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“Excellent!!”
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Blue Dolphin Motel
Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
“Excellent!!”
Reviewed 13 August 2013

I have had the fortune to stay at the Blue Dolphin for two extended periods, one lasting seven weeks and the other 3 weeks. On both occasions the service offered by Geoff and Diane has been excellent, nothing is to much trouble.
The level of accommodation and service for the extremely reasonable rates is fantastic.
Try it you won't be disappointed!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 7 July 2013 via mobile

The motel is clean and well equipped with cooking utensils that we need. It is roomy and warm, supermarkets and Caroline bay are close by. Furthermore, Geoff and Dianne are friendly and great host! Couldn't ask for more at a reasonable price like this! :)

Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 3 April 2013

Our second stay (unfortunately only 1 night this time) at the Blue Dolphin.
Management is fabulous.
We had a 2 bedroom unit, which as normal here, were clean and comfortable.
Excellent price and a great location.
Thoroughly recommend.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Mi W
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Wallacetown
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 March 2013

After arriving in Timaru at 9pm at night, it was lovely to walk into our room that was so warm and comfortable. I could have easily picked up my bed and pillow and taken it with me on to Christchurch. What a fantastic nights sleep. Very little traffic noise although we were right on the main highway. Thankyou, would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Southland
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We stayed here just 1 night, very comfortable unit, spotless, maybe the cleanest motel we have ever stayed in which is a huge plus! Fantastic location right on Caroline Bay & across the road from the swimming pool, great location for kids!! Manager was extremely helpful & friendly. Would recommed to all & stay again!!

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 4 January 2013

This is a clean, comfortable motel, which is in a great location, right next to Caroline Bay, and within a short walking distance from several good restaurants. The managers are quite friendly and helpful. A good value and location for families and those traveling on Holiday.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled on business
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed 30 December 2012

This motel is in a superb location, extremely close to the wonderful Caroline Bay (has to be one of New Zealand's best beaches!) plus the city centre. It provided adequate facilities for a night's stay and the staff were very friendly.

  • Stayed December 2012, travelled with family
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Property: Blue Dolphin Motel
Address: 40 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #16 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Blue Dolphin Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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