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Martin F
Christchurch, New Zealand

Dated but hey....

Review of Seabreeze Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 Apr 2015
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.
Date of stay: April 2015
Room Tip: Just a very down to earth nice place to stay....and cheap. But nice.
Trip type: Travelled on business
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Reviewed 22 March 2015

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!

Room tip: Upstairs for a view of the Bay
Date of stay: March 2015
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 December 2014

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.

Date of stay: December 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 December 2014

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.

Room tip: Some upstairs rooms have a sea view.
Date of stay: November 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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2  Thank Ozday
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Reviewed 1 July 2014

No wardrobes,pink kitchen cupboards, 1960s brown Lino,smells,dirty old lounge suite,mould on wall. Sorry but this disgusting, owner needs to smartin up in appearance,not inviting,just like the rooms all a bit tired.

Room tip: Come on motel ,hotels inspectors offer me a job to get some of these hotels up to standard. Having stayed in 7 hotel or motels in the past 3 weeks it's not a good look.
Date of stay: June 2014
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 May 2014 via mobile

Booked for one night but ended up staying two. Lovely view from upstairs unit. A bit dated but lovely and comfortable, clean and with kitchen. Easy walk to shops, cafes, restaurants, beach etc. Great value for money.

Date of stay: May 2014
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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