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Darfield Motel

23 South Terrace Main Road, SH 73, Darfield 7510 New Zealand
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Darfield Motels is a 13 unit Country Motel just 30 minutes from Christchurch. We offer a good range of rooms including our very popular "Cottage" which is like a home away from home. This is a 3-Bedroom unit with a large living area and big Kitchen. It has a large fridge/freezer with ice maker, full oven and 50' television. We have four 2-Bedroom units including two family units, Lodge and a two bedroom wheelchair access unit. These all have cooking facilities and are extremely comfortable units. Along with our six Studio units we also offer two Luxury units just recently built. One is a spa bath unit which is very popular for that romantic weekend away, while the other is our second access unit. At Darfield motels we offer free internet/wifi, free parking, free DVDs,free laundry facilities and we also have six sky channels in the rooms. Darfield is a close drive to many ski fields, air ballooning,fishing and golf courses. The town has two excellent restaurants along with a fabulous bakery. A great option if you are flying into Christchurch and wish to avoid the city we are just 25 minutes from the airport. Darfield Motels is a Four star Qualmark rated motel.
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Free parking
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
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Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
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Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
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Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Jim S wrote a review Jun 2023
Havelock North, New Zealand60 contributions14 helpful votes
We had an overnight stay in Unit 14 - one of new "Luxury Spa Bath' units on the ground floor. Comfortable bed. Adequate Heat Pump with very clear concise operating instruction card. Vg shower & spa bath. Good floor space for a studio unit. There was a private outdoor sitting area in front of the unit, The manager was helpful in recommending The Darfield Hotel, a 3 minute walk away. where we had an excellent Pub dinner. There was a new bar / restaurant Grain & Grape across the road. This was exceptional value at $160 for the night.
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Date of stay: April 2023
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Responded 5 Jun 2023
Hi Jim, Thank you for taking the time to post a great review, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay in Darfield and look forward to seeing you back again soon take care, Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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Jenny R wrote a review Mar 2023
Auckland, New Zealand9 contributions
Stayed in studio unit - everything you would need is supplied, all extremely clean. Wally and Gaylyn were lovely helpful owners. In fact dropped us off at the wedding and then came back to pick us up for free. Can't thanked them enough for their hospitality. There were others in the Motel complex for the wedding and all agreed you couldn't ask for more.
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Date of stay: February 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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asilwashere wrote a review Sept 2022
Auckland Central, New Zealand94 contributions30 helpful votes
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Great comfy room. The room was massive with lots of space. We also has a really nice spa bath that we used. Good instructions, easy to use and everything was nice and clean. The host was really friendly and gave us an awesome lunch recommendation of visiting the riverside market. We were in room 14 with the luxury spa bath unit.
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Heaps of easy parking
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Response from Wally Murdoch, Owner at Darfield Motel
Responded 25 Sept 2022
Hi, Thank you for the great review, We are pleased you enjoyed your short trip into Christchurch and had lunch at the Riverside Market, Please be sure to call in again next time you are in he area Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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Rohan S wrote a review May 2022
Sydney, Australia43 contributions8 helpful votes
We made a last minute booking by telephoning Wally who is c highly experienced and very willing to provide as much assistance as he can. We were booked into Unit 10 (after checking out a different Unit) - this was our choice as it suited our needs better. Wally was really helpful with recommendations for places to eat, a fabulous bakery and directions. Thanks Wally, we will be back tomorrow night - will give you a call.
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Date of stay: April 2022
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Room Tip: All rooms are quiet from the look of it - lovely small town.
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Responded 3 May 2022
Hi and thank you for great review. We were pleased to see you enjoyed your stay in Darfield and hope to see you again in the near future, Have a safe trip back to Sydney and take care Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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Heather T wrote a review Feb 2022
Ohope, New Zealand19 contributions4 helpful votes
we pulled in here about 5.30 after a very long drive from Westport,(where we thought we were going to have to stay the night because of road closures). very accommodating and put us in a lovely unit which suited us perfectly, great shower and a comfortable bed..
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Responded 3 May 2022
Thanks for the great review Look forward to seeing you again next time you are heading to Darfield Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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Sally R wrote a review Jul 2021
Sydney, Australia38 contributions9 helpful votes
This motel was easy to book, very clean, great beds and everything we wanted. the staff were exceptionally friendly. We only stayed for one night but would happily have stayed longer. The motel is close to local shops and garage. They were very helpful about our dog staying. great motel and would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Responded 25 Jul 2021
Hi Sally, Thanks for the great review, We are pleased you enjoyed your stay and look forward to seeing you next time you are in the area Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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Mumma&Co wrote a review May 2021
Timaru, New Zealand6200 contributions579 helpful votes
Great price for last minute booking, two rooms beside each other. Super friendly & helpful owner. Units were warm, clean & bed comfortable. Good shower pressure. Can't actually think of any negatives.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Wally Murdoch, Owner at Darfield Motel
Responded 10 May 2021
Hi, Thanks for the great review, We try to ensure all rooms are kept to a high standard and do appreciate that you acknowledge this, Be sure to call again next time you are in the area Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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asilwashere wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand94 contributions30 helpful votes
We stayed at this hotel as it was pretty organized as part of a wedding we attended. We got the accessible room and it was great. Lovely spacious room, very clean. Great big bathroom. Being the accessible room the shower was walk in with a curtain and was quite nice. The owner was very lovely and helpful. Would definitely stay again!
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 10 May 2021
Hi, Thank you for the 5/5 rating, We do try to make your stay as enjoyable as possible and was good to hear the wedding went to plan. Be sure to stop in again next time you are in Darfield Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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DudleyandFreda wrote a review Apr 2021
Napier, New Zealand146 contributions23 helpful votes
Lovely clean, comfortable and modern motel and a very friendly host. But, only one easy chair, not so good for a couple, no dining table, a notice in the kitchen requiring guests do dishes, I would suggest you wash dishes before using them because some folk that see this will rinse dishes and put them away dirty, And one more very annoying thing, charging a surcharge for using a credit card! This is a tax deductible expense, so double dipping!
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Date of stay: April 2021
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Responded 10 May 2021
Hi, Thanks for taking the time to post a great 4/5 review, We appreciate all feed back and look at all recommendations, The dishes are only a request to leave the kitchen in a clean and tidy manner as you could imagine we do get some that leave with dishes up to your arm pits, Yes we do check all dishes at check out, as for the credit card fees I'm unsure as to how it works as a tax deductible expense but will look at it, Thanks and be sure to call in again next time you are in Darfield Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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Audrey K wrote a review Apr 2020
Gearhart, Oregon, United States7 contributions3 helpful votes
We stayed her on the first night of our recent bike tour to NZ. It was very clean and comfortable with lovely manuka products, tea, coffee and hot chocolate. Friendly owner, who lent us an electrical adaptor for us to use.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from WallyM17, Owner at Darfield Motel
Responded 14 Apr 2020
Hi and thanks for the 5/5 review, We hope this finds you both well and you had a safe trip home, take care and we will see you next time you are in Darfield Cheers Wally & Gaylyn
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$157 - $178 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionDarfield
NUMBER OF ROOMS
13
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Frequently Asked Questions about Darfield Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Darfield Motel?
Nearby attractions include Polkadotcom (0.2 km) and 234 Cottage Gifts (0.2 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Darfield Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Darfield Motel?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Darfield Motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Darfield Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Darfield Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Darfield Bakery, The Fat Beagle, and BackCountry Kitchen.
Is Darfield Motel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Darfield.
Are any cleaning services offered at Darfield Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Darfield Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Darfield Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Homebush Stables (8.8 km).
Is Darfield Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.