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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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321 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Great decor, friendly checkin, good choice Of restaurant close by Facilities are good, warm room ,also dog friendly? Good location Pick a room 4,5,6 to be away from road Good parking Would stay again....

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Thank Havefun830
Marris B, Front Office Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thankyou so much for your great review,we really appreciate the feedback,we hope you visit again next time your in the area,yes we do allow dogs but they should be suitably contained, More 

Whangarei, NZ
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46 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night on our way between Christchurch and Dunedin to break up the trip. Very nice motel with a very nice 2 bedroom apartment - the second bedroom for the 3 kids was surprisingly spacious - usually you have to jam the third bed in, but not here. The motel operators were very helpful and... More 

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Thank GizzyBoy
Marris B, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you pleased you were warm and comfortable More 

New Zealand
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48 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

On our way travelling North, we stopped here for a night with a huge trailer. The owner here was lovely in allowing us to park in two parking spaces to accommodate it. The rooms were warm and inviting. The beds were comfortable and clean. The kitchenette and bathroom well cleaned and equipped with all one needed. The interior was up... More 

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Thank Lisabug1964
Marris B, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Pleased to know you were warm and comfortable hope you had a good trip North Thankyou More 

Fanny Bay, Canada
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2016

I stayed here 2 nights April 2nd and 3rd and really enjoyed the spacious unit I had in the back. With pastures behind and no traffic in front except for the adjoining units it was very quiet Everything was very clean and the bed comfortable. The receptionist was nice and friendly and I even took note of her name on... More 

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Thank Catlady2boys
Kaitaia, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 10 May 2016

For a week we travelled around the deep south, down from Dunedin then up and around to Oamaru before making our way back to Dunedin. In all 7 motels we stayed in, Colonial Lodge Motel by far surpassed our expectations of having the most comfortable bed, hence the best sleep! Although on the main road our room was set behind... More 

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Thank paree465
Marris B, Manager at Colonial Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you we are pleased you enjoyed your stay we try our best to ensure units are clean and comfortable More 

Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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32 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I recently stayed here with my Sister and daughter. We had two bedrooms and living area. Very spacious and nicely decorated. Cosy and comfortable. Very good value for money at $120. Landlady was pleasant and helpful

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Thank Sharon H
Invercargill, New Zealand
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124 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

We had three nights in this nice Motel and enjoyed our stay. It is on the main road north of the city centre but it didn't take long to get into town or to the various points of interest. We stayed in the back units of the Motel which are nice and quiet and we could look out the bedroom... More 

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Thank Hottees
Townsville, Australia
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46 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2016

Very neat and tidy with friendly staff, great nights sleep in comfy beds, close to all amenities, very nice, suitably price accommodation. Good parking for all the rooms, not enough power outlets but that was the only drawback of great accommodation

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Thank Robin H
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with two kids in a two bedroom unit. Was very clean and comfortable. While there is road noise you have to expect this when you have a motel on the main highway through the town. Oamaru is a good stopping off point and we discovered a great playground in the port area. Also some fantastic... More 

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Thank Matthew C
Sheffield, Australia
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156 reviews
75 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2015

This is an older style motel, but the rooms are clean and well equipped. We stayed in a room at the back of the property where there was no highway noise at all, and soundproofing between rooms was good. The lady at reception was very helpful regarding local attractions and where to go to get the best views of penguins.... More 

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Thank SMTas

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Colonial Lodge Motel

Address: 509 Thames Highway, Oamaru 9400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Oamaru
Price Range: $126 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colonial Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Best Western Oamaru
Oamaru Best Western
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“The group of units in the back are further from the road and quieter, though really I doubt if any of them would be noisy.”
 of 5 bubbles Catlady2boys, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“A room around the rear of the building is quieter”
 of 5 bubbles paree465, 10 May 2016 | Read review
“The back units of the Motel are the quietest.”
  • Kitchen Through To Bathroom
  • Main Bedroom With Rural Outlook
 of 5 bubbles Hottees, 29 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the back section, beyond reception, are the quietest.”
 of 5 bubbles SMTas, 18 Dec 2015 | Read review
“back units are away from road.”
 of 5 bubbles rose740, 19 Aug 2015 | Read review
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