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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately freezing day when arrived ,not there fault though .Found room a bit small to negotiate with bags ,large bed etc.The system for appliances wasn't that good -couldn't have jug plugged where tea /coffee placed ,this area was too small ,shared with TV .Nothing offered for breakfast and when went out in am discovered that bus tour had had breakfast...

Thank Elaine P
Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

I think I was the only one there. There was no atmosphere. After I checked in there was no one on front counter the rest of the stay. I had to call someone on their mobile to get an iron and ironing board - the iron was full of mould so I couldn't use it. No GST receipt available. No...

Thank Dan B
Bangkok, Thailand
Reviewed 12 May 2016

first of all, i would like to thanks for a chinese owner girl for a sweet welcome! room is big and clean , everything is good except the surrounding, i just realize that this area used to be a hospital before, am i right?

1Thank thepum
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

Overlooking the harbour, lovely and hospitable owners, just a shame it's near the old hospital that's being demolished so a bit of an eyesore driving up and the motel itself could do with an outside facelift Immaculate, good facilities and affordable if you can make it through the front doors

Thank wu_mops
New Zealand
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We booked through Air NZ airpoints and arrived from Wellington pretty tired. Turned the hairpin bend to be confronted by what appeared to be a bombed out building from a bad day in Baghdad. The old long abandoned hospital covered about 8 acres and every window was broken and the building was a total wreck and looked like something out...

Thank rossandlestari
Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

Great location and has the potential to be nice but definitely needs a revamp. The bathroom was nice and modern, but the room itself was bare and we found it quite eery. Would still here again though as only $100 for a night and staff were very friendly.

Thank Sarah M
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We were desperate to find accommodation this week in Oamaru and this was the last chance saloon, so we approached with trepidation expecting the worst, but this is a fantastic place. The room was ultra clean, had a decent tv, fridge, free wifi and tea making facilities. There is no cooking facilities, but you can bring your own food, and...

Thank colin1957
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We stayed here just the one night. Nice location set high on the hill with lovely views of the gardens and village. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was very small yet bathroom was huge. Bedside lamps would've been good as room was a little dark. Unfortunately the bed was unbelievably uncomfortable. Other than that, it was cheap at $105...

Thank Kigu
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Comfortable stop in a converted maternity ward of the local hospital, set on the hill at the back of the town overlooking the harbour and out to sea. Friendly staff and renovated interiors made this a good choice.

Thank Colin G
Reviewed 19 November 2015

Interesting place at the top of hill in part of an old derilect hospital. Clean and wifi good. Reasonable value and staff very pleasant and helpful. Would have been a good place for an overnight stay but for the bed. The bed was the worst one I have ever slept on. Only managed a few hours sleep and even wondered...

Thank Heather T

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The best-placed motel that sits on top of the hill with priceless sea view and the wonderful view of Oamaru. Enjoy the fabulous sunrise in the morning. Large spaces for you to walk around. Quiet is the main theme.Eden Gardens Motel is a 5-minute drive from the Opera House and a 15-minute walk from North Otago Museum. It offers simple accommodation with free on-site parking and free Wi-Fi access.Heated guest rooms are fitted with electric blankets, tea/coffee making facilities and a fridge. Each also has a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.A coin-operated laundry service is available. The property has a guest lounge with satellite television.Eden Gardens Motel is a 15-minute walk from the Harbour Front and various local dining options. It is a 7-minute drive from Oamaru Blue Penguin Colony and a 15-minute walk from the Forrester Gallery. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Eden Gardens Motel

Address: 14 Joy Street, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $94 - $134 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Eden Gardens Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 21
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#7 Luxury Hotel in Oamaru
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“We were in room 13 looking over the bay - fabulous!”
 of 5 bubbles colin1957, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Bed too hard”
 of 5 bubbles 633heathert, 18 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a view over the town & out to sea - ours was great.”
 of 5 bubbles 582russellk, 14 May 2015 | Read review
“some rooms have seas views others have hills and town views”
 of 5 bubbles ob1kiwi, 1 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Good luck!!”
 of 5 bubbles MargaretE961, 25 Feb 2013 | Read review
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