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Motel Oasis

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

We booked a family room and found out stay very comfy and appealing. Wifi was great (daughter was immediately on her iPad) and the telly in the bedroom was bonus. Facilities clean and tidy. Hosts were very welcoming and friendly.

1Thank Sean H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here one night recently. It is a few minutes out of town the room was clean and the bed comfortable. We couldn't get the wi fi to work but that wasn't unusual on our trip. Found it unusual that we had to wash dishes in a bowl in the bathroom never struck that before. It...

1Thank cjb185
Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi cjb185 Thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased you found your room clean and bed comfortable. We do wish you had let us know you were having trouble logging on to the wifi as we have excellent wifi and feel sure we could have helped you to connect quite easily. The studio unit you had...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Comfortable queen bed studio room. Large (disabled) bathroom with great shower. Position a bit out of town but with a car it was no problem. The managers were very friendly and helpful about sightseeing. It was the cheaper motels we have stayed at in New Zealand and was very good at the price.

Thank Judy P
Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Judy Thank you very much for your review. We are pleased you found Motel Oasis a good comfortable motel and very good at the price! It is one of our top priorities to provide great value. Thanks again for your review. Happy travels. Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

The room was extremely clean, the hosts were friendly and welcoming. It was great, my only suggestion would be a larger double bed and if no room then two singles into bedroom and adults bed in main room. Other than that I would highly recommend this motel

Thank Nzbliss
Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Nzbliss Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased you found your room to be extremely clean and felt warmly welcomed! We do actually have the room configuration you mention, with the queen size bed in the lounge and 2 x single beds in bedroom for children and would suggest requesting any preference at time of...

Wagga Wagga, Australia
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Just travelling through over night, had 2 rooms both were very nice. Large for motel rooms. Spa bath, very comfortable beds, free wifi, play station and little kitchen factilities. Has a pool was quite location.

Thank dalehall205
Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Dale Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you think Motel Oasis a "GEM" and appreciate you sharing your impressions of your stay. It was our pleasure to host your family! Happy travels! Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Eastbourne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 February 2017

These are clean, comfortable units situated about 4km from the centre of Gisborne to which it's quite a straightforward, pavement based walk as a change from driving. The units are serviced each day to a high standard. Comfortable beds and complimentary wi-fi and laundry all added to a relaxing and enjoyable stay. Hamish and Kate are delightful and Kate gave...

Thank Richard G
Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Richard Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you had a comfortable stay and enjoyed the facilities we have to offer. It was our pleasure to host you and we do look forward to welcoming you back again. It is our bigger, one bedroom units that have the kitchen facilities for when you are booking next...

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

We had horses racing in Gisborne and needed to stay the night before returning to Tauranga. Everything went well including the motor lodge we stayed at, and whatever we needed in the way of food, drinks, petrol and directions. Will return one day to complete the east cape route.

Thank Robert R
Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Robert Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased everything went well for you during your time here and we look forward to seeing you again when you return to complete the East Coast! Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Sunshine Coast, Canada
Reviewed 24 February 2017

I have yet to stay at this motel but I did stop in three days ago on my way out of town to make a booking starting tomorrow, for 7 days. The owner showed me multiple rooms and we conversed about the area. All the units we were shown were in immaculate shape, clean, well organized. It's proximity to Gisborne...

Thank A A
Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi A A Thank you so much for your review. It is gratifying to know your first impressions of Motel Oasis were positive and we very much look forward to welcoming you back soon for your stay with us! Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Woodbridge, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend stayed here for 1 night in October while travelling NZ. The Motel is well presented and maintained, rooms are nicely decorated, good quality bedding. Was a delight to have a PlayStation in the rooms. The kitchens were well kitted out, was a nice touch to have a coffee machine. Bathroom was good, very clean and a...

1Thank Chapmans4g
Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi James C Thanks so much for your review. We are so pleased to hear you found our motel well presented and maintained and that you enjoyed the decoration of your room and quality bedding. We thank you for choosing to stay with us and hope to see you again next time! Kind regards Hamish & Kate

New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

I spent a great night in my lovely super-comfortable bed at the Oasis. My unit had a big very clean walk in shower, a Well outfitted kitchenette. Air conditioning for the very hot dry summer weather and after dark I enjoyed a swim in their quiet private lovely swimming pool area. It was private and convenient and not far from...

1Thank Christine L
Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Christine L Thank you very much for choosing Motel Oasis to stay and for your review! We are pleased you enjoyed your room, super-comfortable bed and our pool. Good to hear you appreciated our free, fast wifi also, such a necessity today. Thanks again for your lovely review and we hope to welcome you back! Kind regards Hamish &...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Airport Transportation
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Motel Oasis was recently refurbished into an elegant Sanctuary on the outskirts of Gisborne, only minutes away from Sponge Bay Beach and Wainui Beach. The ideal getaway spot! Beautiful landscaped gardens & solar-heated swimming pool surrounded by 15 stylish ground-floor air-conditioned units with FREE Unlimited Wireless Internet, 10 channel SKY, DVD player/Playstation (FREE library of 300+ movies/games), Microwave, Fridge, Kettle, Iron & Board, Hair-dryer, Heat Pumps/Electric Blankets. Secure FREE PARKING, FREE Bicycles, Scooters, FREE Laundry Facilities. We have wheelchair-friendly rooms, as well as family suites and studios. Conference room. Our staff will ensure you get the best time in our beautiful Motel and in Gisborne in general. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Oasis

Address: 5 Sponge Bay Road | Tamarau, Gisborne, New Zealand (Formerly Sponge Bay Motor Inn)
Region: New Zealand > North Island > Gisborne Region > Gisborne
Price Range: $107 - $150 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Motel Oasis 4*
Number of rooms: 15
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“As far from road as possible”
cjb185, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“All rooms looked to be pretty good”
dalehall205, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“great for families”
, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Best spacious room we stayed in was the queen bed with spa bath.”
annchand1, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Choose one with spa bath. Well worth it”
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