When I queried the position next to the road,because of road noise,I was promptly given a family unit at the back of the hotel at the same cost;though to be fair re road noise,after about 6.00pm there is not any traffic on the road.The appartment was very comfortable and though perhaps not state of the art provided everything you would need for a comfortable stay.Free Wi Fi and proper coffee.As was true for the whole of New Zealand,very friendly,
Norman & Julia from Norman & Julia Baker Amersham England
The motel looks like a 'standard' motel but the owners/operators add that little extra bit that made it an enjoyable stay. The room decor had been thoughtfully set up with good taste.
The location is handy - close to town - and Omaru main street is well worth a good look to enjoy the old buildings. And of course a visit to the 'little and yellow-eyed' penguin sites is a must.
Stayed here one night. The American ex-pat owners have restored this lodge to a very high level. The guest rooms (we saw two) are beautiful as are the common areas. The owners are very proud of the lodge and enthusiastic about explaining its history. Although we did not eat dinner at the lodge (our mistake for not booking it before we arrived) James served us canapés and wine (both of very high quality) and we had an informative conversation about Oamaru and things to do. James made reservations for us and got us tickets to view the penguins returning at dusk. (A must see activity - get premium seating.).
In hindsight we should have stayed at the lodge two nights having dinner there at least once. There is a lot to see in and around Oamaru.
The lodge is pricey but worth it. It's not a place for kids though; the furnishings are too exquisite and without tv they may be too rambunctious.
Very comfortable although a little too far out of town if a tourist.
Friendly helpful staff - gave excellent suggestion for dinner @ the old Post Office.
Gave all info needed to see the penguins return to their colony.
Handy 143 from Auckland, New Zealand
The Asure Armada Motor Inn offers its guests great accommodation in New Zealand . This lovely New Zealand hotel is …More
Have stayed here twice before and really like it. Check in was quick and efficient, room was ready and very nice. Quiet location, good parking, and overall good value for money. Great location and close to the shopping centre.
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