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Avenue Motor Lodge
Executive Studio, Avenue Motor Lodge in Timaru
a bedroom with a bed and a lamp on the wall, Avenue Motor Lodge in Timaru
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9

Exceptional

468 reviews

468 reviews

Housekeeping7
Spa & Sauna1
Internet1
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8.8

Excellent

Location rating score

Excellent location
Parking
FREE
Nearby landmarks
Timaru Botanic Gardens 450 m
South Canterbury Museum 1.2 km
Otipua Wetland 1.3 km
York Street Gallery of Fine Art 1.3 km
Te Ana Maori Rock Art 1.3 km
Aigantighe Art Gallery 2.0 km
Kiwi Observatory 2.6 km
Centennial Park 4.8 km
Richard Pearse Airport 11.8 km
Ashburton Airport 71.5 km

Avenue Motor Lodge

31 Craigie Avenue, Parkside, Timaru, New Zealand, 7910 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Conveniently situated in the Parkside part of Timaru, this property puts you close to attractions and interesting dining options. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Richard Pearse Airport. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, indoor pool and spa on-site.

Highlights

Sparkling clean

Front desk [24-hour]

Excellent room comfort & quality

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Daily housekeeping

Hygiene Plus

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Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit
Doctor/nurse on call

Facilities

Car park

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

BBQ facilities

Swimming pool [indoor]

Golf course [on-site]

Luggage storage

Spa

Value for money9.0
Distance to city center1.00 Km
Location rating8.8

Rooms available at Avenue Motor Lodge

Exceptional
Room comfort & quality

9.4

Two-Bedroom Apartment with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Street view
  • 4 single beds & 1 king bed
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Executive One-Bedroom Apartment with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Street view
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Studio with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Executive Studio
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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Deluxe Studio with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 50 m²/538 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Studio with Spa Bath
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Street view
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed...
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Executive Spa
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 single bed and 1 king bed
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1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
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  • Balcony/terrace
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 single beds and 1 king be...
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Two Bedroom Spa
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • 3 single beds and 1 king be...
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Executive One Bedroom Room(SPA)
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Avenue Motor Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Avenue Motor Lodge?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Avenue Motor Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Avenue Motor Lodge?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Avenue Motor Lodge. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 20 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What is the smoking policy at Avenue Motor Lodge?

Avenue Motor Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Avenue Motor Lodge?

Avenue Motor Lodge is located in Parkside, famous for good restaurants such as Interlude Gifts & Cafe and Urban Cafe Soul Food.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Avenue Motor Lodge?

Avenue Motor Lodge is located in the Parkside area, which is famous for natural sightseeing destinations such as Timaru Botanic Gardens.

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What people love about Avenue Motor Lodge

  • 8.8

    Excellent
    Staff 

    "Fantastic place, lovely staff and super clean rooms."

    Natalya

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    March 18, 2021

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Staff 

    "Friendly staff great room and clean"

    Joneen

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    October 20, 2019

  • 9.6

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Quiet location."

    Ann

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    March 19, 2019

Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
468 reviews
Cleanliness
9.2
Facilities
8.9
Location
8.8
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More about Avenue Motor Lodge

More about Avenue Motor Lodge

Avenue Motor Lodge

Avenue Motor Lodge is a distinct addition to Timaru and a smart choice for travelers. Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure, get the most out of your trip with a stay at Avenue Motor Lodge.
At Avenue Motor Lodge, the excellent service and superior facilities make for an unforgettable stay. Free internet access provided within the motel keeps you connected throughout your stay. For guests arriving by car, parking is provided free of charge. Always get the assistance you need with front desk services including luggage storage and safety deposit boxes.
For longer stays or whenever you need it, the dry cleaning service and laundry service keep your favorite travel outfits clean and available. Feel like doing nothing? Available services like room service and daily housekeeping let you get the most out of your time at the Avenue Motor Lodge. For health reasons, smoking is not permitted anywhere inside the motel. For guests who would like to smoke, the designated smoking areas are available.
All rooms at Avenue Motor Lodge are designed and decorated to make guests feel right at home. Enjoy your stay even more at the motel, knowing that some selected rooms include air conditioning. Some rooms at Avenue Motor Lodge are available with design features like a balcony or terrace. For a bit of entertainment, guests will find daily newspaper, television and cable TV available in some selected rooms.
Don't worry about being thirsty as a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker are provided in some guestrooms. Avenue Motor Lodge also provides a hair dryer and toiletries in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Each morning you can start the day with a delicious in-house breakfast offered at Avenue Motor Lodge. A number of great dining options at the motel assures that you'll always have convenient and delicious choices. Are you a great cook? Make your own meals in-house at the motel's BBQ facilities.
Avenue Motor Lodge offers an excellent variety of recreational facilities. A relaxing end to every day is possible with a visit to the spa, located right in the motel. Don't forget to make a visit or two to the motel's pool. Challenge your travel group members or other guests to competitive fun, with the motel's golf course on site.


