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lenice2017
Palmerston North, New Zealand

Highly recommended

5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 Apr 2019
Stayed two nights and found our ground floor studio unit spacious, clean, comfortable and extremely well-appointed. Although motel is on the main highway, the double glazing ensured a quiet night with minimal road noise and we enjoyed good sleeps.
Manager friendly and helpful. Motel close to the centre of the town, with plenty of eateries at hand.
Would certainly stay at Thames Court again on any future visits to Oamaru.
Highly recommended.
Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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    Reviewed 19 February 2019 via mobile

    Stayed here for two nights, rooms large and comfortable, and quiet too given it’s proximity to the main highway. The room was very clean with good facilities, a short stroll into town and the Victorian area, manager very welcoming and helpful, really recommend this place.

    Date of stay: February 2019
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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    Reviewed 13 January 2019 via mobile

    We had a unit with two rooms that perfectly suited our family of four for a stop over.

    Well appointed. We appreciated the comfortable beds and had enough room to put up our portacot. I had the best night sleep I’ve had in a week. We appreciated the kitchen to store our food overnight and appreciated the plates and cutlery for our takeaway dinner at the table. Enjoyed hot showers after being on the road.

    Nice touch with the cute surfing art on the wall.

    We give it a 5/5 not because it’s a “5 Star Hotel” but because it met our needs, was comfortable and clean, moderately updated, quiet and we experienced friendly and helpful service. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

    To the few people who gave poor reviews about road noise- that’s going to be expected when you travel and stay at small town motels which are almost all situated on the main roads. Be prepared. We always run a sound machine /white noise and have ear plugs. If you want a silent hotel, stay in a secluded b&b or fancy hotel in a major city. But in that note, we personally didn’t experience any road noise three rooms from the road. 😁

    Thank you for the nice stay. We are refreshed for our drive back home. 🙌🏼

    Date of stay: January 2019
    Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 11 November 2018

    We stayed for 5 nights, very friendly and helpful staff. Very clean and the self contained units are great place to use as a your base station for exploring the wonderful area around Oamaru. Windows are double glazed so noise in at a minimum which was great as we were travelling with an 8 month old.

    Date of stay: November 2018
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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    Reviewed 7 August 2018

    Had unit 8, a one bedroom unit, was lovely and clean, had everything we needed, slightly larger coffee cups would have been nice, but Im used to larger mugs. Unit was quite warm with heater going but heater slightly noisy but room stayed warm with heater turned off. Water pressure in shower was lacking for washing long hair but enough for a simple wash. Room was a little noisy with road noise, but we live rural so not used to SH1 traffic. Very basic TV channels.

    Date of stay: August 2018
    Thank freedreamz
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    Reviewed 29 July 2018

    We stayed here for three nights from 25th July in the King Bed Room. The property has been refurbished to a high standard and the rooms are amazing. We arrived late at night and the heater had been put on in our room, as it was pretty cold outside, so it was lovely to walk into. Our unit was spacious, modern and very, very clean. Walking distance to a lovely Thai Restaurant down the road and going into town is walkable if you are keen. Would highly recommend this property to anyone - good rooms and the nightly rate is very good.

    Room tip: All rooms are on one level, so no stairs to have to cope with.
    Date of stay: July 2018
    • Trip type: Travelled with family
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