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Anchor Motel

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Laptop workspace, blackout curtains
42-inch flat-screen TV with satellite channels, TV
Laptop workspace, blackout curtains

Overview of Anchor Motel

Anchor Motel

2.5 out of 5

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 4.0/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitiser provided

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCaroline Bay Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationAigantighe Art Gallery10 min walk
  • Popular LocationSouth Canterbury Museum17 min walk
  • AirportTimaru (TIU-Richard Pearse)14 min drive

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About this area


Located in Timaru, Anchor Motel is near the beach. Timaru Lighthouse and Tuhawaiki Point Lighthouse are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Ashbury Park and Caroline Bay Beach. Spend some time exploring the area's activities, including golfing.
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Ashbury Park - 6 min walk
  • Caroline Bay Beach - 7 min walk
  • Timaru Lighthouse - 8 min walk
  • Aigantighe Art Gallery - 10 min walk
  • South Canterbury Museum - 17 min walk

Getting around

  • Timaru Station - 2 min drive
  • Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 13 min drive


  • Golden Palace - 6 min walk
  • Little India - 8 min walk
  • Mac's Fish - 9 min walk
  • Fusion - 9 min walk
  • Saikou Teppanyaki & Whisky Bar - 12 min walk

About this property

Anchor Motel

Motel in Timaru with free parking
Laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance and barbecues are available at this motel. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 10 rooms provide conveniences such as fridges and microwaves, plus electric kettles and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Free tea bags/instant coffee and free toiletries are among the other amenities available to guests.
Anchor Motel offers 10 forms of accommodation with free toiletries and blackout curtains. 42-inch Flat-screen televisions come with satellite channels. Guests can make use of the in-room fridges and microwaves. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English


  • BBQ grill(s)


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Upper floors only accessible by stairs


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Heating


  • Free toiletries
  • Towels


  • 42-inch flat-screen TV
  • Satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Toaster


  • Laptop-friendly workspace

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Check-in from 2 PM - 9:00 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 9:00 PM please contact the property in advance 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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 10 per pet, per night
Dogs welcome
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Pet fee: NZD 10 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Guests must contact this property in advance to reserve cots/infant beds
This property accepts credit cards and cash
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

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Rating 5 - Excellent. 34 out of 133 reviews
5 - Excellent 26%
Rating 4 - Good. 57 out of 133 reviews
4 - Good 43%
Rating 3 - Okay. 31 out of 133 reviews
3 - Okay 23%
Rating 2 - Poor. 8 out of 133 reviews
2 - Poor 6%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 133 reviews
1 - Terrible 2%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Our dog Rowan was given a very friendly welcome.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, room comfort
affordable comfort
Easy to find on the main road and within walking distance to Caroline Bay. About 5 mins drive to view the blue penquins - check out the season before you go. Across the road from Couplands bakery. A bit dated but spacious.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
A nice bit old world charm and the room was a moat 50 characters yet
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Really Comfortable
Lovely welcome at reception, cosy but large room. Every thing we needed. Really enjoyed our stay.
Stayed 1 night in Mar 2021

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Such a nice feeling in this motel. Very friendly and nothing is too much trouble.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2021