Academy Lodge Motel
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Academy Lodge Motel

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4.5
#2 of 3 small hotels in Ashburton
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.9 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
A friendly welcome awaits you at Academy Lodge Motel by owners Alison and Harley Gundry. We have 5 ground floor motels with parking at the door. All units have been refurbished incl flat screen LCD televisions. A discount is offered to AA members snd Senior Citizens. A bistro restaurant nearby, and we are within walking distance of the main shopping area. One hour drive from Christchurch International Airport.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Highchairs available
Non-smoking hotel
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL STYLE
Business
Mid-range

Location

782 East Street, Ashburton 7700 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
Timaru Airport
62.4 km
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30Reviews1Q+A8Room tips

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RobertCPickering wrote a review Mar 2020
Pickering
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Booked in for four nights, the owners could not have been more friendly or helpful. The rooms were large and super clean. My only slight criticism would be that the walls between rooms are thin. Could hear next doors television and our neighbors snoring. However it would not put me off staying again as the owners were so obliging.
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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major5 wrote a review Jan 2018
Kent, England
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed in this motel for just one night, recently refurbished so very clean and comfortable. We had a two bedroomed unit, Wi fi was included, beds very comfortable and owners very welcoming. Harley gave us some information on places to stop along the way to Te Anau, much appreciated. Eateries all close by, motel is on the main highway so easy to find.
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Date of stay: January 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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WLnz wrote a review Sept 2016
Nelson, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Turned up without a booking and we were instantly welcomed.
The large one bed unit was spotlessly clean and nicely appointed. The reading lights over the bed are brilliant - the best accommodation lighting I have encountered in years.
Highly recommended.
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jock023 wrote a review Apr 2012
Whangamata, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A small motel but high quality. Very friendly reception and nothing was too much trouble.
If you are staying in Ashburton check this one out.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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999Sam wrote a review Mar 2012
Alexandra, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Seven of us stayed in two units at these motels. We found them to be well appointed spotlessly clean and very spacious. We found the owners to be very helpful and knowledgeable about the Ashburton area and we would have no hesitation in recommending these motels to other travellers.
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Date of stay: March 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Eimear99 wrote a review Oct 2018
Ireland
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Spent 2 nights as a solo traveller here, while visiting my son who was working close by. Very warm welcome from the owner. Room had very comfortable bed, mini fridge, microwave, kettle and all the crockery and cutlery required. There was safe off street parking. Place was spotless. Continental breakfast was available if required. Train tracks close to house but did not disturb my sleep.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Stephen H wrote a review May 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed here for two nights with a group of 13 adults outstanding hosts very helpful and courteous, comfortable and clean. Harley Gundry the Host went well beyond his duties to ensure we were well looked after nothing was a bother to him.
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Date of stay: May 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Cheryl W wrote a review Jun 2019
Berri, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Welcomed by a friendly lovely couple. Shown the rooms. Made to feel at home. Relaxing. Comfortable. They provided guidance and local recommendations. Definitely recommend and would happily return again. Thank you.
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Date of stay: June 2019
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Dave H wrote a review Jul 2018
Roxburgh, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Close to the centre of town and restaurants. Walkng distance to a great watering hole just across the railway line. Rooms were comfortable and clean. Good Wifi and very friendly hosts who are more than willing to help you. The water pressure wasnt great but better than a lot of places I have stayed in. Good value for money.
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Date of stay: July 2018
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Susan S wrote a review May 2018
Whittlesea, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is by far the best motel we stayed in whilst travelling New Zealand. Recently updated/refurbished, comfortable bed, very clean amenities. Harley and Allison are very accommodating and up for a chat, very helpful in suggesting things to do and see including the suggestion to go to Speights Ale House for dinner and what a great suggestion! The meal and atmosphere were fantastic! A short walk to the supermarket and not far from town. We'll be back!!
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Date of stay: May 2018
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Quiet in all rooms
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wendytG134ZK asked a question Jan 2018
Mulgrave, Australia13 contributions6 helpful votes
Do you have wifi
Susan S wrote a tip May 2018
Whittlesea, Australia27 contributions7 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet in all rooms"
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beanandeasy wrote a tip Mar 2018
Falls Creek, Australia201 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"try and get a room away from main road"
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Beverley H wrote a tip May 2016
Dunedin, New Zealand30 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Front unit, street views. Sunny."
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lilicky wrote a tip Apr 2016
Auckland Central, New Zealand28 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any room would be fine, has sky tv, very quiet."
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deb6119 wrote a tip Mar 2016
Fairlie, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Exceptional bed"
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LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionAshburton
NUMBER OF ROOMS
5
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Frequently Asked Questions about Academy Lodge Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Academy Lodge Motel?
Nearby attractions include Ashburton Art Gallery (1.1 km) and Ashburton Museum (1.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Academy Lodge Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and reduced mobility rooms.
Which room amenities are available at Academy Lodge Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a seating area.
Is parking available at Academy Lodge Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Academy Lodge Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Miyabi Top in Town, Taste Cafe, and Robert Harris Cafe.
Is Academy Lodge Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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