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Taylors Motel
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ashburton
Certificate of Excellence
Ottawa, Canada
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64 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Nice room and awesome people!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2011

We started our tour of the South Island with a stay here and it was a great introduction to NZ hospitality! Rebecca gave us the best greeting of our trip and made us feel quite welcome. She also helped us to find what we need in Ashburton. Our room was fine; clean, roomy enough and a comfy bed.
We stayed a second time a week later as we ended our trip; we were looking forward to staying there even after a great week of touring. Taylors did not disappoint; we had another warm welcome, this time with coffee brought to our room. We had two minor issues that were fixed quickly.
An enjoyable stay, thanks for being part of our vacation!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steve-Laura-Ottawa
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 27, 2011

Who knew there would be a hidden gem in a sleepy town of Ashburton! We were warmly welcomed and treated to a nice cup of tea (very good chai tea indeed, they had several choices for you) The room we had was a compact studio ensuite on top floor. It was well laid out and didn't leave us feeling compact at all. The bed was super comfortable, tv worked well and the motel was beautiful, well maintained and within walking distance to the Ashburton Domain, a lovely park.

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank AumAroundTheWorld
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Singapore
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2011

We arrived at Taylors sleep deprived and cold. We were greeted immediately by the very friendly and helpful host, Rebecca, who upgraded our room and gave us a nice warm cup of tea. The motel is quiet, clean, and everything we needed. Rebecca even recommended a nice cafe for us. Taylors has far exceeded our expectations!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Minigingerbread
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Whangamata, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 20, 2011

Very friendly welcome. Unit was as described. Spotless and well appointed.
Staff were very helpful, nothing was a problem.
Among the best I have stayed in.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jock023
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2011

From booking (just after the Christchurch earthquake) to check-in (complimentary coffees), standard of room and facilities, assistance while resident and final check-out, this was a stellar performance. It is not a top of the line motel, nor does it charge the highest rates, but it delivers way above all expectations. Spacious rooms, immaculate cleanliness, everything in first class condition and the friendliest and most helpful staff you could ever hope to meet. In many years of travelling for business or pleasure I cannot recall a better experience, regardless of cost. Highly recommended and we'd stay again in a heartbeat.

John & Robyn Churchill

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Winston018
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Waterloo, Canada
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2011

We reserved the last room they had for that day (via the net in Canada)...lucky us. True to other advisors reviews they did welcome us with a serious cup of joe...so good! I forgot my glasses..they found them after we packed up and left...they called the restaurant we were at and kept them for me! It was such a lovely place we stopped by on the way back with out reservations...sorry all full...but they found us another place just like that...what service...so very kind....you can't buy that anywhere!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank wat-ont-can
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ashburton770, Owner at Taylors Motel, responded to this review, April 7, 2011
What a pleasure it was to meet the two of you as well, we loved your idea of a wine and food tour of the South Island. We hope the rest of your holiday was just as enjoyable. Thanks Bex
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2011

What could be better than sitting down to an espresso immediately upon check in after a long day of traveling!

We found Taylors Motel to be an excellently priced, friendly and family run business in Ashburton. Their level of cleanliness and presentation was outstanding. From quality linen and kitchenware, to well kept grounds and rooms with plenty of parking - we felt it was better than staying in a hotel.

If you want efficiency and privacy, you will do well do stay with these lovely people!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
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Thank kimandjax
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ashburton770, Owner at Taylors Motel, responded to this review, April 7, 2011
We appreciate your time spent on this review and hope we see you all back here again. We are loving our towels as well. Thanks Bex
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Property: Taylors Motel
Address: 770 East Street | Ashburton, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Hotels in Ashburton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Taylors Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts, Craig and Rebecca Lambie with young family, provide genuine superior service, comfortable, relaxed and friendly welcome. We also offer Free high speed WiFi and sky 50+ channels with guest select. Taylors Motel is your Ashburton home-away-from-home. We are the closest motel to town located in a quiet garden setting facing north. Walk outside your downstairs unit to a lovely lawn area with swing seat, and bbq or enjoy the magnificent views of the southern Alps from upstairs. We have in-house meal options and restaurant opposite. We are located 1 hour South of Christchurch and a 45 min drive to Mt Hutt Skifield. ... more   less 
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