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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Where to start To say we were surprised by the treatment we received would be an understatement. The story unfolded like this. On a trip south after Christmas we decided that we would need to book a room for us and the five children for one night around Timaru. We checked booking.com and found a modest priced option ($203) that...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here one night, and the couch smelled like vomit and poo! I told the owners on leaving and they argued with us denying any smell. We left the motel and booked into a great motel on the water front. Realized we had left our cider and a couple of beer bottles there, so went back and kindly asked for...

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1Thank Cara W
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here with our daughter. The main bed was in its own room great for privacy. Her bed was in the living room. It was very clean. The owners helpful and friendly. Right in the main road. You could hear the traffic but was ok. Would stay again

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Thank Tina S
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

I booked this online and if the pictures told tge whole story I would not have stayed here for the money. As I travel around the country and go to many places it is sad that you have a motel on a main road and the noise is not good if your on holiday. The decor is tired and for...

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Thank Cam P
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 September 2016

Just ideal for our purposes, a stop over in transit south. Had all the facilities one needed and on booking in at reception we were accorded warm friendship and they went out of their way to ensure we had everything we needed.

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Redding, California
Reviewed 29 August 2016

After booking online we confirmed by phone and were told the prices were wrong and it would be double! We had already paid online THAN had to pay more once we arrived if we wanted to keep our booking.We ended up staying-THIS was what our room was like! Filthy, FREEZING and disgusting! Friends of ours have stayed here before and...

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2Thank Waltercummings
tokoroa
Reviewed 24 July 2016

Our room had a toilet that wouldn't flush and a heater that didn't work properly. In the middle of winter this wasn't a good start. The whole place is outdated and is reflected in the number of things that didn't work. We didn't get fresh towels after the room had been serviced which resulted in a very ugly confrontation with...

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4Thank shaynetarnO
Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

Only had the pleasure for a one night stay ....everything was perfect .The room was big , separate kitchenette ( biggish) large brathroom . Great bed & warm for those chilly nights. The entire unit was SPOTLESS . We used the complexes washing machine . $3.00 per load and $1.00 for washing powder if needed ...trust me there was plenty...

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Methven, null, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 April 2016

Booked online and rate was very reasonable. The person on the front desk was very friendly. I was staying with family and we were pointed to a new attraction nearby. Very close to what we want while we stayed eg swimming pool, movie theatre, and food that kids like to eat.

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Thank Shirley F
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Loved the motel. The couple running it are very helpful and kind. The rooms were neatly kept. Location is very good, everything is within 5-10mins drive. Caroline Bay is nearby as well, which is famous to have penguins every night during some season.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Blue Dolphin Motel

Address: 40 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range: RM326 - RM424 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Dolphin Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“The ones near the road are old and so noisy and the ones at the ones at the rear are freezing and old”
  • This is inside-the walls are feral and this was the heater they provided in the middle of winter
 of 5 bubbles Waltercummings, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother - find another motel!!”
 of 5 bubbles shaynetarnO, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“South side rooms quieter not on the main road.”
 of 5 bubbles 858shirleyf, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great and not noisy”
 of 5 bubbles Sandra4874, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
“we didnt stay, and would recommend others NOT TO STAY.”
 of 5 bubbles barb_keanwilliams, 22 Jan 2016 | Read review
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