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Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast

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32 Sefton Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
22 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were given this B & B at the information centre in Geraldine. We hadn't thought of stopping in Timaru but are so pleased we did. This is a very hospitable B & B. We found the house a short distance from SH1 and arrived at the requested time to a very friendly welcome from Trish and were shown to... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We got off to a bad start with the note on the door requesting us to phone Trish's cellphone which was never responded to. We were anxious to meet with old friends from over 50 years ago, and were not impressed to eventually find the hosts in the house throughout our wait for access. We were then requested to remove... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My partner had stayed here on a previous visit and wanted me to experience Sefton Homestay when I visited Timaru. This town is situated half way between Christchurch and Dunedin. We stayed here for two nights and I understand his enthusiasm. Trish and John couldn't be more welcoming. The home itself is charming, set in a quiet area with a... More 

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

It was lovely to meet you, Jackie and have Tony back again. We hope you enjoyed the remainder of your trip. Thank you for taking the time to write your generous reveiw. Trish and John More 

EAST SUSSEX, UK
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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

A night in Timaru enroute from Dunedin to Methven was taken at the Sefton which was an ideal staging post. It is a private house located within an easy walk of the town and is close to reasonable restaurants. Excellent breakfast made a good start to the next day.

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We enjoyed your company. Thanks for choosing Sefton HomestY B&B. Trish & John More 

Exeter
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We stayed here for one night on our way back to Christchurch and were so pleased we had selected Sefton. We stayed in the blue room with the en suite and found it very comfortable, lovely bed and shower room, Trish and John have obviously considered travellers needs and are very friendly and accommodating with info on local amenities and... More 

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Great meeting you both. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Trish & John More 

Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

My mother and I recently stayed at Timaru for two nights and we were delighted we decided to book Sefton Homestay. The home couldn't be cleaner and the fresh flowers in our room and bathroom contributed to the overall agreeable ambience. Bathrobes were provided and night-lights and torches assisted accessing our huge private bathroom located across the hall. Breakfast was... More 

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for your very kind review. Timaru is the perfect place to base yourselves for interesting day trips. We never tire of visiting Mt John when in Tekapo with those amazing views. Trish & John More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014 via mobile

Friendly couple. Homely and lovely house. Easy walking distance into town. Town very quiet at night. Comfortable bedroom and facilities. Lovely home cooked breakfast. Useful information for next leg of our journey. Would recommend this b&b.

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review. Trish & John More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2014

We were so lucky to have booked this as our first night in New Zealand. This Arts and Crafts house is gorgeous. Trish and John are delightful hosts and have thought of everything a long distance traveller might need. The guest lounge included all drinks, biscuits, water, milk and even sherry! The bedroom was comfortable and toiletries provided. Trish even... More 

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Hope you are enjoying the deep south and the foot is improving daily. It was lovely to share our house with you. We appreciated your kind review. Thank you. Trish & John More 

Cleethorpes
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014

If only all B&B were like this! This place is outstanding, without doubt the best we have ever stayed at anywhere. The house itself is beautiful, the room great inc bathrobes, the bathroom pure luxury. The upstairs guest lounge was packed with all beverages anyone could need inc biscuits etc. I defy anyone to get a nicer place than this.... More 

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to you return Your feedback was greatly appreciated. Trish & John More 

Victoria, BC
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I had been cycling the South Island with a group and staying in hostels, etc. The backpackers in town (Wanderers - very nice) had no room for me, so our leader book dmd at Sefton. Trish and John are avid cyclists and couldn't have been more hospitable. When I asked if I could use their clothesline, Trish offered to do... More 

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seftonhomestay, Owner at Sefton Homestay Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

We do hope you are still enjoying your cycling trip. Thanks for your kind words. Trish & John More 

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