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Townhouse Motel

29 - 31 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Ranked #6 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed in a studio unit. The room was very spacious with a nice bathroom and kitchenette. The bed was very comfortable and the room was warm and cosy. The fridge and microwave were very adequate, in fact everything was of a high order. The host was extremely friendly, a real touch of southern hospitality. The host even helped me... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good location for a one-night stop on our way back to Christchurch from the south. Off-street parking, but down a steep slope - practise hill starts! Friendly welcome with suggestions for a walking route into town. Unusually for a motel, it is quite central and we found it an easy walk. Clean and well-equipped.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

This is a highway-side motel within walking distance of the beachside park and downtown Timaru. The motel room itself was large and clean, but basic. The bathroom was awkward, as it appeared that a shower had been installed after the room was built, making access to the sink crowded and difficult. The clerk was the most uncommunicative and woman of... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Spacious room, well equipped, good value but some main some road noise from trucks. Unfortunately we had an indifferent welcome from a young duty receptionist who met us with a pained expression while getting out of a car before proceeding to the reception desk with an offhand attitude. Later, we were taken aback when this person banged loudly on our... More 

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Lisa H, Manager at Townhouse Motel, responded to this review

I am very sorry you had my teenager deal with you that day she got a real good telling off i tell you As this is our business and only income she thought she was helping me (as i am injured) but that does not explain her treatment of you for that i am sorry It does get a upsetting... More 

Exeter, UK
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Plenty of space to move around in the rooms, with a king-sized bed, well-fitted kitchen, spacious bathroom, and a verandah. All was clean and staff were helpful and welcoming. Slope to the units is a little steep, so take care in slippery weather.

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Double Oak, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

We stayed one night here on our way to the Catlins. The motel is fine and very clean. Kitchen and bath were OK. The only real downside to the Townhouse is its daunting, very steep drive. Would not like to try to get up or down in bad weather. Staff was accommodating and very pleasant.

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Breckenridge, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

Very large and good quality. King sized bed was comfy with crisp, clean sheets. Nice kitchen facility. Very nice staff. Helpful. The one big drawback about this place is the parking situation. Down a steep hill and you really need to be parked backed in so that you can get out easily

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

Stayed in a studio unit which had been updated. Couldn't fault facilities, service, friendly advice. Would be my first choice of accommodation when next in Timaru, management extremely helpful when we were trying to locate a lost wallet.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

WE booked this motel for Christmas day because of a last minute decision to visit family. The key factors were price and availability . We did not have great expectations but were peasannt ly surprisedRegistration on arrival was quick, pleasant and friendly. The premises are a little dated but clean and spacious. Our unit had a spacious kitchen a large... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014 via mobile

A good pit stop if driving between Christchurch and down south or just visiting Timaru. Had a good nights sleep and the facilities and reception were very good. It needs a small update but a comfortable place to stay.

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