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Blue Dolphin Motel

04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

From the latest 3 reviews - I can see we were lucky with our customer service. A morning paper delivered and a bottle of milk provided but no Wifi offered.. We were in a rear unit - with upstairs bedroom and rest of facilities including bathroom downstairs. Upstairs got traffic noise from main road. Unit dated but comfortable.

Thank AndrewMN
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 February 2017

The unit was clean and a convenient location. However, the manager got off to a bad start by greeting us by someone elses name.The unit was tired and dated. There items that did not work, like the heater, light bulbs missing, elements on the range missing. The front unit was noisy from the road traffic.

Thank 558judy
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 January 2017

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...

5Thank techguynz
Reviewed 7 January 2017

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...

2Thank 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

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...

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.

Thank Southlandrover
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...

2Thank Waltercummings
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...

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...

Thank noeleneselmes

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • 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: $104 - $128 (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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“The back units would have been further from the road and quieter.”
558judy, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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
Waltercummings, 28 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Don't bother - find another motel!!”
shaynetarnO, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“South side rooms quieter not on the main road.”
858shirleyf, 24 Apr 2016 | Read review
“All rooms are great and not noisy”
Sandra4874, 6 Apr 2016 | Read review
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