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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great motel!! Friendly and inviting staff. And they even hooked us up with free WiFi. Rooms are in great condition and clean and tidy!! Considering the price it is great value for money and I will love to come back!!

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Thank Ken H
homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Ken, Thank you for your review, happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and we would certainly welcome you back. Pleased that we provided you with all you needed. Kind Regards Debbie & Shaun

New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Reading other reviews, I notice mention of traffic noise. Yes, this motel is on the main road (as are many other motels), but I did not have any issue with sleeping. I was in a one bedroomed apartment slightly back from the main road and came prepared with ear plugs, but did not need them. There are some units closer...

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Thank dee-em
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 29 October 2016

I stayed here 2 nights. Very friendly people and spotless rooms. The bed was very comfortable. There is a kitchen corner that looks like a desk - no separate table. There was an old microwave and a small but adequate fridge. The bathroom was not modern, but did the job. The room was quite small. For the price everything was...

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Invercargill, Southland, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Really all you need for a few nights Free wifi Great service Was last room in Timaru for south island champs so in a family room and we were just a couple Could stay her with family easy Has cooking facilities Sky tv Car parking Laundry room Bbq room Close to everything

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homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Donna & Milne Family, Thank you for taking the time to write such a fabulous review. We are pleased you enjoyed your accommodation and that our service and facilities gave you a comfortable stay. Kind Regards Debbie & Shaun

Reviewed 11 October 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stayed for 3 nights in the school holidays with my son and his friend. We all had a room each and there is an extra bed in the lounge. The kitchen is well equipped, great to have a laundry and the added bonus is you have the same luxury as a motel with it being serviced....

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Thank Janelle K
homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Janelle, Thank you for your lovely review of our 3 bedroom house. It was great to know that we have set the house up with everything you needed. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay and were able to have a peaceful and relaxing holiday. Kind Regards Debbie & Shaun

Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This motel has an awesome 3 bedroom house available for rent. It is at the back of the main complex and backs onto another street. It is huge, very quiet and has everything you could want, including its own kitchen and laundry. Easy walk to restaurants and close to supermarket. Great for a large family!

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homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Jen, Thank you for your positive review, happy that you had a great stay and that you found we are well located to everything you needed. Kind Regards Debbie & Shaun

South Island, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed in the family house. Three bedrooms and sleeps up to 7 people. Fully kitted out kitchen and large living area. One of our electric blankets wasn't working and Shaun came in with a new one and changed the bed himself. Would definitely stay here again.

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homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Rachael, Thank you for your kind review. We pride ourselves on our service so are pleased we came up to standard. Happy to hear you enjoyed the kitchen and spacious open plan living area. Kind Regards Debbie & Shaun

Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

The service here was great and the layout good for a cheap motel. Some fly strike on the toilet walls but everything else very clean. We were at the back of the motel so not too noisy. It was a freezing cold night and there was a single old wall heater operated by thermostat. This kept us warm but every...

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Thank Ceridwyn R
homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Ceridwyn, We are sorry your room was not ideal for your stay but we are glad you were happy with our service. Kind Regards Debbie & Shaun

Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

The motel sits on state Highway 1 through Timaru the noise of the trucks passing by is constant as all large freight heading north and south passes your windows and I'm not closest to the road. Eventually when exhaustion takes over and you do fall asleep the rattle of the heater will wake you up when the temperature control kicks...

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Thank Geoff T
homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Geoff, Sorry that you were disturbed in the night but pleased that you found our rooms clean. We understand our motel complex is not the newest and our competitive tariff reflects this. We have upgraded some of our rooms already with a fresh paint/colour and updated art work and one of our rooms has been fitted with a new...

Timaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Booked online. Organised an early check in due to wedding we were attending. The man on front desk was so friendly and accomadating. Even moving our room so we weren't so close to the road. Little things like actually walking us to the room and showing us how the heating worked was great. Room was spotless and clean. Very spacious....

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homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hello Jamie Leigh, Thank you for posting your happy experience at our motel. We really enjoy running a motel and meeting the different people who stay with us. We are pleased our service provided you with a pleasant stay and that your room was of a high standard. Kind Regards Debbie & Shaun

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast Available
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Welcome to Homestead Lodge Motel and Timaru, gate way to the southern lakes and mountains. Ten ground-floor 3 star plus rated Studios and Family Units, 1 Homestead 3 bedroom Superior Apartment and two self-contained Budget Apartments. FREE Wifi and FREE Parking. Breakfast available and delivered to your room. Barbecue Area for Guests. We are located 5 minutes walk to beautiful Caroline Bay, recently voted in New Zealand as one of our top 10 beaches by the Automobile Association. Walk to town and explore our shops and boutiques. Walk to CBay Aquatic Centre and have endless fun in the water. Stroll to Restaurants and cafes, some of which have a view over Caroline Bay. Local Museum and Art Gallery. Experience Maori culture at Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre and their Te Ana site tour. Check out the Little Blue Penguins at Caroline Bay, the smallest penguin in the world. We have a wealth of local knowledge to assist you during your stay in Timaru and look forward to showing you our little part of the world. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Homestead Lodge Motel

Address: 28 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range: $105 - $115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Homestead Lodge Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 13
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“Quieter rooms are furthest from the main road (obviously!)”
 of 5 bubbles dee-em, 4 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Self-contained rooms for those who like to self-cater.”
 of 5 bubbles Benley11, 15 Nov 2015 | Read review
“Avoid Room No.1”
 of 5 bubbles krapook, 30 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Book off main street for sure”
 of 5 bubbles 595businessperson, 28 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Ask for the king bed!!!”
 of 5 bubbles SherPaul, 11 Nov 2014 | Read review
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