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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

Cnr Main Highway & Wai-iti Rd | Bay Viaduct, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Rangiora, New Zealand
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47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We stayed on our way back from further south. As a walk in rate it was a little expensive but the room made up for that. Top floor with great views across the bay and water. Large bathroom and the whole complex was very clean and tidy. Only criticism was that there were no spare pillows to prop your self... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed for 1 night on 2nd floor. Great location with views over the bay. We had a spacious room with good kitchen and bathroom facilities. The bed was comfortable but I had little sleep due to the constant noise. Traffic at the lights through the night, upper floor noise when people walked in the room above, toilet noise from adjacent... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Timaru not usually a place I stay however this was a great choice. Had a large one bed on the top floor which had great views even through the rain. Was a bit of a climb to the top with a large bag as there is no lift. New owners were friendly and helpful, the unit was clean and parking... More 

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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for 1 night would have liked longer. Very clean and rooms were big. Nice view from balcony. Staff very friendly. Only thing we found hard was carrying our things up alot of stairs to our room but once there was worth it. We would definately stay here again. Left my jacket there and rang to organise return of... More 

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Picton
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Good location, although noisy, being on a busy street corner. Outlook to the sea and Bay area pleasant, and units catch the sun well. However for the price, lacking the little touches like good lighting, more than one mirror, etc which make for a luxurious stay. and why do motels offer such nasty thin toilet paper??

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

My wife and I stayed in a top floor room at this motel for one night in Oct 15. The owner/manager was very welcoming and offered some good advice on Timaru eateries. The room itself was very spacious, clean and also had a large spa bath (which the wife made use of). The window glass is double glazed so you... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 via mobile

My wife and I stayed overnight whilst traveling around the South Island. It was clean, spacious, friendly and close to restaurants. The apartment we stayed in was a ground floor unit with all facilities clean and tidy. Managing staff were friendly and helpful.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

Stayed one night in the executive room which is massive. Clean, comfortable and conveniently located with friendly staff to welcome you and to explain the local amenities. There's also parking on site for one vehicle per room. My only criticism would be limited Wi-Fi (300mb)

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Yorkshire
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Stayed here overnight on the way down to Christchurch. Nice hotel; we had a large room with a separate bedroom and comfy bed; kitchen area with tea and coffee making facility; limited wifi. Situated near a main road but only 10 minutes walk to town centre and near to sea.

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Tokyo, Japan
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I have stayed this motel for four months on business. It is located near Caroline Bay, where there are several nice restaurants including Fusion. New World, a supper market is 5 minutes drive and Sports center is also 5 minutes drive. The room is spacy enough and clean. The rooms on the 3rd floor have jacuzzi, which may relax you.... More 

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