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Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru

65 - 67 Evans Street, Timaru 7910 New Zealand
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#4 of 13 motels in Timaru
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Finding an ideal motel in Timaru does not have to be difficult. Welcome to Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru, a nice option for travellers like you.

Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru offers guests an array of room amenities including a refrigerator, a kitchenette, and a seating area, and getting online is possible, as wifi is available.

The motel offers baggage storage and newspaper, to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

While staying at Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru, visitors can check out Sacred Heart Basilica (1.4 mi), which is a popular Timaru attraction.

During your visit, be sure to check out a popular Timaru schnitzel restaurant such as The Oxford, which is a short distance from Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru.

If you’re looking for something to do, Te Ana Maori Rock Art (1.2 mi), Aigantighe Art Gallery (0.4 mi), and York Street Gallery of Fine Art (0.8 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru.

Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru puts the best of Timaru at your fingertips, making your stay both relaxing and enjoyable.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Hot bath
Children's playground
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Parking
Outdoor furniture
Sun umbrellas
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Separate dining area
Sofa
Telephone
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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RobChristina wrote a review Jul 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand112 contributions18 helpful votes
Very friendly welcome. Fantastic location within a short walk to supermarket and fast foods. My King studio unit was modern, roomy, and spotlessly clean with extras like a full kitchen incl oven, shower with fantastic water pressure & separate bath. Bed was super comfy, with electric blanket. Definitely value for money here. The only downside is the road noise being on SH1 and the units aren’t double glazed. If you’re a light sleeper like me the road noise might be an issue. I resorted to earplugs until the early hours, then from 3am it did quiet down.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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Room Tip: Studio unit Rooms 11, 12, 13 are further off the road.
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Roam820248 wrote a review Mar 2023
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An older style motel however very roomy and very clean. Comfortable bed, bsth and shower. Full kitchen. Staff very friendly. On SH1 route but didn't notice traffic at night. Good location for walking to beach area. Food shops nearby include Paknsave.
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Date of stay: March 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Plenty of parking. Easy walk to town or food shops
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kh592017 wrote a review Jan 2023
Liverpool, United Kingdom9 contributions10 helpful votes
Hotel standard was very good, spotlessly clean with all the facilities that could be needed. However if you are sensitive to road noise, take care, this is situated on SH1 and the traffic noise is continuous 24 hrs, didn't get much sleep either night that we stayed there.
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Keith H wrote a review Apr 2019
London, United Kingdom76 contributions43 helpful votes
Spotlessly clean, this motel has almost everything. The rooms are spacious. It is very comfortable (nice big bed) and extremely well-equipped with many thoughtful touches. It is also very ecological. Hosts John and Beth are pleasant and helpful. Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: April 2019
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Monique317 wrote a review Feb 2019
Indianapolis, Indiana51 contributions15 helpful votes
Stayed here 4 nights- quite comfortable. Restaurant was very good. French coffee press with coffee and milk in room (yeah!). Friendly staff. No AC (and it was hot when got there)- but had fans. Free WiFi in room. Self laundry facilities- which as hikers we appreciated! Only negative- shower was not great (fine line between freezing and scalding), but got the hang of it.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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lyndawlly45 wrote a review Feb 2019
Bridgend, United Kingdom33 contributions30 helpful votes
Stayed one night in a 2 bed-roomed apartment, the owner was super friendly and even let us check in early to have a shower after travelling for 2 days, The rooms were clean spacious and comfy, lots of fluffy clean towels and everything we needed for our stop over,free parking good free wifi good value for money
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Susan B wrote a review Oct 2018
25 contributions7 helpful votes
All things considered not a bad place at all to stay. Friendly staff. Spacious Rooms. Very clean. Good kitchen and bathroom facilities and comfy bed. Fortunately as our unit was towards the back we never really got disturbed from the endless traffic roaring by. Sadly out of our month's travelling Timaru is not a place I'd say put on your list ~ very disappointed. After glorious scenic delights this grubby port of a town pales into comparison and we were glad to leave the place behind. If I had to stay in the town then I would however recommend anyone to give this place a try.
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Date of stay: September 2018
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: If available ask for a unit towards the back to minimise road traffic. Once inside no problem
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Paul S wrote a review Sept 2018
Adelaide, Australia3752 contributions510 helpful votes
This motel is on the main highway just north of Timaru city. Driving south it appears a little unexpectedly, and there is a narrow sloping drive. We are very pleased with our studio room, and owner John is very friendly. The bedroom is large and square with dining table and chairs, comfy chairs and a queen sized bed. Also stands for the cases, a large TV, an efficient heater, and even a painting on the wall! There is an adjoining fully-equipped kitchen, and this leads through to the bathroom with toilet, vanity, shower and spa bath. One of us is very pleased! Tea and coffee provisions of course, and with biscuits. In spite of its proximity to the highway, the room is quiet. There is free wifi which is reliable but can be a little slow. Good lighting, although not an abundance of charging points - how times change! A very nice continental breakfast for the morrow appears in the evening, presented with flair. We would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 8 Sept 2018
Thank you, we enjoyed your stay, all the best with your Travels, keep safe, all the best John & Beth.
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Anita T wrote a review Sept 2018
Forster, Australia11760 contributions1111 helpful votes
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We stayed at the Parklands Motor Lodge at Timaru for one night. The owner was ever so helpful, giving us advice on shopping, dining and how to get to the nearby beach. The Motel was an older style but really clean and well appointed. The bed was comfortable and the room was very quiet. Great place to stay!
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Date of stay: September 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Happy customer wrote a review Jul 2018
Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom6 contributions5 helpful votes
We stayed here in January 2018 on our way to Dunedin. We were so impressed, we stayed again on the way back to Christchurch.we spent 2 months traveling in NZ and OZ. This was by far the best place we stayed for comfort and value. Immaculate spacious rooms, with full kitchen, even in studios. Bathrooms have spa baths and shower cubicle. Plenty of storage. Beach towels are provided free. Lovely owners, Beth and John, can't do enough for you. We will be back next time we are in NZ
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Room Tip: We stayed in a studio and a 2 bed apt. Both very good.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru
Which popular attractions are close to Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru?
Nearby attractions include Aigantighe Art Gallery (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a hot tub, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
Is parking available at Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru?
Conveniently located restaurants include Little India, Bay Hill Brewery Bar, and The Village Cafe.
Are any cleaning services offered at Parklands Motor Lodge Timaru?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.