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4.0 out of 5

"Very clean and tidy. Comfortable bed and lovely new building. " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 01 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

At Bay City Motor Lodge you'll be within just a 15-minute stroll of Caroline Bay Beach and Aigantighe Art Gallery. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

All 12 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy coffee/tea makers, safes and hairdryers. Fridges, microwaves and hobs make in-room dining convenient. Additionally, phones, irons/ironing boards and desks are available.

This business-friendly motel has free WiFi in public areas and luggage storage. Plus you'll find laundry facilities. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this Timaru motel, you'll be 1.1 km (0.7 mi) from South Canterbury Museum and 3.1 km (1.9 mi) from Botanical Gardens.

Studio, Ground Floor

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$144* Per night/room 19 Oct. - 20 Oct.

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Studio, Balcony

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Deluxe Studio, Jetted Tub

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Bay City Motor Lodge ratings based on 11 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
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Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Bay City Motor Lodge

Everyone (7) Couples (1) Family (1)
4 out of 5
Close to restaurants and shops. Easy to find. Fast internet voucher.

Posted by on 19 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Aug. 2019 by Bay City

Thank you for your feedback, Gordon. Much appreciated. Regards Sue

5 out of 5
Very friendly owner and great service will be the regular when staying in Timaru. Rooms were ammaculate and well worth the price!

Posted by on 29 May 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Aug. 2019 by Sue

Much appreciated:) Sue

4 out of 5
Very nice place to stay.good location close to town

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5
Within walking distance to restaurants. No noise from traffic on main road.

Posted by on 3 Mar. 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 24 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
newer building than some of the other motels in timaru

Posted by on 23 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
This was a Nice motel and friendly staff. On the main road into Timaru.

Posted by on 14 Jan. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice clean motel. Nice roomy areas. Great place to stay

Posted by on 14 Dec. 2018

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4 out of 5
Good location close to beach and town -i don't want to write more on my review?

Posted by , from Dunedin on 15 Nov. 2018

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2 out of 5
Made honest error in booking the night before, managed to get a room for the night but was re-charged (for a room they weren't going to fill that night anyway and I had paid for a room the night before that wasn't used, they described that as a no show YOU STILL GO PAID FOR A ROOM YOU DIDNT HAVE TO MAINTAIN!!). The room itself was very average and not the cleanest! Large woman's hair on the bathroom floor. The tap in the sink in the bathroom doesn't work properly, just generally very run down and not worth the money charged. I am in Dunedin regularly for business and will not be staying here nor will I be recommending it to others, quite the opposite in fact.

Posted by on 28 Oct. 2018

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About the Bay City Motor Lodge

Location 10-14 Evans Street, Timaru, 7910

Property Features

Bay City Motor Lodge offers its guests laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Timaru motel.

  • 12 guestrooms or units
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.4 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Bay City Motor Lodge offers 12 forms of accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. This Timaru motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Hob
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 7:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 7:30 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 7:30 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after hours will have to wait until the next morning to check in.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards

Hotel Names

  • Bay City Motor Lodge Timaru
  • Bay City Motor Timaru
  • Bay City Motor Lodge Motel
  • Bay City Motor Lodge Timaru
  • Bay City Motor Lodge Motel Timaru

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.