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4.7 out of 5

"On arrival I had to wait minutes before any staff member appeared. The situation of the motels is very pleasant, in tree-lined street and close to th ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 18 Oct 2020

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Hotel Description

At Avenue Motor Lodge you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Botanical Gardens and South Canterbury Museum. Highlights at this motel include in-room free WiFi, balconies, and LCD TVs.

All 14 soundproofed rooms feature TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy sitting areas, fans, and safes. In-room dining is easy with amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Select Comfort beds, premium bedding, and pillow menus invite a comfortable night's sleep. Hair dryers, irons/ironing boards, and desks are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, dry cleaning/laundry services, and free newspapers in the lobby. Added amenities include laundry facilities and luggage storage. English breakfast is available daily between 7:00 AM and 8:00 AM. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

Places within a 30-minute walk of this 3-star Parkside motel include Patiti Point and Caroline Bay Beach.

Executive Studio

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$136* Per night/room 16 Oct. - 17 Oct.

Executive 1 Bedroom Spa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Studio Spa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Executive Studio Spa - Upstairs

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

2 Bedroom Spa

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Executive Family Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Avenue Motor Lodge ratings based on 123 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.7 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 5.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Avenue Motor Lodge

Everyone (51) Couples (42) Business (1) Family (28)
4 out of 5
On arrival I had to wait minutes before any staff member appeared. The situation of the motels is very pleasant, in tree-lined street and close to the Botannical Gardens. The cleanliness of the motel was only average with dust inside, and cobwebs on the deck windows, and dust around. Room size is excellent.

Posted by on 18 Oct. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Oct. 2020 by bridgette

We have spoken to our cleaning staff and we will endeavour to correct these issues immediately

4 out of 5
Room was nice,clean, and comfortable would stay there again

Posted by , from Invercargill on 28 Sep. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Oct. 2020 by Bridgette

So pleased to hear you had a comfortable stay , we look forward to seeing you again , The Avenue Team

4 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jun. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Jun. 2020 by Mark

I appreciate you kind thoughts and support. Safe travels. Kind regards Mark

5 out of 5
just easy as. turn up, no hassle, clean room, quiet, parking great

Posted by , from christchurch on 5 Jun. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

9 Jun. 2020 by Mark

Thank you for taking the time to review my business. It was a pleasure hosting you. Avenue motor Lodge Timaru

4 out of 5
as good as motels are,no complaints good value for money

Posted by on 29 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 Mar. 2020 by Mark

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback! Safe travels.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Feb. 2020 by Mark

Thank you for the review. I appreciate you taking the time. Safe travels Mark

4 out of 5
The room was relatively clean, with a small kitchen. We were put in room 1 which was a downstairs room with 2 single beds and a queen sized bed. The property had free parking but at night you may not be able to park right infront of the room. The bathroom cleanliness was slightly lacking, this may have been due to the age of the building, at one point the bathroom floor drains would leak smell, this was raised with reception who was very friendly and apologetic. The location was very close to the city centre.

Posted by , from Sydney on 9 Feb. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

10 Feb. 2020 by Mark

Thank you for taking the time to review our business. The matter you informed reception about has been fixed. Safe travels. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Awesome size room for a family and loved the spa bath. Comfy beds.

Posted by on 20 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

21 Jan. 2020 by Mark

Thank you for taking the time to review my business. I appreciate the feedback. I look forward to hosting you again in the future. Kind regards The Avenue Motor Lodge Team

5 out of 5

Posted by on 12 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Jan. 2020 by Mark

Thank you for taking the time to review my property. I appreciate it. Safe Travels Mark

5 out of 5

Superb motel, fabulous owners

Pros: The proximity to facilities, very large spacious and clean room, incredibly kind, helpful and friendly owners
Cons: Absolutely nothing.
Location: Very close to Aorangi Stadium/Park where a hockey tournament was taking place, restaurants, shops, parks, Caroline Bay.
This motel was by far the best we have ever stayed in, the facilities were excellent, the room exceptionally clean, spacious, beds extremely comfortable and good off street parking. Even though on a main road it was incredibly quiet and very close to all facilities. Importantly the moteliers went that extra mile to ensure we were well looked after and, in fact, despite being fully booked, were very willing and able to accommodate an unexpected extra two visitors, in our room, by providing extra bedding, towels and ensuring we/they had everything required. They deserve the highest praise indeed.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 11 Sep. 2016

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About the Avenue Motor Lodge

Location 31 Craigie Avenue, Timaru, 8601

Property Features

Avenue Motor Lodge offers its guests complimentary newspapers in the lobby, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the indoor pool at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3-star Timaru motel.

  • 14 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 2007
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Avenue Motor Lodge offers 14 accommodations with safes and hair dryers. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Accommodations offer separate sitting areas and include desks. Select Comfort beds feature premium bedding. A pillow menu is available. Refrigerators and microwaves are provided. This Timaru motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. 42-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • Select Comfort beds
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Luxury bedding
  • Pillow options
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast daily from 7:00 AM to 8:00 AM.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 8:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests will receive an email 7 days before arrival with check-in information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.0 per stay.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds and rollaway/extra beds. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Diners Club, debit cards, and cash. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place and guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • Guests will receive an email with special check-in instructions
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning

Fees

Optional extras

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

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 14.50 and NZD 20.00 for adults, NZD 14.50 and NZD 20 for children (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

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  • Aspire Avenue Motor Lodge Timaru
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  • Avenue Hotel Timaru
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You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

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

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Frequently asked questions

*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.