Reasons to stay here

Find incredible value for money here, which is ranked better than 94% of the city's accommodation.
Compared to other accommodations in Timaru, facilities here are rated higher than 94% of them.
Guests who stayed at this motel have scored it higher than 94% of accommodations in the city.

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Amenities and facilities

Excellent
Facilities

8.9

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

5 mentions

Internet

2 mentions

Car Park

1 mention

Languages spoken
  • English
Accessibility
  • Wheelchair accessible
Internet access
  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas
Things to do, ways to relax
  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool [indoor]
Cleanliness and safety
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • Doctor/nurse on call
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Sanitized kitchen and tableware items
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol
Dining, drinking, and snacking
  • BBQ facilities
  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
Services and conveniences
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Food delivery
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area
For the kids
  • Family room
Land sports
  • Golf course (within 3 km)
Access
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms
  • Soundproof rooms
Getting around
  • Bicycle parking
  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
Available in all rooms
  • Balcony/terrace
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Desk
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower

Location

31 Craigie Avenue, Parkside, Timaru, New Zealand, 7910
Excellent
Location

8.8

Property policies

Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-5 year(s)
Must use an extra bed
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 6 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.

Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out
  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00
Getting around
  • Distance from city center1.00 Km
  • Travel time to airport (minutes)20
Extras
  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)20 NZD
The property
  • Number of rooms 14
  • Room voltage230
  • Year property opened2004
  • Most recent renovation2007

Reviews of Avenue Motor Lodge from real guests

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9.0
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10
Cleanliness9.2
Facilities8.9
Location8.8
Room comfort and quality9.4
Service9.3
Value for money9.0
High score for Timaru
Rating
9+ Exceptional (22)
8-9 Excellent (7)
7-8 Very Good (1)
6-7 Good (2)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (7)
Jun - Aug (3)
Sep - Nov (8)
Dec - Feb (15)
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10.0
Exceptional
Scott from New Zealand
Business traveler
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Spa Bath
Stayed 1 night in July 2020

Ticked all my boxes”

This place is outstanding. A heat pump ensured I didn't freeze, jacuzzi bath tub and excellent water pressure in the shower, comfy bed and tv in room, plunger coffee, and most importantly a beer glass! Its so rare to get a proper glass to drink my beer in a motel or hotel most just have those false teeth glasses. Friendly host so will definitely come back!

Reviewed July 17, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Laurina from Australia
Couple
Executive Spa
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Exceptional”

Rooms were spacious and comfortable. Staff was friendly. I would definitely recommend staying here.

Reviewed January 17, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Joneen from Australia
Couple
Executive Studio
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Nice accomodation”

Friendly staff great room and clean

Reviewed October 21, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Sally
Couple
Executive Spa
Stayed 1 night in March 2019

Exceptional”

Lovely large room with huge bed and lovely spa bath

Reviewed March 06, 2019

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9.6
Exceptional
Ann from New Zealand
Couple
1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
Stayed 2 nights in March 2019

Exceptional”

Quiet location. Spacious units. Higher than average kitchen facilities for a motel. Excellent off road parking. Really friendly owners. Will be back again.

Reviewed March 19, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Alice from New Zealand
Family with young children
1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
Stayed 1 night in January 2019

Perfect ”

Really well appointed and very comfortable unit with everything you need as a family.

Reviewed January 15, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Natalya from New Zealand
Group
Executive Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2021

Excellent”

Fantastic place, lovely staff and super clean rooms. Would easily rebook again

Reviewed March 18, 2021

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9.2
Exceptional
Malcolm from New Zealand
Couple
Executive Spa
Stayed 2 nights in December 2018

Exceptional”

Lovely and roomy

Reviewed January 04, 2019

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2.0
Jason from Australia
Group
Two-Bedroom Apartment with Spa Bath
Stayed 1 night in February 2019

Refuse to respond to Emails”

We stayed here for one night , room smelt & power only worked in part of apartment which was fixed. We left something behind, so rang them they informed us to send address details to return item at our cost, this was fine but have never heard back from them sent them 4-5 emails no reply..a disappointing end to an otherwise great trip.

