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Avenue Motor Lodge

4.5 of 5 Motel   |   31 Craigie Avenue, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
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Ranked #2 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We were surprised at how spacious the rooms were. Rather than feeling like "cramped little motel rooms" it was just pleasant to be there. We were there for a family wedding and the rooms were a great size for catching up with everybody. Very nicely appointed, comfy beds, good kitchens, bathrooms, ... Owners were very nice and helpful. Highly recommended.

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29 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the Avenue motor Lodge on our holiday around the south island in May. Could not fault the service, the owners and staff were very friendly. This was the largest studio room we have ever stayed in. It was huge! Had a king size bed (very comfortable) and also a single bed. Great for families.... More

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79 reviews 79 reviews
39 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Stayed at the Avenue motor lodge recently and loved our stay here. The room was clean, modern and large with a decent living area and a great kitchen (complete with microwave). The motor lodge is a short drive to the city area and while we didn't do it, it looked like it would be a fairly comfortable 15-20 minute walk.... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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178 reviews 178 reviews
140 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

The owners/Managers were very friendly and helpful, room was big and tidy and clean. All mod cons, place is close to town, shower has decent water pressure. No real street noise, we would stay here again

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5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This motel is excellent value for money. I stayed a few years ago when it was fairly new and theunits have continued to be maintained to a very high standard. Good quality bed linen and towels. all facilities to a very high standard. Excellent breakfast and service. I highly recommend this motor lodge.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

My partner and I and our 17 month old lil boy stayed here for the weekend from Taupo. The rooms are large and well equipped, they had a portacot all set up for us when we arrived, we ordered breakfast and coffees twice which were prompt and delicious! It was clean and nice and in a great location The owners... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

We booked for five adults to stay here for our Grandmother's funeral and it was a great place to come back to. The accommodation (two-bed apartment) was large and spacious and had everything we required. The kitchen is set out a little strangely but this was easily manageable. We also had a problem with the toilet that was easily resolved.... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2013

I recently stayed here for a week while on business vut have also stayed here several times before. The unit I usually get is large, comfortable and quiet. It is always immaculately clean when I arrive and is fully cleaned every day. Management are polite and helpful but do not pry. There is literally nothing about the property that I... More

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vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the fabulous review.We are very pleased you enjoy staying with us. Vivien More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

We stayed and this lovely quiet motel whilst travelling around the South Island over Christmas 2012/2013. The owners were extremely friendly and went out of their way to meet our needs. The rooms are very spacious, very clean (serviced by cleaners daily), and quiet. The interior is very up to date. Close to city centre. Would recommend and stay again.

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Melbourne, Australia
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63 hotel reviews
112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Warmly welcomed and surprised at the size of the room, with a kitchenette area, an outdoor sitting area and a bathroom (which I think was supposed to be for the disabled) we were very comfortable here. Quiet area but just a short drive to the centre of town. The only thing lacking is a view. Would recommend.

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Address: 31 Craigie Avenue, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Avenue Motor Lodge 4.5*
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