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Commodore Motor Lodge

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Welcome to the Commodore Motor Lodge in Ashburton. We offer genuine Kiwi hospitality and a lovely garden setting. Our 14-unit ground-floor Ashburton motel complex is just 1-hour drive south from Christchurch airport and 1 hour from the Mt Hutt ski field. Our spacious clean motel units have fully equipped kitchens and are serviced daily. There is ample off-street parking with children's playground and free high speed wireless internet.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Golf course
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Car park
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Non-smoking hotel
Picnic area
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Room features
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Safe
Kitchenette
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Sofa
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
On-demand films
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Languages Spoken
English
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Allen S wrote a review Dec 2023
Hastings, New Zealand31 contributions7 helpful votes
Very friendly host with clean and tidy facilities fit for invalid or special needs people with wet area bathroom. Very quiet location with very calming outdoors area. Good variety of tea's and coffee's/
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Date of stay: November 2023
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Response from Gary Walker, Owner at Commodore Motor Lodge
Responded 10 Dec 2023
We're very pleased you enjoyed your stay here! Thank you so much for your wonderful review, we love to hear when we're doing a good job :D Much appreciated
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Paradise07452059000 wrote a review Oct 2023
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VERY SPACIOUS WITH GOOD COOKING FACILITIES. COMFY BEDS. THE HOSTS AND STAFF WERE EXCELLENT AND VERY SUPPORTIVE OF OUR SITUATION AND NEEDS. WE HAVE SPENT 30 YEARS IN MOTELS, AVERAGE 120 NIGHTS A YEAR AND THE COMMODORE WOULD BE RIGHT UP AT THE TOP.
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Date of stay: August 2023Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 9 Nov 2023
Thank you so much for the lovely review, we really appreciate you taking the time to do it and we're very happy you enjoyed your stay. It was a pleasure to have you here and hopefully we will see you back in the future. :)
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Cantfind wrote a review Mar 2023
Pacific Paradise, Australia128 contributions65 helpful votes
This motor lodge is so good we were very sad to leave. As it was we stayed an extra night as we enjoyed it so much. We had a two bedroom fully self contained suite at a very reasonable rate. The staff were delightful and we had a very fond farewell from them on the morning we left. Very comfortable suite and close to town. Would definitely stay there again.
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Date of stay: February 2023
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Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Responded 9 Nov 2023
Hello, So glad your enjoyed your time here! It was great to chat to you and we really appreciate the awesome review thank you. We look forward to seeing you guys back next time!
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Trish wrote a review Mar 2022
Auckland, New Zealand18 contributions
My partner drove me to Ashburton for my birthday and because we were tired and he wasn't feeling too well we decided to stay somewhere. I'm glad I chose the Commodore. Chris the owner is a beautiful person and was so helpful and accommodating, so much so we decided to stay another night 💜 May you enjoy your time at the Commodore like we did 🥰
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Date of stay: March 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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steve619 wrote a review Feb 2022
Te Awamutu, New Zealand106 contributions34 helpful votes
The lady was very helpful and friendly the room was very clean and we booked for one night and stayed for two and would go back for sure .the motel has the bonus of being pet friendly and the dog loved it not having to sleep in the car. I was also towing a large trailer and she made it easy for me letting me take up a few parking's in front of the unit.
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Date of stay: February 2022
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Karen R wrote a review Jul 2021
10 contributions1 helpful vote
We arrived on dark and welcomed to our room by a very friendly owner, very clean and tidy, full sky. This is back off the main highway so was quiet and very comfy cosy bed, we had the best nights sleep here at the Commodore Motel, thank you
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Melanie wrote a review Jan 2021
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An amazing stay I can't thank the lady enough very clean very private really felt like home a huge AAA from me. The lady on reception the owner let me use the washing powder absolutely free she went the extra mile. I have now booked my husband a night there.
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Date of stay: January 2021Trip type: Travelled with family
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Susan H wrote a review Jan 2021
Kerikeri, New Zealand538 contributions86 helpful votes
Passing through from Oamaru. As we light sleepers wanted to be away from main drag. Very reasonably priced Motel and friendly owner. Older motel but nice and quiet being one street back from the main road. Recommend if you want a good night's sleep in a clean room at a reasonable price. Also do try the Formosa Chinese restaurant. Top quality place.
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Keepitreal100 wrote a review Aug 2020
Christchurch, New Zealand18 contributions
I could not appreciate this place enough 😍 Our host Chris was more than accommodating and really went the extra mile, even turning on heaters for us when we were due back late. The room itself was clean and tidy. grounds were well maintained and the location was great. Chris and her team, really deserve there own award, they are down to earth genuine people, this country certainly needs more of them. We will definitely be back, in the meantime I wish these lovely ladies all the best and suggest anyone who wants to experience genuine effort, this is a must stop for a great stay!
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled on business
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Wendy C wrote a review Nov 2019
26 contributions6 helpful votes
Decided on a change from my usual Ashburton stopover , what a gem i found .Great , friendly service , alot cheaper and so quiet. Lovely studio with full kitchen and dining .Nice to have a comfy chair to relax and watch the tv on a unit so didnt have to crane my neck looking high up on a wall .Yes, it is abit dated with old style shower but it aas a wonderfull experience and will stick with this new find .
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Date of stay: October 2019
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PRICE RANGE
$135 - $144 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
14
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Frequently Asked Questions about Commodore Motor Lodge
Which popular attractions are close to Commodore Motor Lodge?
Nearby attractions include Ashburton Aviation Museum (3.6 km), Trott's Garden (3.8 km), and EA Networks Centre (1.9 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Commodore Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and kids activities.
Which room amenities are available at Commodore Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Commodore Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Commodore Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Commodore Motor Lodge?
Conveniently located restaurants include Formosa Restaurant, Speights Ale House, and The Somerset Grocer Cafe and Bar.
Are any cleaning services offered at Commodore Motor Lodge?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Commodore Motor Lodge?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Is Commodore Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.