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214 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Daily temperature and symptom checks for staff
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Updated 02/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 02/01/21 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#108 of 157 hotels in Christchurch
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
Airport transportation
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Secured parking
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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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Daniel9999999 wrote a review Feb 2021
Auckland Central, New Zealand9 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
Sleep Quality
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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Jeremy A wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland, New Zealand88 contributions67 helpful votes
Hotel's Favourite
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
3 Helpful votes
Response from riccartonmotorlodge, Manager at Riccarton Motor Lodge
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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Kristina H wrote a review Jan 2021
New Plymouth, New Zealand125 contributions47 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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Southerner2017 wrote a review Jan 2019
Invercargill, New Zealand15 contributions1 helpful vote
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
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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johnlD5659ZK wrote a review Aug 2018
Auckland, New Zealand126 contributions29 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
Response from riccartonmotorlodge, Manager at Riccarton Motor Lodge
Responded 25 Sep 2018
Thank you John, we look forward to your return
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US$70 - US$103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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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, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
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, Tuk Tuk Thai Street, and Drexel's Restaurant.
Does Riccarton Motor Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Riccarton Motor Lodge offers an airport shuttle 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).