We were warmly greeted on arrival and our hosts were keen to look after our every request. The rooms were comfortable, clean and well maintained. Location was close to shopping centre and all amenities.
Basic family motel. Totally clean with lots of messages re dos and donts. helpful at check in with info about Oamaru and cake supplied and jug put on while we unloaded car.
Very Nice Owner, and beautiful graden. Great Place to Stay.
Warm welcome completed with a slice of home made cake which was delicious. Motel is set back off the road so hardly any noise. It is an easy drive to the town itself, which is well worth spending time in plus the viewing spots for the penguins are only a short drive away. Our room was very spacious with comfy armchairs (one was a rocking recliner) and good facilities. An excellent choice we felt.
We have stayed at this motel every time we've been to Oamaru, about 6 times - we have never wanted to go anywhere else. The proprietors treat us very well, there is an affectionate cat (not allowed inside), and there's a trampoline - making my daughter very happy. I feel very relaxed there because everything is scrupulously clean, and the chairs and bed very, very comfortable.
I will most certainly stay there on my next visit to Oamaru. Karen is a charming hostess, the facilities were perfect. I most certainly recommend this motel to anyone wanting to visit Oamaru.
thank you, Karen and Ken.
I really enjoyed staying this motel. Its not new motel but what I liked about this place was a host and cleanness of the room. I would go back and stay with this place again
Great place to stay! Lovely hosts and the rooms were immaculate!
The unit had all you could want, clean, tidy and well equipped. The cake was lovely and moist. Got a text to say we left our camera in the room after checking out, lucky we were still in Oamaru! Highly recommended.
lovely hosts....warm and friendly
we were able to have our dogs with us in our vehicle
lovely unit, great shower and not too much road noise as units further back from the road
we will definitely be back
Managers couldn't have been more helpful. Room was spacious, clean and well-furnished.
Welcoming helpful host. Tidy rooms. Highly recommended
We had a pleasant stay. Thanks to Ken and Karen for their hospitality. The cake was a lovely gesture. The rooms was very clean and comfortable and overall we we would recommend.
On arrival before checking in we asked to see the unit we were allocated. We were also shown 2 other units all of which were satisfactory. We took the one first offered. It had full cooking facilities including a full oven, large clean rooms, the lady was very helpful and listed all the things we could see and do including the various resturants. All in all an enjoyable stay good value for money.
comfortable unit with everything we needed. Good service. Friendly and helpful owners. Good advice about the locality.
We found this motel adequate for the one night we stayed. It was clean, tidy and had everything we wanted. The owner was very friendly and answered any questions we had. Would recommend to others.
* friendly staff
* convenient location
* studio was pretty small for 3 people, but it was neat and tidy
* in overall excellent value for paid money
We really enjoyed our night at this motel, although the building and layout are older /traditional in style, it was very pleasant with nice decor, comfortable beds and a really nice 'feel' about it. Karen was very friendly and helpful. We could reverse our car into a park right beside our door to unload our bags which was handy.
Had a lovely one night stay. Karen was super nice and helpful about the area. Rooms were clean and functional. Would stay here again.
A very clean & comfortable motel. Cosy beds! Had everything required. The hosts were very welcoming. They found my missing earring and are even delivering it from Oamaru to Invercargill. I definitely would recommend this property to others and rate it a 5
We enjoyed our stay at the Midway Motel, which was not our first choice. From the time we arrived we were made to feel welcome and at home. Our hosts were available to answer questions and provide helpful advice on the area. The room was clean, comfortable and quiet providing for an excellent night's sleep. We would highly recommend this motel if you are looking for a good place to stay in Omarau.
We loved our stay and the staff went the xtra mile to serve us!'
It is a friendly motel, and it is a comfortable motel. I was greeted with cake, and the following morning as I prepared to depart at 7am the hostess ran out to make sure my windows were clear of ice. The building itself is of the older motel design, but the bed was comfortable, and it is the only motel I have ever been in that had a rocking chair in front of the television!
Great welcome by host. took us to the unit, turned on kettle and left a plate with slices cake on it. Made us feeel eyr welocme. Def go there again.
