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Harbour View Motel
8 Evans St, Timaru, New Zealand   |  
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
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“Awesome place to stay, near restaurants, shops and seafront!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Really pleasant place to stay. We had previously stayed at the BayViaduct Motel, but as this was booked out,we stayed here instead. It was a pleasure, really clean, close to town and owners very helpful and friendly. Will stay here again for sure when we are visiting relatives in Timaru.

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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44 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

This motel is new, and located on the main highway (like 90% of all accommodation in Timaru) so you need a car to pop into town for dinner. While it was perfect for an overnight stay, the title 'harbour view' is a bit of a misnomer, given that from our room we had a view of the carpark.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Very new, handy to restaurants, large spacious room which is excellent for the business traveller or holiday maker. It has plenty of carparking. I was able to arrange for a continetla breakfast to be delivered to my room (I didn't arrive until about 930pm) which was conveninet and very good value for money. Lovely people who were running the motel.

Room Tip: It is close to railway but the noise was not an issue
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Newest motel in Timaru. Faultless. Lovely decor, top quality beds and linen, top location, great price, nice staff. We loved our stay here. On the main road but not noisy at all. Upstairs rooms have view of the harbour, and open out onto a nice little deck/walkway area which is roofed and carpeted, so quite sheltered.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2013

What a find; slap bang on the main road easy walk to shopping restaurants beach and bars. Yes noisey outside but oh so quiet inside - the soundproofing is remarkable! Virtually new, large spacious rooms, lovely colours, superb quality bedding; an absolute pleasure to stay. Super staff, very reasonable tariff. Recommend AAA+.

Room Tip: Go for upstairs but nothing wrong with the down.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Newest Motel in Timaru. Situated on the main road.

Very clean and spacious units upstairs. Balcony with view of port and park.

Helpful staff.

Close to cbd and restaurants.

Quiet room, 2 x TV's, kitchen and microwave.

Large bed.

Nice bathroom.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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64 hotel reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

yes it is new, and i would stay again because it is the newest in timaru.

very fast internet, decent beds, reasonable shower, carl was helpful

good location to the centre of town.

i would recommend if you are travelling to timaru

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 8 Evans St, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Specialty lodging in Timaru
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