Vita Nova Motel
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Vita Nova Motel

290 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand
Living room with bedroom
Traveller (18)
nice bed upstair
Room & Suite (10)

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4.5
#51 of 97 motels in Christchurch
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Vita Nova Motel their motel of choice when visiting Christchurch. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

You’ll enjoy relaxing rooms that offer air conditioning, a kitchenette, and a refrigerator, and you can stay connected during your stay as Vita Nova Motel offers guests free wifi.

The motel features room service, baggage storage, and express check-in and check-out. For guests with a vehicle, free parking is available.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as Mona Vale (1.5 mi) and Peacock Fountain (2.3 mi), guests of Vita Nova Motel can easily experience some of Christchurch's most well known attractions.

If you’re looking for a wine bar, consider a visit to O.G.B, Louis Champagne Bar, or Saggio di vino, which are all conveniently located a short distance from Vita Nova Motel.

Plus, during your trip, don't forget to check out a government building, such as Christchurch Town Hall.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Vita Nova Motel as you experience all of the things Christchurch has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Babysitting
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Parking
Wifi
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Desk
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Kitchenette
Bath / shower
Iron
Microwave
Refrigerator
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Modern
Business
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

290 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 42 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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Susan Butler wrote a review Jul 2022
Feilding, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I had the best experience staying here, Jason from the motel was very helpful and accommodating, the air-conditioning was turned on (travelling in Winter) with my key in the room, parking right outside the door. I was in room 1 on the ground floor. My unit was super comfortable, very clean and was only a 3min drive to where my course was. Contactless service was brilliant. The unit was serviced regularly which I enjoyed. Having two hot plates made it easier for my meal options as opposed to only having a microwave. Thank you for a wonderful stay.
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Date of stay: July 2022
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Raewyn S wrote a review Sept 2022
4 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I really enjoy staying here! It's so close to Countdown supermarket, Bush Inn eateries, BP petrol station, liquor store. The studio units are great and the beds and linen etc,
are AWESOME. Riccarton mall close by with more eateries and shops. I walk around here at night and feel safe.
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Date of stay: September 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Trail52369012393 wrote a review Aug 2023
4 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent facilities, clean and tidy, although on a busy road it was still very quiet. Easy check in & check out. Decent sized parking spaces.
Daily servicing automatic, and much appreciated.
Very satisfactory accommodation.
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Date of stay: July 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Gautam S wrote a review Oct 2015
Hong Kong, China24 contributions12 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had a tranz alpine train the next day and we're looking for a decent and value for money option. Must say that the experience was much better than what one would anticipate in a simple motel like this one.

Room was nice, clean and modern. Very quiet and we heard no automotive noise although this was on the main road.

Overall, great for our purpose - a quick night accommodation for a train ride next day!
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Date of stay: October 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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snarlz wrote a review Jul 2014
26 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed at Vita Nova while in town for a conference at nearby Canterbury University. My room was incredibly clean and very quiet. I never heard any noise from the road or adjacent rooms.

The staff was incredibly nice and professional. I had inadvertently scheduled the wrong check-out date and they were gracious enough to keep me in the same room I had been in for a week and upgrade the other party. I enjoyed staying here and would definitely do so again the next time I visit Chch.
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Date of stay: September 2013Trip type: Travelled on business
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snowflakes77 wrote a review May 2014
Singapore78 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here for a night in Apr 2014 in the 2 Bedroom Unit on the 2nd level. The rooms are beautifully furnished and very clean. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and we even love the bathroom. We will definitely stay here again if we return.
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Date of stay: April 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: If you have heavy luggage, request for rooms on the ground floor.
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Alana r wrote a review Dec 2013
Perth, Australia87 contributions51 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Had such a lovely stay here. They were helpful on the phone. Upgraded us for free because they were quiet. Took our luggage up. Gave us little christmas presents. Place was immaculate. Soundproof. Service amazing. 10 minutes from the airport & 5 minutes from Christchurchs biggest shopping center. I totally recommend this place
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Marilyn S wrote a review Dec 2013
Adelaide, Australia17 contributions13 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
After a late flight into Christchurch, we were a bit worried about how we would get into our accommodation. The owners left us a note on the reception wall and left our apartment open with the key inside. Thanks! The apartment was very close to the airport (taxi close, not walking close) and it was very modern and clean. Great night stay!
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Date of stay: December 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brigid F wrote a review Apr 2016
Palmerston North43 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked a two bedroom for two nights. It was very clean and tidy. Beds very comfortable. Unit is very compact and some of the furniture doesn't fit. Only one bedside lamp works in the main bedroom because there wasn't a plug for it. Car parking was very tight and there weren't enough parks the first night. Our unit was well back from the road and very quiet. Shower was good but shower head wouldn't stay up.
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Date of stay: April 2016
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
Room Tip: Ask for ground floor, back from the road.
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Susan B wrote a review Jul 2015
Surfers Paradise, Australia2 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked the 2 bedroom unit and we were very happy with it. Modern fixtures and very warm. The beds were so warm and we didn't use the electric blankets. Perfect shower pressure and a relaxing environment. Although on a really busy road we heard no road noise. Check in and check out was seamless. Would stay again. We had our 5 year old and 4 month old with us.
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Date of stay: July 2015
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Brigid F wrote a tip Apr 2016
Palmerston North43 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for ground floor, back from the road."
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VeryFussyChick wrote a tip Oct 2014
Auckland, New Zealand67 contributions14 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"I had room 9 on the second floor - probably not the best room."
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snowflakes77 wrote a tip May 2014
Singapore78 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"If you have heavy luggage, request for rooms on the ground floor."
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FamilyOE wrote a tip Mar 2014
New Zealander109 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Back of property definitely best for being away from the street and a nice outlook on residential areas, trees etc."
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T M wrote a tip Dec 2013
Christchurch, New Zealand5 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The room we rented and recommend had a mezzanine floor. There are other types."
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PRICE RANGE
$134 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vita Nova Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Vita Nova Motel?
Nearby attractions include Kate Sheppard House (1.0 km), University Bookshop (0.7 km), and Bryce Art Gallery (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Vita Nova Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Vita Nova Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Vita Nova Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Vita Nova Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coriander's, Hello Vietnam, and BurgerFuel Riccarton.
Are any cleaning services offered at Vita Nova Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Vita Nova Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Vita Nova Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (1.6 km), Mona Vale (2.4 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (3.8 km).
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