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By a verified traveller on Sun 01 Dec 2019

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Hotel Description

At Fitzgerald on King you'll be within a 20-minute stroll of Botanical Gardens and South Canterbury Museum. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

You can enjoy flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and all 14 rooms feature living rooms, hair dryers, and phones. In-room dining is easy with kitchens that come equipped with microwaves and stovetops.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, free newspapers in the lobby, and luggage storage. Added amenities include laundry facilities.

With a stay at this Timaru motel, you'll be 2.3 km (1.4 mi) from Caroline Bay Beach and 3 km (1.9 mi) from Aigantighe Art Gallery.

1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$99* Per night/room 7 Jun. - 8 Jun.

2 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Fitzgerald on King ratings based on 6 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.3 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 3.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Fitzgerald on King

Everyone (4) Family (3)
3 out of 5
Unit was in disrepair leaking wc and kitchen tap unit was very stark

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Dec. 2019 by Jane

Thank you for your feedback. Unfortunately, I am unable to comment as I do not know what unit you were in. We also appreciate it when guests come and talk with us if they have concerns and most things are easily remedied.

4 out of 5
Very homely. Such a shame some things needed updating

Posted by on 11 Jun. 2019

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4 out of 5
It was handy for us and accomodated our extra requirements

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 May 2019 by Jane

We appreciate your comments and our staff are always willing to assist our guests.

5 out of 5
Excellent value for money. Room was a bit tired but they are in the process of upgrading.

Posted by , from Kapiti on 10 Feb. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Feb. 2019 by Jane

Hi Andy Thank you for your review and I agree with your comments which is why we are upgrading. We are now at a 50% completion rate.

1 out of 5
Terrible host. Not once did she come and service my room. Water very loud when being used. A simple turn of the outside tap fixed that. Still has my luggage which she wont part with. I reccommend the place across the road. The one where it is actually on King street.

Posted by on 4 Aug. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Aug. 2018 by Jane

The only comment we would like to make is that we have a complaint lodged with the police about Carl's behaviour and we hope justice prevails.

3 out of 5
Was exactly what we wanted and very reasonably priced but it was a cold night and it took all night for our rooms to warm up with one little heater. Second night was fine as rooms had warmed up

Posted by , from Canterbury on 23 Jul. 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

14 Aug. 2018 by Jane

Thank you for your review. We welcome all feedback. We are just at the beginning a renovation project and will address your concerns about the heating.

Property Features

As a guest of Fitzgerald on King, you'll find complimentary newspapers in the lobby and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Timaru motel.

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

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Separate living room1
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.4 km / 0.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Fitzgerald on King offers 14 accommodations with hair dryers and complimentary toiletries. Accommodations offer separate living rooms. Kitchens offer stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers. This Timaru motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with premium satellite channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Living room
  • Flat-screen television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Blackout drapes
  • Heating
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee

Hotel Policies


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

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8 AM - 8 PM.
Guests arriving after 8 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


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. For guests' safety, the property includes a smoke detector in each accommodation.

  • Only service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • 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.

  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10 per day

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

Hotel Names

  • Fitzgerald King Motel Timaru
  • Fitzgerald King Motel
  • Fitzgerald King Timaru
  • Fitzgerald King
  • Fitzgerald on King Motel
  • Fitzgerald on King Timaru
  • Fitzgerald on King Motel Timaru

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.