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Avenue Motor Lodge

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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 1 week ago

if you need a place on the coast but close to mount Cook , Timaru is a nice spot. This hotel was clean, with large very large rooms with separate bedrooms. The owner was nice the place is safe and quiet

Thank scott a
offie64, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive feedback. I hope you enjoyed your stay in South Canterbury and look forward to hosting you again soon. Safe travels, Mark

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Booked the Avenue Motor lodge very much on 'spec', it was fantastic. I had to contact Mark prior to arrival due to a delayed flight and he was most accommodating. On arrival we were greeted warmly and directed to our room, the Executive Apartment (Room 6), it was amazing. Spacious, well appointed and nice and clean. We had 3 nights...

Thank Craig P
offie64, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for the fantastic review Craig. It was a true pleasure hosting you and I appreciate the time you have taken in writing this review. I hope the rest of your trip went well. Look forward to seeing in the future. Kind regards Mark and the Avenue Motor Lodge team.

Tannum Sands, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Booked 3 rooms for group of 8 family members for 2 nights over New Year. Manager Mark made the booking process totally perfect, even accommodating our requirements for extra beds in one of the rooms. Rooms are very large, spotlessly clean. Very comfortable beds and linen. Extra little touches that make all the difference include "proper milk" available for in...

Thank brodica
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. It was a pleasure to host you and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Kind regards Mark and Taylor

Wil, Switzerland
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed one night, wished we had stood longer, but travel route was fixed. Room was great with nice terrace with evening sun, extra bedroom, compfy living space, good kitchen and a large bathtub with whirl. Service was great. Overall, fully recommended motel.

Thank MichaelandNorbert
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I appreciate the supportive comments and feedback. I hope you enjoyed your stay in New Zealand. Thank you for choosing to stay at Avenue Motor Lodge Timaru. I look forward to welcoming you again soon. Kind regards Mark

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 1 night . Room was very spacious with a full size cooker and dishwasher. T.V in all rooms. Spa bath and shower. Rooms very clean. Nice friendly staff. Not much to do beach windy and cold . Overall a pleasant stay.

Thank Titch2766
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate you taking time to review our business. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and apologise for the weather you encountered. Caroline Bay is a lovely place to visit but our weather has been unsettled for the past few weeks. I trust the weather will be better on your next visit. Kind regards Mark

Liverpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 November 2016

We got a bright welcome at Reception Had a spacious and clean room with very good facilities, bathroom likewise, balcony with table and chairs - everything was spot-on and I was sorry we could only stay one night.

Thank Charlie L
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing our business. I appreciate that you have taken time to "pen your thoughts" and the kind words you have written. We look forward to hosting you again, should you pass this way. Kind regards Mark

Cromwell, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 October 2016

This is our second stay here and the first with the current owners. The bed is very comfortable and the spa pool plenty big enough for two of us. We like to cook a simple breakfast and find this motel offers everything we need to do this. A small hob, microwave, fridge and table and chairs. The staff or family...

Thank JKLM2
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of our business and the kind words you have written. Look forward to seeing you again. Kind regards Mark

London, Canada
Reviewed 26 October 2016

If you have a reason for stopping in Timaru (my apology to the locals) then Avenue Motor Lodge is the perfect place. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment. It was spacious and very nice, with a large kitchen and common area. Both bedrooms also had LCD TV's. Good value

Thank TwoNuggets
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again when you visit Timaru. (No offence taken, I perfectly understand what you mean). Take care Mark

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 October 2016

Found this motel by chance and booked one night as a stop on a trip down the east coast. Once we had got settled in (with a very welcome free upgrade) we realised just how comfortable we were and decided to stay another night and rest our tired bones. The room was spotlessly clean, very well equipped, warm and comfortable...

Thank LoobyLu64
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We really enjoyed your visit as well. If your are ever back in New Zealand again it will be great to see you both. I think boarder security will allow you back in!!! I hope you enjoyed the rest of your holiday in New Zealand. Take care, Mark

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 October 2016

we pass through often and wanted a good value comfortable family room for three. We certainly got it and will return when we next pass through. very welcoming staff who I believe are new owners. beds were comfortable room was spacious and also had all amenities required

Thank Andyroogolf
vivcour, Owner at Avenue Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for the review of the business. We certainly appreciate your comments and look forward to assisting you in the future. Kind regards Mark

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Hot Tub
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Avenue Motor Lodge

Address: 31 Craigie Avenue, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range: $143 - $169 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Avenue Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for the one bedroom with spa bath and terrace (sorry can't recall the number)”
 of 5 bubbles MichaelandNorbert, 26 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for non-smoking room.”
 of 5 bubbles BiddyNZ, 15 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If less than fit or with lots of luggage ask for a lower level room.”
 of 5 bubbles ChristineR393, 13 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Very good style, large room, very tidy, good parking, quiet. All the items you may need for you own meals but B/F is also available.”
 of 5 bubbles david_costigan, 16 Jun 2015 | Read review
“ask for an upstairs room..”
 of 5 bubbles misfortune2014, 19 May 2015 | Read review
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