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12 White Star Motel
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Reviewed July 13, 2012

We brought our grandchildren for a four day winter break in Timaru and very much enjoyed our stay at White Star Motel. Our unit was clean, comfortable, warm and spacious and we appreciated having a full range in the kitchen (as well as microwave) iron and ironing board, hair dryer, everything we needed. The motel was serviced daily including a change of towels etc. When we returned from a farm visit with muddy shoes, I asked Bernadette where I might clean them and was shown a tub with hot water, brushes and tools. She was so friendly and helpful. We would gladly recommend this motel for a family stay.

Miriam (Dunedin)

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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graber12, Owner at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this reviewResponded July 17, 2012

Thank you very much for your review. I am very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us.

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Reviewed July 17, 2011

Spent three nights in Timaru to attend squash tournament. Very friendly hosts. Spacious unit for myself, wife and teenage boys. Very clean and off the main road for a good night's sleep. Excellent value for money. Loved the personal touch of the tea leaves in the jar to make a nice cup of tea.

  • Stayed: July 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 1, 2011

Within the range of accomodation available within this room tariff the White Star Motel was wonderful. Large homely units with a large Kitchen and Bathroom. The beds were very comfortable with electric blankets, clean linen etc. They were serviced daily and were very clean. What set this motel apart was the wonderful staff and their southern hospitality . I would definately stay again and would not hesitate recommending the White Star Motel.

  • Stayed: October 2010
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Reviewed February 18, 2011

Shear luck, everywhere else was full,saw sign for 12 Star gave it a try. lovely welcome,slightly dated furniture otherwise every requiremant fuffilled. Clean and tidy. would recommend to anyne travelling in that area.

Dave and Mary Songhurst. uk

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2011

In January 2011 my wife, 15 year old daughter and myself stayed here for a night prior to flying out of Christchurch the next afternoon. As our unit was out of range of the wifi, we were given an ethernet cable to connect to the wall jack and found the connection fast and good.

The unit was completely open when we arrived (door, windows) so completely aired. Nice, but I won't leave doors and windows open at home in Melbourne! The unit itself was older style, but perfectly workable and well maintained. The kitchen is open plan with the living area and separated from it by a highish ledge. All appliances worked, and the full size oven was very clean.

The main bedroom was perhaps designed for a smaller bed than is now in there, but I like big beds so am not complaining. It did mean that only one suitcase could be opened on the floor in the bedroom. The other needed to be on the floor in the living area, but this area is big enough so that there was no problem. Because we are not used to, and do not like, doonas and quilts, it was really nice to see woollen blankets in the cupboard that would be put on the bed to replace the quilt. We all got a great night's sleep.

Overall this was an excellent stopover and I would not hesitate to recommend it as an older style, but quiet, clean and well maintained 2 bedroom unit.

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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graber12, Owner at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this reviewResponded February 8, 2011

I am glad you all had a great nights sleep before your flight home to Melbourne. Thank you for your review and thank you for staying with us. Bernadette

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