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Riverstone Motel

18 Southbrook Road, Rangiora 7400 New Zealand
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#1 of 3 hotels in Rangiora
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Spotlessly clean & comfortable, you will discover Riverstone Motel is conveniently located and enjoy a warm, friendly Kiwi welcome! We are a NO SMOKING site and all rooms are quiet: with air conditioning, soundproofing & double glazing. Modern and contemporary; prices start from NZD 150/night. At the southern end of Rangiora, we're next door to a family-friendly bar & restaurant and only a 3-minute walk from Pak’nSave. Riverstone Motel has a northerly aspect meaning your room benefits from all day sun. There are 17 units (Studios, 1- & 2-Bedroom Suites and a 4-Bedroom Apartment) all finished with tasteful decor. All our beds have mattress toppers, comfort layers and are triple sheeted, ensuring guests the highest standard in quality bedding, cleanliness and hygiene. Each unit has an ensuite bathroom, high water pressure showers, a well-appointed kitchenette, and functional furniture. Three units on the ground floor are wheelchair accessible, complete with roll-in showers and handrails in the bathrooms. Our professional housekeepers service rooms daily upon request. On-site facilities include free parking and free, high-speed Wi-Fi throughout the complex. A continental breakfast service and a guest laundry are also available (extra charges apply). Rangiora is a thriving hub: the principal town at the heart of the Waimakariri. Local attractions include multi-award wining Waipara Valley Vineyards, and slightly further north, the spa resort town of Hanmer Springs. Good surfing beaches are nearby, and in the winter, several ski fields are less then a 2 hour’s drive away. Golfers have many choices… from good, 18-hole club options to more demanding Championship level courses. Rangiora itself has an eclectic mix of retailers – from well-known high street chains to numerous boutique shops and several wonderful cafés. A super museum, detailing the early history of Rangiora and the local district, is open on Wednesday and Sunday afternoons. Dining options abound in Rangiora and neighbouring Kaiapoi and Mandeville North. Taxi and shuttle services, if required, are best booked in advance and Riverstone Motel can provide details. Uber and Ola services available. For bigger groups, the motel also has a 4-Bedroom apartment. In addition to a large and spacious living and dining area, guests greatly appreciate that each bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom. The apartment is the ideal choice for business or family groups and can be let for long- or short-term bookings. The living area is large enough to enable meetings and min-conferences. One of the bedrooms in the 4-Bedroom apartment provides wheelchair access and facilities. Riverstone Motel’s location allows easy access to State Highway 1, SH72 and SH71. With the enhanced northern motorway and road network, the motel is only 20 minutes from Christchurch International Airport and 30 minutes to the Christchurch CBD.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Coffee shop
Aerobics offsite
Squash offsite
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Highchairs available
Electric vehicle charging station
Car park
Fitness classes
Breakfast available
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Special diet menus
Tennis court offsite
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
ATM on site
First aid kit
24-hour check-in
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
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Blackout curtains
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Dining area
Interconnected rooms available
Seating area
Separate living room
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
Electric blanket
Whirlpool bathtub
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Amanda C wrote a review Jun 2021
Cranbourne, Australia1 contribution
This would have to be one of the best motels we have ever stayed in. The room was spotless, super quiet and the bed was extremely comfortable. Great showers with good water pressure. The hosts are absolutely delightful and happy to help. The coffee machine in reception is a really nice touch. I would definitely recommend this motel.
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Response from Mike and Charlotte Dougan, Owner at Riverstone Motel
Responded 9 Jul 2021
Hi there A&D - it was lovely to meet you both and so glad that we could host you for the two occasions on your trip over to this side of the ditch! You certainly planned a great holiday and so good to have surprised your friends... keep safe and we look forward to your return Cheers The Riverstone Motel team
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Mauro B wrote a review Jun 2021
Queenstown, New Zealand2 contributions
Spent the Rally week end there. Great facilities, clean and spacious room. Excellent service and owner looked after us very well. I would suggest this place to anyone traveling to rangiora. Thanks for this good experience and surely will return when next in the area.
