The Blue Dolphin is a haven of simplicity and comfort rolled into one moderately priced, clean and spacious motel complex. The Blue Dolphin is the ideal accommodation choice for those wishing to enjoy the local attractions of Timaru or explore the many notable features of the South Canterbury Region.

Seasonal tarrifs range between $95 to $131 per night

The apartments at the Blue Dolphin Motel, Timaru are cleaned and serviced daily. They are open plan, with comfortable seating and dining areas, fully equipped kitchens/kitchettes, tea and coffee facilites, microwave, bath and shower facilities, phone, electric blankets and capped free 1 GiG wireless internet and digital/sky LCD/Standard TV. Cots, high chair, hair dryers and purified water is also available on request. Standard or full continental breakfasts can be delivered to your apartment and guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities from 2.30 till 7.30 PM (charges apply).


  • Amenities
  • Access facilities
  • Bath
  • Continental breakfast
  • Cot/highchair
  • Electric blankets
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Hair dryer, ask at the office
  • In-Room Wireless
  • Laundry service
  • Microwave
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Sky TV

Additional services available

  • FREE off street car, trailer and bus parking, one car per unit

  • Standard or full continental breakfast and purified water
  • Laundry, washer and dryer available (charges apply)

  • Cot & highchair (charges apply)

  • Courtesy car to airport or bus depot upon early for guests staying two days or more

  • FREE 1 Gig of WIFI /unit/day, (small charge for extra wifi)


Check in: 1400 - 2130 hours (from 2pm)

Check out: 0700 - 1000 hours (prior to 10am)

Early check in/Late check out only by early arrangement, charges normally apply.

Cancellation: Minimum standard 48 hour cancellation policy is a requirement when booking an apartment. Please observe policies & nbsp; when confirmation of booking is made!

Children and extra beds: Surcharges per night - Infant under 2 yrs =$5, cot/crib with bedding =$5, high chair $5

Extra persons: All extra guests over 2 yrs, requiring existing beds, are charged at $15 per person. Any type of extra bed/childrens cot/crib or high chair is upon request ASAP, and needs to be confirmed by management.

Prepaid bookings: Supplements as mentioned above are not calculated in the total cost at the time of prepayment and will have to be paid for seperately at point of checking in.

Pets: Pets may be allowed on request. Minor charges are applicable, $5 Bischon size small dog, $10 larger dog, All MUST have own bedding and food&drink bowls

Accepted credit cards: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, Eftpos. The Blue Dolphin reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards prior to handing over the key to the apartment!

Important Information

ARRIVING AFTER HOURS: If you expect to arrive outside receptions normal opening hours, please inform Blue Dolphin Motel in advance using the contact details found in the booking confirmation.

SHUTTLE SERVICE: For guests staying for more than two nights the property is able to provide a drop off service to the airport or bus depot. This service is only available upon ASAP request.