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Aspen on King Motel

4.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Room layout 9/10 Cleanliness 10/10 Quality 9/10 Value 9/10 Warmth: 10/10 Quietness: 10/10 - There were a few people, and I didnt hear a word out of anyone leaving/arriving etc Location: Central I travel a lot and stay at a lot of hotels and motels, I found Aspen on King (room 21) to be one of the most comfortable yet, as its decor and layout provided a feeling thats actually relaxing, inviting, warm and I didnt felt the need to go out, in fact I wanted to eat in. The layout feels like a real home away from home experience, flawlessly clean, great lighting, and a spacious super clean bathroom and spa. If I really had to pick a negative, it would be it took a while to fill the large spa :-) ...but there was plenty of wine glass space on the side of offset this :-) I ask myself the next time I come to Timaru will I try another place?, the answer is no, as I am very happy with the value and qauilty enough that I am happy that I do not want to experience any other, this was a good find, and easy to get too. My rating system is 6 is acceptable, 7 good, 8+ excellent, so I dont give out 9's very often but this did deserve a write up and to give it a good rating. If this review helps, give it a thumbs up if it does. I like to make sure my reviews are not hyped but praticle and honest.

We stopped over for the night on our trip down south. The managers were very helpful and friendly, the rooms were a good size for us and the beds were super comfortable. Would definitely recommend if you are looking for a great place to stay and we would be staying again if we go back to Timaru.

Extremely kind and helpful staff. We stayed there for a total of 8 nights after an accident in a room suitable for handicaped people. The room was well accessible for people with reduced mobility and equipped with everything needed. The location near to the hospital and the city centre was perfect for us. We got any help we needed. Thanks a lot to Karen and Terry

We stayed in the mobility access room and it was amazing and well facilitated I would recommend this unit to everyone who is disabled or has mobility issues. The staff were so friendly and the unit was just what we needed. This is not a complaint but one more rail beside the hand basin would be great. The shower floor got a bit slippy

Staff welcoming and very helpful. Facilities and supplies were great and replenished daily which was much appreciated. Perfect location to supermarket, restaurants, takeaways etc. Only a short taxi ride to events we attended. Well worth staying and enjoying everything Timaru has to offer. Overall we were extremely satisfied and looking to stay again.

This Motel isn't very good to stay at,they never reply to there emails,takes 3 to 4 days to get a reply back from this motel,trying to get accommodationmi wont touch this motel in timaru,id go elses where

We wanted accommodation far from the SH traffic noise and this motel is super in that point of view! We spent two nights here. Our second floor room in back wing was spacious, good kitchen with dining table, big balcony with two comfortable chairs, A/C, wifi, big bathroom and comfortable beds. There was a short walking distance to Botanical Garden and about 20 minutes to town center, restaurants (we find Oxford very good) and Caroline beach. Very nice stay in Timaru!

Stayed at Aspen on King with 3 young children. The room is spacious, very quiet and clean. Location is good, walking distance to the botanical gardens. The rooms are extremely dated. The carpet was worn out and bathroom/kitchen looks to be 20+ years old. Good toiletries and great wifi were an added bonus.

We arrived early on a Friday afternoon the lovely lady on reception welcomed us with a big smile and asked us how our day was going and made conversation while checking us in. We had a few questions to where things were in Timaru and where the good places to eat were, she showed us on the map, that helped us a lot. We stayed in a Luxury unit with a Spa it was amazing, the shower pressure it also amazing. the room was very clean and quite it had a lovely balcony which my wife and I had breakfast on. I noticed their was a trampoline, chess set and a bbq their also which would be great for when we bring the family back. upon check out a very nice man was in the reception he made small talk and hoped we had an enjoyable stay which we did. many thanks Terry and Karen we look forward to seeing you In a few months.

Stayed for 4 nights. Ground floor room. Functional kitchen. Free laundry facilities, wifi, DVD library, newspapers, BBQ facilities. Lovely bathroom products, coffee/tea/milk. Aircon worked a treat on hot summer days. Very short walk to beautiful botanical gardens. Short walk to supermarket and centre of town. Chose Aspen on King as other reviews mentioned quiet stay, and it certainly was. Daily room service, clean room with super comfortable bed. Also spa in bathroom extra luxury. Grassed area and trampoline for kids.

51 King Street Timaru

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Within a short walk of Botanical Gardens, Aspen on King Motel is within a mile (2 km) of South Canterbury Museum. This 4.5-star motel welcomes guests with in-room amenities like refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee makers. Also nearby are Caroline Bay Beach and Tuhawaiki Point Lighthouse.


For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The rooms have an array of amenities, including microwaves, refrigerators, and coffee makers. Guests can expect free WiFi and TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Free newspapers and ironing boards are other standard amenities.

Property features

Aspen on King Motel features free WiFi in public areas, conference space, and laundry facilities. Free parking is included with your stay. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. This motel also has barbecue grills.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

83.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 187 reviews