Southern Comfort Motel
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Southern Comfort Motel

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and this is the reality of the pool, hasn't been in use for over 2 years according to the receptionist and manager
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3.0
#95 of 97 motels in Christchurch
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.5 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value

Everyone needs a place to lay their weary head. For travellers visiting Christchurch, Southern Comfort Motel is an excellent choice for rest and rejuvenation. Well-known for its family-friendly environment and proximity to great restaurants and attractions, Southern Comfort Motel makes it easy to enjoy the best of Christchurch.

The rooms offer a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available, allowing you to rest and refresh with ease.

Southern Comfort Motel features express check-in and check-out, newspaper, and baggage storage. In addition, as a valued Southern Comfort Motel guest, you can enjoy a pool that is available on-site. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Given the close proximity of popular landmarks, such as New Regent Street (0.8 mi) and Christchurch Cathedral (0.8 mi), guests of Southern Comfort Motel can easily experience some of Christchurch's most well known attractions.

Christchurch has plenty of diners. So when you’re here, be sure to check out popular spots like Sundog Diner, Drexel's Restaurant, and Diner 66, which are serving up some great dishes.

If you’re looking for something to do, Christchurch Botanic Gardens (0.8 mi), 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial (1.1 mi), and Canterbury Museum (0.7 mi) are a nice way to spend some time, and they are all within walking distance of Southern Comfort Motel.

Southern Comfort Motel is sure to make your visit to Christchurch one worth remembering.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Car hire
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Parking
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Ironing service
Room features
Room service
Telephone
Iron
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
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.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

53 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 77 out of 100
77
Christchurch Intl Airport
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westonc wrote a review Jan 2021
Gonubie, South Africa1,567 contribution98 helpful votes
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I and our two daughters spent 2 nights at 53 Southern Comfort Motel.
The accommodation was spacious and clean and consisted of 2 single beds in a separate room, as well as a double bed in an open plan lounge and kitchen area. The beds were very comfortable and the shower was adequate, although it was difficult to control the temperature and pressure of the water. The on-site laundry facilities, with coin operated washing machines and tumble dryers, were very convenient. Washing powder was also supplied for free.
The location of the motel is good as it is close to central Christchurch and Hagley Park is a short 5 minute walk away.
Overall, the motel was an enjoyable and convenient stop-over to visit Christchurch attractions.
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Date of stay: February 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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azoic17 wrote a review Oct 2022
New Zealand17 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
This hotel is in a good location on the edge of the CBD and on several bus routes. There's a supermarket a fifteen minute walk away. Also close to Hagley Park and the Botanic Gardens. Checkin was friendly and efficient.

I thought the room was good value for the price. The kitchen had everything I needed (pots, pans, plug in hotplate and microwave). New mattress to sleep on and great water pressure in the shower. The decor is a little dated and worn round the edges but it did the job for one night.

My room was at the back of the motel so noise wasn't too bad. However the rooms aren't too well soundproofed so pack some earplugs if this is an issue.

Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: October 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: Pack earplugs as traffic can be noisy.
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MstMe wrote a review Jan 2023
56 contributions26 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here because price was cheaper than most for a two room setting but was so noisy with traffic noise and noise from neighbouring unit - walls are paper thin.
The lock on the balcony door was broken so if you went out and door shut behind you - you would be in trouble if no-one inside to allow you access back in, mentioned it to staff but they didn’t seem to care.
Parking over crowded so get in early.
If you don’t mind noise and average facilities the price will suit you.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Cora wrote a review Sept 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Ourselves and other guests were kept up all night by one room of party goers that were rowdy until 7AM. One room that we were aware of had already called the front desk to make a complaint but nothing was done about it. My partner had to go outside at 4AM to ask the group if they could please tone it down and to give consideration to the rest of the guests trying to sleep. The noise was turned down but still continued until 7AM. After a few hours of broken sleep and getting up to have breakfast, we noticed ANTS all over the kitchen bench. Our left over snacks from the night before were in the bin and two plates and a rinsed chopping board were left out on the bench and in the sink.
My partner went to the office to mention the ants and the noise issue. The young female at reception who said she was at the hotel all night said she never heard any noise, another guest overheard the conversation said she had called to make a complaint but nothing was done. When she was shown the ants in the room, she just counted them and said it was out fault for leaving food out - which was placed in the open bin provided..
She was asked to call her manager but was not interested in sorting the matter. We had requested she pass on our details to the manager to give us a call back so we could express our disappointment . This has not happened and we can no longer reach them as they have blocked our numbers so they are no longer reachable. More than half a roll of toilet paper would be nice to! Would have been a great place to stay if the customer service was improved!

