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Blue Dolphin Motel

40 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brisbane, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

The heating in the room was really not cutting it at all but other than that, given the price, it's a good cheap option. The units are dated but the sheets & towels are clean, the bathroom was clean, the kitchen sink was so shiny even my husband commented (something along the lines of how come you can't get our... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Stayed Saturday night 15 March 2014 unit 7 . Was pleasantly surprised when we entered the room. Wow the place was spotless. If you want clean, comfortable and reasonably priced accommodation in Timaru the Blue Dolphin Motel is great. The owners are lovely and very helpful.

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34 reviews 34 reviews
30 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

Stayed one night in an executive studio unit - executive room it is not however it was clean and basic. We paid $102 through Jason's. Music heard all night which was annoying and kept us awake. On a main road so noisy. No pool or fitness centre touched them by mistake on my iPad and can't remove it f

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

any one traveling to new Zealand south island timaru stay at the blue dolphin motel they would have to be the most friendliness people we have ever come across service, rooms were all excellent just down right top couple Charlie and kaye mildura vic Australia stayed there on the 18th feb 2014 room 7

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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236 reviews 236 reviews
51 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2013

The owners were very friendly and welcoming and the motel is close to the bay as well as to the supermarket down the street no road noise as we stayed in a back unit a dairy is 2 minutes away by foot.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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96 reviews 96 reviews
42 hotel reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The Blue Dolphin is in the 90-110 dollar price range and for this cost you don't expect to get frills. The Blue Dolphin did not let us down in this regard. It is very basic but it is very clean, tidy and comfortable. The hosts are outstanding and always happy to help. this type of accommodation is best suited to... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
22 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

Decided to stay here on the strength of the recent reviews and it was only a couple of hours south of Christchurch (about all I could handle after 4am start in Australia). What a pleasant surprise , the hosts are fantastic- take you to your room show you everything , nothing left to chance and plenty of good advice about... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have had the fortune to stay at the Blue Dolphin for two extended periods, one lasting seven weeks and the other 3 weeks. On both occasions the service offered by Geoff and Diane has been excellent, nothing is to much trouble. The level of accommodation and service for the extremely reasonable rates is fantastic. Try it you won't be... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013 via mobile

The motel is clean and well equipped with cooking utensils that we need. It is roomy and warm, supermarkets and Caroline bay are close by. Furthermore, Geoff and Dianne are friendly and great host! Couldn't ask for more at a reasonable price like this! :)

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Perth, Australia
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Our second stay (unfortunately only 1 night this time) at the Blue Dolphin. Management is fabulous. We had a 2 bedroom unit, which as normal here, were clean and comfortable. Excellent price and a great location. Thoroughly recommend.

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Address: 40 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #7 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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Number of rooms: 11
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