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Homestead Lodge Motel

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Welcome to Homestead Lodge Motel and Timaru, gate way to the southern lakes and mountains. Ten ground-floor 3 star plus rated Studios and Family Units, 1 Homestead 3 bedroom Superior Apartment and two self-contained Budget Apartments. FREE Wifi and FREE Parking. Breakfast available and delivered to your room. Barbecue Area for Guests. We are located 5 minutes walk to beautiful Caroline Bay, recently voted in New Zealand as one of our top 10 beaches by the Automobile Association. Walk to town and explore our shops and boutiques. Walk to CBay Aquatic Centre and have endless fun in the water. Stroll to Restaurants and cafes, some of which have a view over Caroline Bay. Local Museum and Art Gallery. Experience Maori culture at Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre and their Te Ana site tour. Check out the Little Blue Penguins at Caroline Bay, the smallest penguin in the world. We have a wealth of local knowledge to assist you during your stay in Timaru and look forward to showing you our little part of the world.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Business Centre with Internet Access
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Umbrella
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Fireplace
Housekeeping
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Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Microwave
Cable / satellite TV
On-demand films
Refrigerator
Electric kettle
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English
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Aaron K wrote a review May 2022
Invercargill, New Zealand4 contributions
Nice staff/owner however… Wifi didn’t work which is basically a mandatory in this day and age. Skimpy on amenities i.e 1 toilet roll for a unit that can sleep 5 people. Water pressure was also rubbish, but workable. Clean and tidy however with ample linen. Place is quite dated, and TV small.
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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CharlieOscarPapa wrote a review Apr 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand530 contributions205 helpful votes
My dog and I stayed overnight and found the motel welcoming, clean and comfortable. The bed was fine and the room warm. Spotlessly clean. Not sure why there are comments about the hot water, which was good and no trouble. The only considerations are the limited cooking facilities (a microwave and kettle) and very limited area for the dogs, though Caroline Bay is a short walk away (across the busy SH1). Overall, though good value and would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Ed R wrote a review Jan 2022
Blenheim, New Zealand735 contributions247 helpful votes
We needed somewhere at short notice, preferably with 2 bedrooms, and we found this place. We got a 2 bedroom apartment at a great rate. Comfortable and pretty well equipped. Could have used a few more items in the kitchen and the water pressure in the shower was marginal - but would certainly stay here again. Owner very friendly and helpful. Extremely handy location.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Denise H wrote a review Apr 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand34 contributions27 helpful votes
We enjoyed a quick overnight stay at the Homestead in Timaru, however the water was a problem. It took hubby 20 mins to work the shower (very old system) and get a suitable temperature. Even running the taps (very hard to turn) in the bathroom sink needs a three line description of how to operate. Needs updating. Street noice didn't bother us and the bed was very comfy.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Sidari wrote a review Apr 2021
Kaikoura, New Zealand325 contributions84 helpful votes
Was most impressed, very spacious 3 bedroom apartment close to Caroline bay and good and excellent Mexican restaurant and Bar nearby. Beds very comfy, lounge chairs comfy and sky TV and free wifi. Lovely walk in the morning around the beautiful Caroline Bay Area.
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Date of stay: April 2021
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BerniceBruce wrote a review Dec 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand55 contributions12 helpful votes
The Homestead staff were lovely, friendly and very helpful as we dealt with a family bereavement. Nothing was a problem, including re-booking for another night later in the week when we return for the funeral. These little things mean so much during a time like this, so thank you so much.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Chapman wrote a review Nov 2019
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Nice clean room, everything you need; fridge, tea/coffee facilities, microwave etc. Close to restaurants, supermarket and Caroline Bay. Great room for the price. Would definitely come back next time we’re in Timaru.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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1960WarrenW wrote a review Jun 2019
Palmerston North, New Zealand163 contributions19 helpful votes
Lovely clean and warm rooms. Everything you need including a small kitchenette minus a cooking element. The only reason the rating is not higher is the motel is on state highway 1 and has lots of traffic past the motel. This includes large trucks throughout the night. My unit was 4 or 5 back from the road and I was wakened several times in the night. Overall a pleasant stay.
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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travellingaussie14 wrote a review Feb 2019
Invercargill, New Zealand14 contributions5 helpful votes
The staff here are friendly and helpful but we did book a two bedroom apartment for two couples and when we got there they gave us a room with a queen bed and single bed in the lounge area and a single bed in another room. Asked to be changed which they did. Ver strange bathroom setup.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Elizabeth wilson wrote a review Feb 2019
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Room was not as pictured on website - booked for two couples and were given a room with a single bed and a double bed in the main room and a single bed in another tiny room. Spoke to manager who changed room but really would not say this is a 3 star motel, more like a 2 star. Has the strangest bathroom setup.
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Date of stay: February 2019
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Response from homesteadlodgemotel, Owner at Homestead Lodge Motel
Responded 10 Feb 2019
Hello, Unsure how you booked, was it through a booking site? What could have happened is that you have viewed a room online but have then booked a different room as we have no control over a booking that you make online it just comes through to us from the booking site! We would always encourage people to contact us directly before their stay to make sure the rooms is what is required, we are only a phone call away. The room is studio style with an ensuite bathroom off the main part of the room. Our motel provides alternative rooms if we are able and were pleased to do this on the day! We enjoy our occupation and always wish for our guests a comfortable stay.
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$155 - $165 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionTimaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Homestead Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Homestead Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include South Canterbury Museum (1.2 km), Aigantighe Art Gallery (0.4 km), and HOSS - House of Sports Simulation (1.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Homestead Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Homestead Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Homestead Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Homestead Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Homestead Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Zest, Little India, and Sopheze Coffee Lounge & Catering.
Is Homestead Lodge Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.9 km away from the centre of Timaru.
Are any cleaning services offered at Homestead Lodge Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Is Homestead Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.