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Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
Premium bedding, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

3.5/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet Friendly
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping

Explore the area

    Popular LocationAigantighe Art Gallery8 min walk
    Popular LocationCaroline Bay Beach9 min walk
    Popular LocationSouth Canterbury Museum2 min drive
    AirportTimaru (TIU-Richard Pearse)14 min drive
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    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Magnolia Suite

    Room amenities

    • 35 sq m
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Sun Flower Suite

    Room amenities

    • 11 sq m
    • Ocean view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Jasmine Mini Room

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 1
    • 1 Large Single Bed
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  • Wisteria Suite

    Room amenities

    • Mountain view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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  • Sea View Suite

    Room amenities

    • Sea view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Queen Bed
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About this area


The Sanctuary Beach Side is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by South Canterbury Museum, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Caroline Bay Beach and Botanical Gardens.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Aigantighe Art Gallery - 8 min walk
  • Caroline Bay Beach - 9 min walk
  • South Canterbury Museum - 2 min drive
  • Botanical Gardens - 5 min drive
  • DB Brewery - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Timaru Station - 2 min drive
  • AirportTimaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 14 min drive


  • Golden Palace - 5 min walk
  • Mac's Fish - 8 min walk
  • Little India - 12 min walk
  • Fusion - 12 min walk
  • Saikou Teppanyaki & Whisky Bar - 15 min walk

About this property

The Sanctuary Beach Side

3-star guesthouse in Timaru with free parking
This smoke-free guesthouse features a microwave in a common area, a fridge in a common area and laundry facilities. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a 24-hour front desk, express check-out and a garden. All 6 rooms offer complimentary wireless Internet access, premium bedding and showers.
The Sanctuary Beach Side offers 6 forms of accommodation with free 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 a shower. Housekeeping is offered on a daily basis and an iron/ironing board can be requested.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking
  • Free nearby parking

Things to do

  • Playground

Family friendly

  • Laundry facilities
  • Playground


  • Front-desk safe

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Languages spoken

  • Chinese
  • English


  • Garden
  • Picnic area


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel


  • Renovated entire property – December 2017
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared fridge
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Heating
  • Premium bedding


  • Free toiletries
  • Shared bathroom
  • Shower

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Iron/ironing board (on request)



Check-in from 3:00 PM - 10 PM
Late check-in subject to availability
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

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

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 5.00 per pet, per day
Dogs and cats only
1 per room

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.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • 10 per cent cleaning fee will be charged.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

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 5.00 per pet, per day
  • Credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 5 per cent

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 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
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including stag and hen parties
Alcohol is not served or permitted at this property

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

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

Frequently asked questions

Is The Sanctuary Beach Side pet-friendly?
Yes, The Sanctuary Beach Side allows cats and dogs (limit 1 per room). There's a fee of NZD 5.00 per pet, per day.
How much is parking at The Sanctuary Beach Side?
Self-parking is free at this property; nearby parking is also free.
What time is check-in at The Sanctuary Beach Side?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM - 10 PM. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at The Sanctuary Beach Side?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is The Sanctuary Beach Side located?
Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Aigantighe Art Gallery and Caroline Bay Beach. South Canterbury Museum and Botanical Gardens are also within 3 miles (5 km). Timaru Station is 23 minutes by foot.
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Poor
1 - Terrible




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Perfect place for an overnight stay. Hassle free check in with great facilities.
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

3/5 Okay

Sad face IconDisliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Room was fine, bed was comfortable. Nice touch having lollies & biscuits. Room needs extra cleaning on ledges, carpet, lamp shades etc. First time I've ever had powdered milk in a motel...yuk! We are surrounded by dairy farms...no excuse for not having fresh milk!
Stayed 1 night in Jan 2019

3/5 Okay

Happy face iconLiked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Nice views from top floor room.
The room we booked was taken by another couple and the owner could not explain why as his computer had died. We had a nice night but felt disappointed we paid for bigger room. Off street parking is provided but having a larger car proved a challenge to get back out in the morning. Great shower and bedroom was fresh with comfortable bed.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2018

2/5 Poor

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Lack of signage so hard to find Inadequate bathroom facilities - 1 bathroom/toilet/laundry combined is not adequate for 5 guest rooms Describing a room as "sea view"when the only view is a thin strip visible over the neighboring houses is misleading
Stayed 2 nights in Apr 2018

1/5 Terrible

Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Shortest stay ever
All my other Expedia bookings went well, but not this one. On check in at 5pm I saw a list of rooms and names, with some else's name down for the room I had booked and prepaid. I was told that person was booked in for 4 days, compared to my one. My booking via Expedia seems to have been ignored or overlooked, and the landlord was somewhat indifferent, despite the email confirmation I showed him. I have ranked the standard common lounge as below average, given that it was so small that you wouldn't use it if other people were already in situ. Assessed the likely standard of the bedroom as being average, but I didn't get to see it.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2017

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