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Cranford Oak Motel

116 McFaddens Road St Albans, Christchurch 8052 New Zealand
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#24 of 97 motels in Christchurch
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A protected 100-year-old oak tree easily identifies Cranford Oak Motel, which is situated 10 minutes’ drive from Christchurch City Centre. Guests enjoy free WiFi and free parking. Laid out over 2 storeys, the sunny studios have private bathrooms, kitchen facilities and comfortable lounge chairs. With free high-speed internet and cable TV, you can check your emails, catch up on news and sports or watch a film in privacy and comfort. Cranford Oak Motel offers quick and easy access to the airport as well as Christchurch’s waterfront and all its leisure and tourist attractions. Free off-street parking and convenient public transport links are available. A casino, sports grounds and golf courses are also in close proximity.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Golf course
Children's television networks
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Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Flatscreen TV
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
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Phil K wrote a review Apr 2023
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Great location and very clean and tidy. John and the staff are very friendly and accommodating. Nice sized fridge and kitchenette with appliances was great for staying in. Was warm, relaxing and comfortable. Would highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Dana T wrote a review Mar 2023
Cambridge, New Zealand39 contributions5 helpful votes
The place was spotless! Bed was warm and comfy! The manager was very accommodating and friendly. He took a very late booking on a very busy night! I sure appreciate you making that extra effort! Well done and thanks!
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Date of stay: March 2023
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Kathleen M wrote a review Oct 2022
We had a wonderful stay at Cranford Oak Motel. The people were cheerful, the room was clean and well presented,and the motel was convenient to all of the places we wanted to visit on our stay in Christchurch.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ianh wrote a review Aug 2022
wellington1 contribution
Great rooms, comfortable, and they are well fitted out. The room is very clean and well serviced. Great friendly team. Good location and plenty of car parking. Netflix is available at no charge,as is wifi.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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kiwibish1 wrote a review Aug 2022
Dunedin, New Zealand17 contributions3 helpful votes
Very clean comfortable place to stay. Owner is delightful and very helpful. It’s a convenient location and on several bus routes so easy to get around. Shower was great and it was good to have fresh coffee available in the room. Cafe is just around the corner for a delicious breakfast.
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Nitra-Martin wrote a review Feb 2021
Christchurch, New Zealand8 contributions
This one night stay were a wonderful experience and friendly staff. Given the circumstances I could have not stayed, yet I fully enjoyed staying at the Cranford Oak motel. With modern amenities and a tidy bedsit apartment.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled solo
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Wayne Allott wrote a review Nov 2019
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We choose and booked our room online and received an email confirming our reservation. When we arrived we paid for and were shown to our room and the woman left. Looking around I realised it was not the room we booked but a downgraded room. I went to the office to be told they had given our room to someone who wanted it longer than we did. She actually told me that we had booked it for three days, the other person for two weeks. I was not happy but because it was late we stayed. The next day she gave us $5 cash, being the difference between the room we booked and the downgraded room. We will never stay there again.
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Date of stay: November 2019
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Paul M wrote a review Oct 2019
Sydney, Australia34 contributions34 helpful votes
Stayed at this motel with the family while visiting my son who was working in NZ. This motel seems to be good value for the budget conscious & is only a short drive to city centre or by public transport. Everything is normal motel type accomodation. Well equipped super clean rooms, crockery/cutlery, fridge & microwave, good heater & modern bathrooms. Beds were comfortable, with plenty of pillows & warm bedding & housekeeping was first class. Also for entertainment there is a choice of streaming services provided. There is an pub a few doors away that serves excellent meals at reasonable prices also a great bakery just down the road. This place ticks all my boxes. Will I stay here again? For sure.
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Date of stay: October 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
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PatMacnz64 wrote a review Jan 2019
Omokoroa Beach, New Zealand537 contributions103 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night and found it suit our needs, the bed was comfortable they had free wifi as well as Netflix which a lot of people like to watch. There were sufficient parking spaces based on one car per unit and very little road noise only negative point for us was it was hard to get in and out of the shower cubicle as the door swung the wrong way
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Kiwigaff wrote a review Dec 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand156 contributions44 helpful votes
Only Stayed one night but would recommend this place .easy check in. The owner...she was so helpful and friendly .that was what impressed me.The unit was clean and fresh.The motel suited us as it was about 50 metres from the family we were visiting.You need a car to travel the short distance to food outlets.but that was no problem .Would stay here again
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Date of stay: December 2018
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$134 - $156 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Cranford Oak Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Cranford Oak Motel?
Nearby attractions include Velocity Karts (6.7 km), CodeBreakers (4.1 km), and Escape Artists (3.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Cranford Oak Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Cranford Oak Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Cranford Oak Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Cranford Oak Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Dosa Kitchen, Rascal, and 5th Street.
Are there any historical sites close to Cranford Oak Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (3.8 km), Mona Vale (3.0 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (3.5 km).
Is Cranford Oak Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.