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Harbour View Motel Timaru

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Harbour View Motel offers superior accommodation at Timaru's newest motel complex. Each unit is superbly appointed and designed for guest comfort with all units equipped with king-size beds and premier bedding, leather lounge suites, work stations, high-speed wireless internet and flatscreen TVs with SKY and Freeview channels. All units offer double glazing and sound proofing, are self-contained and suitable for everyone be it families, corporate guests, groups or travellers. Top story units offer sea and harbour views, with beautiful Caroline Bay just 100m from our complex. Harbour View is in a prime central position, located within 500m of Timaru's CBD, restaurants, bars, popular wedding venues, new Aquatic Centre and Art Gallery. Our location places us within easy walking distance to some of the best restaurants, cafés and bars that Timaru has to offer. Five minutes driving takes you to almost anywhere in Timaru. Shopping is relaxed and there is something for everyone. The beach is right on our doorstep, and the giant family playground at Caroline Bay offers great entertainment and the Aigantighe Art Gallery is just up the road. There is a choice of two nearby wedding venues being Seven Oaks Reception and Sopheze On The Bay. We are also close to the new Aquatic Centre and Northtown Shopping Centre is a short drive down the road.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Beach
Children's television networks
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Secured parking
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Kitchenette
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Walk-in shower
Housekeeping
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Bottled water
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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Roy&Pat wrote a review Mar 2024
Norfolk, United Kingdom97 contributions65 helpful votes
We received a very warm welcome at check in and enjoyed our stay in a spacious room. Good cooking facilities, comfortable bed and good size bathroom. Located a short distance from the main shops, bars and restaurants this motel is well placed. We felt we received very good service and that we enjoyed value for money. We have no hesitation in recommending this motel to fellow travelers.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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Roy D wrote a review Mar 2024
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Excellent Motel, located close to he centre of Timaru, where we received a very warm welcome, along with very helpful advice on local facilities . Clean comfortable room and good kitchen facilities. We would recommend this motel to fellow travellers.
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Date of stay: March 2024
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fleetwoodmac1 wrote a review Apr 2023
Auckland Central, New Zealand89 contributions27 helpful votes
This is the best motel we have stayed in for ages. Although on a main road its very quiet and just a few steps away to Caroline Bay. The presentation is superb with heat pump, electric blankets, large bathroom, very comfy bed , couch and superb cleanliness. Very well furnished. We wouldnt hesitate to stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Paul C wrote a review Mar 2023
Rochester, United Kingdom2 contributions
Highly recommend the Harbour View for it’s excellent location & cleanliness. Everything is pretty much brand new and the bed was really comfortable. Jill , the person in charge during our visit, was absolutely fantastic and could not have been more helpful, friendly and welcoming. We would 100% stay at the Harbour View again on any future trips to NZ.
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Taffy Christchurch. wrote a review Jan 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand34 contributions20 helpful votes
Very nice but very basic for the cost, Close to the road and rail line. Nice and central, difficult to get in there from the Christchurch direction. Double glazing cuts out the noise when doors closed.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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John W wrote a review May 2021
Auckland, New Zealand14 contributions3 helpful votes
People dont touch theses motels,own by the same person,her name is Jane,late last yr 2021,she was a very good host,i never had a problem with her,now she is mucking me around,im trying to get back there with my mum who is in a wheel chair and my brother who has a disability,i send her an email on Saturday 15 May at 11.27 am,to see if i can get the disability Unit,never heard back till i email again on 25 May time 5,31 pm,i did hear back on the same day all the excuse i got was,ive been away,will get back to you tomorrow night,never heard back the next day 26 May,i have send another email away,on Saturday 29 May,im still waiting for a reply back,that is not very good for business,looks like i wont be staying there again this year 2021 in October,that places has gone back,it was good lasts yr 2020,its gone to the pack,so people dont book any of there motels thats the Harbour view Timaru Motels and the Fitzgerald on King,Timaru,she keeps fobbing me of,poor business practises
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Date of stay: October 2020
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nzsmith wrote a review Nov 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand1081 contributions117 helpful votes
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We stayed two nights in October perfect getaway from Christchurch. We had an upstairs two bedroom motel with great views. On busy road but no noise & always something to watch. Easy walk to cafe's & restaurants so didnt need to use the car. Friendly welcome & comfortable beds, electric blankets an added bonus. Good Wi-fi. Highly recommend & can't wait to return.
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Date of stay: November 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Max C wrote a review Feb 2020
Nowra, Australia5 contributions3 helpful votes
Stayed in the house room 15. Roomy and comfortable two-bedroom accomodation. A two bedroom house with large kitchen / dining room and lounge room. Reception staff friendly and very helpful. Couldn’t ask for a better place to stay.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Jane-Lapthorn, Owner at Harbour View Motel Timaru
Responded 14 Feb 2020
Many thanks Max for your review. We enjoyed having you as our guests. Safe travels. Jane
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Aaron wrote a review Jul 2019
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Used Tripadvisor to find this place. It was a cold few days staying in Timaru but the heatpump worked well! Everything was clean and modern. The shower was very good and in a large bathroom. Beds also very comfy. Wi-Fi some of the best I have used in New Zealand. In-room modern access point with ethernet connection. Very fast.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Response from Jane-Lapthorn, Owner at Harbour View Motel Timaru
Responded 7 Jul 2019
Loved reading your review. You picked up on all the things we pride ourselves on. Thank you for taking the time to post a review.
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Wayne B wrote a review Jul 2019
Morrinsville, New Zealand166 contributions57 helpful votes
Great motel . Good size rooms with large comfortable bed. Clean and tidy. Very freindly staff. Large bathroom and shower. They only do continental breakfast but do have a list of local cafes for a hot breakfast .
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Date of stay: July 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
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$179 - $202 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionTimaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Harbour View Motel Timaru
Which popular attractions are close to Harbour View Motel Timaru?
Nearby attractions include Te Ana Māori Rock Art (1.2 km), South Canterbury Museum (1.0 km), and Aigantighe Art Gallery (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Harbour View Motel Timaru?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Harbour View Motel Timaru?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Harbour View Motel Timaru?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Harbour View Motel Timaru?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Harbour View Motel Timaru?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oxford, The Speight’s Ale House, and Zest.
Is Harbour View Motel Timaru located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.8 km away from the centre of Timaru.
Is Harbour View Motel Timaru accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.