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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 #7 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Yorkshire
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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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 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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Cambridge, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 via mobile

We had not booked accommodation while driving back to christchurch and it was getting late ( 21:45 )and nowhere seem to be open We came across this motor hotel and it was really nice The room was clean comfortable and the lady on reception was very polite and helpfull It is in a ideal location near the beach It wasn't... More 

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Ocean Grove, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We stayed here for 3 nights in one of the rooms at the front of the property next to the highway. It was very noisy and you couldn't have the door or windows open as the traffic noise was very loud. This was a problem as the room (we were down the bottom) was very damp and musty smelling, especially... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We stayed here overnight on our way up the coast. We found the place to be immaculate in its presentation , very well located and has quite a good view. The lady at reception could not have been more helpful. It was a nice place to stay, could have stayed a day or two it was a good place

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Christchurch
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

We stayed here as a last minute booking. Room was basic but clean and tidy with a comfortable bed and super quick heating electric blanket. Thoroughly suitable for business travel but less so for a romantic getaway (despite the naked couple statue next to the tv???) or quiet break away due to being on the edge of a very busy... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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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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