The Riccarton Hotel
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The Riccarton Hotel

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3.0
#127 of 150 hotels in Christchurch
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Location
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.4 of 5 bubbles
Value
The Riccarton Hotel is a newly refurbished, 45-room hotel that delivers a charming, relaxed and convenient experience. The Ashley Hotel is located in Riccarton, within walking distance of Hagley Park, shopping malls, dozens of restaurants and cafés, Christchurch Hospital, the train station and plenty of other Christchurch attractions. We offer several different Christchurch hotel room types, perfect whether you are visiting for business, holiday or as part of a group. For your convenience, The Ashley Hotel also has disabled facilities. Whatever your reason for visiting Christchurch, enjoy it in comfort and style.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Complimentary tea
Baggage storage
Newspaper
Express check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
Wifi
Non-smoking hotel
Room features
Desk
Seating area
Telephone
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Microwave
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Refrigerator
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking 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.
3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Centrally Located
Mid-range
Languages Spoken
English, Thai

Location

106 Mandeville St, Christchurch 8400 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 80 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
234Reviews2Q+A56Room tips

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Margaret S wrote a review Nov 2022
Auckland, New Zealand7 contributions1 helpful vote
3.0 of 5 bubbles
I stayed three nights and my room was not serviced even once. The rubbish bin wasn’t emptied nor the towels replaced. A daily service of the room is listed on the website so I expected that in an extended stay it would happen. Not good!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Sightsee616244 wrote a review Jul 2020
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Need better curtains, ours left a big gap on one side and they were too light it was impossible to sleep.

More a motel than a hotel, room was small, needs some upgrades the tv for example.

Bed was nice, big & comfy, room was clean.
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ADFT wrote a review Mar 2022
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Sliding open the doors and pulling aside the ripped curtain revels a cell like room with the beds and a bathroom off to the side. Hairs in & on the bed along with stains on the bedding. Aircon didn't work. Power socket didnt work. Mold in bathroom. water damaged paneling swelling and filthy. Slow wifi drops out & didnt work. When checking out and answering truthfully about the room when asked how was the stay the gentlemans only reply was "Do we have your credit card details?" what he had already confirmed and walked away.
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Date of stay: March 2022
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Just dont. Leave.
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Deborah R wrote a review Feb 2023
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand30 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked Delux Queen Studio and requested 2 Queen beds.

Checked in and paid less than advertised.

Opened the door to the unit and see 2 King Single beds and thought that's why we paid less than advertised and booked for.

The wall behind the beds had been updated with modern wood panelling and looked nice. There were 3 lights on the wall but only 1 went when turned on.

The carpet looked like it was reasonably new.
There was an orange chair that had a couple of very obvious stains on the seat. Didn't look very good and I think should have been replaced.

The bathroom sure needed some TLC. The basin was so warn that the coating had gone and it looked like it had seen better days.
The bathroom cabinet doors had swollen and looked like it should have been replaced a long time ago.

I saw that the shower drain had what I thought looked like string poking out but further inspection reveiled that it was dentle floss and also there were strands of black hair.

I went down to reception as we heading out the next day and mentioned the shower drain and asked for it to be cleaned and also asked for fresh towels and toilet paper to be refreshed.

When I mentioned the hair and dentle floss in the shower drain I was told its an old place and he seemed to think it was ok.

My reply was that had nothing to do with it the fact that it was an old place and came down to cleanliness.

His customer skills need to be addressed as he seemed very rude at times and a bit angry.