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Date of stay: June 2021
Trip type: Travelled on business
Response from Mike and Charlotte Dougan, Owner at Riverstone Motel
Responded 7 Jun 2021
Hi there - thanks for leaving such a positive review of your Riverstone Motel experience. It was a real pleasure to to have you and the team to stay with us - we're so glad that the event went well - congratulations to one and all, especially the driver! We look forward to your return. Safe travels - always!
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Ash P wrote a review Jan 2021
Motueka15 contributions2 helpful votes
Excellent service, including free chocolates and brewed coffee all day. Very roomy, with excellent bathroom and comfortable bed. Easy to find, on the main road, yet not noisy. Good large restaurant right next door, and a Pak N Save just 200 metre away if needed. Very clean and well presented in all aspects. We have stayed here before, and will definitely do so again.
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Date of stay: January 2021
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Response from Mike and Charlotte Dougan, Owner at Riverstone Motel
Responded 17 Jan 2021
G'day! Thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a warm and informative review! It was lovely to see you both again when you called into the Reception last week... We are fortunate to have the wonderful amenities on our doorstep that so many of our guests enjoy and also that you enjoyed what we have on offer in the motel - we very much look forward to seeing you again when you are next travelling and looking for a place to rest in Rangiora.
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BrianNz wrote a review Dec 2020
Wellington, New Zealand105 contributions40 helpful votes
Had a 2 night stay at Riverstone for a family wedding. Having the option of 2 bedrooms was good with a young adult to cater for. Location is very good with a restaurant – The Brook – right next and recommend the food and service there, plus a supermarket is about a 2 min walk. Room was spacious and clean, had a well equipped kitchen. Bathroom was a reasonable size and the hot water pressure was great. Beds were comfortable. Having a unit away from the road was a bonus as it was very quiet. Hosts were friendly and helpful, would certainly return again to stay there.
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Date of stay: December 2020
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Room Tip: Units at the back of the property away from the road
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1 Helpful vote
Response from Mike and Charlotte Dougan, Owner at Riverstone Motel
Responded 17 Jan 2021
Hi there - thanks so much for taking the time to leave such a lovely review - we're glad you enjoyed the facilities we have in the motel and nearby. It was real a pleasure to have you all to stay... and we're glad that you enjoyed the family wedding! We do hope that we have the pleasure of your company again in the future - should you find yourselves this way - and do encourage you to contact us direct for the best deal!
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Tom wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
Superb accommodation with fantastic staff,great beds and easy access to good food.The bathroom was good with an efficient shower. We really could not find any faults with our stay. Highly recommended !
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Mike and Charlotte Dougan, Owner at Riverstone Motel
Responded 19 Nov 2020
Hi there - thanks so much for leaving such a lovely review of your stay and the motel. We're glad that you enjoyed your time here and recommend us to others... We do have fantastic water pressure which does make having a shower such a refreshing experience! Reviews have never been as important as they are right now and so thank you again - your kind and positive remarks, may well encourage other travellers to make a reservation to stay at Riverstone Motel on their journey We look forward to welcoming you back - safe travels, always!
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US$95 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionRangiora
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Frequently Asked Questions about Riverstone Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Riverstone Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Town Hall Cinemas (2.2 km), Halswell Quarry Park (1.0 km), and Ohoka Farmers Market (4.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Riverstone Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a fitness centre.
Which room amenities are available at Riverstone Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Riverstone Motel?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, breakfast, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Riverstone Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Riverstone Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include A Pocket Full of Spices, Fools Of Desire, and Artisan by Rangiora Bakery.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Riverstone Motel?
Yes, guests have access to a fitness centre, a sauna, and fitness classes during their stay.
Are any cleaning services offered at Riverstone Motel?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Riverstone Motel offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Riverstone Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.