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Cedar Lodge Motel

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Welcome to the newly refurbished Cedar Lodge Motel, a single level motel complex offering comfort, a quiet location and quality service. We have 15 spacious, self-contained ground floor units. There is a choice of studio, 1-bedroom and 2-bedroom units making us suitable for corporate, couples, families and groups stays. Cedar Lodge Motel has a sunny aspect in a quiet, secure and relaxed garden setting. There is ample off-street parking, Sky Guest Select with 50+ channels including full sport and movie channels and free unlimited WiFi. We welcome inspection of the motels. Cedar Lodge Motel is located on King Street, a short walk to the Timaru Public Hospital and Timaru Botanic Gardens. We are within easy walking distance of convenience store and a 3-minute drive to the city center. Our location enables easy access to Hector's Coastal Walkway.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Washing machine
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Business
Languages Spoken
English
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56Maureen1957 wrote a review Nov 2023
Gordonvale, Australia20 contributions4 helpful votes
Another amazing motel in New Zealand. Our room was very comfortable with separate bedroom and very comfortable bed. Everything was very clean and tidy and car parking right outside our room. Would highly recommend. Reasonable rates as well.
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Malcolm R wrote a review Feb 2023
Canberra, Australia21 contributions5 helpful votes
The motel is conveniently located near the Botanical Gardens south of the centre of Timaru. It is on a main road, but we heard no road noise, despite being only two units back from the entrance. Staff were friendly and helpful. We had the impression that our unit had been built a couple of decades back, but had been renovated to a modern standard. It was spacious, with a large living room, a small kitchen, a spacious bathroom, and two bedrooms each with a large double bed (this meant the space around them was quite narrow). We were very comfortable there.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Parking at this motel is not a problem.
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Dave H wrote a review Jan 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand1 contribution
We had a very pleasant stay at Cedar Lodge Motels. Jody was very helpful in trying to fit us in on a weekend when everywhere was booked out. Our unit was lovely, clean and modernised and well away from the main road traffic. Would most certainly book to stay there again when next in Timaru.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jenona wrote a review Sept 2022
Gisborne, New Zealand124 contributions20 helpful votes
This is one of the best motels we have stayed in ! The owner is so welcoming and very kind - nothing is too much trouble ! The rooms are well set out with everything you need . Comfortable beds , nice arm chairs , good shower and very clean and tidy ! It was so good we came back again for another night on our way back to Christchurch ! Thank you so much
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Nice and quiet Sky TV Comfortable beds
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Kristina W wrote a review Mar 2022
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We can't recommend this motel highly enough. Firstly Pam and her team were super friendly and went above and beyond for us and made us feel so very welcome. They upgraded us to a gorgeous 1 bedroom unit which was super quiet with a huge comfortable bed, very spacious and such comfortable lounge chairs, & an extendable dining room table. Also many windows to open for ventilation if needed, with a beautiful outlook onto the spacious garden area. The motel is next to the Botanical Gardens as well, as an extra bonus. We couldn'f fault this place.
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Date of stay: March 2022
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Pamela Simpson, Owner at Cedar Lodge Motel
Responded 10 Mar 2022
Kristina thank you so much for taking the time to review Cedar Lodge Motel. We appreciate your positive feedback of our facilities. We are proud of our staff that go above and beyond to make your stay in Timaru memorable. We'd love to host you again. Kind regards, Pam and the team.
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Liz D wrote a review Apr 2021
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Stayed here with my daughter and grand daughters. Had a 2 bedroom unit. The hosts/staff were wonderful and friendly. The unit we had was beautiful and clean. Furniture was modern and a great TV. Beds were extremely comfortable for all of us. It had a spacious bathroom and kitchen had all we needed. We were really pleased with our decision to stay here.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Ange M wrote a review Aug 2020
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We stayed for two nights and experienced the full package! From the first phone call, nothing at all was a problem to Pam & her wonderful team. The lovely renovated two befroom apartment was just perfect for the four of us - arriving early evening, the heating had been put on well in advance, it was spotless, cosy with beds way beyond comfortable, a brilliant shower & access to all amenities to allow us to be totally independent for the two days. This was perfect for my elderly parents (86 & 88) who felt ‘at home’ in the easy to get about layout. A last minute order (after hours) for a continental breakfast for the older generation was efficiently taken care of ... & very well received! It’s been quite the talking point today!! Pam, thank you. Cedar Lodge Motel is the only place to stay in our opinion - highly recommended. Ange, Andy, June & Ron
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Denice G wrote a review Dec 2019
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Friends & I, including young children, were stuck in Timaru for a couple of days during the recent roads closures. Pam & staff went the extra mile to make sure we were happy & comfortable. New Zealand hospitality at its finest. Thank you again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Pam S, Manager at Cedar Lodge Motel
Responded 16 Dec 2019
Sorry your travel plans were changed due to the weather but we loved having you stay with us. Warmest Regards, Cedar Lodge Team
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juliejorgensen wrote a review Dec 2019
Townsville, Australia6 contributions
We were travelling back to Christchurch and we we became stranded due to flooding as there was no alternate route. We were unexpectedly stranded with 6 adults and 2 small children. Pam, Brett and staff went out of their way to make us feel welcome and alleviate any stress we were feeling. They juggled rooms around so we all had somewhere to sleep and even offered their own home if a room could not have been found for my family! We are so grateful for their kind hospitality, thank you from the bottom of our hearts, we will not forget you guys!
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Pam S, Manager at Cedar Lodge Motel
Responded 16 Dec 2019
It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Hopefully the rest of your trip went to plan and you all got home safely! Warmest Regards Cedar Lodge Team
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Denise K wrote a review Oct 2019
Gympie, Australia61 contributions31 helpful votes
This motel has a large living area and kitchenette with cooking facilities. The ensuite was spacious with a lovely deep spa bath which was the perfect remedy after a big week. The staff were lovely. Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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$175 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionTimaru
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cedar Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cedar Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Caroline Bay Beach (6.2 km), Te Ana Māori Rock Art (1.7 km), and South Canterbury Museum (1.7 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cedar Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at Cedar Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Cedar Lodge Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Cedar Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cedar Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include The Oxford, The Speight’s Ale House, and Zest.
Are any cleaning services offered at Cedar Lodge Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Is Cedar Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.