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Comfort Hotel Benvenue
Comfort Hotel Benvenue
7.7 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

GoodBased on 289 reviews
7.7

Comfort Hotel Benvenue is set on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as an indoor pool. It is also minutes from Timaru's popular tourist attractions.

Parklands Motor Lodge
Parklands Motor Lodge
8.4 Excellent

1.8 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 249 reviews
8.4

Parklands Motor Lodge offers 4-star accommodation in Timaru. It is ideally positioned for those wishing to sightsee in the area.

Anchor Motel
Anchor Motel
7.8 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

GoodBased on 418 reviews
7.8

Anchor Motel Timaru is located in Timaru and is close to Roncalli College. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

Baywatch Motor Lodge
Baywatch Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 394 reviews
8.2

Baywatch Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also minutes from Timaru's well-known attractions and landmarks.

Blue Dolphin Motel
Blue Dolphin Motel
7.8 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

GoodBased on 398 reviews
7.8

Blue Dolphin Motel is situated on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.6 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

GoodBased on 1,283 reviews
7.6

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Harbour View Motel
Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent

1.0 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 327 reviews
8.9

Harbour View Motel Timaru is set on South Island and provides 4-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also moments from Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
8.7 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 2 reviews
8.7

Elizabeth Court Bed and Breakfast is located on South Island and offers 3.5-star accommodation in addition to a free shuttle service. The numerous facilities this cosy bed & breakfast has to offer include meeting rooms, a concierge and a tour desk.

Homestead Lodge Motel
Homestead Lodge Motel
7.7 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

GoodBased on 262 reviews
7.7

This comfortable motel in Timaru offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as laundry facilities and room service. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge
9.1 Excellent

0.9 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

ExcellentBased on 310 reviews
9.1

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge is located on South Island and provides 4.5-star facilities as well as free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

Tips for booking a Timaru hotel

Cheapest month:November
Most expensive month:December
Average price in Timaru:$94/night
Absolute cheapest price found:$50/night
Cheapest day:Wednesday
Most expensive day:Thursday
$62 - $152
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.
$60 - $133
Average price per night / 3-star hotel. Prices are not fixed and may vary with time.

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Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
8.7 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Elizabeth Court Bed and Breakfast is located on South Island and offers 3.5-star accommodation in addition to a free shuttle service. The numerous facilities this cosy bed & breakfast has to offer include meeting rooms, a concierge and a tour desk.

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The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.6 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

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The Sanctuary Beach Side
The Sanctuary Beach Side
8.5 Excellent

1.5 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

The Sanctuary Beach Side is situated in Timaru and features free wireless internet. It is conveniently positioned for guests wishing to visit local attractions.

$60
Avg. per night
Anchor Motel
Anchor Motel
7.8 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Anchor Motel Timaru is located in Timaru and is close to Roncalli College. It is conveniently positioned for those wanting to visit local attractions.

$65
Avg. per night
Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
Elizabeth Court Bed And Breakfast
8.7 Excellent

0.8 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Elizabeth Court Bed and Breakfast is located on South Island and offers 3.5-star accommodation in addition to a free shuttle service. The numerous facilities this cosy bed & breakfast has to offer include meeting rooms, a concierge and a tour desk.

$92
Avg. per night
The Grosvenor
The Grosvenor
7.6 Good

0.1 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

The Grosvenor Hotel is located on South Island and provides 3.5-star facilities in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also within walking distance of Timaru's well-known tourist spots.

$109
Avg. per night
Homestead Lodge Motel
Homestead Lodge Motel
7.7 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

This comfortable motel in Timaru offers complimentary Wi-Fi, as well as laundry facilities and room service. It is ideally positioned for guests wishing to discover the area's attractions.

$119
Avg. per night
Blue Dolphin Motel
Blue Dolphin Motel
7.8 Good

1.4 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Blue Dolphin Motel is situated on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as free Wi-Fi. It is ideally positioned for those wanting to visit the area's popular attractions.

