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4.4 out of 5

"Amazing service. Couldn't recommend enough, the motel managers are lovely and the room was great. Super comfortable bed and facilities " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 23 Mar 2020

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Hotel Description

At Aspen on King Motel you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Botanical Gardens and South Canterbury Museum. Highlights at this motel include free self parking and a free airport shuttle.

TVs with satellite channels are featured in all 29 rooms, and you can enjoy free WiFi, DVD players, and coffee/tea makers. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Additionally, room service, safes, and hair dryers are available.

This smoke-free motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, barbecue grills, and a picnic area. Each morning continental breakfast is served between noon and noon.

With a stay at this 4.5-star Timaru motel, you'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Caroline Bay Beach and 3 km (1.8 mi) from Aigantighe Art Gallery.

Standard Double Room Single Use, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$119* Per night/room 2 Jun. - 3 Jun.

Family Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Family non-spa)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Luxury Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen (Luxury /spa)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Apartment, 3 Bedrooms

Bed Count 3 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Studio/Spa 2,3,9)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Unit, 6,7)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Aspen on King Motel ratings based on 257 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Aspen on King Motel

Everyone (119) Couples (66) Business (1) Family (70)
5 out of 5
Amazing service. Couldn't recommend enough, the motel managers are lovely and the room was great. Super comfortable bed and facilities

Posted by , from Christchurch on 23 Mar. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Mar. 2020 by Karen

Thank you for taking the time to place a lovely review. We are please you enjoyed your stay and look forward to having you stay again in the future.

4 out of 5
Tidy clean unit for a good price. The shower is desperate for an upgrade with a chipped bit of edge and a lot older than the rest of the unit.

Posted by on 23 Mar. 2020

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5 out of 5
Easy checkin, reasonable price and very clean and handy location

Posted by on 2 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Feb. 2020 by Management

Thank you

4 out of 5
The room was quiet and had everything you need for a 1 night stay. Staff need to ensure if the fire alarm activates there is a full and proper investigation of the property as the alarm was just reset without any checking of the remainder of the property. If the procedure was followed correctly the Fire Brigade should have been called.

Posted by on 24 Nov. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Nov. 2019 by Terry Wright - Manager -30 yrs experience

Fire brigade is only required if an actual fire exists. Main locator board indication was for the room that had notified us that they had burnt their tea. Secondary board confirmed this. Alarm is to alert management and guests, all were outside their rooms. All alerts were reset, if a fire existed or smoke was still in the room, they can not be reset as only the fire brigade can do that. False alarms are common place in the industry, and appropriate action was taken.

1 out of 5
I thought it was close to town so walking was ok. Management seem scared of unruly people who stay as I complained regarding a bunch of them next door to me regarding loud music swearing fighting bottle breaking yelling outside window no privacy in bathroom spare bedroom or kitchen I couldn’t go to bathroom with light on because louts in next room were outside looking in and windows offer NO privacy

Posted by on 20 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Oct. 2019 by Terry & Karen Wright - Managers

My wife dealt with the guest when you rang just before 9 pm. Guest are allowed visitors up to 10pm . The guest quietened down and went into town . No noise was apparent from that time on, as my wife continued to check during the evening. . No bottles or glass was broken outside or inside the rooms. All rooms comply with NZ/AUS standards for safety and privacy, as required by law. No other quest registered complaints.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 14 Oct. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Oct. 2019 by Management

thank you for taking the time to review our property

5 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Oct. 2019 by Terry

Thank you for taking the time to review this property

5 out of 5
It just had everything you could want or need, was extremely clean. Sky mag, lovely & warm. Couldnt fault it

Posted by on 9 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Sep. 2019 by Terry & Karen

Thanks for taking the time to place a lovely review, We are very pleased to hear that you were happy with your stay.

4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Aug. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Aug. 2019 by Terry & Karen Wright

Thank you

4 out of 5
Nice space for a family. Good kitchen facilities and beds

Posted by on 21 Jul. 2019

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23 Jul. 2019 by Terry Wright

Thank you for the time taken to post a review

About the Aspen on King Motel

Location 51 King Street, Timaru, 7910

Property Features

Aspen on King Motel offers its guests a terrace, barbecue grills, and a garden. Public spaces have free WiFi. A roundtrip airport shuttle is free during limited hours. Aspen on King Motel also features a picnic area, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Timaru motel is smoke free.

  • 29 guestrooms or units
  • Conference space
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) (13.9 km / 8.6 mi)
  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free airport shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Aspen on King Motel offers 29 accommodations with DVD players and safes. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include showers, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Timaru motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room dining
  • Television
  • Satellite channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily from noon to noon.

Room service is available.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport shuttle service is available from 10 AM to 9 PM. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Airport transportation is offered from 10 AM to 9 PM. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 25.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

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 may be 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.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • UnionPay

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 14.00 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 25.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aspen King Motel Timaru
  • Aspen King Motel
  • Aspen King Timaru
  • Aspen on King Motel Motel
  • Aspen on King Motel Timaru
  • Aspen on King Motel Motel Timaru

You should know

  • Aspen on King Motel offers transfers from the airport. Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®

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