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4.5 of 5 Small Hotel   |   Main South Road | Tinwald, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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Tinwald Motel
Ranked #1 of 8 Ashburton B&B and Inns
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for one night (unfortunately) and wished we had longer. The apartments are spacious, clean and tidy within close proximity to Ashburton. Restaurant and bars are onsite, friendly service at reception - couldn't find fault.

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52 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for one night here, and it was excellent all round, with good, free wifi. The lady on reception was extremely friendly and helpful (she was expecting a baby, so probably won't be there for much longer), and we really couldn't find anything to fault. It's all new, and spacious, and at a reasonable price - about our average... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We stayed here the night before the Ashburton Christmas Cracker Triathlon. The hotel is perfectly located to get to Lake Hood and there is a restaurant, liquor store, supermarket and other amenities nearby. Ashburton itself is not a far drive. The rooms are beautiful: modern, clean, new, and huge. The service was lovely...very nice person at the front desk, we... More 

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Reno, Nevada
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13 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

Kind of curious why this is listed as B&B with TA. It's a motel. Qualmark rates this as 4+ and I have read the previous reviews, so obviously I am the insane one. . Pros.....large unit, clean, nice front desk person. Cons.....1) Poor highway signage. 2) Mattress really needs to be replaced. 3) Uncomfortable chairs/sofa. 4) CHEAP Chinese bath products.... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Ashburton is a handy spot to stay about 50 minutes south of Christchurch and this accommodation is a great option. For $100 we (myself, wife, 3 year old son) got an upstairs room which was very clean and attractive. It was spacious and the beds were of excellent quality. Like a previous reviewer, I was initially put off by its... More 

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24 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here on a leisurely drive up from Dunedin on our way to Hanmer Springs. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted warmly and shown to our very large downstairs room no 4. The room was very spacious and the bathroom had a different set up with a separate bathroom and toilet area which was great. Despite the very... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

This motel had a very large room with book case/shelving unit dividing the main area from a single bed which was helpful. Very clean and spacious with modern facilities, and a separate shower and toilet which were both immaculately clean. Large comfortable beds, lovely decor, and quiet even though on a main road and looking out over a car park/industrial... More 

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Nelson New Zealand
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16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

This is a very surprising complex, on site restaurant with great good, a bar for the odd drink and a bottle store for takeaways oh yes and great units. The huge units are definitely oversize and are far enough back from the road to have no road noise inside. Beautifully clean and comfortable. Would definitely use them again

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Have stayed twice now, and will go back. Big spacious room which is nice and quiet (well upstairs is, I have not stayed downstairs) Also good sized bathroom and reasonably priced. Friendly staff and is relatively new

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64 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

We picked this hotel for its location in Ashburton the night before going to Christchurch to fly to Auckland. The neighborhood seemed nondescript, and being right off Highway 1 with a nearby liquor store was unattractive. However, this motel is placed well off the highway noise behind the liquor store and seemed well soundproofed. It also was clean, modern, with... More 

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Address: Main South Road | Tinwald, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tinwald Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12

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