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290 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand
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#83 of 159 in Christchurch

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)
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
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Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Bath / shower
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Chinese
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Hiro N wrote a review Sep 2019
Kyoto, Japan1 contribution
The rooms we stayed in were really nice. Including a decent kitchen with a nice amount of space. I will certainly recommend this motel to friends and family. Also the location is really good, making this motel all in all really good. Thank
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Date of stay: September 2019Trip type: Travelled
PaulK1960 wrote a review May 2018
Auckland Central, New Zealand165 contributions112 helpful votes
There are more than a dozen motels along this part of Riccarton Road, and we selected Vita Nova based on it getting the best TripAdvisor rating. Booking process and checking in were both great, with very friendly and helpful staff. Our one-bedroom apartment was fine for the price, very clean, with comfortable beds, and adequate kitchen facilities. However, in contrast to some other TripAdvisor reviews, we found the location to be too noisy. This is not surprising given that the motel is right on the very busy Riccarton Road, but had expected it to be quieter inside the unit based on those reviews. I also got woken twice by noise from guests at the adjacent motel. We would choose to stay away from Riccarton Road next time.
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Date of stay: May 2018
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Trip type: Travelled
Chantalle S wrote a review Apr 2018
Wellington, New Zealand11 contributions3 helpful votes
Booked this place as needed somewhere near the university. It was a good price compared to the others in the area. The staff were very friendly, and explained all the information you need; wifi details, check out time and receptions times. The room was very clean. A comfy bed too. Have been staying places lately with really flat pillows, but this place had great pillows too. Would stay again.
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Date of stay: April 2018
Sunshine429203 wrote a review Aug 2017
24 contributions2 helpful votes
We booked Vita Nova for 3 nights upon our arrival in Christchurch. The motel was well kept up, nice and clean. The kitchen is sufficient for minimum cooking. The location is in a walking distant to Countdown supermarket and 5 min drive to Westfield mall. The hotel has very good value for money. We ended up stay there again before our departure. Even we came in late, the motel has tried there best to accommodate our request.
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Date of stay: August 2017Trip type: Travelled
TomONeil1971 wrote a review Jul 2017
Waiuku, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
Room was very nice, clean and modern. Location was good as we were there for business. Heater and Electric blanket kept us warm in mid winter. Service was excellent and Manager very very helpful. Thank you we would stay there again.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled
US$81 - US$107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Vita Nova Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Vita Nova Motel?
Nearby attractions include Temple Basin Ski Area (0.8 km), Te Whare Waiutuutu Kate Sheppard House (1.0 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 Tuk Tuk Thai Street, Hello Vietnam, and Coriander's.
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).