We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The Tripadvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
87 Papanui Road Merivale, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand
Lowest prices for your stay
View deal
Free cancellation until 06/09/22
View all 12 deals
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Prices are provided by our partners, and reflect total costs of the stay, including all taxes and fees known to our partners. Please see our partners for more details.
Traveller (6)
Room & Suite (22)
Payments made by partners impact the order of prices displayed. Room types may vary.
Travel safe during COVID-19
Visit our Travel Safe hub to see how we're helping you make more informed travel decisions during COVID-19.
What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitised in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
Updated 30/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Updated 30/01/22 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#70 of 159 hotels in Christchurch
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.
Read more
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Golf course
Highchairs available
Baggage storage
Sun terrace
Express check-in / check-out
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Show more
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Seating area
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Show more
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Good to know
Languages Spoken
90Reviews3Q+A13Room tips
Traveller rating
  • 55
  • 29
  • 4
  • 1
  • 1
Time of year
Traveller type
Selected filters
  • Filter
  • English
Popular mentions
Sort by:
Most Recent
Gem Tom wrote a review Jun 2021
1 contribution
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.
Read more
Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
SCagray wrote a review Mar 2020
Santa Cruz, California1301 contributions78 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!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2020
Sleep Quality
Antipodean wrote a review May 2019
6 contributions
Another nice stay with polite and friendly host. Well appointed rooms. Good location. Easy walking distance to malls. Great value & definitely recommend to anyone. Nice garden area to sit outside in the morning. Will return again.
Read more
Date of stay: May 2019Trip type: Travelled solo
Warwick M wrote a review Feb 2019
Melbourne, Australia75 contributions67 helpful votes
Good value for money close to lots of cafes and shops - Merivale Mall is close which is nice if you want shopping and plenty of good restaurants within walking distance.. Everything was tidy and staff friendly.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2019
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask for a room back from the road if available.
See more room tips
2 Helpful votes
Tanya C wrote a review Feb 2019
Auckland, New Zealand44 contributions9 helpful votes
Well serviced , friendly staff, clean. Found the bed a bit soft. Room was quite hot as temperatures in chch were very warm over the weekend. Was a bit disappointed with paying extra for a spa bathroom as the spa jets were not clean, but told the reception and they came and fixed.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2019
Sleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Renee1901 wrote a review Dec 2018
320 contributions56 helpful votes
We returned to stay in one of Milano's family rooms again- another great stay, the family rooms are very comfortable, beds are great, the complex is very quiet, clean and tidy and it is in a great location, only minutes from central Christchurch. The host John is very friendly and helpful. See you again on our next visit to Christchurch.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled with family
Jeanne H wrote a review Dec 2018
Singapore, Singapore32 contributions10 helpful votes
Had a really good 2 night stay at Christchurch in the Milano Motor Lodge. Room was very clean. Toilet had amenities. Bed was comfortable and comes with an electric blanket. Most importantly, everything works. From TV to WiFi to electric points. Location is centralized and is a short drive away from everything you will need. Am glad I chose this over the more expensive options.
Read more
Date of stay: December 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
gail356 wrote a review Jun 2018
Cambridge, New Zealand10 contributions1 helpful vote
This is the cleanest place we have ever stayed in! Wonderful hosts who were very helpful and also proud of their work. I would fully recommend this as a place to stay in Christchurch as very quiet. Bus stop across the road if you don't want to take the car into the city. We went out of our way to stay there twice!
Read more
Date of stay: March 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from MilanoMotorLodge, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge
Responded 8 Aug 2018
Thank you for your kind review. It was our pleasure having you guys.
Read more
WilsonFamilyNz wrote a review Feb 2018
Pleasant Point, New Zealand535 contributions39 helpful votes
Great friendly hosts, nothing is a problem, affordable spa unit. Decor satisfactory. Tv, sky, close to town malls etc. found this place on web then read previous reviews hence why we are here. Out the back beautiful Chch building as it use to be.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Experience665436 wrote a review Feb 2018
47 contributions28 helpful votes
This studio apartment was well equipped, scrupulously clean and in a reasonably central location. Restaurants and shops were within walking distance. My only two quibbles were no A/C so it was very warm overnight and the bed was way too soft. As we kept the windows open overnight there was also a bit of road noise.
Read more
Date of stay: February 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$92 - US$113 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
Is This Your Tripadvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
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 a golf course.
Which room amenities are available at Milano Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
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 King of Snake.
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).