$124
Avg. per night
Comfort Hotel Benvenue
Comfort Hotel Benvenue
7.7 Good

1.2 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Comfort Hotel Benvenue is set on South Island and provides 3.5-star accommodation as well as an indoor pool. It is also minutes from Timaru's popular tourist attractions.

$127
Avg. per night
Baywatch Motor Lodge
Baywatch Motor Lodge
8.2 Excellent

1.1 km from city centre, Timaru Show on map

Baywatch Motor Lodge is situated on South Island and offers 4-star accommodation in addition to free Wi-Fi. It is also minutes from Timaru's well-known attractions and landmarks.

$134
Avg. per night

Hotel prices in Timaru

2 stars or below

$65 - $175

Bay Viaduct Motor Lodge

No. 1 most popular

$164
Avg. per night
Harbour View Motel

No. 2 most popular

Harbour View Motel
8.9 Excellent
$175
Avg. per night
Anchor Motel

Best value

Anchor Motel
7.8 Good
$65
Avg. per night
3 stars

$60 - $196

The Grosvenor

No. 1 most popular

$109
Avg. per night
The Ocean Breeze Suites

No. 2 most popular

$196
Avg. per night
The Sanctuary Beach Side

Best value

$60
Avg. per night

Best prices found by HotelsCombined users in the past 24 hours.

Where to stay in Timaru

About Timaru

Known for its beachside attractions in Caroline Bay, Timaru boasts Victorian and Edwardian buildings that house a popular art gallery and museum with moa-hunter artifacts. Learn about local Maori traditions and rock art at a cultural center or explore pleasant walking paths through a beautiful botanic garden.

Things to do

Start your exploration of Timaru at Caroline Bay, where outdoor enthusiasts can relax at the sandy beach or stroll along the Caroline Bay Boardwalk, which winds around the sand dunes. Listen to live music concerts on the beach in summer or kick back at one of the restaurants and cafes between the beach and main shopping zone.

Learn more about the nature, history and native people of the region at South Canterbury Museum. Browse exhibits highlighting local wildlife and preserved fossils, then visit the Takata Whenua exhibition and Heritage Theatre to see how Maori communities existed and watch short films about local folklore.

For a closer look at Timaru’s diverse foliage, head to Timaru Botanic Gardens. Wander through trails past shady trees and herb gardens, then stop to feed ducks at picturesque ponds or inhale the pleasant scent of the rose garden.

Considered the hub of art culture in South Canterbury, the Aigantighe Art Gallery is housed in a 100-year-old home. Admire British Victorian paintings and pieces from local artists, then step outside to see the beautiful sculpture garden. Art enthusiasts can also make the trek to Timaru’s Te Ana Maori Rock Art Centre to hear tribal stories from local Maori guides.

Getting around

You can fly into Christchurch International Airport, then take a bus or pick up a rental car and drive the 160 kilometers to Timaru. In town, the main mode of transportation is car, but it’s possible to get around the city centre on foot.

Timaru travel FAQs

  • What are the best hotels in Timaru?

    The Grosvenor, rated with a score of 7.6 from 1,283 reviewers, is one of the most popular hotels in Timaru. Other top stays include The Ocean Breeze Suites, with an average rating of 8.0 from 492 reviewers, and The Sanctuary Beach Side, with a score of 8.5 from 546 reviewers.

  • How much do hotels in Timaru cost?

    $135/night is the average price of a hotel in Timaru, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 3 days.

  • How much is a cheap hotel in Timaru?

    HotelsCombined searches in the last 3 days suggest cheap Timaru hotels have prices starting from as low as $63/night, depending on the popularity of your requested dates.

  • How much is a hotel in Timaru tonight?

    A hotel in Timaru tonight can start as low as $63 for the night, with an average cost of $132, based on HotelsCombined searches over the last 72 hours. For a 4-star hotel in Timaru tonight, prices start from $80.