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Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   65 - 67 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #10 of 18 hotels in Timaru
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atherton, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A huge smile and a friendly welcome were the first things we were greeted with. Decided to stay for one night, on a whim, on our way to Christchurch, but Parklands was such a cosy happy place we ended up extending and staying three! Great kitchen, big bath, huge laundry, and a comfy bed- can't ask for more! Yes, the... More

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

I am nervous to write this review in case I get a response from the host claiming I didn't actually visit this motel, because I did not enjoy my stay. Hosts are polite and helpful it was just the room we had a problem with. Although the room was spacious and clean which was good for a family, and the... More

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Warrnambool, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

We had left our previous accomodation early at a very upmarket resort in another town because it hadn't met our expectations. We drove pass this motel and the tidiness and neat appearance made us stop and enquire. We were shown our room by an exceptionally friendly host before we committed to staying and it looked comfortable enough. We were so... More

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Sydney, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

I arrived quite late after a very long drive. I was greeted with a lovely big smile and then escorted to my room. The motel is in a great central location and is very easy to find. The room I had was exceptional, a lot of little touchs had been added that just made you feel very comfortable. Having quality... More

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

Hi Thank you for your review. We are delighted that you enjoyed staying with us and really appreciate your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back to Parklands in the near future. Best regards. More

Dunedin, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Lovely unit - perfect for breaking up the trip. Handy to the eateries, clean and great service. Plenty of room for the three of us and our boy loved the spa and Sky Tv. Was a last minute booking which was no problem for the owners. Had thought that being on the main road would make it noisy but didn't... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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167 reviews 167 reviews
79 hotel reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

Having left my bookings for the place I usually stay at in Timaru a little too late, and travelling with a dog, the range of alternative options began to diminish until I "discovered" Parklands Motor Lodge (which some others had warned me away from because of traffic noise). However, I thought I would at least give it a try, and... More

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

Dear Fellow Golden Retriever owner-Many thanks for your review which we really appreciate. (Nice to know that we can please some of the people some of the time!!) We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Parklands and look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. More

Ararat, Victoria, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2013

This was a stopover point for us at the end of our New Zealand holiday as we made our way from Queenstown back to Christchurch. We were greeted by a very lovely lady who personally showed us to our room. The heater had been turned on prior to our arrival and the apartment was nice and warm. We are a... More

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

Hi Simone Thank you for your review and your positive comments. We are happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope that you will consider staying with us again on your next trip to NZ. More

Palmerston North, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2013

We were travelling as a large family (4 adults and 2 kids), we were squashed into a small room with one queen size bed and three singles, umm there were 6 of us, when this was pointed out the man gave us another duvet and a pillow and told us just to use the couch as well, We were a... More

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

Having read this review I was left doubting that this guest (sorry don't know who you are from the username) and family actually stayed at our motel because of the inaccurate comments made. I would like to respond to the following: 1. "we were squashed into a small room with one queen size bed and 3 singles" - At Parklands... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2013

Parklands Motor Lodge is an older motel but has been very well maintained. Excellent kitchen facilities (although we ate out) and lovely clean, comfortable bedding. The general cleanliness couldn't be faulted. The owner is delightful and was very helpful. Well situated within a short distance to a supermarket, restaurants and take aways. We would certainly stay again - Value for... More

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

Thank you so much for your review of our motel. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will consider staying with us again in the near future. More

Hamilton, New Zealand
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146 reviews 146 reviews
29 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013 via mobile

Stayed a night here. Room was spacious, very clean and comfortable. Decor quite dated with apricot coloured walls but everything we needed. Great recycling of rubbish. Close to supermarket and various dining options. Only down side is the traffic noise when it came time for sleeping. Couldn't get to sleep and it woke me early. Good if working, but not... More

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

Thank you for your review. Parklands is an older style motel and we are well aware that the décor is dated. We are in the process of refurbishing the units having redecorated 6 of the 14. We are removing the peach coloured wallpaper and replacing it with paint in neutral colours. It was a shame that you were bothered by... More

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Address: 65 - 67 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru 3.5*
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