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Seabreeze Motel

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#13 of 13 motels in Timaru
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Spectacular views over Caroline Bay Spacious Studio units Family 2 bedroom units off street Parking Freezer,Laundry, off SH 1 Closest Motel to CBD
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Beach
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Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Wifi
Self-serve laundry
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Seating area
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Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Electric blanket
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Iron
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Microwave
Refrigerator
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4.0 of 5 stars
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MrsHepworth wrote a review Oct 2019
12 contributions1 helpful vote
Great views of the bay though the motel is very dated & in desperate need of modernisation. Shower cubicle was dark & a very compact space. Toilet windows didn’t close (louvred Windows) so freezing (not great for the middle of the night trips to the loo). Kitchen area worn & very basic. Bed was comfy & small warm air heater compensated for the cold draft from the bathroom area. Looked better on the web-site than in reality.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ericgT2218DB wrote a review Apr 2019
Hanmer Springs, New Zealand31 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed here for a night. Well, it well located , cleanish but nothing has changed since the 1960s it seems If you want to show the kids what was like in those days stay here! Very well located with a good Montieth brew bar and eatery within 3 mins walk.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
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ecofriendly386 wrote a review Jan 2018
Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand20 contributions1 helpful vote
This motel is very dated, with peeling wallpaper and old chantles. But for a quick stop over its ok if you get a room with a sea view. Beds are comfy and rooms large but the road is noisy and so are the trains. It is walking distance to town and beach, there are also good eateries near by.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Sea view is a must
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Carol A wrote a review Jan 2018
East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom118 contributions30 helpful votes
After all day travelling we needed a place to stay over night. Our original choice was fully booked so we ended up here. However although the building and interior needs some tlc, the room was very clean and had everything we needed for an overnight stay, including wifi.
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Barry A wrote a review Apr 2017
Te Aroha, New Zealand47 contributions24 helpful votes
Great location, so close to town, beautiful view over the park and port. But the decor and sevice lets it down. Did not get a very friendly welcome, very surly and not a lot of help about where to eat. The decor is well overdue for revamp, coat of paint, new carpets etc. Such potential.
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Date of stay: April 2017
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Maureen A wrote a review Nov 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand2 contributions1 helpful vote
At the best this should have been advertised as a very Budget Backpacker Accommodation! Very musty smell that we had to endure over the 2 days ! Extremely dated and worn interior. Mould on broken cutains and broken dirty venetions. Very old couch and 2 chairs worn and uncomfortable. Dated wall paper ripped off walls..Nails/Screws in walls where pictures used to hang. Night store heater with bare wires and filthy dirt behind it. Horrible bathroom. Double bed had 1 single electric blanket fitted. SIDEWAYS across the Centre of the bed. We had several friends also booked in this accommodation One unit (that had been partly renovated) had lots of mould on shower roof another with 3 people staying had only 1 electric blanket working. All units had shocking views of unkept weed ridden areas out the back.
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Date of stay: November 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Martin F wrote a review Apr 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand125 contributions26 helpful votes
friendly staff....this place is so central. Ok....so step back into the 1970's....but who cares. Nice place to stay. Close to Fusion ...nice restaurant. But if you want to try Speights or The Oxford...both the other end of town - go for a walk. Oh...try Custom House for a meal....nice.
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Date of stay: April 2015
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Just a very down to earth nice place to stay....and cheap. But nice.
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Murray F wrote a review Mar 2015
Dunedin, New Zealand58 contributions7 helpful votes
We intentionally stay here when visiting or passing through Timaru. An older world place but with space to move and configured so differently from the motel' boxes' around. Well equipped , clean and tidy. Efficient host. Parking is a little on the short side and you need to park carefully!
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Date of stay: March 2015
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Upstairs for a view of the Bay
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Juvenescenttraveler wrote a review Dec 2014
Summerland, California4 contributions14 helpful votes
Although clean and a great view, it is an awful location given the heavily trafficked commercial harbor/seaport. Nothing for tourists except excruciating noisy and bright lit nights, from the harbor, the bypass and the highway. No sleep... not even ear plugs provided. Even though 'modestly' priced by some, it is not worth staying there.
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Date of stay: December 2014
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Ozday wrote a review Dec 2014
australia111 contributions86 helpful votes
The best thing about the Seabreeze is its location, looking out over the harbor, quite close to a number of restaurants and pubs and a short walk to the center of town. Otherwise, there is little to recommend it, apart from the modest price of the rooms. It’s the kind of motel where you are asked to pay your bill on check in, so as not to disturb the manager the next morning. The buildings are old and in poor repair. The rooms are spacious and there are cooking facilities, but the décor is old, in need of maintenance and not very clean. For example, I had to clean the soap scum out of the shower before using it, which didn’t impress me. Parking is limited and difficult to get into, and we were annoyed to find that the management did nothing about a large motorcycle which had parked diagonally across two parking spaces. The walls are thin and as a result, the rooms can be noisy -- ours was above the manager's flat, and she was having a party. The bed was saggy and the sheets getting threadbare. Our family has stayed here before in better days, but we’ve crossed it off our travel list and recommend you do too.
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Date of stay: November 2014
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Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Some upstairs rooms have a sea view.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Seabreeze Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Seabreeze Motel?
Nearby attractions include Te Ana Māori Rock Art (0.8 km), South Canterbury Museum (0.6 km), and Aigantighe Art Gallery (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Seabreeze Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Seabreeze Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
What food & drink options are available at Seabreeze Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Seabreeze Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Seabreeze Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oxford, The Speight’s Ale House, and Zest.
Is Seabreeze Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.4 km away from the centre of Timaru.
Are pets allowed at Seabreeze Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.