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Glendeer B&B Lodge

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The accommodation at Glendeer is top end. Furnished and finished to a high quality. Guests have a private living room area. Very comfortable room, warm winter duvet, large shower. Breakfast in the morning is plentiful and presented beautifully. The hosts are welcoming and friendly, happy to chat over a coffee about their pet deer and local information. I would recommend!

We visited Glendeer Lodge sadly for only 1 night wished we could have stayed longer as it was so beautiful! The grounds were amazing and lovely to see the deer roaming in the compound. The gardens were beautifully manicured and beautiful views of Timaru. The accommodation was first class bed extremely comfortable and crisp bed linen! Bathroom was fabulous and very modern and toiletries were supplied and fluffy towels robes and slippers which was a lovely touch. Everything was so clean and fresh. Jude set up a wonderful breakfast she did not say a time to eat and we had breakfast at our own pace at around 8:30. The continental breakfast was amazing there was all sorts of cereals fresh fruit yoghurt nuts jams marmalade/jams/ honey cereal bars assortment of seeds lovely breads etc.. fresh juices you name there was everything. We did not see Paul as he was away on a fishing and hunting trip. Jude was most welcoming and chatty and advising of things to see and do. It was so peaceful and such a lovely time and will be returning again on our next visit to New Zealand. Thank you Jude for such a pleasant stay and we shall be staying a lot longer next time and look forward to it in the future! Jennifer & Colin Alldred and Tim & Alex Price

The house is to the South of Timaru not far outside the town. It's off the main road, so we had a very quiet and pleasant sleep. Bed and preparation of the room was first class, better than many hotels, and there was an excellent choice for breakfast. The coast isn't that far away, so you can do some walking there if you are so inclined. Thoroughly enjoyed our short stay.

A great walk to Jack's point as recommended by Jude followed by penguin watching in Timaru. A lovely room, excellent bathroom and linens etc. Pleasant breakfast with fellow guests after a good night's sleep.

Just out of Timaru town (a few minutes), quiet country location. Our friendly host showed us to a decent size suite, modern, clean and comfortable with its own courtyard. This was a one night stay but could have stayed another night. The deer in their paddock was nice to observe. Didn't meet the husband of our host but I believe he is a fishing guide so maybe a good place to stay and get some trout fishing tuition. Maybe next time. Only down side for me was the outdoor furniture was too dirty to utilise but otherwise a pleasant B&B. Cost was around $260 per night in Feb 2017. Would go back.

We had a one night stay at Glendeer lodge and found it to be an outstanding B&B. The hosts Jude and Paul are very helpful and accomodating. The lodge is charming and the rooms very comfortable, spacious and clean. The continental style breakfast was good and we could help ourselves to tea and coffee at leisure. It is set in a nice quiet location and there is a fabulous beach a short walk away. We would highly recommend Glendeer Lodge.

We stayed with Jude and Paul at Glendeer lodge as the first proper stop in a 3 week trip around The south island. After a long flight into Christchurch and a couple of hours drive on our first day to Timaru the room at Glendeer Lodge was exactly what was needed. Jude made us feel very welcome and the fact that we could help ourselves to tea or coffee in the breakfast room was great. The room was huge with a nice little covered courtyard with a table and chairs. The only very small downside would be that the location about 5 minutes drive from town, BUT, the setting more than makes up for this. Jude and Paul both gave us advise on what to do and see in the area and around the island, and both obviously love what they do. I would definitely recommend to anyone else travelling to this area.

This accommodation was one of the best B&B's we stayed at during our 2 weeks in NZ. Our room and bathroom were modern, large and had quality furnishings and linen. We had plenty of room to open up bags, place toiletries in our en suite etc. The bathroom had quality toiletries. The only two negatives were the cleanliness of the outdoor area and breakfast. We would have liked to have a glass of wine outside, but the outdoor settings in our private courtyard and the general area were covered in cobwebs and one of the tables had bird droppings on it. These areas need to be cleaned daily, and that includes sweeping the private courtyards and ensuring longstanding broken pots are replaced. I also have to say that the breakfast was average. Charge more and do a better job. It is simply not good enough to serve up tinned fruit and unripe kiwi fruit in your summer season. There were lots of improvements that could be made to the breakfast offerings.

We really enjoyed our stay. The host, Jude, really has great knowledge of the area and we followed all of her suggestions which did not disappoint. The room was spacious and very beautifully decorated. The bed was so comfortable that I didn't want to leave. Our stay was much too short.

Jude and Paul were so friendly in welcoming my dad and me in to their beautiful lodge. Wonderful comfy, classy rooms with great bathrooms and delicious breakfast! Paul was exceptionally patient guiding me to catch my first trout and his knowledge of the land and the sport was clearly evident in his work. Jude went out of her way to accommodate me while I was taking a break from fishing and made us both feel so welcome. We can't wait to go back and spend more time at stunning Glendeer!

51 Scarborough Road Timaru

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Located 2.5 mi (4 km) from Botanical Gardens, Glendeer B&B Lodge is within a 10-minute drive of South Canterbury Museum. This 3-room, 5-star bed & breakfast has free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. It's in the mountains and also within a 30-minute drive of DB Brewery and St Patrick's Catholic Church.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast, served each morning from 8 AM to 9:30 AM.


All 3 accommodations afford space to spread out with living rooms and dining areas. Guests can expect to find flat-screen TVs and stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in premium bedding. Rooms also include free bottled water.

Property features

Glendeer B&B Lodge features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and refrigerator in a common area. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services and tour or ticket assistance. This luxury bed & breakfast also has a garden.

Room options

Courtyard room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Garden Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

94% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 86 reviews