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“Comfortable and good value”
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Aspen on King
Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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98 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
“Comfortable and good value”
Reviewed 3 June 2014 via mobile

Well maintained with a scrupulously clean bathroom and comfortable beds, this motel is very good value. We didn't visit the restaurant (though it looked good), but cooked for ourselves in the well-equipped kitchen. This is one of the best motels we've stayed in, anywhere in NZ, for a very reasonable rate.

Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 June 2014

We overnighted here on our way back to Christchurch and it was lovely. The apartments are roomy and quiet, and the restaurant was great for kids and adults. All staff were friendly and helpful, and the trampoline/play area was great for the kids.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2014

During two recent stays because of the loss of both my parents in short succession, Cathy and her Team at Aspen on King couldn't have done more to ensure my stay was perfect under the circumstances. On arrival from a long flight from Perth on my most recent visit, I found the most beautiful bouquet of flowers in my motel room, the heater on - just like the feeling of coming home. On this second visit, for the four days I stayed with Cathy and the Team at Aspen on King, everything that could be done, was done. I very unfortunately had a blocked toilet around 9pm one evening and within 30 minutes the plumber had been to repair it and it was back in working order, the bathroom cleaned, and the job done. Cathy is a warm hearted, caring and very beautiful person, she is aware of the needs of her visitors and thinks ahead on every level. As I was having a most difficult time, her warm smile and the friendly wave each day really made me feel at ease and very much at home. Her staff, most notably the cleaning staff are super ladies. Very discrete, but friendly and most helpful also. Their smiles and passing the time of day, is so rare to find in some places but here, nothing was too difficult for them. Cathy ensured the very best of service at every possible moment of my stay. Nothing was ever too much trouble. The location for me is perfect. There is a Night and Day Store and a Fish and Chip shop with the best Blue Cod in town, only steps away. The rooms at Aspen on King are cozy and warm with great facilities. A great place to stay, would never go anywhere else. Thanks so very very much Cathy, you made both of my recent visits to Timaru only so much better. I wish you every ongoing success for many years to come, and will be sure to book with you again when I return home for a visit in the future. Thanks so Much and God Bless you Always. Lynnley.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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12 reviews
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Stayed for two nights on business upstair at the back section of the motel. Wonderful big room, balconey, lovely bathroom. Actually just really comfortable. The food at the resturant was good too. Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Ask for rooms at the back of the motel, They are new and away from the road. They are just lovely
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Methven, New Zealand
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2014

Stayed for one night on the 4th May, booked the luxury double room. Decor was fresh with all modern facilities and lots of space. Bedroom although not large was comfortable. Highlight was the bathroom with double spa bath, large shower and good heating and lighting.
Free Wifi and morning paper was a bonus.
Location is just on the edge of town a good walk for most people, but easy to drive and navigate around.
Will definitely return again in the near future.

Room Tip: Double spa bath a must.....
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ankara, Turkey
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241 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

everything was perfect, wide and quite room, very clean. friendly and attentive staff. perfect place for any kind of traveller. the only negative point is that is not in the centre of Timaru, but one of the best restaurant in town is just next door !

Room Tip: upper floor if you don't have heavy luggages
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled solo
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Queenstown, New Zealand
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7 reviews
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Whilst we only stayed one night we were very impressed with this property. The service we received right from check-in to check-out was great and this included the in-house Restaurant "Tussocks". Food and service in the restaurant was great. We stayed in one of the newly refurbished luxury rooms and understand that they are part way through a full refurbishment of all rooms. Will definitely be staying at the Aspen on King next time we are in Timaru and would recommend this property to anyone looking for a place to stay in Timaru.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Aspen on King
Address: 51 King Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 18 Hotels in Timaru
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Aspen on King 4.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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