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Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

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Phuket, Thailand
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153 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This place is on your right about 150 metres up a side road just as you come into the CBD from the south. It is visible from the main road and has plenty of off street parking. Units are a good size, some are on level 2 and look like they have a good view of the bay. Beds are... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great service, excellent rooms (cozy and peaceful). Handy location to all restaurants and shopping, great view of the water front and all within a short walk (literally 5 minutes). What I liked the most was the owners we're very hospitable and made you feel at home. The rooms are very spacious with a balcony or outdoor area to cool off... More 

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Thank vaipunivai
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Was ideally located in Timaru with short and easy walk to restaurants and just across the road from the bay.The unit was quiet,spacious, very comfortable and very clean. It was a cold night when we arrived and the heating had been turned on in the unit so it was nice and warm when we entered. The service was superb. We... More 

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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Nice room with view over the Bay and with double glazing, quiet. Rooms are clean and the hosts very helpful and friendly folk. The location is perfect it being handy to restaurants, Caroline Bay and the town itself

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Thank alanyoung2016
Rotorua, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 July 2016

We had a fantastic stay here, great location to town and Caroline Bay for walks. The room was lovely and big, very very clean and the service was wonderful. We really rate this establishment. We highly recommend staying here.

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Thank yvonnepiebenga
Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed 12 July 2016

Really awesome motel. Very clean and amazing staff. Close to cafes and restaurants and a fantastic view overlooking Caroline Bay. Would highly recommend. Right in the heart of Timaru so close to their great little shopping area..definitely stay at the Bay Viaduct next time we're in the area 😃

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

The only reason for my title and average rating is the slamming doors! Oh never in all my times away have I heard such loud slamming doors. I spoke to reception after what must have been the twentieth slam in an hour and while very nice was told they had a problem with the door shutting with force and a... More 

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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156 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016 via mobile

Great motel and facilities in a fantastic location on Timaru we were very pleased with the accommodation and facilities provided at the Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge. There is no lift to the top floor rooms so be aware of that when booking, it can be awkward carrying heavy bags up three flights of stairs to your room as we did... More 

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Thank SARAHBRIDGET
1 review
Reviewed 24 May 2016

The staff were friendly, the room was excellent and it even had a great view. It was clean, quiet and had everything I needed. Easy to find.I would definitely recommend staying here. I am going back very soon.

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Carol S, Owner at Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to view our motel we look forward to you staying again soon More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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390 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

There are plenty of motels in this part of Timaru and I think this is one of the better ones. Whichever motel you choose it is near the busy SH1. We stayed one night at the Bay Viaduct and chose one of the studio apartments on the top floor. Soundproofing was excellent. Spacious apartment with large balcony offering views over... More 

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Carol S, Owner at Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review it was a pleasure to have you as a guest More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Experience the ultimate - spectacular views, superior luxury accommodation, quiet double glazed units, kiosk at reception, liquor license - mini bar. The spectacular view that greets you when you walk into each unit, sets Timaru's Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge apart from the rest. Bay Viaduct captures the catch phrase for its luxury accommodation: "Location, Location, Location." The Motel and Motor Lodge boasts spectacular views overlooking Caroline Bay and has the ideal location just a couple of minutes walk from Caroline Bay, Timaru's cafes, bars, restaurants and central business area. Situated in a prime position on the main highway at the base of Wai-iti Road (always known as the Bay Viaduct corner before the motorway). Bay Viaduct is easy to find for the visiting guest and locals alike. All of our motels units are doubled glazed, so the great view and prime location are not tainted by road noise. Additionally each unit has its own patio where guests can sit in the summer sun, take in the spectacular views and admire Timaru at its best (all units are non-smoking but if you wish guests may smoke out on the patio). All major credit cards accepted. Book now with your friendly hosts to avoid disappointment... ... more   less 

Additional Information about Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

Address: Cnr Main Highway & Wai-iti Rd | Bay Viaduct, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range: RM477 - RM685 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 18
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“Any room is great at any level”
 of 5 bubbles vaipunivai, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Perfect for access to town, restaurants and Caroline Bay”
 of 5 bubbles alanyoung2016, 31 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Fabulous views from the top floor 😃”
 of 5 bubbles craigrae, 12 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Check if you are placed in room that have heavy traffic(tour groups) interacting around you.”
 of 5 bubbles sharonhT6683EF, 11 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Top floor good views and less traffic noise, but no lift!”
 of 5 bubbles Didge77, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
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