We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Tidy, neat and comfortable; no frills.”

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Bay City Motor Lodge
Ranked #13 of 16 Timaru B&B and Inns
Reviewed 14 February 2013

Did the motel basics well enough: clean room, good bed, good shower, good TV. Not luxurious, but fine for a business trip. Quite expensive, and breakfast in the morning was extra. Near a very busy road.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Thank jamiddlebrook
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a ReviewReviews (25)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

22 - 25 of 25 reviews

Reviewed 10 March 2012

Very nice and new. The nicest motor lodge that I have stayed in my 11 days in NZ. It is new and modern. Very clean. Walking distance from city and restaurants. The owners were very nice and the hotel also had free Wi Fi. Excellent!

Stayed: March 2012, travelled solo
2  Thank TexHouston
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 20 February 2012

I just called this motel to make a reservation for two nights. I spoke to the owner and when I was going to give my credit card number he quoted me a price per night of $15 more than on their website. I pointed this out very pleasantly (I travel a lot so it's not uncommon for this to happen). He then gruffly asked me "Well how old is that website?". I was taken aback and replied "I am not sure sorry - it's your motel's website, and this is how I found out about you." The owner then said I could have a basic room for $115. I thanked him, and then asked which unit it was - I was looking at their website and there were detailed descriptions of all the rooms. He said "Just a plain and simple one. I don't know about what you are talking about, I am too busy to look at websites" in a rude and accusatory manner.
His tone had turned nasty and at that point I politely told him that the conversation was making me uncomfortable and that I had decided not to proceed with the booking.
He sounded angry at this point, mumbled something and then hung up on me.
I hope I just spoke to him in a bad moment, and he is actually very pleasant in person. A pity to have had that experience though, as I would have certainly booked.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled on business
    • Service
2  Thank rachlovestravel
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Reviewed 24 July 2016
Google Translation

Room Tip: Als je in Timaru wil overnachten, boek van tevoren je motel, want velen zijn volledig bezet!
See more room tips
  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled on business
    • Location
    • Rooms
    • Service
Thank Mario289
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Timaru hotels
0.7 mi away
Grosvenor Hotel
Grosvenor Hotel
#5 of 18 in Timaru
265 reviews
1.2 mi away
Avenue Motor Lodge
Avenue Motor Lodge
#2 of 18 in Timaru
98 reviews
0 mi away
Baywatch Motor Lodge
Baywatch Motor Lodge
#12 of 18 in Timaru
52 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.4 mi away
Elizabeth Court Guest House Bed & Breakfast
2.4 mi away
No photo provided
Northpark Motel
#13 of 18 in Timaru
5 reviews
0.2 mi away
Townhouse Motel
Townhouse Motel
#8 of 18 in Timaru
57 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Bay City Motor Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Bay City Motor Lodge

Address: 10 -14 Evans Street, Timaru, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Room Service Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 16 B&Bs / Inns in Timaru
Price Range: £75 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Agoda and Evoline ltd so you can book your Bay City Motor Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing