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3.8 out of 5

"Great value for money, very central to town and Caroline Bay. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 14 Apr 2021

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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.

2 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Fitzgerald on King ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 3.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Fitzgerald on King

Everyone (4) Couples (1) Family (5)
4 out of 5
Great value for money, very central to town and Caroline Bay.

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2021

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21 Apr. 2021 by Jane

Thank you for your lovely review. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay with us.

4 out of 5
Plenty of room for the whole family. Wasn’t flash but was exactly what we needed fir our stay with children

Posted by , from Auckland on 1 Feb. 2021

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7 Mar. 2021 by Jane

Hi Chris We appreciated your comments. We have certainly emphasised comfort and the spaciousness of our units suits families and groups.

5 out of 5
Nice place and really enjoyed our stay. Self-check in was fast and easy with no need to meet staff or collect keys. The two bed room apartment was very spacious and clean. The only negative was the bed sheets of the queen bed were bit dirty.

Posted by , from Christchurch on 11 Jan. 2021

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13 Jan. 2021 by Jane

Hi Anil we appreciated your comments. Sometimes the sheets are marked when they come from the suppliers. We do ask that our cleaners don't use those sheets and we return them to the supplier for a refund. I will certainly follow up with our cleaners and your comment was helpful.

5 out of 5
Welcoming, loved the exterior colours, clean, comfortable and very enjoyable stay. Will return. 10/10. JA & F

Posted by , from Christchurch on 16 Aug. 2020

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16 Aug. 2020 by Jane

Happy to hear you enjoyed the stay and loved the colour scheme. We look forward to welcoming you back.

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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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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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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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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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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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

  • Number of living rooms
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • 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

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

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. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

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. 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 not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10 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.

Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cribs/infant beds. This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit 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 rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff do not wear personal protective equipment
  • 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
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • 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
  • Property does not follow sanitisation practices of any association

Fees

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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