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Cedar Lodge Motel Timaru

Welcome to Cedar Lodge Motel

Cedar Lodge Motel in Timaru offers clean, quiet, comfortable accommodation that's great value for money. Our range of rooms ensure there's something for everyone - business travellers, holidaymakers, families and sports groups. With our convenient location and quiet, secluded grounds we offer you the very best of comfort and convenience.

Timaru is well-known for its hospitality - the name Timaru originates from the Māori Te-Tihi-o-Maru, which means 'place of shelter'. We're proud to follow this tradition by offering a warm, safe and comfortable place for travellers to rest.

From booking in to checking out, a great experience is guaranteed at Cedar Lodge Motel.

62 One Bedroom

About Us

Welcome to our place.

Cedar Lodge Motel has been extensively refurbished in 2019 with a focus on retaining a traditional Kiwi hospitality feel. We love welcoming guests from around the country and around the world, but don't just take our word for it - here's what our guests say:

We are Kiwi hosts, so expect the most.

"The Cedar Lodge Team have got it right. A big welcome made us feel like we had just come home. The staff were friendly and helpful, the room was always serviced and clean. Strongly recommend the Cedar Lodge Motel."

Peter, January 2018

"Everything was perfect - quiet, comfortable and clean"

Ian, April 2018

"We slept so well. Very hot weather but these units were cool with windows front and back so the breeze could blow through. Very clean. Very comfortable and definitely recommended."

Robin B., January 2019

"A little gem. The Lazyboy chairs in the lounge were a lovely sight after sitting in a car all day."

Sue Y., November 2018

"If you are after a well-priced motel which is a 2 minute walk to the botanic gardens and 5 minute drive to town and want to be made to feel like a valued guest then stay here."

Marianne M. November 2017

"Nice quiet location, Clean, tidy and warm. Would recommend to anyone."

Moparninja, May 2018

We will highly recommend the Cedar Lodge Motel to everyone we know, who is heading for Timaru.

The welcome we got on arrival was really amazing and the lady even walked us to our room and showed us all around! Fresh milk as well! My Aunt and I had a 2 x bedroom unit and it had been refurbed to a very high standard. Lovely colours. Two TVs. Lovely big airy & light bathroom with shower and toilet. Good kitchenette and open plan dining area and lounge. Good free parking outside of the room. Cute table and 2 chairs on our wee deck/balcony. Guest laundry and BBQ area as well. They also recommended an amazing Thai restaurant in town (about 6mins car ride) called 'Organic Thai 2 GO' and the food was indeed absolutely scrumptious! We just wish both the Cedar Lodge and the Organic Thai 2 Go were in our home town. Fabulous stay in Timaru.

Sharyn, nz 11 Feb 2020


Great friendly stuff super nice ???? Bed was comfy as so could of taken it home ???? Will definitely come back again soon.

Alyshia, nz 22 Jan


Spacious, clean and tidy Lovely staff that were very helpful and went the extra mile

Cheneen, gb 11 Jan 2020


I had the best sleep of our trip at this motel, the beds were so comfortable and dark curtains helped too. The manager of the motel was very welcoming and took the time to show me on the map where the nearest supermarket was. Would definitely stay here again.

Melissa, nz 4 Jan 2020


Wonderful place to stay. Lovely friendly staff, very clean and well looked after. Very spacious and comfortable rooms. Nice and quiet no street noise will definitely stay again.

Ladybug Blue, nz 1 Jan 2020


A one night stay in a very comfortable room, comfy bed and had everything we needed. Very friendly staff.

James Feb 2020


Warm welcome is always appreciated and it was very evident here. Will stay again if ever back that way.

Shona Feb 2020


Great motel, we were upgraded to a better room, which we appreciated. The unit had everything we needed, a separate bedroom, bathroom, lounge and kitchenette. The check in was very friendly woman and very helpful.

 Anonymous  Jan 2020


Amazing customer service. Spent one night and was so relaxing and comfortable bed. The moment we entered the place had this positive vibes with the beautiful lady at the reception and her lovely customer service made our evening. Would highly recommended and many thanks for the great service. Would love to come back and stay at your motel when visit Timaru next time????

Warda Jan 2020


Nice and clean. Friendly owners.

Steve Mar 2020


We enjoyed our stay at Cedar Lodge Motel. Nice spacious room, kitchenette and ensuite. A lovely deep spa bath was a wonderful surprise and just what the doctor ordered after several weeks on the road. I would definitely stay here again...????

Denise Kolera

Friends & I, including young children, were stuck in Timaru for a couple of days during the recent roads closures. Pam & staff went the extra mile to make sure we were happy & comfortable. New Zealand hospitality at its finest. Thank you again.

Denise Dec 2019

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