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Colonial Lodge Motel, Oamaru

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509 Thames Highway, Oamaru, 9400, New Zealand

Oamaru city-center guestrooms with kitchens
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsYou can collect® Rewards nights here
Very Good8.4
Fantastic service
Great room
Great location
63See all 63 reviews
From 63 reviews

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Colonial Lodge Motel, Oamaru

from $65
  • Superior Studio
  • Superior Studio (Plus)
  • Family Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Family Apartment, 2 Bedrooms (Plus)
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

What’s around Colonial Lodge Motel, Oamaru


  • Heart of Oamaru
  • Whitestone Cheese Factory - 38 min walk
  • North Otago Museum - 2.3 mi / 3.6 km
  • Forrester Gallery - 2.4 mi / 3.8 km
  • Janet Frame House - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Woolstore Complex - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • Grainstore Gallery - 2.7 mi / 4.3 km
  • St Lukes Anglican Church - 2.7 mi / 4.4 km

Getting around

  • Oamaru (OAM) - 14 min drive
  • Free self parking

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 1 floor


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

WiFi rated fast

  • Great for browsing, email, gaming, and video chat



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Continental breakfast (surcharge)
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Playground on site
Working away
  • Business center
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Garden
  • Picnic area

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Daily housekeeping

Colonial Lodge Motel, Oamaru’s small print

Also known as

  • Colonial Lodge Motel Oamaru
  • Colonial Oamaru
  • Oamaru Best Western

Optional extras

Onsite credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 18 per person (approximately)

Cribs/Infant beds are available for NZD $20 per night

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.4 From 63 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Great stay
We booked here for one night to go to the Blue Penguin Colony. Our room was awesome! We had beds to sleep 6 and the bed was very comfortable complete with a heated blanket. We also had the first room next to the road and it was quiet. The owners were wonderful and even gave us some tips for watching the penguins and told us take a blanket from the room to keep warm (which was needed and appreciated). I would definitely recommend this place. There is even a play area for kids which is great if you've been in the car for a while.
Corinne, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Good stay and good service but was disapointed with TV as there was no SkyTV just freeview which was not up to standard.
jim, nz2 night romance trip
Very Good 8.0
Penguin capital
Good price. Semi noisy as next to the main highway, but all the local motels are on this highway. Owner is upgrading all the units. Our one had nice underfloor heating which was a nice supprise.
Mike, nzFamily trip
Exceptional 10.0
Not steampunk!!
Great to be back, bit cooler than last year but great to come back
Brent, nz2 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Wifi was very slow
Raewyn, au2 night trip

Colonial Lodge Motel, Oamaru

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