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5.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 Jan 2020
This motel has the friendliest, most helpful receptionists I've ever come across! My husband and I had the pleasure of staying for 3 nights in December and loved it! We hadn't planned on visiting Oamaru, until we discovered that heavy rain had forced road closures on our drive to Christchurch. We came across Northstar purely by accident, and were greeted with the warmest of welcome's by Shirley, and Jill looked after us during our evening meal later that day. They both have so much local knowledge, which we used to our advantage, and after extending our stay due to the on-going road issues, we had the most fabulous stay in the motel and Oamaru!
The room itself was spacious, lovely and clean, with everything we needed. Comfy bed and pillows, and a peaceful environment all contributed to 3 nights of blissful sleep.
We ate in the restaurant twice, and enjoyed the food very much. The bar staff were lovely too!
Everything about our unexpected trip was amazing, and we're already looking forward to our next visit in 2022. Thank you all for making our stay so special, memorable. It was certainly one of our favourite places in New Zealand!
Date of stay: December 2019
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Reviewed 18 November 2019

Spent 2 nights here for a motorbike club AGM so we had a meeting room available for our use and also a restaurant for a formal dinner but also a great bar for a smaller meal if we prefer, which we did on the Friday evening. Bar snacks were excellent and so was the buffet dinner we had as the formal part of the Saturday evening.

Room tip: Any room is good as they are set back from the road.
Date of stay: November 2019
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Thank Karin C
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Reviewed 28 October 2019 via mobile

Stayed for one night over Labour weekend. Room was really nice, comfortable bed and tidy facilities inside the unit. Good location as it is nicely placed to reach anywhere in Oamaru. No noise especially since it is part of a reasonable sized complex. Would stay again as staff were efficient and polite and facilities were very comfortable.

Date of stay: October 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank KIWI-748
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Reviewed 8 September 2019

Thought we would drop in for lunch. Surprised at the decor , it looks very nice.
The staff were very friendly.
Lunch menu was a bit lacking, we ended up with soup which was fine, the chips we ordered were not what we asked for but they were good and we got refunded.
Maybe a bit of music - atmosphere lacking.
Thinking Dinner would be a better time to go

Date of stay: September 2019
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Reviewed 14 July 2019

Good value for money at $160 a night for two people, stayed in an upstairs room. Warm comfortable room. Easy check in and out. Was concerned there would be noise from adjoining bar/restaurant but we didn't hear a thing.

No air con but had a fan heater.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank 24Becky
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Reviewed 3 July 2019 via mobile

The Northstar is a excellent motel for anyone traveling through or to Oamaru. The room was bigger than expected with a very comfortable bed and a good sized seating area.
The kitchen was very well appointed and clean, with everything you need to self cater. The bathroom has plenty of room to move and a separate toilet which is rare.
Laundry facilities are available at a very reasonable rate as well.
The staff where also very friendly on checkin and checkout, I think it would be hard to beat this motel.

Date of stay: July 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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