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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

Cnr Main Highway & Wai-iti Rd | Bay Viaduct, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Ranked #9 of 18 hotels in Timaru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014
Deb M Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I stay here every time I'm working in Timaru and have been in studio unit and large family unit which was SPACIOUS. Friendly folks who run the place - top notch bathrooms recently decked out with the most amazing shower heads ever and spa bath. Electric blankets Super close to all the shops, restaurants

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Have stayed at this hotel for almost 3 weeks on a business trip. It loacl to most of the shops and restuarants in the area. All within walking distance. Caroline Bay is just across the raod and offers great walks. The moteliers are nice and friendly and very accomodating. The rooms are large and very well furnished. The second level... More

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This was a very nice apartment. Lots of room for 2 couples. Would be very nice for a family. Nice big windows with a beautiful view of the bay. Beds were very comfortable. The manager was extremely friendly and helpful. We stayed two nights felt like home.

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Papakura, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Woah. Large breasted woman being spoon-cuddled by naked man in wall art. Smaller similar porn statuette on the breakfast bar in case you missed the wall art. Almost expected a complimentary rubber among the instant coffee sachets. The 'welcome' folder was heavy on 'Thou shalt not' and light on friendliness. But most disturbing we needed to use the wifi and... More

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Northampton, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

We stayed here for two weeks in December 2013. We were very pleased with the welcome we received and the friendly advice that was always available. The room was clean and the bed comfortable. The balcony provided a good view across to Caroline Bay. The Bay View is just a few minutes from the town and local restaurants. The Bay... More

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Cairns, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Great handy location to the centre of town, just a short stroll to the shops & Restaurants, and the lovely gardens of Caroline Bay. Very clean, spacious rooms. I only have two gripes - one is if your staying on the 2n or 3rd levels there is no elevator and is hard carrying your bags up two or three fights... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013 via mobile

Clean, tidy and good sized rooms. Decor abysmal, festooned in pornographic art and statuettes, seedy to say the least. Also a $25 fine for not doing your dishes! There are two things that are very wrong with this. Poor service, and you know your dishes were washed by the previous occupants, why should they care that they are done properly?... More

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Napier New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

very handy location and despite the close proximity to the main road and railway it was very quiet. Nice terrace and very comfortable new bed. it is only a short stroll to Caroline Bay and the CBD. Would stay here again.

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Calgary, Canada
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30 reviews 30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

One large room with 2 queen beds, kitchenette and large bathroom with shower. Very quiet with some noise from morning traffic. Located near the center of town, minutes walk from restaurants and cafes. Across the street from beautiful park on the beach, with aviary, mini golf, rides and activities for the kids. Beautiful walkways to the beach. Bathroom although large... More

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New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2012

Our family of four stayed in one of the ground floor two bedroom units. Spacious unit that was modern and clean. Plenty of room on our bathroom for toilet bags to be placed on basin. No issues with extra pillows (see comment from previous reviewer) as there were plenty in the drawers. Only problem (if you can call it a... More

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Address: Cnr Main Highway & Wai-iti Rd | Bay Viaduct, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the ultimate - spectacular views, superior luxury accommodation, quiet double glazed units, kiosk at reception, liquor license - mini bar. The spectacular view that greets you when you walk into each unit, sets Timaru's Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge apart from the rest. Bay Viaduct captures the catch phrase for its luxury accommodation: "Location, Location, Location." The Motel and Motor Lodge boasts spectacular views overlooking Caroline Bay and has the ideal location just a couple of minutes walk from Caroline Bay, Timaru's cafes, bars, restaurants and central business area. Situated in a prime position on the main highway at the base of Wai-iti Road (always known as the Bay Viaduct corner before the motorway). Bay Viaduct is easy to find for the visiting guest and locals alike. All of our motels units are doubled glazed, so the great view and prime location are not tainted by road noise. Additionally each unit has its own patio where guests can sit in the summer sun, take in the spectacular views and admire Timaru at its best (all units are non-smoking but if you wish guests may smoke out on the patio). All major credit cards accepted. Book now with your friendly hosts to avoid disappointment... ... more   less 
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