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Blue Dolphin Motel

40 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016 via mobile

Only had the pleasure for a one night stay ....everything was perfect .The room was big , separate kitchenette ( biggish) large brathroom . Great bed & warm for those chilly nights. The entire unit was SPOTLESS . We used the complexes washing machine . $3.00 per load and $1.00 for washing powder if needed ...trust me there was plenty... More 

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Methven, null, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016

Booked online and rate was very reasonable. The person on the front desk was very friendly. I was staying with family and we were pointed to a new attraction nearby. Very close to what we want while we stayed eg swimming pool, movie theatre, and food that kids like to eat.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

Loved the motel. The couple running it are very helpful and kind. The rooms were neatly kept. Location is very good, everything is within 5-10mins drive. Caroline Bay is nearby as well, which is famous to have penguins every night during some season.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

The people who run this motel always go the extra mile and are a pleasure to deal with. The units are clean, comfortable and spacious. Our group of students spent two lovely nights there. We will definitely return to this excellent location just opposite Caroline Bay.

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Nelson-Tasman Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

We booked a room for two bedroom apartment for two persons for $128. When we paid we were charged $136. We enquired about this and were advised that because we werent a couple and used two beds there is an extra charge. This is a rip off. facility is outdated and overpriced. Right on main road so expect road noise.

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1 Thank nzp0ppy
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016 via mobile

Would never stay here ever again! It's a fire hazard up stairs! My son sat on his bed & it broke,then his mate sat on a chair & it broke right in front of me.instead of being worried about us they wanted us to pay money!!!!!! What the hell? Then they complained to my kids school trying to get money... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2016

we followed up and the owner/operator "didnt recognise the number" of course not, we are not from timaru, and we were looking for accommodation. Our loss, not having checked Trip Advisor earlier. Today, we tried to make contact, ........ but alas, they dont make contact, and now as we are unable to take the accommodation (because of a family illness... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

This motel is clean but is old and needs a significant overhaul. Customer service was not great and in fact a little 'confrontational'. Upon arrival our room was cold, management did not bother to heat the room even though they knew we were coming and it was a cold day! There are so many negative things I could say about... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

where do I begin lets begin with a warning to everyone out there , this is a total dive do not stay at the blue dolphin , it is the kind of place that you need to wear a hazmat suit to stay in . dirty , dingy and worn out , happened to be passing through Timaru and was... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

This motel owner is a nut job! We booked this motel through booking.com , the owner emailed my husband and I calling us dim for booking via the internet as we paid 12% . We stayed 4 nights and booked a one bed room apartment with two beds. The first night he gave us milk (In NZ it is the... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Motel

Address: 40 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range: $80 - $93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Dolphin Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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