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Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru

65 - 67 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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Picton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One night stop in very reasonably priced, clean, comfortable and very well equipped studio apartment. Comfy enormous bed, bath and separate shower with soap and shampoo dispensers galore. Good hairdryer. Gound coffee and biscuits! An oven, as well as fridge and microwave, so proper meal facilities. Lovely, warm welcome from hostess with the mostest😄 Thank you, only wish we could... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for one night recently and found it a great place to stay. Very clean, great kitchen and bathroom facilities, comfortable bed. A great friendly welcome from Monty the dog, and Debbie was very helpful in explaining local walks and where to go. The TV was perhaps a bit small for the room, but a minor inconvenience really.... More 

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Debbie K, Owner at Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our motel. We really appreciate your comments. We agree that some of our TV's need to be replaced with larger ones and we are working towards this. Regards Debbie. More 

Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night only sadly. Debbie and Gerrie are the perfect hosts. The studios are spacious and clean. This is very high standard accommodation indeed! Has a spa bath which was a first for me. Debbie is lovely and totally approachable. Nothing is too much trouble to make your stay comfortable and relaxing. She is willing to give... More 

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Debbie K, Owner at Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We really appreciate your feedback. So glad that you enjoyed staying with us and hope that you will consider staying with us again next time you visit New Zealand. Kind regards Debbie. More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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21 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Booked in at short notice. Very helpful and friendly reception person. Rooms are clean and comfortable if a little dated. Missed having a tv in the bedroom. Had a vack unit so no road noise. Would stay here again.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Had to book the family suite as it was all that was available. It was very clean and tidy, lots of space, ample facilities for cooking if needed. The recycling bins were a bit of a challenge, but I followed the instructions. But as the motel is on the main road it is very noisy so be prepared for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We were given a warm welcome by Debbie. The accommodation was very good - large room and super bathroom. Everything very clean. Good location when travelling and although just off the main road was nice and quiet. We even saw the baby penguins on the beach at sunset. Would definitely go back if passing this way again.

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We stayed at the lodge for 3 nights in a one bedroom unit. The unit had a large double bed in the main room plus a lounge, coffee table, TV and small fining table. There was also a small but well equipped kitchen a good sized bathroom with spa bath and separate shower and another bedroom with twin beds -... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Excellent motel for the value owned by a friendly couple. My room was extremely cleaned and spacious. Bed was comfortable and got a bath and shower in my studio. I will be back for sure in the future.

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Vaxholm, Sweden
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

It was a cozy stay, but a weird smell sometimes. We got 200 mb wifi. That was good, but I wished for more.. The owners dog was very cute ;) It was close to lots of resturants and food stores 'n that was great! Well, it wasn't one of my best motels, but not the worst either ;)

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We toured the South Island and stayed at several motels. This one was a stand out choice. Very friendly hosts as well. The rooms were very comfortable and spacious and the bathrooms were well designed and of a better quality, with plugs, mirrors, shampoo etc.. Free WiFi worked too. TV had full Sky bouquet - but the LCD was a... More 

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