This would have been resolved very easily had the manager of the hotel had given us a call back to discuss, Maybe staff had not passed on our information, who would know as they have no interest in the issues. Gone from bad to just worse! Great way to treat your customers, not only us but all of the other guests you had staying! Just remember, without your guests you have no business.
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Date of stay: September 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
1.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Clinton G wrote a review Jan 2021
3 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
I asked why the pool wasn't as per the website, after a lot of discussion I was yelled at by the management and threatened with a trespass notice, I suggested they update their website as they were selling their motel under false pretenses and were happy to take our money and not apologize for the inconvenience.
I had two very upset children as we were looking forward to using a pool coming from down south this is a bit of a novelty. The room was pretty disgusting, big old dusty cobwebs, the room wasn't serviced properly. yes the price was low but still a minimum standard was not met, these people running the place are terrible humans that are happy to yell at and abuse their paying customers. If you want to be treated like scum stay here.
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Date of stay: January 2021
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Tamara A wrote a review Mar 2021
2 contributions3 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We arranged a late check in, (9.30) they left our key in a box with the room number, and when we went to our room we realizes that they double book it. We have to phone them 5 times to get a response and finally they send us to an other motel. No any compensation for their mistake. Really disappointed service.
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Date of stay: March 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Jamz666 wrote a review Aug 2020
Timaru, New Zealand22 contributions2 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Struggling to point out the positives this time.
Gang members and undesirables staying throughout the complex.
There was a party next door to the complex which continued on until 4 am. I informed the management who allegedly didn't hear a thing?
There was also alot of noise (I mean ALOT of noise) coming from the neighboring units.
Smoke butts everywhere.
$100 bond charged upon arrival - I was not aware of this until I settled the payment.

Place was clean and bathroom was perfect. Shame the kitchenette appeared to be 'under construction'.
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Date of stay: August 2020
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Julien Atkinson wrote a review Apr 2021
Kaitaia, New Zealand26 contributions3 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Beds and space was clean and comfortable. But... no double glazing so road noise was truly horrible if you aren't used to it.
Also really weird interconnected rooms meant one room was kept awake till midnight by the next room.
But the price was cheap. And it was close to the airport.
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Date of stay: April 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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MyTripAdvizor wrote a review Sept 2022
4 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed a few nights, woke one morning with ants all through the toothpaste and tooth brush. Couches faded with covers, average customer service. Good water pressure although you do wait awhile for hot water. Rooms aren't sound proofed, can still hear street noise and other guests.
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Startraveller wrote a review Apr 2022
1 contribution1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Wouldn't recommend stayed 2 weeks prior no issues rebooked owner was rude and wanted 200 bond and told can do what they like and refused stay when I said wasn't charged that last time. Left me standing in lobby to book elsewhere. Indeed they can so stayed elsewhere can see why they are rarely booked out.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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855machelleh wrote a tip Oct 2023
69 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here"
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griffi39 wrote a tip Sept 2023
Waihi, New Zealand16 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here!!"
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Angela T wrote a tip Jul 2023
Ingleburn, Australia16 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t be deceived, just don’t stay h. If you’re desperate for accommodation you would be better staying in public toilets"
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azoic17 wrote a tip Oct 2022
New Zealand17 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Pack earplugs as traffic can be noisy."
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Ballet Queen 2013 wrote a tip May 2022
Blenheim, New Zealand4 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Definitely ask for a room away from the traffic. The motel is right next to set of lights on a busy intersection "
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PRICE RANGE
$99 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
southern comfort hotel
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
20
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Frequently Asked Questions about Southern Comfort Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Southern Comfort Motel?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Street Clock Tower (0.4 km), Red Light District (0.3 km), and The Dirty Land (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Southern Comfort Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Southern Comfort Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Southern Comfort Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Southern Comfort Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's House of Lamb, The Goldfinch, and Mexicano's.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Southern Comfort Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a pool during their stay.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Southern Comfort Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Southern Comfort Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.4 km), Mona Vale (1.7 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (7.8 km).
Is Southern Comfort Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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