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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 Reviewed June 11, 2015
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Great location, easy access to beach and city centre by foot. Rooms clean and of good standard. No double glazing though so every noise could be heard so not the best place for a good night's sleep. The upstairs room had 4 single beds in it which was a bit OTT, am pleased there were only 2 of upstairs (2... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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