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3.8 out of 5

"The motel is very clean and tidy, it is convenient to the city but also to places around, the staff are friendly and helpful. the only minuses could ... " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 15 Feb 2021

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Hotel Description

At Homestead Lodge Motel you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Caroline Bay Beach and Aigantighe Art Gallery. Highlights at this motel include free in-room WiFi.

You can enjoy 13 bathrooms, flat-screen TVs, and portable fans, featured in all 13 rooms. Premium bedding and free toiletries are nice touches to enhance your stay. Microwaves, irons/ironing boards, and wardrobes or closets are also available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a garden, and tour/ticket assistance. Added amenities include laundry facilities. Each morning continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3.5-star Timaru motel, you'll be 1.3 km (0.8 mi) from South Canterbury Museum and 3.3 km (2 mi) from Botanical Gardens.

Standard Room, Non Smoking (Studio 2 sleeps up to 3)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
AU$109* Per night/room 20 Jun. - 21 Jun.

Standard Studio, Non Smoking (Studio 9)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Family Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

Bed Count 3 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking (Studio 3 sleeps 2)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette (Studio 7 sleeps up to 3)

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Homestead Lodge Motel ratings based on 64 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.8 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 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 Homestead Lodge Motel

Everyone (36) Couples (10) Family (17)
2 out of 5
Clean & tidy. It was in a good location. Room was tired and needed updating. Not keen on doing dishes in bathroom sink. Shower box very small. Wouldn't stay again.

Posted by on 7 Apr. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 May 2021 by Debbie

Hello Anonymous, Yes we are a great location, thanks for saying we have clean and tidy rooms. We also have other rooms with kitchenettes, you had booked a standard studio. Kind Regards Debbie

4 out of 5
The motel is very clean and tidy, it is convenient to the city but also to places around, the staff are friendly and helpful. the only minuses could be road noise if the unit is near the street, but it is not intrusive. The showers water supply and control could be improved. I was happy with my stay and have used this motel many times.

Posted by on 15 Feb. 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Feb. 2021 by Debbie

Hello from Homestead, Thank you for your review, great score and repeat custom. Next time you stay please feel free to ask us about operating the shower, we are more than happy to assist. Kind Regards Shaun & Debbie

4 out of 5
Back motel less traffic noise. Didn't like the stairs as 3 year old kept going to the edge with a big drop off

Posted by on 1 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Dec. 2019 by Debbie

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for your great score. Please if you have an issue next time come to reception we would be happy to assist.

5 out of 5
Very convinent location. Nice clean & tidy room. Very friendly staff.

Posted by on 22 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Sep. 2019 by Debbie

Hello Anonymous, Thank you for your awesome score of our motel and staff, we really appreciate your feedback. Cheers.

3 out of 5
There was alot of traffic noise . So pleased we were not in the room next to the road .We could hear the people in the next room very easily . The vertical blinds block out very little light

Posted by on 7 Sep. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

24 Sep. 2019 by Debbie

Hello Anonymous, We are well aware of some traffic noise, our location is central to all that Timaru has to offer. Double glazing is being installed December 2020 for that room.

5 out of 5
Was great Funny thought as the web site said last room when I booked Yet there were two spare units both nights Pretty sure this is a common advertising ploy

Posted by on 23 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Aug. 2019 by Debbie

Thank you for your awesome review.

3 out of 5
Clean but noisy this is what annoys me about reviews I have given answer and you want more comment .....!!

Posted by on 16 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
Pleasant place to stay. Basic but comfortable but it was priced well and that was the key thing. Wall between my bedroom and next unit’s bedroom were thin as a man coughing in the next unit woke me in the night. But all in all a comfortable stay.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2019

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3 out of 5

Basic but clean

Pros: Staff were helpful, and the heating worked very well (middle of winter so this was important). It is also kept clean.
Cons: It's very tired and outdated. The plumbing is strange and complicated to use. The microwave looks like it came out of the ark.
Location: Good location for business in town.
Very friendly staff/owners, but this motel is very outdated and not at all as it appeared online. It's also on the main road and the noise of trucks is loud. The owners did put me in a room further from the road, so they are aware of this issue and at least make an effort to make your stay easier.

Posted by , from NZ on 29 Jul. 2018

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3 out of 5

close to beach etc the

Pros: not much
Cons: the whole place
Location: location and activities are good
the noise from the traffic going past on the road outside was terrible we might as well be sleeping on the footpath. the noise echoes around the buildings. the buildings need double glazed but looking at the age of them be better to be removed an new ones built. I would not stay there again in presence condition

Posted by , from melbourne on 28 Oct. 2017

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About the Homestead Lodge Motel

Location 28 Evans Street, Timaru, 7910

Property Features

As a guest of Homestead Lodge Motel, you'll find tour/ticket assistance, a garden, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Timaru motel.

  • 13 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1982
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Garden
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch International Airport (CHC) (158.8 km / 98.7 mi)
  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.5 km / 1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Homestead Lodge Motel offers 13 accommodations with irons/ironing boards and complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Timaru motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • 13 bathrooms
  • Flat-screen television
  • Microwave
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Cribs (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Wardrobe or closet

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy continental breakfast daily.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9 PM. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9 PM.
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property in advance for 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 not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 15.0 per stay.

Pet Policy

  • Pets are welcome and stay free
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Weight limit: 33 lbs
  • Restrictions apply
  • For more information, you can reach out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

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.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a security system, 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; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available. This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global).

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Pets allowed (no fees)
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Security system
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • 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 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 conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are 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 available
  • Property follows sanitisation practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are not available
  • Masks are not compulsory at the property
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Reservation is not required for facilities on site
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety

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 12.00 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 15.0 per stay

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

Hotel Names

  • Homestead Lodge Motel Timaru
  • Homestead Lodge Motel
  • Homestead Timaru
  • Homestead Lodge Motel Motel
  • Homestead Lodge Motel Timaru
  • Homestead Lodge Motel Motel Timaru

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly using the information 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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