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Havelock North, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Excellent one night stopover - lovely welcome. Best bed we've slept in on our trip. Modernised 2 bdrm unit for same price as studio - superb. Spotlessly clean with quality furnishings & bedding. Thank you Alison & Harley

Thank Leonie F
New Zealand
Reviewed 23 September 2016

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.

2Thank WLnz
Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 30 August 2016

This motel is awesome! We stayed in a one bedroom unit. It was modern with a well equipped kitchen. It was clean and comfortable. The bed was so comfortable I wanted to take it home.The best aspect were the owners -Alison and Harley- they had such a friendly warm smile when we arrived. They had a genuine interest in our...

Thank _brigid119
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2016

A very clean and comfortable motel. Hosts really friendly and go out of their way to make you welcome. Quiet, neat grounds. Comfortable beds with fresh white sheets.Handy to shops and eating places and takeaways. highly recommend for reasonably priced comfortable and affordable accommodation.

Thank Beverley H
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 April 2016

This review is for my sister who does not have a computer and has asked me to do it. They broke down in a motor home in Ashburton. Booked in for the night, told the owners of there plight and they even offered them the use of their car, which I might add was a new one, not old. They...

Thank lilicky
Fairlie, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed for just one night after being on the road for 13 hours, how nice it was to rest in a quiet room and have the best sleep "ever' on the best bed in a motel, that we have ever had. Very clean spacious rooms and Mary-Anne and Harley were exceptionally friendly and helpful people. See you on our...

Thank deb6119
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 February 2016

Good, clean, basic motel in a good location. Had everything we needed and the hosts were very friendly and accomodating. We will be back if we need to come to Ashburton again. We got used to the trains :) Thanks heaps!

Thank Deluxe017
Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Harley, new owner this year, and his wife are honest and helpful. I travelled around NZ for two weeks and this was easily the nicest place, clean, comfortable, and relaxing. There's a good bar across the tracks and down a bit, the beer is cold and the food good.

Thank Mike B
Reviewed 31 May 2015 via mobile

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.

1Thank Hawk0800
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

Everything was tidy friendly and peaceful until the train can roaring through our room at midnight and every two hours thereafter. Although the tracks were across the street, I swear a wheel ran right past my pillow and I awoke with a start with my heart pouding. By early morning I felt a bit run over/ hit by a train....

Thank Richard D

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Academy Lodge Motel

Address: 782 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Price Range: £67 - £83 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Front unit, street views. Sunny.”
 of 5 bubbles BeverleyH343, 17 May 2016 | Read review
“Any room would be fine, has sky tv, very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles lilicky, 5 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Exceptional bed”
 of 5 bubbles deb6119, 9 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Chhose a room towards the back of the complex. They are likely to be quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Alexander6011, 21 Dec 2014 | Read review
“Rooms at the back will avoid the small amount of traffic noise.”
 of 5 bubbles 67RonK, 23 Oct 2014 | Read review
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