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Christchurch, New Zealand

Southern Comfort

Review of Riverlea Motel
4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 19 Apr 2022
Very friendly welcome on arrival, with plenty of relevant material also available concerning local attractions.
Lovely large studio style room containing an exceptionally large bed and comfortable furnishings which made working at the table or watching television both pleasurable.
Wonderful; stocked kitchen which they ensured was provided with sufficient complimentary refreshments for the duration of our stay.
Bathroom was sufficiently large enough, as was the shower, with towels replaced daily.
Only niggle would be that the shower temperature fluctuated somewhat, although may also be due to the fact that the Motel was full, and it is just possible that many were using the shower at the same time. Only other niggle would be the very limited plunger mechanism of the complementary shower gel and shampoo bottles. In the end, we resorted to using our own supply.
Great location. Very close to the retail section of Gore.
Despite being on a main highway, also a very quiet location.
We are already looking at making a return visit.
Date of stay: April 2022
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    Reviewed 27 March 2021

    We rang the Riverlea motel and reserved a room for 1 night. When we arrived the room was ready and the heater already turned on. The room was lovely and bright and was clean and tidy. We had a peaceful night’s sleep and left in the morning feeling refreshed. We would certainly recommend the Riverlea.
    As New Zealand is basically Covid free questions on distancing etc are irrelevant.

    Date of stay: March 2021
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    Thank Terence G
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    Tony Bower, Owner at Riverlea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2021

    Thanks for your positive review its great to hear you enjoyed your stay.

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    Reviewed 27 March 2021

    This motel is excellent. Nice and handy to town. Very well appointed and very clean.
    Well done to everyone who works here. The bed is exceptional, which is such a plus when your touring around. There is nothing we could fault with this motel we would highly recommend it.

    Date of stay: March 2021
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    Reviewed 28 February 2021 via mobile

    Lovely motel to stay. We had a 2 bedroom unit which had everything we needed. The unit was very spacious, clean and tidy. The staff were friendly and helpful. Was close to the township for food, cafes and petrol.

    Date of stay: February 2021
    Thank Shona B
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    Reviewed 22 September 2020

    My husband and I stayed here and found the unit was big and very comfortable. I reccommend this place to anyone as its quiet and so nice. The shower has great pressure for an awesome shower. We had a great night sleep in a really comfortable bed. Thankyou.

    Date of stay: September 2020
    Trip type: Travelled as a couple
    Thank Deborah R
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    Reviewed 9 September 2020 via mobile

    Fantastic stay with Hanzel at Riverlea. Highly recommended whether it be business or pleasure! Great to come back after long day working and heater going nice warm room. Lovely and clean. Nothing is too much trouble! Highly recommended!

    Date of stay: September 2020
    Trip type: Travelled on business
    Thank Berniecewilkinson
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