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Ambassador Motor Lodge

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Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Lively and quiet with good parking. Large spacious room, although a little dated perfectly warm and comfortable. Gorgeous bed and a good night's sleep................thanks ambassador for a lovely night and the welcome muffin was appreciated too.

Thank Emvicreb
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 May 2015

We are so pleased we stayed here. The staff are friendly and went out of their way to make us welcome (even a home cooked muffin on arrival). The units are clean and spacious. The beds are comfortable and the bed linen is really nice. The breakfast was delicious.We will happily stay again.

Thank PollyGott
Reviewed 6 May 2015

From the moment we arrived and were offered a warm home cooked muffin upon check in we were made to feel welcome. Our unit was immaculate, well-equipped and spacious, and the hosts were very friendly and helpful. We are sorry we only had one night here, but will be back next time Oamaru beckons.

Thank Peter D
Wanaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 April 2015

Our family of four had the pleasure of staying here for the night during the school holidays. The owners are so friendly and helpful, we were greeted with homemade muffins upon arrival and nothing was too much trouble for them. Our room was warm, spacious and modern. This is a wonderful place to stay if you are visiting Oamaru. Thanks

Thank Karenza H
Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 March 2015

Driving into Oamaru without a motel booking I was concerned that the first three places I tried were full or exhorbitantly expensive but I was directed to the Ambassador and was very grateful. The welcome was extremely friendly and I got some excellent advice on what to see and do in Oamaru. I got the 'last' apartment nearest to the...

Thank Paul H
Lincoln, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 March 2015

Upgraded to unit with separate bedroom. Large lounge with good cooking and eating facilities. Large bathroom with spa bath (didn't use) and good standard of cleanliness throughout. Owner extremely welcoming and helpful.

Thank kiwibear_12
Reviewed 23 March 2015

This motel was a wonderful place to stay overnight. The muffins were delicious and the manager was very helpful and friendly giving us good recommendations about what to do and where to eat. Extremely comfy beds and good kitchen facilities. Great value motel

Thank 4blaikies
Norfolk UK
Reviewed 23 March 2015

Very welcoming motel. Some of the kitchen and bathroom equipment is 'mature' but is all very well maintained and works fine. The rooms are spacious, the location is convenient (though not in the centre of town). Overall the service was excellent and considerably better than other similarly priced motels I have stayed at in the area. Don't drive through Oamaru....

Thank ChrisNorfolkUK
United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 March 2015

The muffins on arrival were great such a lovely idea to welcome quests. The staff were very helpful & informative as to what to visit in the area. Accommadation was very comfortable & although there was no cooking facility this was soon rectified as a portable hotplate & pan was supplied. We would highly recommend this motel & would revisit.

Thank Lesley B
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 6 March 2015

Stayed at this hotel for an overnight stop and found it was perfect. The hotel staff were extremely personable and greeted us with warm muffins at check-in. The room was spotless, spacious and had a nice little kitchenette. The motel is just 10 minutes from where the little blue penguins come ashore at sunset. Downtown Oamaru's old white buildings are...

Thank Placido_d

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
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  • 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: $131 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Ambassador Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Rooms at the back (e.g. room #4) are very quiet, as they are further away from the street.”
 of 5 bubbles Gabi-JPF, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Away from the busy main road.”
 of 5 bubbles cjb185, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“I think all rooms were suitable - ask to see them”
 of 5 bubbles PetenJune, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We had one of the very back end rooms, away from a busy road. It was quiet and relaxing for us.”
 of 5 bubbles KerryC604, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Try and get a room at the rear of the motel as it is on the main road into town and road noise could be an issue.”
 of 5 bubbles pjc195410, 7 Apr 2016 | Read review
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