Extremely friendly staff and extended a great welcome. Lovely to have the curtains pulled and windows open to cool the upstairs unit and also some delicious baking and the jug turned on ready. Very considerate. Very happy with our stay.
Easy to find, spotlessly clean, friendly owners. I prefer a softer bed. Good value for money.
Fantastic host very friendly , older style units but very tidy, clean and quiet. will be staying again next year for four days and would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone.
my husband and I stayed 1 night on our way to Dunedin. We arrived much later than expected and the host couldn't have been more friendly and welcoming. Clean units, central location, excellent price. We will stay again.
Had a great stay and loved our "welcome" slice of cake. thank you.
Comfortable and well equipped Motel .Good value for money. Hosts provided free milk and welcome gift of Xmas Cake. Also had installed a mini Xmas tree which made us feel at home. Sensible policy on cats to keep them out of motel rooms as some guests are allergic to cats. Efficiently run with friendly service. Recommnded.
Excellent value and location. Made to feel welcome immediately and well looked after. Nothing was too much trouble. Would highly recommend .
the motel is beside the main road.The beds are warm and soft.
A good place to rest.
And the office undate the blue-eye penguins number and view time everyday.it's really good.
The owner is very friendly and helpful.
Nice place to stay..good hospitality,friendly
This motel's location is quite good. The owner is very nice. She is very kind to recommend some good restaurants for different styles of food. The place is quite comfortable. But the mattress is too soft for me. There is a small bowl of lolly on the table. Kids are very happy. And it is very close to see the blue penguin colony.
The host is very friendly and kindly. It is a nice place for vacation for any one who want has a quite place to stay.
Rooms were very tidy and clean. Will definitely be back.
Host was very friendly
The owner was very friendly. We had a 2-bedroom unit. The motel is oldish and a little past its best - for example the shower head was hard to use because it was too low. The internet connection was unreliable.
My daughter and son in law stayed for the night at this motel and were charmed by the Happy Anniversary Card Ken had organised to welcome them. The accommodation was clean and very comfortable. They spent a lovely night of their first wedding anniversary in this lovely motel.
Thank you to Ken and his wife for going the extra mile:)
Kind regards, Margie Upsher
Very friendly owners, nice roomy and clean unit.
We stayed there for a night and the place is great. The rooms are large enough to accommodate 6 to 7 people and all beds hv electric blankets. It is conveniantly located on the Main Road and close to attractions.
Will definitely stay there again. Rating =5
As usual, the 289 Midway Motel was clean, tidy, warm, restful -just the place we wanted.
My wife and I stayed for one night at the Midway Motel in Oamaru. We received a friendly welcome from the owner and were provided with useful information about the local area. The unit we had was spotlessly clean and had everything we needed. The bed was comfortable and we were not disturbed by the noise of passing traffic (the motel is set well back from the road). We were in walking distance of the shops and restaurants as well as the Victorian quarter. We would use the Midway again without hesitation. 5/5
Quiet, clean with efficient very friendly hosts who went out of their way to make our stay pleasurable. Recommended.
The place was very clean and cosy, the owner very nice help us with the dinner reservation, the book you have with tips and menu is great.
Good and surprisingly quiet place (given proximity to the main road) to base yourselves for a few days in Oamaru. Close to towen centre and all amenities. I have no hesitation in staying again when in Oamaru.
Midway Motel is a nice and affordable motel close to the centre of Oamaru. I cannot find any point to critizise.
Units are veery clean and confortable- very helpful hosts who gave us ibfo abut where to eat. Our 2 bedroom unit was great value for money.
Only had one night at Midway Motel but staff and room were excellent. Would highly recommend :0)
We had a very enjoyable overnight stay at Midway Motel, on our return to Christchurch from Dunedin. The room was clean, spacious and private. The owner was very friendly and helpful. This motel is one of the closest to the town centre, so it's just a short walk to take in the fascinating history of Oamaru. Also the Whitestone cheese factory is just around the corner - shame it was closed over the New Year!
This would be the best motel that I have had the privalige to stay at.
Our hosts were so friendly,the unit would be the best equiped as far as utencils
etc. Very fantastic people keep up the good work will definately stay again.
The best customer service I've experienced in NZ, close to town and exceptionally clean motel.
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