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Bay City Motor Lodge

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10 -14 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Bay City Motor Lodge
Ranked #12 of 15 Timaru B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 via mobile

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The motel was very clean, nice and spacious. Only stairs to the upper 2 levels. I was surprised it was not double glazed so could be a bit noisy. The owner/manager was friendly and helpful. Good off street parking. Handy to the RSA and the town.

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wiltshire
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We rang this place as our plans had changed and we couldn't face an unbroken 10 hour drive. We managed to get the last 2 rooms at 3 hours notice. It was comfortable and very clean with everything we needed for a light meal. The owner was very helpful helping us plan our forward journey and recommending places to stop.... More

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Feilding, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2013

I was lucky enough to travel to Timaru recently and stayed at the Bay City Motor Lodge. The accommodation was good, nice rooms with balcony's. My problem was the Owner/Manager. He was very rude, arrogant, and unobliging. Any requests were greeted with negative remarks which in my book is unnecessary. I was a paying guest. I don't need to be... More

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London, United Kingdom
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90 reviews 90 reviews
77 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

Did the motel basics well enough: clean room, good bed, good shower, good TV. Not luxurious, but fine for a business trip. Quite expensive, and breakfast in the morning was extra. Near a very busy road.

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Additional Information about Bay City Motor Lodge

Address: 10 -14 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 15 B&Bs / Inns in Timaru
Number of rooms: 13

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