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Ambassador Motor Lodge

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#3 of 18 Hotels in Oamaru
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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good things keep getting better! This was always a great place, and now with the new owners, it seems to have got even better. The motelier has to be one of the most helpful hosts I've met. It has a good venue, it's clean, tidy and warm, and has a great, friendly cleaning team. What more could you ask for....

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Ambassadorlodge, Owner at Ambassador Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your very kind words. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to seeing you again Bret

Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the Ambassador Motor Lodge was a comfortable, tidy complex, on the main street, close to town/Historic area. The owners were friendly and very helpful. We had a warm welcome with delicious warm muffins - great touch. Did get a rude awakening late at night from other guests knocking on our door - wrong room-that life!!! Would certainly come again and...

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Ambassadorlodge, Owner at Ambassador Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your feedback. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and appreciate that you would recommend us. We hope to see you again some time Bret

Rakaia, Canterbury. New Zealand
Reviewed 10 April 2017

Warm welcome on arrival, even though I got our arrival time slightly wrong! Delicious muffins & so nice to find chocolates on our pillows :) A really nice, clean motel with all the little extras that make the difference. Would love to stay again.

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Ambassadorlodge, Owner at Ambassador Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks so much for your lovely review. It's nice to know the extras are appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again Bret

Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 April 2017

Absolutely 100% recommend. Friendly, professional owners. Spotlessly clean. Homecooked muffins and quality chocolates on arrival were a real treat. Will revisit and recommend to others. Quality items in kitchenette. Complimentary toiletries welcomed. Thanks for a hassle free stay.

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Ambassadorlodge, Owner at Ambassador Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks very much for your lovely comments. I really appreciate your taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your stay Bret

Christchurch, NZ
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Stayed for 1 night in this busy little town. The motel is located a few minutes drive from the main shopping centre. We were welcomed with an upgrade and a couple of fresh muffins. The hotel is very tidy and clean and appears to be renovated. We had a huge spa bath with a shower over it. No shower curtain...

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Oakland, California
Reviewed 19 March 2017

The rooms here are large and very clean. They are equipped with lots of little accessories to make your stay enjoyable (plastic wrapping paper in the kitchenette). The owner is a warm and engaging fellow. Hands down, I would return and recommend this place to friends. This place gets high marks on the Quality to Price ratio.

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Mill Creek, Washington
Reviewed 28 February 2017 via mobile

This is the best place we have stayed in so far in 5+ weeks of traveling NZ! The owner/manager greeted us with a smile, showed us personally to our room and showed us how to access wifi. He also gave us a couple of muffins and they was chocolate on the beds. Room was large...ours was a two room suite...

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Monza, Italy
Reviewed 20 February 2017

Nice and clean motel, rooms are big, clean and bright. You can park in front of your room, which is perfect to move your bags! The motel owners are lovely, we were offered some freshly home-made muffins upon our arrival!

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

From the second we arrived the owners were friendly and welcoming, the muffins on arrival were so yummy too (and our pillow chocolates)! The room was really clean and New looking. I really enjoyed my stay as it was really comfortable. It's only a short distance to see the penguins too! Thankyou :)

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Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

The hosts at this motor lodge are very friendly. We got muffins and chocolate on arrival and they went above and beyond to cater for our last minute extra friend who joined us who we hadn't booked for. It was very clean and tidy.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Ambassador Motor Lodge

Address: 296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $126 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Room 1, lovely quiet room at the back of the property.”
RosemaryS869, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room back from the road.”
Fluffy, 21 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Rooms at the back (e.g. room #4) are very quiet, as they are further away from the street.”
Gabi-JPF, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Away from the busy main road.”
cjb185, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms were suitable - ask to see them”
PetenJune, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
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