We booked a cabin and were quite disappointed with what we got for the price at Woodend. The cabin was ample in size but stank of strong bleach. As it was mid-winter, heating was vital and the little fan heater supplied was only just enough to heat the room but due to lack of insulation in the unit, it has to be on all night and was very noisy. The facilities in the holiday park were very basic, especially the kitchens. All had been cleaned with the same strong bleach and the smell was overpowering in some places. The park appears to be permanent accommodation for many and cars could be heard leaving the park from pre-6am. Although the holiday park was well located close to Christchurch and beach, I'll doubt we'll be staying again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come stay in our motel or cabins set in 35 acres of quiet park amongst large trees and just 100 metres from the beach and forest walking tracks. Two bedroom motel, ensuite apartments, standard cabins or one room cabins, playgrounds for the kids, exotic bird aviary, clean amenities and friendly staff. 25 minutes north of Christchurch airport and 15 minutes from Christchurch. ... more less