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Homestead Lodge Motel

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Premium bedding, laptop workspace, iron/ironing board, cots/infant beds
BBQ/picnic Area
Front of property – evening/night
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Overview of Homestead Lodge Motel

Homestead Lodge Motel

3.5 star property
3.5-star motel within walking distance of Timaru Lighthouse

7.6/10 Good

143 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
28 Evans Street, Timaru, 7910
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Breakfast available
  • Garden
  • Front desk safe
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Barbecue grills
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Cookware, dishware and utensils
  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Garden
  • Daily housekeeping

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Maori Hill

Getting around

  • Timaru (TIU-Richard Pearse) - 13 min drive
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 119 min drive
  • Timaru Station - 28 min walk


  • Street Food Kitchen - 19 min walk
  • Copper Cafe & Bar - 16 min walk
  • Tgb Bar & Restaurant - 17 min walk
  • Pita Pit - 2 min drive
  • Kfc - 12 min walk

About this property

Homestead Lodge Motel

Situated by the ocean, Homestead Lodge Motel is a great choice for a stay in Timaru. Guests will have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. The comfortable beds and location get good marks from fellow travellers.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
The property is disinfected using an electrostatic spray
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning
Follows the industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global)


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 13 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 9 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 9 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Pets stay for free (dogs only, up to 33 lb per pet)
  • Service animals welcome
  • Restrictions apply*
  • Food and water bowls available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • BBQs

What to do

  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Meeting rooms


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities


  • Built in 1982
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Flat-screen television

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Portable fan
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Premium bedding
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)

Freshen up

  • 13 bathrooms
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Laptop-friendly workspace
  • Free WiFi

Food and drink

  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils
  • Free tea bags/instant coffee


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 12.00 per person

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 15.0 per stay

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Intertek Cristal (third-party expert - Global).


<p>Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.</p> <p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a security system and a first aid kit on site.</p> <p>This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.</p>

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Homestead Lodge Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Homestead Lodge Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Homestead Lodge Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Homestead Lodge Motel?
Yes, dogs stay for free, with a maximum weight of 33 lb per pet. Food and water bowls are available.
Is parking offered on site at Homestead Lodge Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Homestead Lodge Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 9 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
What is there to do at Homestead Lodge Motel and nearby?
Homestead Lodge Motel has a garden.
What's the area around Homestead Lodge Motel like?
Homestead Lodge Motel is a short 7-minute walk from Ashbury Park and 15 minutes' walk from South Canterbury Museum. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

Single-glazed windows right on SH1 meant I could hear every truck throughout the night. Terrible sleep! Also, the walls were thin so I could also hear the snorer next door. The shower was terrible... I could go on. However, I find in these situations that the manager is not the owner, and so has no ability to upgrade the property. The owner takes their lease payments and the manager apologises on their behalf. The manager of this property was very efficient and friendly.
1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Family stay
The room was good and a central location.
Gillian, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Clean & tidy. It was in a good location. Room was tired and needed updating. Not keen on doing dishes in bathroom sink. Shower box very small. Wouldn't stay again.
2-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great for the family!
We enjoyed our stay. It was very comfortable with plenty of space for the family.
Kathryn, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

1st time stay in 28yrs
Great place, being a lite sleeper not tye best room to be in, nothing wrong with cindition, service or venue
Brent, 1-night business trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

The motel is very clean and tidy, it is convenient to the city but also to places around, the staff are friendly and helpful. the only minuses could be road noise if the unit is near the street, but it is not intrusive. The showers water supply and control could be improved. I was happy with my stay and have used this motel many times.
1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

Good for a short stay in Timaru
Homestead Lodge Motel met our expectations for a comfortable stay in Timaru. Fair value for the price.
Keith, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Nice place but a shame about the double bed was horrible major roll together nice and tidy rooms.
2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

You have to call beforehand if you will arrive late since the Reception closes at night. They will give you instructions about your room no. and where to get the key. Overall it was a good stay and roomy enough for 3 people. I just wish though they'd put blackout curtains instead of vertical blinds since the glass facade is too big
AL, 1-night family trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Passing through only, not a destination
Very basic, very dates
Andrew, 1-night family trip
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