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Anchor Motel & Timaru Backpackers

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Fraga, Spain
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Too old and small room for what I payed,a little bit far from the city and no facilities close to the hotel, good thing is that you have car park in there because wherever you go in this city you have to pay for park

Thank Rubén S
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 January 2017 via mobile

Spent one night here on a road trip through the South Island. Good location off of main road and easy to find, with off road parking. Close to Caroline Bay (where the penguins return to at dusk) and only 3 mins drive to town centre. Booked a private single room which was small but ideal for one night- linen and...

Thank Fiona S
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 January 2017

I booked this motel online. It wouldn't let me book for more than 2 people, so after I booked, I emailed them to say that there were actually 4 of us coming. When we arrived, the owner argued that we hadn't done this. I could show him on my phone the reply that he had sent saying thanks for update...

Thank lynet2017
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

For a singly the little place I was allocated was ideal. Was welcomed by the owner. There was a heater (bonus) as not that warm that night and an electric blanket (didn't use as quilt warm enough). There was a fridge, kettle and making plus crockery, cutlery and glasses which was a bonus. Only problem was couldn't get kettle under...

1Thank OggieDee
Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

My girlfriend and I stayed here for one night and got a room at a more than reasonable price. Room was clean, comfortable and warm. Walking distance to town centre. The customer service we received was what really stood out, they really went above and beyond to help us out when we had car trouble this morning. Recommend this place...

1Thank TomRufusNevett
Reviewed 10 May 2016

Overall good motel for budget travelers. Staff were very friendly and welcoming. The room we stayed in was clean, had fresh towels and complimentary tea & coffee. Seen some complaints about the place, if you expect 5 star accommodation then don't come here. For the price you pay, its great value! I have no complaints :)

1Thank Victoria G
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 May 2016

This motel is a good budget stopover; its clean, good shower, good kitchenette, the room was behind the main building so no main road noise, good to be on the main road as easy to find and close to the main town, but not near late-night noise, and the office people were friendly and helpful. Improvements would be a new...

1Thank lovelyttelton
Reviewed 27 March 2016

A budget motel - older style but partly refurbished (e.g. new vanity in bathroom and new kitchen). Reasonably spacious as older motels tend to be. The couch was terrible, but apart from that we were happy, especially with the price as is probably cheapest 2 bedroom motel we have ever booked. The lady actually dropped price $20 from what it...

2Thank Becca_Monsta
Whangarei, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Great customer service and loved that a real person answered the phone. That person was Sandy who was able to accommodate us late at night. Provided a key afterhours, had the lights on, helped where to park our big van and was very welcoming and professional. Appreciate your time and patience. The room was clean and tidy.

4Thank Kristi24_13
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2016

We stopped in number 3, which on first appearance was a bit tired and shabby. But it has everything that you need, cooker, microwave, fridge and decent tv. Staff were great and procured a hair dryer on request. Not sure if the wifi is free or not, but it is a cheap hotel and beds were clean. Would I stay...

3Thank colin1957

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  • Free Parking
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
AFFORDABLE, COMFORTABLE & FRIENDLY. Location: centrally located, 500m from Caroline Bay, beach, new Aquatic center, tennis center, Northtown mall, restaurants, paddling pool and playground, etc. Accommodation: studios, 1 & 2 bdrm family units, 5 bedroom separate house, separate backpacker. Specializing in group bookings & long-term accommodation. Features: Motel units are spacious and come with fully equipped kitchens, sky TV, wireless internet, guest computer, ample onsite car parks, bbq. 5 bedroom house is fully renovated has 2 kitchens, 2 1/2 bathrooms and a huge balcony. Backpacker has single, twin & dorm rooms with shared kitchen, lounge and bathroom, linen provided, wireless internet avail. Your hosts Sandy & Greg look forward to welcoming you. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Anchor Motel & Timaru Backpackers

Address: 42 Evans Street, Timaru 7910, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Timaru
Price Range: $81 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Anchor Motel & Timaru Backpackers 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“room 10 is quiet, ground floor easy access.”
lovelyttelton, 8 May 2016 | Read review
“Number 3 has a road view and balcony if you like that sort of thing.”
colin1957, 8 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Head for room away from the road”
L2Js, 2 Mar 2015 | Read review
“probably not on the front if you dont want a road noisy room”
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290chrisc290, 28 May 2014 | Read review
“Upper rooms accessed via outside steps - not sure if any are on ground level, best to ask”
brenc2014, 15 Jan 2014 | Read review
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