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    Ambassador Motor Lodge

    296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
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    Oamaru Motor Lodge
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    • Excellent71%
    • Very good27%
    • Average1%
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    • Terrible1%
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    179 reviews
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    Highfield Mews, Oamaru
    341 reviews
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    130 reviews
    #4 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
    85 reviews
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    30 Jul.31 Jul.
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    11 - 15 of 135 reviews

    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.

    Thank Jacinta8
    Reviewed 16 January 2017

    We decided at the end of last week we'd drive to Oamaru for the weekend. Checked out Trivago for motel recommendations and found this place. It's not too far from the town centre but good walk too if you don't have a car. We had...More

    Thank Shane g
    Reviewed 4 January 2017

    Stayed only one night, but loved the friendly feel to this small motel. The muffins on arrival were a nice touch and everything was spotless. After staying at 2 impersonal Quest properties, we were pleased to be back with owner operated Asura.

    Thank DeeTa
    Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

    This motor lodge is part of the Asure chain and I will say it on every review: I think the Asure franchise chooses their hosts based on their friendliness and ability to make you feel like you've arrived at your family's home. Bret was no...More

    Thank PinkGeranium
    Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

    Very pleasant host, well appointed units with nice decor. Would stay here again. A park next door with essential shops well within walking distance. One block away is the Waitaki Girls High and another block is a beautiful Catholic Church. Thank you P Spencer

    Thank peteandvalza
    Oamaru Motor Lodge
    179 reviews
    #1 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
    Highfield Mews, Oamaru
    341 reviews
    #2 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
    AAA Thames Court Motel
    130 reviews
    #4 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
    85 reviews
    #5 of 18 hotels in Oamaru
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Free Internet
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Free Parking
    • Laundry Service
    • Self-Serve Laundry
    • Room amenities
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator in room
    • Price range
    • USD 96 - USD 120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Hotel class
    • Hotel Style
    • #1 Family Hotel in Oamaru
    • #3 Romantic Hotel in Oamaru
    • #3 Luxury Hotel in Oamaru
    • Room types
    • Kitchenette ,
    • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
    • Accessible rooms
    • Number of rooms
    • 11
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    • Oamaru
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    Karen R
    27 October 2014|
    Response from Bob and Di H | Reviewed this property |
    Hi Karen...Most motels offer a free controlled amount daily. This place was the same. Had some difficulty logging on but was assisted by obliging friendly staff. Zenbu system can be troublesome we find. We enjoyed staying... More
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    "Room 1, lovely quiet room at the back of the property."
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    "Ask for a room back from the road."
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    "Rooms at the back (e.g. room #4) are very quiet, as they are further away from the street."
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    "Away from the busy main road."
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