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Christchurch, New Zealand
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648 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2015 via mobile

This is a typical New Zealand 1970's painted summer hill stone motel with heat pump. It is situated Just off the main road and close to the centre of town. Large 2 bedroom units. Good value. tight off street parking right at the door. A short walk to McDonalds and KFC.

1 Thank David T
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 December 2014

This was a gem that we stumbled across as we wanted to get a motel off the main road and found this one. The owners were very friendly and on for a chat. The unit was very large with full kitchen facilities with an oven, two separate bed rooms and a comfy lounge. plenty of hot water in our shower... More 

Thank Sue W
Christmas Island
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25 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2014

We stayed for one night on our way to Christchurch. The unit was spotless, bed comfy. Owners friendly. We walked into town for a meal and had the best roast dinner at a local pub! It was Valentines Day and most restaurants were booked out! The only downside was not being able to connect to the WIFI on our laptop.... More 

Thank AMJChristmasIsland
Rotorua, New Zealand
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24 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2014

Really lovely and helpful owners, who even posted back my husbands hat which was so nice of them! we hadn't even noticed it was missing. We were after two bedrooms as we have three kids and we wanted to be near Caroline bay, so I could go for a walk. It is an older property, but decent kitchen and enough... More 

Thank Mike and Annema... G
graber12, Manager at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We enjoyed having you stay as well. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2013

This motel was conveniently located, quiet and clean. We thought it was good value for money. The proprietor was pleasant and helpful. We were there on a very cold night and there was a fan heater with a timer so it got cold. Heat pumps would make a difference. I would certainly stay here again.

Thank Dennis R
graber12, Owner at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. I am happy to now tell you that I have had the timers taken off the scope heaters, and that we now have two units with heatpumps.. Thank you again More 

Westport, New Zealand
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23 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2013

Stayed two nights here recently and I thought it was great. The motel doesn't pretend to be more than it is -just a nice homely and very QUIET place to stay in a good location. I found the bed very comfortable, good facilities, nice green surroundings. The heating worked well, not that it was very cold. The staff were very... More 

Thank Richard N
graber12, Owner at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Bernadette More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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90 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2013

We stumbled across this gem after an exhaustive trip around the South Island. My wife and I had just driven 6 hours non stop and we were tired and looking for a quiet place to stay for one night. We were in luck. We were welcomed into the last unit available by the friendly owner. On offer was a large,... More 

Thank jono2
graber12, Owner at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much. Hope to have you back again sometime. Take care. More 

Raumati Beach
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 March 2013

I stayed at the White Star motel for 4 nights at the end of February 2013. The unit was very comfortable and clean. It was also quiet and away from the busy main road. The owners were very nice and friendly, and gave me direction to places that I wanted to visit in Timaru. Carolyn

1 Thank Carolyn K
graber12, Owner at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this review

It was lovely meeting you, and am glad you enjoyed your stay in Timaru. All the best . More 

Paekakariki, New Zealand
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8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2013

I totally endorse the comments of Sue W - and actually neither of us are hard to please. The furniture was incredibly tired, some chairs had very stained arms, ancient tv with remote held together with electrical tape, uncomfortable bed, linen that was ancient- the list could go on. Also the hot water was dangerously hot. A quiet street, yes,... More 

2 Thank Terence F
graber12, Owner at 12 White Star Motel, responded to this review

First of all there are three sisters. Lets call them CINDY, SIS 1 (review 1)AND SIS 2(review 2) Let us start at the beginning. Cindy arrived early and had two nights to get prepared for her son’s wedding on her own prior to her family arriving. Because Snow was stressed re the white choc wedding cake she had made herself... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 20 February 2013

I travel to Timaru at least once a month and this is my preferred place to stay. Its in a very quiet location but close to the city centre and Caroline Bay, often walk to both from here. The units are older but have been done up, the showers are the best I've seen in a motel. Its clean and... More 

Thank Andre E

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about 12 White Star Motel

Address: 12 White Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Number of rooms: 4
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“There are only four units in the complex.”
 of 5 bubbles 241suew, 26 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Room 1 was good. Can't vouch for others. All are away from the street.”
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