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Baywatch Motor Lodge

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#10 of 13 motels in Timaru
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Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Timaru, Baywatch Motor Lodge is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Baywatch Motor Lodge makes it easy to enjoy the best of Timaru.

The rooms offer a kitchenette and a refrigerator, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Baywatch Motor Lodge features 24 hour front desk, newspaper, and baggage storage. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

If you’re looking for an Indian restaurant, consider a visit to Punjab Indian Tandoori Restaurant, Little India, or Tandoori King Indian Restaurant, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Baywatch Motor Lodge.

If you are interested in exploring Timaru, check out a garden, such as Timaru Botanic Gardens.

Baywatch Motor Lodge is sure to make your visit to Timaru one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Newspaper
24-hour front desk
Parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Washing machine
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Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Bay View
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English
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John Doe wrote a review Feb 2024
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Was a great stay, but had been booked for two nights and was paid and booked but to be told no I had to move across to another motel was such a let down! What my money must be a different colour! Paid for two but only got one! Well half the points you’ll get!
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Date of stay: February 2024
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JudithC007 wrote a review Nov 2023
Whangarei, New Zealand41 contributions11 helpful votes
The motel was exceptionally clean and well appointed. Bed was comfortable. There was plenty of bath linen. Loved the view over Caroline Bay. The unit we had (No.14) had zero road noise. There were 2 x trains. One early in the evening, and one during the night, neither of which was a problem. The hosts are very pleasant. We will stay here again
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Date of stay: November 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cathy L wrote a review Oct 2023
21 contributions13 helpful votes
185 NZD is greatly overpriced. The bathroom is very outdated, cracks in the wall, drains stink because there's obviously a blockage somewhere and the trains right at the back door woke me at 3.30am. The room was very clean however and had a 2 seater lounge with recliner. But for the price, I woukd say look elsewhere. It's big town and there seem to be many other accommodation choices.
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Date of stay: September 2023
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Kat wrote a review Sept 2023
Duntroon, New Zealand2 contributions
I called earlier in the week and booked and the lady priced the room at $160, my friend turns up earlier and the man at hotel tried to charge $170 and ended up charging her $165 after my friend queried it. When I arrived there was 3 small dogs running around the small car park and the owner lady said ignore them ..just drive, I really was concerned I may hit one and get in trouble. Over our 1 night stay the dogs run into our room 2 x and 1 stole a f/cloth off the bed and spent a lot of time wandering the car park which is very close to the main road I saw the lady owner the next morning and mentioned we had been overcharged and she admitted room 1 was indeed $160, she seemed very unconcerned and said oh we are going through a price change ( she was in the office when my friend paid) The room was lovely but I would never return
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Antemo wrote a review Jun 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand73 contributions11 helpful votes
Friendly welcome, spacious room. Road noise dies off in early evening, Very very clean, only negative is you can hear the upstairs units tv and conversations when it’s quiet. Really nice quality toiletries in the bathroom, would definetlynstay there again, safe for a single female
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Al-Shumba wrote a review May 2023
Bedfordshire, United Kingdom495 contributions151 helpful votes
The manager was friendly, helpful and efficient. The motor lodge was next to the State Highway 1 and easy to find. The room was well appointed with tea/ coffee making facilities, microwave, fridge and 2 ring cooker. it was warm and comfortable, and spotlessly clean. The shower had a good jet on it. Loved the towel origami on the bed ( first we have had in New Zealand!). It fully served it's purpose for the one night that we were there. Disliked · The room we were allocated did not have a sea view as was suggested when booking and seeing the photos. It was on the ground floor overlooking the car park. Our room was the furtherest from the highway approx 100m away. sadly it did not have double glazing so we could hear the vehicular traffic all night, particularly large trucks climbing up the hill. (We should have worn ear plugs) The walls are thin and we could hear the people next door and the people above going to the toilet and walking around in their room. Could have done with some USB charging plugs for mobile phones etc. Al’s top tips Not all rooms have a sea view, check when booking to avoid disappointment. Take ear plugs as the traffic noise from trucks will keep you awake. Restaurant Bennys Again nearby does great meals.
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Date of stay: May 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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allan s wrote a review Apr 2023
Kalgoorlie,Western Austarlia252 contributions153 helpful votes
To start with Ray & Debbie were superb, couldnt do enough for me. Noble hounds visiting me and saying hello as well! Had an ocean view room, roomy, all mod cons, so so neat and tidy. Had same breakfast here I had at Novetel Auckland airport and Debbies brekkie left them for dead! Looking at going back to ride around NZ next summer and if I do, will most definitely stay here again
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Aunty126 wrote a review Jul 2022
wanganui84 contributions42 helpful votes
Excellent stay. Absolutely lovely owners who were incredibly helpful and check in was incredibly easy. Stayed in room 14 with which has an excellent view. Room was clean, warm and comfortable. Ordered breakfast in our room which was a lovely service and well priced. Parking is very tight but Motor Lodge is well situated.
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Ezra710 wrote a review Oct 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand1394 contributions119 helpful votes
Another pleasant stay, this time in an upstairs room with a view of Caroline Bay, the train track (below garden level), and across to the port (cranes, etc). On the main north/south road and you need to be ready for the turn-off if heading north (it is just after Waiiti Road) - if you go past KFC/Pak 'n Save you have gone too far and need to turn back! (These businesses are a 'heads up' if travelling south). Close to Caroline Bay (walk south and go under the train tracks), and to a variety of restaurants (and supermarkets). Parking is tight, but workable (if early you could back in).
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Date of stay: October 2020
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waiake1 wrote a review Mar 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1431 contributions285 helpful votes
I had a Bayview suite. the view i of cranes and loading docks. the train track is 50meters from the patio. Fortunately there were only a few trains. The bed was comfortable and the shower had hot water. The room would have been marginally better than camping, except for the noise and view. I cannot recommend.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionTimaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Baywatch Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Baywatch Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include South Canterbury Museum (1.1 km), Aigantighe Art Gallery (0.5 km), and HOSS - House of Sports Simulation (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Baywatch Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Is parking available at Baywatch Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Baywatch Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zest, Little India, and Sopheze Coffee Lounge & Catering.
Is Baywatch Motor Lodge located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Timaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Baywatch Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Does Baywatch Motor Lodge have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the bay view available here.