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5.0 out of 5

"Perfect place for an overnight stay. Hassle free check in with great facilities. " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 23 Jan 2019

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Sun Flower Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$127* Per night/room 10 Aug. - 11 Aug.

Magnolia Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Sea View Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Wisteria Suite

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Jasmine Mini Room

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Wild Flower Suite

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Hotel Description

At The Sanctuary Beach Side you'll be within just a 10-minute stroll of Aigantighe Art Gallery and Caroline Bay Beach. Highlights at this guest house include free in-room WiFi.

This smoke-free guest house offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and a garden. Added amenities include laundry facilities, a microwave in a common area, and a refrigerator in a common area. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

With a stay at this 3-star Timaru guest house, you'll be 1.7 km (1 mi) from South Canterbury Museum and 3.8 km (2.4 mi) from Botanical Gardens.

The Sanctuary Beach Side ratings based on 1 Verified Reviews

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5 out of 5
Perfect place for an overnight stay. Hassle free check in with great facilities.

Posted by on 23 Jan. 2019

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About the The Sanctuary Beach Side

Location 5 Campbell St, Timaru, 7910

Property Features

The Sanctuary Beach Side offers its guests a garden, a picnic area, and laundry facilities. Public spaces have free WiFi. The Sanctuary Beach Side also features express check-out, a safe deposit box at the front desk, and a microwave in a common area. Free self parking is available. A complete renovation of The Sanctuary Beach Side was completed in December 2017. This 3-star Timaru guesthouse is smoke free.

  • 6 guestrooms or units
  • Built in 1929
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground on site


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) (10.7 km / 6.6 mi)
  • Train station: Timaru Station (1.9 km / 1.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Sanctuary Beach Side offers 6 accommodations with complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. This Timaru guesthouse provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Guests have access to shared bathrooms. Bathrooms include showers. Housekeeping is offered daily and irons/ironing boards can be requested.

  • Bathrooms are shared
  • Communal kitchen access
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Heating

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

There is no front desk at this property. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

This property does not have a front desk. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 10 children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 5.00 per pet, per day
  • Only dogs and cats are allowed
  • Maximum 1 per room


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit 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. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • UnionPay
  • Staffed front desk
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • Cash Deposit Required
  • Number of children who can stay for free – 10


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 10 percent cleaning fee will be charged

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

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

  • Pet fee: NZD 5.00 per pet, per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 percent

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

Hotel Names

  • Sanctuary Beach Side Guesthouse Timaru
  • Sanctuary Beach Side Guesthouse
  • Sanctuary Beach Side Timaru
  • Sanctuary Beach Side
  • The Sanctuary Side Timaru
  • The Sanctuary Beach Side Timaru
  • The Sanctuary Beach Side Guesthouse
  • The Sanctuary Beach Side Guesthouse Timaru

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Alcohol isn't served or allowed at The Sanctuary Beach Side.

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.