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Ambassador Motor Lodge

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Derbyshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 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...

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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.

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Brisbane
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

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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....

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Thank ChrisNorfolkUK
United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 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.

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Thank Lesley B
Tucson, Arizona
Reviewed 5 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...

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Excellent hosts, couldn't be more helpful. Lots of information given regarding the area, where to eat and what to see. Accommodation very good , clean, nice decor and very well equipped. Easy parking right outside your room and fresh milk supplied. We must have arrived at the right time as delicious smell of fresh muffins were in the air, we...

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Thank El4d
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 February 2015

The muffins on arrival we had read about and so we chose to stay here to see or should I say taste for ourselves and they lived up to the hype as did the friendliness of the hosts. The bed was comfortable and the room warm and the cold bottle of filtered water in the fridge was an added bonus....

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Winnipeg, Canada
Reviewed 16 February 2015

This is the second visit to Oamaru and so glad we phoned ahead for a room as we got the last one which was a 2 bedroom suite and perfect for our group of 5 adults. Very friendly welcome and Jenny was very helpful with suggesting a place for dinner where the food was excellent. The motel is very clean...

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Copenhagen, Denmark
Reviewed 14 February 2015

Good value for money, clean well-appointed units, friendly hosts. And muffins on arrival from the lovely Jenny, as well as a welcome from Fluffy the cat. A little out of town, but easy to find one's way around, and Jenny is very helpful with maps and advice. Easy to get to the penguins, the historic quarter, Janet Frame House -...

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Ambassador Motor Lodge

Address: 296 Thames Highway, Oamaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: ₹ 6,466 - ₹ 8,304 (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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