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 $133 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 with microwaves, ovens and hotplates and tea/coffee supplied. Bath and shower facilities, with comfortable beds with electric blankets, 1 GB of  wireless internet free per day, and digital LCD TV with Sky & local channels. Cots, high chair, hair dryers and purified water are also available on request. Guests are welcome to use the laundry facilities from 2.30 till 7.30 PM (charges apply). One free off-street car park per unit.


  • Amenities
  • Access facilities
  • Bath
  • Cot/highchair
  • Electric blankets
  • Fully equipped kitchens
  • Hair dryer, ask at the office
  • In-Room Wireless internet
  • Laundry service
  • Microwave
  • Satellite/Cable TV
  • Digital Sky / local channels
  • Printing service available 

Additional services available

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

  •  Purified water and freezer storage space for guests food - upon request

  • Laundry, washer and dryer available (charges apply)

  • Cot & highchair, printing and outside line phone services available from office - (charges apply)

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

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


Check in: from 14.00 (2pm) - 21.30 (9.30pm  

Check out: 07.00 - 10.00 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 when confirmation of booking is made!

Children and extra beds: Surcharges per night - Infant under 2 yrs =$10, cot/crib with bedding =$5, high chair $5

Extra persons: All extra guests over 2 yrs, are charged at $15 per person. Any type of extra bed/children's cot/crib or high chair is upon request ASAP, and needs to be confirmed by management. - see above for charges

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 separately at point of checking in.

Pets: PETS ARE NOT PERMITTED . Any guests found to have pets without notification WILL BE CHARGED $20.00/n and asked to leave.

Accepted credit cards: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Eftpos. The Blue Dolphin reserves the right to pre-authorise credit cards and charge BANK FEES 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 request. ASAP.