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10 Best Hotels in Timaru

The Grosvenor
3 out of 5
26 Cains Terrace, Timaru
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4.1 km from city centre
3.8/5Good! (533 reviews)

"Nothing special, the staff were friendly and the Food at the restaraunt/bar was good"…"

Reviewed on 5 Feb. 2020

The Grosvenor
Aspen on King Motel
4.5 out of 5
51 King Street, Timaru
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4.6 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (441 reviews)
Comfy and clean

"We had a comfortable night at the Aspen on King. So far, One of the best accomodations in Timaru."…"

Reviewed on 29 Dec. 2019

Aspen on King Motel
Panorama Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
52 The Bay Hill, Timaru
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3.4 km from city centre
4.2/5Very Good! (15 reviews)

"Extremely clean and tidy. Great views of the bay. We were stranded because of flooding and the moteliers were obliging and very understanding and allowed us to remain in our room until we were able to leave."…"

Reviewed on 9 Dec. 2019

Panorama Motor Lodge
Ashbury Park Motel
4 out of 5
131 Evans Street, Timaru
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2.59 km from city centre
4.3/5Excellent! (188 reviews)

"Spacious clean unit with separate bedroom. Good kitchen amenities. Like most motels in this area it is situated beside highway 1 and was noisy with traffic all through the night. A 5 minute drive to Caroline Bay which is a lovely park."…"

Reviewed on 10 Mar. 2020

Ashbury Park Motel
Bay City Motor Lodge
2.5 out of 5
10-14 Evans Street, Timaru
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3.11 km from city centre
4.1/5Very Good! (26 reviews)

"Excellent size apartment. Was dissapointed to see an oven but no fryoan or oven dishes only 2 pots . Couches were really uncomfortable an do need an upgrade. When we booked it said seaview. We could only see the road"…"

Reviewed on 15 Mar. 2020

Bay City Motor Lodge
Comfort Hotel Benvenue
3.5 out of 5
16 - 22 SH1 (Evans Street), Timaru
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3.02 km from city centre
3.7/5Good! (98 reviews)

"Nice quiet room comfortable bed. Close to city. Good"…"

Reviewed on 31 Dec. 2019

Comfort Hotel Benvenue
Fitzgerald on King
2.5 out of 5
7-9 Princess Street, Timaru
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4.65 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (23 reviews)

"This property is under going a major renovatikn, but was still lovely."…"

Reviewed on 12 Jan. 2020

Fitzgerald on King
Homestead Lodge Motel
3.5 out of 5
28 Evans Street, Timaru
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2.94 km from city centre
3.9/5Good! (139 reviews)

"Nice place but a shame about the double bed was horrible major roll together nice and tidy rooms."…"

Reviewed on 2 Feb. 2020

Homestead Lodge Motel
Coastal Ridge Apartments
3.5 out of 5
38 King Street, Timaru
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4.81 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (44 reviews)

"A very nice place to stay, with pleasure staff. The apartment was very spacious, and the property even has a laundry for guest use. Slight downside it that the property is on a main road, although set back from the road."…"

Reviewed on 21 Mar. 2020

Coastal Ridge Apartments
Avenue Motor Lodge
3 out of 5
31 Craigie Avenue, Parkside, Timaru
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4.26 km from city centre
4.7/5Exceptional! (154 reviews)

"Stopped in on our way to Christchurch for a night. What a pleasant surprise. The room was very spacious and included a refrigerator, microwave, and two burner stove. 10 minute walk to the CBD."…"

Reviewed on 19 Mar. 2020

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Frequently asked questions

Where is the best place to stay in Timaru?
Pleasant View Bed and Breakfast is a favourite property for Expedia customers. This 4-star B&B offers free breakfast and free WiFi. Traveller reviews also recommend Cedar Lodge Motel and Asure Ashley Motor Lodge as top options for your visit.
If I need to cancel my hotel reservation in Timaru, will I receive a refund?
Yes! Most room reservations are refundable if you cancel before the accommodation’s cancellation deadline, which in most cases is within 24 or 48 hours of your arrival date. If you booked a non-refundable reservation, it may still be possible to cancel it and receive a refund within 24 hours of your booking. Enter your dates, click on “Search”, then use the “free cancellation” filter to get the best deals in Timaru.
What's the best place to stay on a budget in Timaru?
Based on reviews, The Grosvenor is a popular 3-star hotel for our travellers looking for an economical choice, and features free WiFi and free parking. Another top choice for your stay on the cheap is Anchor Motel.
What's the best hotel when travelling with children to Timaru?
Asure Ashley Motor Lodge is a top 3-star property on Expedia for families, and features free parking and laundry facilities. Other choices to stay with the children include Comfort Hotel Benvenue and Glendeer B&B Lodge. Also, attractions in the area such as Pleasant Valley Daffodils are fun for the whole family.
What's the best pet-friendly accommodation option in Timaru?
Anchor Motel is a top property for people travelling with their pets, and offers laundry facilities and free WiFi for its human guests.
What's the best hotel for a beach holiday in Timaru?
Pleasant View Bed and Breakfast is a top 4-star beach property with free WiFi and free parking. Other good choices to stay near the beach include Townhouse Motel and Anchor Motel. Spend some quality time by the water at Caroline Bay Beach.
What's the best high-end place to stay in Timaru?
Glendeer B&B Lodge is a 5-star B&B with a terrace, and a popular choice for Expedia travellers looking for a luxurious stay. Another upscale option for your trip is Aspen on King Motel.
What's it like staying in Timaru?
Luxury-minded travellers will find upscale places to stay in Timaru, and many visitors will definitely appreciate the bars and spas. Tourists can also enjoy the city’s opera houses and waterfront. In Timaru, there are 27 hotels and other accommodation options to choose from.
What are the top places to visit in Timaru?
Cultural venues in the city include DB Brewery, Aigantighe Art Gallery and South Canterbury Museum. The picturesque setting of Caroline Bay Beach and Botanical Gardens exemplify the city’s natural beauty. Additionally, you might want to add Tuhawaiki Point Lighthouse to your itinerary.
How should I get around Timaru?
If you want to explore the larger area, hop aboard a train at Timaru Station. Timaru might not have very many public transport options to choose from, so consider renting a car to explore more.
What's the seasonal weather in Timaru?
The hottest months are usually January and February, with an average temperature of 21°C, while the coldest months are July and June, with an average of 2°C. Average annual rainfall for Timaru is 997 mm.

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