Marris Bennett purchased the Colonial Lodge Motel  with a vision of providing warm, comfortable, modern and affordable accommodation to her customers.  A good old fashioned heart felt welcome and  smile  is all part of the Oamaru Hospitality experience .  

Marris has over 25+experince in the  motel industry between Nelson and Christchurch and moved to Oamaru as she saw an opportunity and challenge to revitalise the Colonial Lodge Motel and inject some Tender Love and Care (TLC).

We look forward to welcoming you to Oamaru.

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See you soon.