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4.7 out of 5

"as good as motels are,no complaints good value for money " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 29 Feb 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. Stovetops, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are also available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and barbecue grills. Other amenities include laundry facilities, dry cleaning/laundry services, 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 Timaru motel include Caroline Bay Beach and Aigantighe Art Gallery.

Deluxe Studio Spa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$133* Per night/room 26 May - 27 May

Executive 1 Bedroom Spa

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Studio

Bed Count 1 Twin Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 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 Spa Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Avenue Motor Lodge ratings based on 122 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 (50) Couples (41) Business (1) Family (30)
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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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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3 out of 5

Very nice staff

Once again it appears wotif has communicated poorly with the provider. I had to show proof of payment from my account and email as this wasn't forwarded to the provider. Also the price was apparently wrong but it was still honoured by Avenue (this is not the first time wotif). Otherwise very nice people and comfortable beds but not as clean as we would have liked and one of the sheets had staining on it that made me wonder if it was fresh. Would not recommend wotif

Posted by on 6 Sep. 2016

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5 out of 5

Nice place friendly welcoming

Excellent place easy access in and out ... Awesome clean rooms and very spacious

Posted by on 31 Jul. 2016

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4 out of 5

Very spacious rooms, modern and, close to town

The stay was comfortable, friendly staff, good service and adequate cooking facilities, the choice of TV channels was quite limited.

Posted by on 16 Jul. 2016

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5 out of 5

First time user - very happy with my choice

Pros: Everything, I would recommend this accommodation & would stay again.
Cons: Nothing.
Room was modern and very nice, and the Avenue staff were very helpful and friendly. Travelling on my own I felt very safe.

Posted by , from Auckland on 18 May 2016

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About the Avenue Motor Lodge

Location 31 Craigie Avenue, Timaru, 8601

Property Features

As a guest of Avenue Motor Lodge, you'll find barbecue grills, laundry facilities, and dry cleaning/laundry services. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. 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 (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Airport: Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) (13.3 km / 8.3 mi)
  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.5 km / 0.9 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. 42-inch LCD televisions come with satellite channels. This Timaru motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Private balcony or patio
  • Sitting area
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Heating
  • Fan
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available
  • 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 time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

Guests arriving after 9:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 20 per night.


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. Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Events/parties not allowed
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards


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)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 20 per night

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

Hotel Names

  • Aspire Avenue Motor
  • Aspire Avenue Motor Lodge
  • Aspire Avenue Motor Lodge Timaru
  • Aspire Avenue Motor Timaru
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  • Avenue Motor Timaru
  • Avenue Hotel Timaru
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  • Avenue Motor Lodge Motel Timaru

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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*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.