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lizhewlett
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom

Great value

Review of Townhouse Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 Feb 2017
Just stopped here overnight when travelling from Christchurch to Dunedin. It was one of the least expensive motels on a 5 week tour of NZ and therefore excellent value. The unit was quite spacious and well-equipped, with a lovely big and clean bathroom. You can be sure of a warm welcome, with a friendly and very helpful host who goes out of his way to give advice, (such as not going through the restaurant at Moeraki or they'll charge you to access the beach to see the boulders!). Timaru was not that exciting but it's a good stop on the way down the coast.
Date of stay: February 2017
Room Tip: We just had a studio which was fine for us. There are larger apartments available.
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 February 2017

Passing through Timaru on our way back from Queenstown. Very friendly reception staff. The lady with purple hair was hilarious. Great Wifi connection for catching up on work. Would definitely recommend if you're looking for a comfortable place to stopover.

Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 February 2017

The motel appertment (nmbr 8) was big. Good, soft bed. Kitchen is complete. Bathroom was good. Nice shower. Everything is clean.

TV with 50 channel satelite TV.

WIFI with excess code and 500Mb per day.

Very friendly and helpfull owners.

Room tip: Just do it.
Date of stay: February 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank erikdefotograaf
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Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Huge apartment rented for the night here. Two bedrooms with a bedroom downstairs with two single beds, and single bed under the stairs, and bed upstairs in the lounge and a queen bed in the upstairs bedroom. Bathroom had a spa bath and separate shower. Full kitchen, and a large TV with Sky. Had a carport for the car as well. Parking was very tight, and the driveway rather steep. Place was rather dated, but afforded brilliant value for money. Friendly people and close to Timarus supermarkets and Caroline Bay

Date of stay: February 2017
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Thank JustPlaneMad
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

We had a very pleasant stay here. Unit was very clean and spacious. It is an older style, but had been painted and modernised. Friendly and helpful staff. Even though on the main road was very quiet. The only issue for some people could be the steep drive down to the units which also makes parking interesting. We would definitely stay here again as very pleasant and affordable.

Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Thank Lindsay and Sha... W
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Reviewed 10 January 2017

A motel in a great location, clean and tidy. Outstanding was the service received, requested and was provided extra chairs & cultery for visiting family meal. Best of all was the surprise chives & garlic with a note left thoughtfully on the kitchen bench when we went to the local supermarket! A rather nice touch which was greatly appreciated. Would definitely stay there again. Easy walk to Caroline bay and the shops.

Room tip: Rooms at the lower levels are quieter.
Date of stay: January 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Colin N
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