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Milano Motor Lodge

87 Papanui Road Merivale, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand
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Milano Motor Lodge offers you a distinctly unique accommodation experience. Whether you are in Christchurch overnight on business or looking for a longer stay with family, Milano Motor Lodge motel can offer you quiet comfortable, yet affordable, Christchurch motel accommodation. Milano Motor Lodge is in a great location, less than 500 meters to central Merivale with its premier shopping, restaurants, cafes and bars. It is very close to St Georges Hospital, Nurse Maude Hospital & Hospice, and several schools including St Andrews, Rangi Ruru , St Margaret's and Selwyn House. We are approximately 1.5 kilometers to Christchurch City center and just a short stroll to the beautiful Hagley Park, Botanical Gardens and Christchurch Casino. Milano Motor Lodge is within easy access by car, taxi or bus to the city's sporting facilities including the central Stadium, Canterbury Arena, the Railway Station, Christchurch's International and domestic Airport , as well as the main public and private hospitals.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Parking
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun terrace
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Ironing service
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Dining area
Housekeeping
Seating area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Modern
Languages Spoken
English
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JoanneKnox wrote a review Feb 2024
Auckland Central, New Zealand17 contributions9 helpful votes
This is the 3rd time I have returned to Milano Motor Lodge and I cannot rate it highly enough. The rooms are immaculate and stylishly furnished and I love the extra touches- Nespresso Machine, cheese and crackers, cookies. The hosts are so welcoming and remember you from previous stays.
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Date of stay: February 2024
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Responded 1 week ago
Thank you Joanne, we are so pleased you like your stay here, it is great to know the work we are doing on the property is working. We look forward to your next stay with us. Regards Esmae & Ed
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Trail02068529087 wrote a review Jan 2024
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My partner and I stayed in the queen studio and absolutely loved it there. It was beautiful and had a very homely peaceful feel. The hosts are so kind! The extra touches like cheese and crackers and Nespresso machine were nice. The bed was comfortable. I will definitely use this as my home away from home when I come to Christchurch to visit my daughter Thanku so much
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Date of stay: January 2024
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Responded 7 Jan 2024
Hi and thanks for your kind review! We love hearing that our guests are happy! See you again soon! Many thanks Esmae & Ed
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kim wrote a review Nov 2023
West Byfleet, United Kingdom1 contribution
Lovely, spotless accommodation a short walk through the Botanical Gardens to the centre of Christchurch. The owner, Ed, was friendly & helpful. The apartment was serviced every day, a pleasure to return to after a busy day exploring the city.
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Date of stay: October 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Fabulous steakhouse a short walk from the motel. Lots of shops & restaurants nearby
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Responded 6 Dec 2023
Thanks for your great review - it was a pleasure to have you stay with us!
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Sonya H wrote a review Aug 2023
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Absolutely amazing place, host went out of his way to help us. Late check in and a trailer park! Loads of little touches, free soup, crackers etc. the smelly bathroom products are a beautiful touch. Clean, tidy and smells nice! Room was quiet, no road noise. Even the heater was on for us with a warm room. And a brilliant shower for the win :) Only could wish two things 1. We could have stayed longer !! 2. We had found this place earlier!! Well done to you both, we will be back :) Thank you
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 19 Aug 2023
Thank you very much for your fantastic review, very much appreciated Sonya, We look forward to your next visit. Regards Esmae & Ed
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Granmarose wrote a review Aug 2023
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We loved everything about Milano. Fantastic king size bed, air conditioning for great heating (or cooling in the summer). Extras like crackers & cheese, biscuits etc. the Nespresso machine even had decaf pods! We highly recommend this motel and will definitely stay again on our next trip to Christchurch.
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Date of stay: August 2023
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Responded 7 Aug 2023
Thank you so very much for your kind review, means a lot to us. Regards Esmae & Ed
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Jonathan W wrote a review Jun 2023
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I usually stay for mid-week work trips and now even plan my trips around the motels availability. Great home on the road. I recently stayed in one of the newly renovated two bedroom apartments for a longer stay in Christchurch with the family. The new owners have have done an exceptional job updating all aspects of the rooms and had everything we needed for our baby. Always clean and comfortable, great beds. Always perfect.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from Milano Lodge, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge
Responded 30 Jun 2023
Thank you Jonathan, it is always good to have you stay with us and also meeting your family, we look forward to your next stay and thank you for the review, most appreciated. Regards Esmae & Ed
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Rod H wrote a review Jun 2023
Athenree, New Zealand1 contribution
Most comfortable beds ever had at a motel, spotlessly clean, quiet location yet very handy to CBD and restaurants. Hosts Esmae & Ed very welcoming and nothing is too much trouble. Will always stay here when in Christchurch as it ticks all the boxes.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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Responded 18 Jun 2023
Thank you Rod and Jan, we very much enjoy having you stay with us when in Christchurch and we look forward to your next visit down. Regards Esmae & Ed
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666sonial wrote a review Jan 2023
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Esmae opened a room for us after we were left in a jam and struggling to find a room after the floods in Akl. She went out of her way to help us. The room was great. Plenty of space. Positioned well with a short walk to the Merivale village for cafes, food and shops. We would absolutely stay again.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled with family
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Responded 30 Jan 2023
Thank you for your message, I am so pleased we were able to help you at a very stressful time, I hope your travel after leaving here went well. Regards Esmae & Ed
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Gem Tom wrote a review Jun 2021
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Front door even when locked banged in the night from wind, bed was uncomfortable, sucked having the hot water cylinder bubbling away all night right next to the bed kept us awake. Heater in bathroom didn't work, shower pressure was weak. Wall heater jammed in the corner didn't heat room just kitchen area. Poor quality really for the price we paid....have stayed in better campgrounds.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Milano Lodge, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge
Responded 18 Jun 2023
Hello, we are the new owners of the Milano Motor Lodge. We are very sorry you had such a bad experience staying here with the prior owners. I can assure you we have totally upgraded the entire motel, with new beds, furniture, heating appliances etc. This means a totally new level of comfort for any people staying with us. Regards Esmae & Ed
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SCagray wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Cruz, California1709 contributions92 helpful votes
We had two nights booked here on the front end of a campervan trip and three nights on the back end. We were very pleased with the accommodations. Very clean. Wonderful and complete amenities, nice location for walking to eat and the city center. The owner was very friendly. We ran into logistical challenges toward the end of our stay and John was so great about letting us book from day to day while we figured out what to do. The situation was very fluid with the virus and he was great to work with. We appreciated his calm. Highly recommend!
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Date of stay: March 2020
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$185 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Milano Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Milano Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Victoria Street Clock Tower (0.9 km), Christchurch Casino (1.2 km), and Red Light District (0.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Milano Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Milano Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Milano Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Milano Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Milano Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pedro's House of Lamb, Tutto Bene Restaurant Pizzeria, and Mexicano's.
Are any cleaning services offered at Milano Motor Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to Milano Motor Lodge?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.3 km), Mona Vale (1.5 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.6 km).
Is Milano Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.