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“Beautiful rooms, comfortable beds”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Harbour View Motel

Harbour View Motel
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Harbour View Motel
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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43 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Beautiful rooms, comfortable beds”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2013

We stayed one night in a studio room which was clean and super-comfortable. This motel is priced right, and we couldn't fault it, (and I have a very fussy husband!). Will definitely stay again, thanks so much.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Dublin, Ireland
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11 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 1, 2013 via mobile

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
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london
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59 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 17, 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
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Auckland, New Zealand
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27 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 Thank SteveMcDowell_12
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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Christchurch
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 Thank JanBil
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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318 reviews
80 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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1 Thank Mark E
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Additional Information about Harbour View Motel

Property: Harbour View Motel
Address: 8 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 13
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