Won't be staying here again.
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Date of stay: December 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
Room Tip: Don't stay here as rooms need updated on the Internet to reflect what they look like. The...
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FooFoo123 wrote a review Feb 2021
Greymouth, New Zealand44 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My sister and I made a last minute decision to stay in ChCh and had not booked any accommodation. We were in Riccarton and there was only one place that I can remember staying in in Riccarton (Several years ago.) It was the Ashley. That visit had not been a good stay, BUT this visit was brilliant. We had walked in off the street, with no booking and were given a one room motel, on the ground floor. Which was just what we wanted as we both have back problems. The room was very clean, had everything we needed and the beds were super comfortable. We had no need to turn the heating on as the unit was warm. The lady at the reception desk was very friendly and welcoming and for the price I would definately stay here again. It was less than a hundred dollars,. The place is also fairly close to shopping and food outlets. Well worth a visit. Thank you.
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Date of stay: February 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: For accessibility the ground floor on the East side is perfect and holds the heat from the sun
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Themrs wrote a review Dec 2022
Nelson, New Zealand59 contributions5 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for a couple of nights and what a disappointment it was… the hotel is run down with mould prominent in the bathroom , the plates still had remains on them from the previous guests.. having no toilet paper was the icing on the cake.. the room didn’t get cleaned or towels replenished during our stay. The bar and kitchen on the ground floor were closed and looked like they have been for a year or two now. How they call themselves a hotel is beyond me
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PatrickBuijs wrote a review Jan 2020
Rotterdam, The Netherlands1,016 contribution174 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Only stayed the last night here of our trip.
The hotel is located a bit outside the central part of the city, but with a nice walk trough the park/botanical garden it could be worse..
Our hotelroom was of a decent size, not too big but it worked with all of our luggage. Bed was very comfortable, had a good night sleep before the flights back home.
Good size bathroom which was clean.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Talia wrote a review Apr 2021
Auckland, New Zealand34 contributions32 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was a good size and it was good to have some basic kitchen facilities (microwave, fridge, kettle, toaster). I had a heater that worked intermittently and had to go and get a code for the wifi every day as they gave you a very small amount of data to use. Overall it was fine.
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Date of stay: March 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Naresh1936 wrote a review Mar 2020
Mumbai, India361 contributions122 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
It is not a hotel, at best a motel. Away from central Christchurch, although close to famous botanical garden, it is rather inconvenient, particularly because it has no restaurant catering lunch and dinner. The room was simple with limited amenities. My travel agent, who had charged for a four star hotel, provided this facility, a great disappointment.
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Date of stay: November 2019
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Helen wrote a review Feb 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sirena and Ronjina from reception are very friendly and helpful during our stay, absolutely amazing 5 star customer service. Highly recommend definitely will come back again. Room is sparkling clean, good water pressure, great location easy to go anywhere.
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Date of stay: February 2021Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Answer from Jacob W
Greymouth, New Zealand
Hi Kaustubh, Thank you for your inquiry. We have our King Studios and twin rooms with a Queen and Single bed. Breakfast is not included in the standard rates but a breakfast included rate is available when you book with us direct on our website. Breakfast is from 7.00am until 8.45am. Please let us know if you have any further questions.
Swanseagirl56 asked a question Aug 2014
Swansea, United Kingdom9 contributions
walking distance to cathedral square please?
Answer from Jacob W
Greymouth, New Zealand
Dear Swanseagirl56, Thank you for your enquiry. The walking distance to the cathedral square from The Ashley Hotel Christchurch is 3km which runs through the beautiful hagley park. Kind regards, Jacob Williams Assistant Manager
DavidCV64 wrote a tip May 2023
Christchurch, New Zealand14 contributions13 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid if at all possible"
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Deborah R wrote a tip Feb 2023
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand30 contributions9 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay here as rooms need updated on the Internet to reflect what they look like. The manager/owner needs better public service skills. "
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ADFT wrote a tip Mar 2022
2 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just dont. Leave."
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FooFoo123 wrote a tip Feb 2021
Greymouth, New Zealand44 contributions10 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"For accessibility the ground floor on the East side is perfect and holds the heat from the sun"
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rajukaruna wrote a tip Apr 2018
Bengaluru, India96 contributions42 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Avoid rooms on first floor if you have heavy luggage as there are no lifts"
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PRICE RANGE
$124 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
45
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Riccarton Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to The Riccarton Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Fo Guang Shan (0.2 km), Mount Robert Ridge (0.3 km), and Aurora Arts and Gifts (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Riccarton Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and self serve laundry.
Which room amenities are available at The Riccarton Hotel?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at The Riccarton Hotel?
Guests can enjoy complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Riccarton Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Riccarton Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Orchid, Dux Dine, and Arjee Bhajee.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Riccarton Hotel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Thai.
Are there any historical sites close to The Riccarton Hotel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (0.7 km), Mona Vale (1.1 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.7 km).
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