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Abbella Lodge Motel
Ranked #45 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Above and beyond”
Reviewed 17 January 2012

The proprietors of this motel have something special going for them - they are just those rare hosts you come across every now and again who get it right 100% of the time. The accommodation was nice and pleasant and well appointed, and in a city that is a little shaky they make it seem OK by doing a range of extra things that made us feel special and well looked after. It was Xmas and there was a complimentary box of truffles on the bench when we arrived. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and clean and as a family we felt at home and well catered for. Even the toiletries were fresh and lovely, and added to the sense that you were in a quality establishment. This is one motel we will definitely be returning to.

Room Tip: The rooms on the left hand side of the complex are quiet and have no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2011

We found Abbella one of the best accommodations we have ever stayed in.
The service was really friendly, helpful and informative. They even lent us an umbrella as we walked to have dinner, as it looked like it could rain.
The rooms very tastefully decorated, and the most spotlessly clean I have ever come across.
We had concerns when we first arrived, due to the proximity of the busy roadway, but we never heard any traffic noise.
I highly reccommend anyone considering this complex, we found it quite awesome.

Room Tip: 1 bedrm exec has spa bath
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 August 2010

Stayed for one night when touring the South Island with wife and two kids. Nice modern motel, but really set apart by the extremely helpful and pleasant service. Had some washing to do, which would have taken a long time to dry in the smallish dryer in the guest laundry but the hostess put our washing in her own dryer to get it done faster. Also got pointed in the direction of a very nice Italian restaurant ideal for our family just around the corner - ok it was a franchise (la Porchetta) but it really hit the spot. 2 bedroom room was warm, comfortable and clean with a great super king bed in the master. High Speed complimentary internet was really high speed too.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled with family
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Australia
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 February 2010

We had a lovely time here at the end of 10 days in NZ. Close to Northlands shopping complex which was great for a leisurely shop or movie. Rooms were beautifuly furnished and exceptional clean as were the grounds. Gay and Roger were outstanding with their wonderful knowledge and suggestions to enhance our experience. Nothing was too much trouble for them. It has easy access for those with disability and the beds are kingsize plus with lovely linen.We would certainly recommend staying at Abbella!!!!

  • Stayed February 2010, travelled as a couple
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2009

We stayed in the bottom floor two bedroom apartment, small kitchen, well stocked, nice bathroom with bath, roomy and warm, with dehumidifier which was great. Really nice stay and we were surprised how quiet it was considering how close it was to both main busy main roads. Nice gardens, clean and well maintained.
Excellent price, would definately stay again.

  • Stayed November 2008, travelled with family
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Mississauga, Ont
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2008

We were delayed flying into Christchurch and e-mailed them from LAX, they said no problem, unit #3, will leave room unlocked, lights on, key on table and milk in refirgerator for coffee. See you in morning. Good location north end of town but no problem finding our way around. Comfortable room and adequate parking.

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  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Property: Abbella Lodge Motel
Address: 194 Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #45 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Abbella Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abbella Lodge Motel is a 4-star motel close to Christchurch International Airport, the city centre, and the casino. Visitors can easily reach all of the region's top attractions, including Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Botanic Gardens, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Hanmer Springs, and Kaikoura. The large Northlands Shopping Mall is under a kilometer away. Abbella Lodge Motel offers value and comfort to guests and promises to ensure a pleasant stay. The motel offers on-site parking, Wi-Fi internet access, a BBQ area, customer-operated laundry, luggage storage, facilities for wheelchairs, and designated smoking areas. Guests can choose from studio rooms or apartments. Rooms with spa baths are available for luxurious relaxation. When you are looking for value and comfort for your Christchurch stay, choose Abbella Lodge Motel. ... more   less 
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