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Abbella Lodge Motel
Ranked #46 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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“Great stay”
Reviewed 7 June 2013 via mobile

Although I only stayed one night, the booking process done over the phone was relatively easy. I got a quick response by email to confirm everything and I was all set.
The room was spacious and all of the expected facilities were there. The bed was comfortable but there were 2 stand out obversations that made a point of difference staying here.
a) For once there was a decent TV with a nice selection of channels via a Freeview setup. Due to Freeview, the TV reception was actually decent.
b) The motel even provided specific hand/body wash and shampoo, which is unusual and not the standard rubbish soap and shampoo bottles normally provided.
I would certainly stay here again.

Stayed June 2013, travelled solo
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed 26 March 2013

We stayed 4 nights at the Abbella Lodge and were very happy with our stay. Stayed there with a 3 year old and found the place to be very clean and tidy. I was very happy with the standard of the room and the price. The owners went out of their way to help us in an hour of need and I would make this my accommodation of choice if I was staying again in Christchurch.

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  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 March 2013 via mobile

Good clean and well run accommodations. Good value and really nice folks. Happy to go back and will recommend to others. Ample parking with easy access to rooms. Clean kitchenette and nice big spa bath. Laundry facilities are fairly priced and well maintained.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Paihia, New Zealand
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Reviewed 25 November 2012

we stayed one night at Abbella Lodge. We got a nice room upstairs, as we requested. Our king size bed was very comfortable and staff very helpful. All was clean and we would stay here again. Location is good, too.

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 13 May 2012

quality room and quiet at the rear of the complex. friendly hosts. Good location

Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 7 May 2012

We stayed 2 nights and found the room to be very well equipped with a separate bathroom and kitchen. It was very clean, quiet and comfortable. The location was good - just a short drive to restaurants, shops and the CBD.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 9 April 2012

It's lovely to have a motel offering seperate bedroom and living area a fully equipped kitchenette a dining area and seating area. It has generous size bathroom with a good shower pressure and spa bath. Though a wee bit stark in the decor for my liking they are very clean and work well. I was concerned about the potential road noise and the first night slept with ear plugs. On the second night i decided to "harden up" and I slept fine with out the assistance of the plugs. Christchurch's notorious "boy Racers" are not what the used to be! (maybe they are growing up??)
The hosts Gaye and Roger are very friendly and helpful and if you have any questions they are only too happy to assist. The motel is just a few minutes drive from the Airport and very close to a very large shopping mall - North Mall (I think). Yes we would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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 #46 of 144 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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