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Motel Oasis

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Reviewed 10 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 &...

Sun Valley, Idaho
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Arrived at 5:00pm and there were no other cars at this run down motel. Badly in need of repairs. My wife wouldn't get out of the car. Stayed elsewhere when though we had a non refundable paid reservation. Ad is false advertising and picture is photoshopped.

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

Hi svflyrod We understand you were unhappy when you phoned on the afternoon of arrival to say that your travel plans had changed and you wouldn't be staying in Gisborne but needed to get to your next destination. We do not feel it is a reasonable expectation to be refunded on a non refundable rate booked via Expedia for a...

Reviewed 2 February 2017

We visit friends in Sponge Bay every January and thank goodness the only motel in Sponge Bay is such a lovely one. It is a little pricey for being out of town (think more main tourist town prices) but I am happy to pay it for the convenience of being close to our friends and getting to stay in such...

1Thank Number9NZ
Travel-Bunny272, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi Number9NZ Thank you so much for a wonderful review! We are delighted to host you repeatedly and so pleased you enjoy our motel and facilities. We look forward to welcoming you back again next time. Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Canandaigua, New York
Reviewed 27 January 2017

We got a jacuzzi suite and loved it. Very spacious, clean, comfortable room. Location is close to the out-of-town beaches, but close enough if you have a car to drive into town in 5 minutes. Friendly staff. They have a very extensive video library if you need to watch a movie. Highly recommended.

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

Hi Joe Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased to hear you found your room spacious, clean and comfortable and that you enjoyed the spa bath! We are indeed, in a great location to enjoy the best beaches in Gisborne especially right now with these beautiful summer days we are having. Thanks again for your high...

Reviewed 22 January 2017

Had a fabulous time with the family at the motel. The owners were excellent, very helpful and always provide excellent tips for places for visit. They even lent us a couple of boogie boards to take to rock slides at Rere. We stay in the one bedroom spa room. The room was good size with comfortable beds. My kids appreciated...

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

Hi Avinesh Thank you very much for your great review. We are delighted you and the family enjoyed your time with us and the facilities we have to offer. It was our pleasure to host you all and we hope we may have the opportunity to welcome you back again next time you are in Gisborne. Thanks again. Kind regards...

Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

A great spot to stay here in Gisborne! Close to the beach (access is just a short walk away.) Surfing & Boogie boarding have been the best here in Gisborne of any place we've stayed so far! A sparkling blue swimming pool; a comfortable (Yes, firm!) mattress; beautiful modern beach decor here in the room, videos to watch (but, really,...

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

Hi Kristen Thank you so much for your great review! It is clear you have a passion for the East Coast and our beautiful beaches and we are so happy you chose Motel Oasis to stay with whilst exploring and enjoying all we have to offer in our little slice of NZ. We are also happy to hear our pool,...

Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 12 January 2017

We only stayed here one night but the welcome by Kate was very warm. Useful laundry facilities and lovely swimming pool area. Good shower pressure and comfortable bed. It's right on the outskirts of town so although you could cycle if you had the time, you really need to drive. Washing up bowl provided but it would have been more...

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

Hi Fiona Thank you very much for taking the time to share your impressions of your stay. We are so pleased you felt warmly welcomed and that you enjoyed our pool area and your comfortable bed! Our larger one bedroom units are the ones with kitchen facilities including the kitchen sink - and our smaller studio units are better suited...

Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

This motel ticks all the boxes. It's in a good, easy to find location close to the CBD. My room and the grounds were immaculately clean. The bed was very comfortable and the room was quiet so I got a good night's sleep. The swimming pool was a nice bonus. The hosts were friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. A very enjoyable...

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

Hi Oskar Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you had a very enjoyable stay with us and found your room and our grounds immaculate, bed comfortable and room quiet! All very important factors when travelling. It was our pleasure to host you and we wish you a very Happy 2017! Kind regards Hamish & Kate

Reviewed 27 November 2016

We have visited this motel now twice and will do so still many more times in the future. It is slightly out of town which is great. Rooms are very comfortable, has everything you need and is very clean. Service is excellent and one just want to stay longer. The last visit we order some breakfast and it was as...

Thank C-S B
Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi C-S B Thank you so much for your review. We are so happy to hear you have enjoyed both your stay's with us and found your room comfortable and clean and that you enjoyed your breakfast also! It is a real pleasure to host repeat guests and we thank you very much for choosing to stay with us at...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 November 2016

From the point of making an online reservation to our departure, we felt comfortable and at ease due to the warm and friendly nature of Hamish and Kate. We arrived on a rainy day and instantly Hamish's kind and quick processing of our check in helped us to settle in to our warm room. The room was spacious and clean,...

Thank annchand1
Kate D, Owner at Motel Oasis, responded to this review

Hi annchand1 Thank you so much for your review. We are delighted you felt we offered warmest hospitality and comfortable accommodation! For future reference when booking next time, our larger one bedroom units are the ones with kitchen facilities and include a kitchen sink. The smaller studio units as you were in, do not. However, our housekeepers will replace any...

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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
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
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  • Dry Cleaning
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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: RM340 - RM484 (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”
V9663MTdebbiem, 14 Jul 2016 | Read review
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