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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 #6 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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46 reviews 46 reviews
31 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Dunedin, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Probably the best motel we have stayed at ever! Were in Timaru for a wedding and never needed a motel before, the owners were so friendly and happy for us to have a late checkout, was a great sleep, beds really comfortable, super clean and cleaners friendly and do a great job. just a comfortable place to stay. Probably only... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 via mobile

Friendly owners and great service. I stayed a week and sleep wonderfully all the time. Great bathroom, fully stocked kitchen and great wireless internet. Close to shops and a big park. Lots of takeaways close by as well as a supermarket. This is my second stay and I will be back.

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

Hi Peter. Thank you for your review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and pleased that you chose to return to Parklands. We look forward to welcoming you back again next year. Best regards. More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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203 reviews 203 reviews
173 hotel reviews
196 helpful votes 196 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

The motel is located on a busy street so there is a lot of road noisy. Our room though was spacious and comfortable. The location suited us for our business needs. The hosts on check in were a bit grumpy but on checkout we had a different person and she was very pleasant and helpful.

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

Thank you for your review. We are sorry to hear that the greeting that you received on your arrival was not very friendly and welcoming. I would also like to apologise for the mix up regarding your payment. We had been away for a few days returning after you had checked in. The motel was being looked after by a... More 

Atherton, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

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
10 helpful votes 10 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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170 reviews 170 reviews
82 hotel reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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 

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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*
Number of rooms: 14
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