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Blue Dolphin Motel

40 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Ranked #11 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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hobart
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63 reviews 63 reviews
23 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 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 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
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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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Wallacetown
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25 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2013

After arriving in Timaru at 9pm at night, it was lovely to walk into our room that was so warm and comfortable. I could have easily picked up my bed and pillow and taken it with me on to Christchurch. What a fantastic nights sleep. Very little traffic noise although we were right on the main highway. Thankyou, would definitely... More 

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Southland
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We stayed here just 1 night, very comfortable unit, spotless, maybe the cleanest motel we have ever stayed in which is a huge plus! Fantastic location right on Caroline Bay & across the road from the swimming pool, great location for kids!! Manager was extremely helpful & friendly. Would recommed to all & stay again!!

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Timaru, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

This is a clean, comfortable motel, which is in a great location, right next to Caroline Bay, and within a short walking distance from several good restaurants. The managers are quite friendly and helpful. A good value and location for families and those traveling on Holiday.

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This motel is in a superb location, extremely close to the wonderful Caroline Bay (has to be one of New Zealand's best beaches!) plus the city centre. It provided adequate facilities for a night's stay and the staff were very friendly.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Nice, clean and comfortable motels. Easy walk to Caroline Bay and City Centre. Great staff.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2010

great managers friendly helpfull good value close to city centre

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