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Aalton Motel
Ranked #55 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good place to stay”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2013 via mobile

Good clean accommodation in a great location next to the park and a short walk from the centre of Christchurch. Friendly and accommodating staff. Plenty of options nearby for eating out and good facilities in the studio for cooking. Very happy with our stay here.

Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2013 via mobile

We spent two night there. The accommodation is at good location, many restaurants nearby. Few mins to hagly park by walk, 15 mins to Westfield mall by walk. The owner is helpful and nice. Would like to stay there again

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sevenroro
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013

Stayed there with family including 2 children aged 5. Opted for the 2 Br. apt. Very spacious with comfortable beds, heaters in room, kitchenette, large bath, comfortable carpark. Friendly and helpful owner added to the comfort.
One of the best points was the location. Agree with some of the other reviews...walk to Hagley (2 min) on one side and Westfield Riccarton(10-15min) on the other.

CON: Very small point but good to share:
Charges for guest laundry higher than comparable hotels in other cities. Takes 6$ for a cycle.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Samar C
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New Zealand
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2013

I stayed here for two nights. Very helpful people and they have all the time to help you and make your stay a pleasant one. Rooms had everything needed – although they are not very new, everything was lovely and clean. The bed was very comfortable. Free Wi-Fi (200 MB/night) was plenty for checking emails and doing a bit of surfing. There are a quite a few restaurants around with all sort of foods, and the supermarket is close by. I would highly recommend the place

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank travelnz
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Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2013

I stayed here in a family room with my husband and 2 small children whilst my parents stayed in a Large Studio room. Both types of accommodation were extremely well equipped, clean and comfortable. The kitchen had every thing that you would need (including food wraps and paper towels) for your stay and the living area in the family room was a generous size. The location was close to all that we needed. Although we had a car, it stayed mostly at the hotel as we walked to all the sights we wanted to see - Hagley Park, the city centre, Westfield shopping mall(!!).
The owners of the hotel were extremely helpful. I had checked with them before booking if it was possible to check in early as we had a very early flight arrival. While we did have to wait until the room was cleaned we were able to get in that bit earlier. They were also informative with places to eat, sights to see, places to shop etc.
Overall, excellent value for money. I would quite happily stay here again.

Room Tip: Good location if ou don't have a car - close to everything and there is a bus stop not far
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  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Denmark
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24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2013

We stayed for 2 nigths when we arrived at New Zealand. The Apartments have lots of space for a family of 4. (Two teenagekids!!). There is everything you need - also in the kitchen. Nice to have some milk in the fridge to make a good cup of the before heading for the park or the city. You can walk to restaurents and shopping from here. Owner very helpfull and friendly.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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44 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2013 via mobile

We spent 2 days at Aalton Motel and found everything was done just right. Great location to Hagley Park and minutes to the City. Walking distance to Restaurants, Cafe's, Liquorland and a Dairy only a few doors away. Its the little things that can make a good holiday a great holiday.

Things we noticed immediately, a double bay for 2 x suitcases, towels laid out on the bed with a welcoming feel, free wifi that doesn't give problems, mascara swabs for the ladies, plunger coffee and continental breakfast delivered the night before. The self contained unit had plenty of appliances for a longer stay and would be more than adequate for a family of 4.

Liam and his wife were very welcoming and nothing was too much trouble. I have no qualms recommending Aalton Motel for its value and comfortable amenities. After travelling for a week it was the first bed that wasn't too soft for me. My Partner and I will be back.

Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Aalton Motel

Property: Aalton Motel
Address: 19 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#5 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
#24 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#28 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Aalton Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very spacious ground floor units with full cooking facilities, SKY digital television and FREE Wireless Broadband in each room. Comfortable and well appointed in an ideal location. Walking distance to City Centre, Shopping Mall, Restaurants and close to Westpac Arena, Railway Station and AMI stadium. ... more   less 
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