms were very clean and had everything we needed big thanks to the housekeeping staff who worked hard to make sure the rooms were available for earlier than normal check-in! A wonderful weekend was had by all and I totally recommend the Asure Ambassador Motor Lodge to people looking for a lovely safe and clean place to stay in Oamaru.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Simon & Dawn Evans wrote a review Feb 2020
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After a dire stay in a different Asure motel a few days before we were hesitant to use. However a warm welcome from the lady in charge and being shown the room changed that. Good sized room, fair price for the night. Clean, had all usual amenities, bathroom was designed for disabled so roomy. Shower bit dated but surprisingly good to use. All in all nice stay and would have stayed longer but was booked up. Freshly made home made muffins on arrival were a nice welcoming touch as well and very tasty indeed. From the outside possibly not the most inviting looking motel, right on main road which is busy but do not be fooled by looks, it really is a little gem and we would use again.
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Date of stay: February 2020
Room Tip: Only stayed one night our room was first on right as you turn into the motel, we had no issues...
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Frequently Asked Questions about ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Waitaki Trading Post (1.1 km) and Limelight Cinema (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a hot tub.
Which room amenities are available at ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include RedRobin Coffee, Station Oamaru, and Bangkok Recipe.
Are pets allowed at ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Totara Estate (4.3 km).
Is ASURE Ambassador Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.