Reviewed June 02, 2019

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9.0
Exceptional
Rodney from Canada
Solo traveler
Executive Spa
Stayed 1 night in October 2013

Superb hotel in every respect”

Size of room, modern, clean and bright

I visited New Zealand for eight days, and this was by far the best room I stayed in. Everything about the room was superb, and the owners of the Motor Lodge are friendly and helpful. The location is not in the centre of the city, so transportation is needed, but the location in a garden suburb is quiet.

Reviewed October 31, 2013

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10.0
Exceptional
Fraser from New Zealand
Couple
Executive Spa
Stayed 1 night in March 2018

Don't even think, just book.”

Fantastic motel with huge rooms and friendly staff. If you're staying for any length of time in Timaru, just book this, if you can. Spotlessly clean, fast wifi. Forget the rest, book the best.

Reviewed March 27, 2018

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10.0
Exceptional
Janice from Philippines
Family with young children
Executive Spa
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

fantastic”

clean,accomodating staff,very comfy bed and pillows

Definitely we will be back,the money paid is well worth it,honest staff,came back to get my work mobile,safely handed over by the cleaners to the owners,unlimited dvd to choose at the reception for free,free500 mb wifi which is great for a night,the staff at the reception were good but somewhat too busy to chat with probably its the busy time if the year as well but they are great ,very comfortable bed and pillows ,,,the comfort is more than sleeping in a 5 star hotel,they put huge budget on their beds ,sheets and pillows ,,,:)had an amazing night sleep even my 18 month baby boy ;)

Reviewed January 06, 2015

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10.0
Exceptional
Wendy from Australia
Couple
Executive Studio
Stayed 1 night in March 2016

Last night in NZ”

Best value hotel of all we stayed in. Great sized rooms, kitchenette, and very friendly and helpful managers. Would definitely stay there again.

Reviewed March 25, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Felicia from New Zealand
Couple
Executive Studio
Stayed 1 night in November 2018

Highly recommended”

Nice quiet accommodation well insulated. Executive studio is a huge room with lounge chairs , microwave, sink, fridge and cooker. Everything you need is there and nice quality fixtures. Staff we very welcoming and resident cat is very friendly. Happy we found this place and would definitely stay again.

Reviewed November 18, 2018

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9.3
Exceptional
Markus from Switzerland
Solo traveler
Executive Studio
Stayed 1 night in December 2014

Best lodge in NZ”

room, location, staff

Very good stay. Everything was wery well. Nice reception, big and nice room, well equipped, nice garden place, really unlimited internet. I especially liked the very good matress which for once was not super soft but just right. I can highly recommend this place !

Reviewed January 01, 2015

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9.6
Exceptional
Liz from New Zealand
Family with young children
1 Bedroom Spa Apartment
Stayed 1 night in September 2017

Very warm and welcoming ”

The room was impeccable. ..nice to arrive to a warm unit with the heater going prior to arrival . We all appreciated the spacious family unit and large spa bath. A very friendly welcome from the owner. ..all in all the best motel our family has stayed at.

Reviewed September 24, 2017

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10.0
Exceptional
Lynette from Australia
Couple
Executive Spa
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Great motel”

Very spacious, very high quality fittings, good location.

Very impressed with this motel. Stayed at 10 different hotels/motels on my trip to NZ and this would rate one of the best. Would thoroughly recommend.

Reviewed November 14, 2015

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8.8
Excellent
Finocchi from Italy
Family with young children
Executive Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2018

Short stay in Timaru”

Very nice and spacious room, conveniently located to reach the city center in few minute drive but the very plus were the owners: super friendly, very kind , polite and helpful. We had a very excellent stay.

Reviewed February 21, 2018

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9.6
Exceptional
James from New Zealand
Couple
Executive Studio
Stayed 1 night in September 2018

this motel must be one of the best in Timaru”

top room and excellent amenities great bed would recommend this motel to any traveler who expects the best

Reviewed September 25, 2018

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8.8
Excellent
Lorna from New Zealand
Couple
Executive Studio
Stayed 3 nights in December 2017

very helpful staff”

We enjoyed our stay here. The room was large, very clean and comfortable, and the owner could not have been more helpful.

Reviewed December 12, 2017

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