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Bay City Motor Lodge

10 -14 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Bay City Motor Lodge
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Having booked the hotel through Qantas I expected a certain standard. First of all the booking could not be found, even though we had confirmation. Then they found us a room which was rather grubby and stank of cigarette smoke. We had no choice but to stay but I certainly would not recommend it. And we still paid premium price... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

We didn't have much choice when decided to stay overnight in Timaru. It was quite late and all motels we passed by had "No Vacancy" sign. This one had two rooms available: ground and second floor. We opted one on the ground floor. All in all it wasn't bad: $140 was reasonable, noise was reasonably acceptable and the room was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

Good location nice views of Caroline bay,nice clean room good facilities, very good bathroom,helpful staff,kitchen adequate, with in walking distance to restraunts and bars A little noisy about 5 am but not too bad as it is on the main road.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014 via mobile

It is in a good location close to good restaurants and the shopping centre. It is on the highway and does NOT have double glazing so it can be noisy at times. Cost $140 without breakfast was over the odds in my opinion.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We arrived at our check-in time of 2 pm to find the office closed with a note saying that tha managers had gone out for a while. An emergency number was left on the door. After waiting for half an hour in howling winds we rang the number and spoke to the manager who directed us to our room key... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Very clean establishment, was in great location for what we were doing while visiting the area. Modern and tidy facilities, all we could need for a 2 night stay with a young child. Will be staying here again when we return to the area. :)

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

One of the cleanest motel I have visited. Specious rooms, flat screen Tv, good kitchen facilities, great location with a short walking distance to restaurants and town centre. Management very friendly. I highly recommend this great motel.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Upon arrival at this motel we viewed the unit which had a strong chemical smell. When we advised the owners they denied there was any smell. They then came into the unit and sprayed aerosol! We said we couldn't stay in a unit with such a strong chemical smell. The owners response was "Go then!" Very rude, very unhelpful, very... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

I stayed here a couple of years ago after a friend of mine and I travelled for my friends birthday. On arrival the motel owners were friendly, the room was tidy, clean, nicely presented. My friend arrived ( on his motorcycle ) then a few minutes later we received a phone call from the manager telling me that we had... More 

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Papakura, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

This motel is very clean and well appointed, kitchen for cooking meals. Good sized bathroom with the shower over the spa bath. Pleasant staff and helpful. Good parking. Free internet, handy to shops and town walking distance. Set on the main road ground floor apartments the best but the views from the stairs apartments good I spent two nights here... More 

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