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4.7 out of 5

"Accommodation was excellent. Lovely and spacious warm rooms. Only neg I like a soft pillow 😄 " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 25 Nov 2017

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Hotel Description

At Northstar Motel you'll be 3 km (1.9 mi) from Whitestone Cheese Factory and 3.5 km (2.2 mi) from North Otago Museum. Highlights at this motel include in-room washers/dryers, balconies and LCD TVs.

You can enjoy sofa beds, WiFi and cable TV, featured in all 16 rooms. Fridges, microwaves and hobs make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, room service, coffee/tea makers and free local calls are available. Weekly housekeeping is available.

The restaurant, Northstar, is open for lunch and dinner. At the motel's own bar/lounge, you can stop for a drink. Other amenities include WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Oamaru motel, you'll be 3.6 km (2.2 mi) from Forrester Gallery and 3.9 km (2.4 mi) from Janet Frame House.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Corporate)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
NZ$122* Per night/room 10 Nov. - 11 Nov.

Northstar Motel ratings based on 191 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Northstar Motel

Everyone (84) Couples (68) Family (39)
5 out of 5

Posted by on 18 Aug. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Perfect overnight stay - comfortable with all amenities required. Very clean and well presented.

Posted by on 9 Jul. 2019

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5 out of 5
Very spacious room. Was great however we had to ask the receptionist to end her personal call so she could serve us

Posted by on 12 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 May 2019 by Victoria

Hi there! Thank you so much for your review - are you able to confirm the date and approximate time of this interaction so we can improve our services?

4 out of 5
The units are a good size and well fitted out. Quiet, minimum road noise. Bathroom congiferation is a little unusual, but it works. Restaurant on site is helpful, but unfortunately it was closed for Stat. holiday over our visit. We would stay there again.

Posted by on 28 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
The room was very spacious and had everything we needed. The staff were lovely. All in all we had a great stay.

Posted by on 23 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
It was a very comfortable, clean place with friendly staff.

Posted by on 13 Jan. 2019

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5 out of 5
Excellent value better than usual motel experience. Great restaurant.

Posted by , from Melbourne, au on 3 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
All good except I ended up paying twice for the room as I was required to pay on checking out.

Posted by , from Dunedin on 20 Nov. 2018

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5 out of 5
Three days at family sporting event in close location

Posted by , from Invercargill on 22 Oct. 2018

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Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. The business-friendly Northstar Motel also features an arcade/games room, laundry facilities, and room service (during limited hours). Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Oamaru motel is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Games room or arcade
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Laundry facilities
  • Arcade/game room
  • Sofa bed
  • Washer/dryer
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Oamaru (OAM) (14.2 km / 8.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Northstar Motel offers 16 forms of accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature washers/dryers and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation is furnished with queen sofa beds. LCD televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Oamaru motel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided on a weekly basis.

  • Washer and dryer
  • Private balcony
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • LCD television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (weekly)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Northstar – This restaurant serves lunch and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. A children's menu is available. Reservations are required.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM, please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 30.00 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 10 and NZD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: NZD 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: NZD 5 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 30.00 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Northstar Motel Oamaru
  • Northstar Oamaru
  • Northstar Motel Motel
  • Northstar Motel Oamaru
  • Northstar Motel Motel Oamaru

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.