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Baywatch Motor Lodge

7 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #12 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Our room was ready upon arrival. We were welcomed, given a newspaper and key. The room, although a little dated, was spacious and well equipped with kitchenette including cook top and microwave. We appreciated the little extras like plunger coffee, nice soaps and the teddy bear! The motel entrance is on a busy road which made access somewhat stressful and... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have discouraged many from staying in this hotel. I booked a room with a friend while in Timaru for a girls night out with friends here. We had pizza made a punch and headed off to the location of the girls night. I didn't end up staying in the motel as we fell asleep at my friends place. We... More 

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Northwich, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked this as the closest place available to Christchurch airport (lack of planning on our part during the Cricket World Cup). It was reasonably priced (cheap) and we weren't expecting much. The hotel owner was helpful and friendly. The room was very good - clean, comfortable, recently decorated, spacious and had all the facilities we could have asked for.... More 

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19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

We hadn't booked - a lot of other places were booked out and so we ended up here thinking - it will be ok - it's only for a night! It was a fabulous room! Everything you could want plus sensational views! All at a very reasonable (read that as cheap) rate!

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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Booked last minute as we had some confusion prior to our trip. Despite this, everyone was very welcoming. Just a few minutes drive away there's a McDonald's and plenty of shops (including restaurants) to choose from. Some can say it's the Orchard Road of Timaru. Happy tummy, well-rested and it's fun to watch a train go by. Recommended for any... More 

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Hauraki Plains
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35 reviews 35 reviews
28 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I was surprised by the negative comments I read after we had checked in. We found the motel very comfortable and the beds were lovely. Yes we heard a few trains in the night but it didn't worry us. The owners were very pleasant to us and we had a lovely view over Caroline Bay.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Basic comfort of a 1960 style decor. Clean and tidy. Price high for what was offered in terms of being up to date and fresh. Room was 4 metres from the main trunk train line. No warning re this so frightened me in the middle of the night when first train rumbled by. Great views & owner friendly but needs... More 

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Dania Beach, Florida
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I booked a place in Timaru and did it with care because it was my 3rd anniversary and wanted a really special place. I chose Baywatch even though it was more expensive than the other places because the reviews that I read said beautiful views and the pictures looked real nice. We arrived around 4:30pm and I paid in full... More 

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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2014 via mobile

The good things about this place is the location, the view (if you have a bay view room) and the fact that it's clean. The not quite so good things - the ancient heater that is very noisy, the shower which has no cubicle, so that the bathroom floor becomes awash with water (the shower curtains don't reach the floor)... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
13 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

Thought I'd take this room...by myself ...thought I might have a spa...but ran out of time. Friendly owner / staff. Great views of Caroline Bay etc, very clean, tidy, slightly dated, a light switch behind the curtain that took me ages to find to turn a light out (the heater and lights were on when I arrived). I was surprised... More 

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