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Baywatch Motor Lodge

7 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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English first
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29 reviews 29 reviews
23 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

This hotel was very central. There is a train line runs by it, but we heard one train. We walked down to the harbour at night to see the Blue Penguins (smallest in the world) NO FLASH PHOTOGRAPHY) You have to look very closely as they are hard to spot but the lights from the harbour do help. This hotel... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

We had a room facing the bay, which was great. The decor was a bit dated, but on the whole the unit was well equipped with a microwave, mini bar fridge and coffee/tea making items. There was even an iron and ironing board tucked away in the cupboard, which was useful. The spa bath was great and worked well, but... More

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Soldotna, Alaska
11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Needed a room just to crash for a night. Found many along the main highway, thought it would be easier when we decided to take off the next day, so we pulled into the first vacancy signed one. Didn't need a view room and didn't want to pay the price for a view room, so he put us in one... More

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Whangarei, New Zealand
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91 reviews 91 reviews
43 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

Looks nice and the rooms are reasonable. Clean and tidy. does not need the tacky plastic flowers everywhere or the dirty bath duck. Bed was not comfortable, pillows were good. The main problem was the road noise on one side and the railway line about 10meters from the deck! We had four trains during the night and they felt like... More

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Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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79 reviews 79 reviews
73 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014 via mobile

When we checked in we could not understand why this motel was so lowly rated on Trip Advisor. We had a great room at the back overlooking the beach although it was quite a long way away and on the other side of a pretty quiet railway line. As the evening went on we realised many of the residents who... More

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed for 4 nights and had Room overlooking the Bay and the best views. Yep there are trains from maybe 6am but very infrequent and run slow so definately bearable. Room was great, lovely patio area and hosts really great. Complimented by their lovel Motel Dog Teddy. We were part of a large group so had the oppt to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

Stayed between Christmas and New Year 2012/13. Two nights, units clean and tidy but the noise level from the road and we were more to the back of the property made having windows open for fresh air impossible. No view of the sea but of rooftops. Trucks were constant all night long with the rough road outside the motel causing... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

We stayed (2 adults, 2 children) for just the one night in December 2012. The Baywatch Motel report to have the most amazing views, and certainly one or 2 of their units do overlook the lovely Bay, but the majority of rooms overlook the carpark and property next door. That lovely lawned area you see on their website is a... More

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Address: 7 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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