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Cedar Lodge Motel

36 King Street, Timaru 7910 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Doctors available 24/7
  • Individually wrapped toiletries
Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 10/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#10 of 19 hotels in Timaru
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
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Non-smoking hotel
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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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
Denice G wrote a review Dec 2019
1 contribution
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
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
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, Australia58 contributions9 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
Bemersyde278 wrote a review Oct 2019
Wellington, New Zealand39 contributions12 helpful votes
In Timaru for a family birthday and Cedar Lodge had been recommended. We were lucky enough to stay in room #1 which has been very recently renovated. Couldn’t fault the powerful new shower or brand new Sleepyhead bed. Superb! We booked 3 rooms and all 3 were spotlessly clean. Call the Motel directly for the best rate. Thank you to Lauren and Melissa for looking after us. I ordered a continental breakfast as knew I’d be ‘peckish’ on the Sunday morning. Exactly what I needed! What lovely presentation. I should have taken more photos for this review. These ladies clearly take pride in their product as do their team. Thank you from the ‘Third Musketeer’.
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
US$85 - US$114 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionTimaru
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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, Zest, and The Speight’s Ale House.
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.