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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here overnight travelling from Invercargill to Christchurch. Very modern, comfortable, clean room. Photos on here are nothing like the room we stayed at. I think they must be pretty old photos. Well equipped with lovely spa bath. Shower pressure was a bit low but otherwise great place to stay.

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Here for 4 nights. Very close to town. Ideal for us as family close by. Nice spa bath. The little cupboard above microwave is a strong spring so if you s bit weak in the arms it will be a fright. I give this place a 10/10.

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Thank Mike D
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights. Large clean modern ground floor room. Easy walk to restaurants and Carolina bay. There is a busy main road in the front of the motel but it is relatively quiet. I was made to feel welcome by staff and he was extremely helpful answering my questions. I will definitely be staying here again.

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Thank Mark S
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 June 2016

At 9pm on a Friday evening this was the only motel still showing a vacancy to be able to drop in to. The others were by no means full - hosts had decided to close. The property is situated handy to the town centre, on the main road in but tucked just back enough to be quiet. We were impressed...

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Thank Jan C
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 January 2016

Comfortable bed, nice rooms, TV with a few channels. Close to Burger King and the main road. Close to the ocean. Can't complain about anything except expensive to make phone calls even to south island

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1Thank GroverNZ
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewed 18 February 2015 via mobile

Having booked the hotel through Qantas I expected a certain standard. First of all the booking could not be found, even though we had confirmation. Then they found us a room which was rather grubby and stank of cigarette smoke. We had no choice but to stay but I certainly would not recommend it. And we still paid premium price...

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1Thank Sarah C
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 16 February 2015

We didn't have much choice when decided to stay overnight in Timaru. It was quite late and all motels we passed by had "No Vacancy" sign. This one had two rooms available: ground and second floor. We opted one on the ground floor. All in all it wasn't bad: $140 was reasonable, noise was reasonably acceptable and the room was...

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1Thank Kiwis2000
Christchurch
Reviewed 5 January 2015

Good location nice views of Caroline bay,nice clean room good facilities, very good bathroom,helpful staff,kitchen adequate, with in walking distance to restraunts and bars A little noisy about 5 am but not too bad as it is on the main road.

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Thank Denise W
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 26 November 2014

It is in a good location close to good restaurants and the shopping centre. It is on the highway and does NOT have double glazing so it can be noisy at times. Cost $140 without breakfast was over the odds in my opinion.

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1Thank IBFoz
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 10 November 2014

We arrived at our check-in time of 2 pm to find the office closed with a note saying that tha managers had gone out for a while. An emergency number was left on the door. After waiting for half an hour in howling winds we rang the number and spoke to the manager who directed us to our room key...

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Beachfront
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Bay City Motor Lodge

Address: 10 -14 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Number of rooms: 13
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“All rooms face the main road, but noise was no issue. We kept the front windows closed and opened the rear window for air.”
 of 5 bubbles 580janc, 15 Jun 2016 | Read review
“You must inspect room before anything.”
 of 5 bubbles Kiwis2000, 16 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the owner,very helpful, rooms are a little noisy as it is on the main road not too bad”
 of 5 bubbles 648denisew, 5 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Ground floor preferable as no lifts.”
 of 5 bubbles raymond169, 10 Nov 2014 | Read review
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