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SPRING SPECIAL: Stay two or more nights and get $10 off per night!

Discount applied manually at check in. Standard 2-bed or studios only. Luxury and Ensuite Units excluded.



Jen and John Tangney are the proud owners and hosts of Kingswood Motel in Waimate, South Canterbury. Kingswood Motel offers 14 different units of various sizes to accommodate your needs. We are centrally located in the middle of the Waimate Township, only 5 minutes' walk to the local shopping amenities. Waimate is located approximately half way up the South Islands east coast just a few minutes off state highway one making it the perfect location for a quiet and peaceful  place to stay on your travels. We offer free Wifi throughout all units as well as Sky and Smart TV's. Contact your friendly hosts Jen and John today for all your accommodation needs.

Book online or contact the office:

Cell: +64 27 694 5633


Address: 16 Timaru Rd, Waimate, New Zealand 7924

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Cancellation policy: Cancellation more than 48hrs prior to 2pm on the day of check in is free. Cancellation within 48hrs will incur the first night's charge. In the case of a no-show, the full reservation price will be charged.




All prices are current until end of March 2024.


Amenities: All units feature free unlimited wifi, 50 + SKY channels, and comfortable beds with electric blankets and woolen underlay on all queen beds. We have gas heated high pressure showers, and heaters in all rooms. Complimentary Moccona coffee, Dilmah tea, hot chocolate, milk, and sugar. All units also have an iron and ironing board, hair dryer, extra pillows and blankets, jug, toaster, fridge, microwave, cutlery, dinner sets, table and chairs. Units 1-7 and 10-14 feature a cooktop, pots, and electric frying pan. Units 7, 13 and 14 also have an oven. Other amenities differ unit to unit and are listed below.


 Eftpos/Paywave ( Visa, Mastercard).


Unit 4 features two separate bedrooms, one with a queen bed and one with two single beds, plus a sofa bed in the lounge.

Unit 5 features one separate bedroom with 3  king single beds. There is a double bed to the side of the lounge with a pull across curtain for privacy as well as a sofa bed.

Unit 6 features two queen beds in separate rooms and a sofa bed in the lounge.

Unit 7  is our luxury family unit. It features a full kitchen with an oven and stove top, a large lounge with a leather lounge suite, and spa bath. There are two separate bedrooms with a queen bed in one, up to three single beds in the other, plus a fourth single in the lounge.

 Prices are $210-$230 for two guests, and extra guests $25 per person, per night.


We have one ensuite unit upstairs (unit 9) that is accessed through the office (24hr access). This unit has a small balcony to enjoy your morning coffee on. We also have another ensuite unit downstairs (unit 8).

Both units feature a queen bed, shower, toilet, fridge, microwave, small dining table and kitchenette. 

Prices are $130.00 per night for up to two guests.


We have 6 studio units available. Our accessible unit  (unit 10) has wheel chair access and accessible shower. This unit's bedding arrangement is one queen bed and one single bed. The remaining five units have one queen bed only. Amenities include shower, toilet, and a full kitchen with stove top but no oven.

 Price are $160.00 per night for up to two guests.


FLATS (Fully self contained)

Our flats are fully self contained 2 bedroom flats next-door to the motel. They feature one bedroom with a queen bed and a second bedroom with two single beds. Flat 13 also has an option for a single bed in the lounge. They have all the features of our motel units plus their own laundry and oven. 

Prices are $200 for two guests, and extra guests $25 per person, per night.





Daily room servicing upon your request (beds made, rubbish removed and clean towels offered)


We now have  50 + channels including all sport channels and Smart TV's for Netflix with your own login.


Continental breakfast available upon request.


Guest laundry with washing machine and dryer, $5.00 each to hire. Please see the office to arrange.


We have free unlimited wifi throughout the whole motel.


8.00am - 6.00pm weekdays

9.00am - 6.00pm weekends. 


Off street parking available for one vehicle per unit. There is plenty of on street parking available for extra vehicles on a quiet side street.





Explore stunning landscapes, the great outdoors and vibrant small country towns in the rural heartland of New Zealand. Experience breathtaking walking and biking tracks, world class fishing and hunting and fabulous destination shops. With loads of great eateries, a strong art scene and proud heritage, plus over 150 events every year, there is so much to explore! Come and stay a while, we’d love to see you.

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