Tinwald Motel
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#1 of 3 small hotels in Ashburton
Tinwald Motels is a 12 unit motel complex on the south side of Ashburton and just 3km to the town centre. Our Qualmark 4+ self contained and serviced affordable quality motel accommodation offers luxury units, with high quality beds in every unit with the option of a full kitchen or kitchenette. Tinwald Motel accommodation is perfect for families, couples or those requiring an access unit. We are also ideally suited for corporate business travellers, with business facilities and wireless internet available. Our Ashburton motel is also adjacent to The Stables Family Restaurant and Bar, Tinwald Sports Bar and Tinwald Liquorland. Enjoy a delicious meal and a fine wine, without leaving the motel complex!
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4.0 of 5 stars
55Reviews1Q+A11Room tips

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4happycampers wrote a review Oct 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Highly recommend staying here, easy parking, fantastic communication, very clean+++ the cleanest room we have stayed in to be honest. We stayed downstairs in room 2 with full kitchen and excellent bathroom.
No fault of motel - We did find it hard getting sleep when we had a tournament team above us running, bouncing balls and jumping round at 11pm. Apart from that our stay was great and close to everything. They were welcoming and accommodating when we needed to offload some gear a bit earlier. Thank you so much!
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Date of stay: October 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lynda S wrote a review Apr 2023
Picton, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A real pleasure finding a motel totally suitable for wheelchairs!! Very roomy, access to both sides of the bed, a great bathroom and even a lowered bench kitchen. Staff were lovely. The people who parked in the disabled parks weren't appreciated. I suggested that they put wheelchair signs in front of the parks which would be more visible than just the painted on sign on the ground (especially in the dark) but somehow don't think it would have made much of a difference to some people. Found the ramp into the room too steep but mentioned a solution to the lady on the counter and she was going to sort it. As she said, if you aren't in a wheelchair, you don't know, unless someone tells you. Thanks and will stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: If you are in a wheelchair, the doors into the bathroom are wide enough, but a bit of a nuisance.
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Emjay wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, tidy, easy to find, easy to book, helpful staff. Friendly and accessible.
This was exactly what we needed after a long drive and an early start the next day. Corporate rates offered were much appreciated. I highly recommend this accommodation and look forward to staying again. Service of this caliber is rare these days, it was so refreshing to deal with "real" decent people.
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Date of stay: October 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Patti M wrote a review Feb 2020
West Lafayette, Indiana
4.0 of 5 bubbles
If you are heading south of Christchurch and want to stay someplace the first night after arriving Tinwald Motel is certainly an easy drive. It is sometimes difficult to spot from the road because it is behind a drive-in liquor store. Didn't like having to go to the bar to obtain the code to unlock the key when office is not open. Free Internet-- it is always clean.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Emjaywnz wrote a review Nov 2022
Canterbury Region, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed two nights. Room was very clean, bed comfortable layout of the unit was perfect and very spacious. Would definitely book again next time coming back to Ashburton. Highly recommend booking to stay here if you are in Ashburton for a night or two.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Amanda wrote a review Nov 2020
Greymouth, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for 2 nights whilst in Ashburton for a swim meet and it was great! Lots of room to chill out. Reception staff was lovely and very accommodating. We didn't arrive until late but it wasn't a problem. Would def stay here again.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lisa B wrote a review Oct 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We really enjoyed our stay at Tinwald Motels. The motel room was clean and warm. Furnishings were nice, and new. The meals at the pub were really delicious. We would definitely stay there again. One of the nicer motels we have stayed at.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Ed R wrote a review Nov 2014
Blenheim, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Ashburton is a handy spot to stay about 50 minutes south of Christchurch and this accommodation is a great option. For $100 we (myself, wife, 3 year old son) got an upstairs room which was very clean and attractive. It was spacious and the beds were of excellent quality. Like a previous reviewer, I was initially put off by its location right by a liquor store but we heard nothing from here. Bonus was the unlimited free wi-fi which was reliable and speedy by NZ standards and the superb shower – it is not often you get consistent great pressure and heat from a good height – one of the best showers I have had since one in Germany in 1994!
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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rosscooper wrote a review Jul 2014
Tauranga, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on a leisurely drive up from Dunedin on our way to Hanmer Springs. We arrived late afternoon and were greeted warmly and shown to our very large downstairs room no 4. The room was very spacious and the bathroom had a different set up with a separate bathroom and toilet area which was great. Despite the very cold weather outside the room was easy to warm up. The bed was very cosy and comfortable. The motel is behind a restaurant and bar area but there was absolutely no noise from the road or the restaurant/bar as it is a reasonable distance away. As we were travelling through we had dinner in the restaurant which was very reasonable. The motel lounge bedroom area was well set up with a separate single bed separated from the king size bed by a strategically placed book case. Overall a great place for a stop for a night - very reasonable cost as well. We would stay again if on a trip through.
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Date of stay: July 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Kej5 wrote a review May 2014
Auckland, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This motel had a very large room with book case/shelving unit dividing the main area from a single bed which was helpful. Very clean and spacious with modern facilities, and a separate shower and toilet which were both immaculately clean. Large comfortable beds, lovely decor, and quiet even though on a main road and looking out over a car park/industrial area. Our only problem was the laundry was in beside reception which was a bit difficult to check if your washing/drying was finished. It felt like you were intruding into the owners office/reception area. However, a lovely place to stay.
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Date of stay: April 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lynda S wrote a tip Apr 2023
Picton, New Zealand58 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you are in a wheelchair, the doors into the bathroom are wide enough, but a bit of a nuisance. "
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jkempy wrote a tip Jul 2016
Christchurch, New Zealand37 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I love the downstairs rooms."
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ColinBut wrote a tip Feb 2015
England117 contributions90 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"All rooms face in the same direction, and are probably all identical"
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Splash135 wrote a tip Dec 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand95 contributions91 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Maybe ask if there is a quiet room...otherwise they are all the same and seem quite nice."
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forfun1 wrote a tip Dec 2014
Reno, Nevada69 contributions37 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid Unit 7. As mentioned by others, further back the better."
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PRICE RANGE
$165 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton
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Frequently Asked Questions about Tinwald Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Tinwald Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ashburton Aviation Museum (6.9 km), Trott's Garden (6.2 km), and EA Networks Centre (2.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Tinwald Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Tinwald Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Tinwald Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Tinwald Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Tinwald Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Formosa Restaurant, Speights Ale House, and Ton's Thai.
Is Tinwald Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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