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Riccarton Motor Lodge

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#73 of 97 motels in Christchurch
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Stylish accommodation in the heart of Riccarton. Kiwi owned & operated, we offer friendly helpful service with our 16 well appointed units comprising studio, executive spa studio, 1 and 2 two bedroom spa units. All units have: King sized beds with electric blankets, free wireless high speed internet and telephones, ironing facilities and hairdryers. Fully equipped kitchen facilities which include fridge, microwave & ceramic cooktop. LCD Televisions with Sky GUEST SELECT 50+ Channels. Double glazed for quietness. Sprinkler system & smoke alarms. Cot & Highchair available. Guest laundry. All units are non-smoking. Serviced daily. Private, off street parking. Just a 5-minute drive from the heart of Christchurch and 12 minute drive from the Christchurch International Airport. An easy walk to two shopping centres and to the University of Canterbury.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Babysitting
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Soundproof rooms
Desk
Housekeeping
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Daniel9999999 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand10 contributions4 helpful votes
I only stayed one night but it was great. Fully appointed room with everything you could want. Compact and complete with shower, toilet, kitchen, TV and wifi. Wifi and TV speed and clarity was very good and the water pressure and temperature on the shower was excellent. Would stay again. At first I thought the road was bit noisy but once I closed the small window above the bed it was nice and quiet.
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Date of stay: February 2021
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Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Road was noisy until I closed all the small windows.
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Response from Ruth Hall, Owner at Riccarton Motor Lodge
Responded 4 Mar 2021
Thank you Daniel That was a great revue
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Kristina H wrote a review Jan 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand134 contributions48 helpful votes
We stayed at this motor lodge as a last minute destination change, and were very happy we did! The rooms are very comfortable, with air conditioning (essential on the 36°C day we were in Christchurch!). Good location, close to the Riccarton Westfield. Affordable rates, very pleased with our stay!
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jeremy A wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand88 contributions68 helpful votes
My original company booked accom was wrong so I hastily booked RML. I was happy with the room and really happy with the shower, great pressure. Great aircon, great reception, really good location. The bed was comfy as well. I did like the kitchen in my room although had no use for it this time. The sky channel service was extensive and I spent more time deciding what to watch! I’d be happy to come back.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Responded 31 Jan 2020
Thank you for your review Jeremy We are pleased we met your expectations and you enjoyed your stay. We look forward to greeting you again.
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Southerner2017 wrote a review Jan 2019
Invercargill, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
Last minute decision to head away for New Years and stayed here. Lovely host, clean and fresh. Air conditioning was amazing for the hot nights. Private outdoor areas. So handy to Riccarton Mall, we walked to dinner and Lime scooted home :) Huge spa bath, Sky with heaps of channels. From reading old reviews, new owners have made huge improvements, so don't read them. Will definitely be back
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Date of stay: January 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from riccartonmotorlodge, General Manager at Riccarton Motor Lodge
Responded 3 Jan 2019
Thank you for your feedback Southerner2017 We have tried hard tp make many improvements to the property and the way we do things here I am glad you enjoyed your stay. Cheers Marc
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John R Lawrence wrote a review Aug 2018
Auckland, New Zealand129 contributions78 helpful votes
Clean, comfortable, good service, really enjoyed the stay. Very quiet. I especially liked that the host had turned the heat pump and light on to welcome me. Will definitely stay again. Highly recommend.
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Date of stay: August 2018Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from riccartonmotorlodge, Manager at Riccarton Motor Lodge
Responded 25 Sept 2018
Thank you John, we look forward to your return
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CRS60 wrote a review Apr 2018
Blenheim, New Zealand55 contributions8 helpful votes
We stayed here as part of a large group. Staff were welcoming and friendly and managed to process everyone fairly quickly, despite still learning a new computer system. Room was clean, warm and comfortable. Lighting wasn't too bad, which is saying a lot since most motel rooms have terrible lighting, and the water shower pressure was excellent! Room was at the back of the motel so very quiet, despite being on a busy road. Good value for money.
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Date of stay: April 2018
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from abcd29, Manager at Riccarton Motor Lodge
Responded 6 May 2018
Thank you for your review We are trying to upgrade the Motel and the management systems, so it is nice to hear some positive feedback.
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Barleycoco wrote a review Mar 2018
Nelson, New Zealand21 contributions3 helpful votes
This motel was reasonably priced, clean, well presented and had all that you needed in a motel room. The customer service was lovely. It is in an easy spot to get in and out of and right on the route of the bus service. If you have concerns about a motel not being fenced in this might be an issue for you but otherwise it’s as good as, if not better. than other motels in this price range (have to say I think Christchurch motels are extremely well priced) - I couldn’t fault it.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from abcd29, Manager at Riccarton Motor Lodge
Responded 6 May 2018
Thank you for your feedback We have not long taken over the property and appreciate good feedback The rooms are being upgraded with new beds, fridges and air-conditioning now installed
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Uptoscratch wrote a review Mar 2018
Greymouth, New Zealand14 contributions2 helpful votes
We stayed two nights. On arrival staff were friendly and welcoming. We had a lovely room with everything you'd need. Comfortable, Clean and we loved the spa bath! Room was serviced with fresh linen. We would happily stay again!
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 6 May 2018
Thank you for your feedback We took over the property late March and are upgrading the rooms further with new Beds, Fridges, and Air-Conditioning now installed
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kittycunningham2017 wrote a review Sept 2017
Waimate, New Zealand2 contributions
Has anyone else been burgled while staying here?? Stayed in a studio unit, the doors were locked and had precious wedding rings stolen. Never again!!! The bathroom tiles were mouldy and shabby. Gardens were full of weeds. Fridge freezer was iced up. I felt we overpaid for the unit
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Date of stay: September 2017
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Responded 6 May 2018
Thank you for your feedback We took over the property late March and are upgrading the rooms further with new Beds, Fridges, and Air-Conditioning now installed We are very disappointed this guest had a bad experience under the previous management and hope this would never happen again
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Heather S wrote a review Apr 2017
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Very handy to Westfield Mall, two bedroom units too small for four people sharing lounge as sofas very small. Cleaners start round 8am and are very loud and make lots of noise outside the units so no chance of a lie in! While popping out for walks and as we were packing vehicle to leave we witnessed multiple times the cleaners hocking up and spitting on the ground and outdoor carpeted areas, that is not acceptable what so ever. The units desparately need updating to match the outside.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 6 May 2018
Thank you for your feedback We took over the property late March 2018 and are upgrading the rooms further with new Beds, Fridges, and Air-Conditioning now installed Our cleaners are also new to the property and do not start work until after 9.00am. The behavior as described would not be acceptable to us either
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$116 - $164 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riccarton Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Riccarton House & Bush (1.1 km), Christchurch Farmers' Market (1.0 km), and Westfield Riccarton (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rogues of Rotherham, Drexel's Restaurant, and Coriander's.
Does Riccarton Motor Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Riccarton Motor Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (1.1 km), Mona Vale (1.9 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (3.2 km).