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5 Campbell Street Maori Hill, Timaru 7910 New Zealand

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#3 of 4 guest houses in Timaru
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Looking for a place to stay in Timaru? Then look no further than The Sanctuary, a guest house that brings the best of Timaru to your doorstep.

The Sanctuary is a guest house offering a seating area in the rooms, and it is easy to stay connected during your stay as free wifi is offered to guests.

The guest house features executive lounge access. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Sacred Heart Basilica (1.2 mi), located nearby, makes The Sanctuary a great place to stay for those interested in visiting this popular Timaru landmark.

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

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a garden, such as Timaru Botanic Gardens.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at The Sanctuary as you experience everything Timaru has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Executive lounge access
Shared bathroom
Clothes dryer
Washing machine
Room features
Bathrobes
Housekeeping
Seating area
Iron
Electric blanket
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English

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5 Campbell Street Maori Hill, Timaru 7910 New Zealand
The Sanctuary
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David R wrote a review Jan 2024
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This was the only accommodation in our proposed tour of NZ that refused to refund our booking payment despite over 1 months’ notice of cancellation due to emergency health problems. Their Terms and Conditions state 'no refund' but they spent a month claiming to have never received our payment, until confronted by Booking.com when they agreed they had received the money but were still not prepared to refund it. Everywhere else accepted the cancellation and refunded our payments, in full, within 24 hours, including car hire and tour operators. I'm sure there are plenty of alternatives that are better organised and understanding than these people.
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Date of stay: January 2024Trip type: Travelled solo
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rafkam wrote a review Oct 2023
Rio de Janeiro, RJ1072 contributions687 helpful votes
Quirky B&B at rock-bottom prices. We never saw anyone working there, as we self checked-in for our one night stay, and that was fine by us. Convenient location, walkable to some supermarket and food options. Off street parking (tight but doable in normal sized cars). Full use of expansive kitchen stoked with milk, bread, Weetbix, cookies and all imaginable seasonings. Only criticism is that despite rooms, floors and bathrooms being very clean, it looked like the underside of the beds hadn't been vacuumed in years.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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flica3 wrote a review Apr 2023
Dunedin, New Zealand118 contributions65 helpful votes
This place is advertised as bed and breakfast. Bed was rock hard and came complete with nylon sheets. No private towels in rooms. Appeared to be clean bath towels on a shared rack in a shared bathroom. I asked the man in charge if I might have a small towel. "What do you want that for?" was his response, none to be had. He told me we could make our own breakfast from what we could find in the kitchen and should think we were lucky not to have to pay $38.00 for it. Was toast bread in the freezer. Noodles, weetbix, rolled oats available. Parking for a large car was impossible. Wifi was good. If this place tossed out the fake flowers and plastic fruit and stepped up the breakfast service element it may be worth considering. Looks good... wasn't. Fines issued for most misdemeanors!
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Angebel33 wrote a review Nov 2022
Toulouse, France127 contributions94 helpful votes
What professionalism !!!! You have to check your reservation at the entrance because the owner is slumped in his bathrobe on the sofa with the sound of the TV on full blast (it was around 6.00 pm). No room reserved in our name. Weird since we were debited sums for the 2 rooms and the day before we had had a message indicating that the spa was not working. He claims it's an automated message and never wanted to see the evidence. After my husband insisted, he looked for a hotel for us at triple the price and we had to go back for 40 min (checked on Google Map). Along with this, our Airbnb rental agreed to us arriving a day early. The owner gave us a real crisis when we asked him to cancel the other hotel, however AT NO TIME did he apologize that our reservation was given to others. I DO NOT RECOMMEND THIS HOTEL AND THIS LAMENTABLE OWNER TO ANYONE... MORE INTERESTED IN HIS TELE THAN HIS CUSTOMERS
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Date of stay: October 2022
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Sydney wrote a review Aug 2021
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My friend and I stayed for $60 for a night, amazing value considering a bed in a 4 bed dorm is around $30 each! Wonderful host Clean kitchen with all the appliances and snacks you could want The bed is probably the most comfortable bed and pillows I’ve ever slept in Clean bathroom with the best shower, free washing and drying, towels, shower gel shampoo and conditioner Great location Very relaxing night highly recommend
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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LesleyAMacAskill wrote a review Jan 2019
Christchurch, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
Really nice comfortable warm beds, electric blanket provided if needed, high pressure shower. very clean house with a homely feel. You can use there bathroom products ie shampoo-body wash . Lots of lollies to eat LoL
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Lesley H wrote a review Mar 2018
Glasgow, United Kingdom15 contributions2 helpful votes
6 night stay at the Sanctuary. Spotless throughout, spacious room with a super comfy bed. Complimentary bottle of wine and chocolates were waiting for us on our arrival. Tea and coffee supplied with an endless supply of cookies. Well stocked kitchen if wanting to cook. Owner and staff extremely pleasant. Highly recommended 👍
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$100 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionTimaru
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Sanctuary
What are some of the property amenities at The Sanctuary?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and a clothes dryer.
Is parking available at The Sanctuary?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Sanctuary?
Yes, a clothes dryer and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at The Sanctuary?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.