My family visited Christchurch for the UC graduation ceremony in April. We choose this motel because it is located in a quiet residential suburb, handy to the airport and main road north, but also within walking distance to my son who now lives in Avonhead. We particularly enjoyed the convenience of shopping at Countdown on Church corner without having to drive into the busyness of Riccarton for groceries and supplies.
The 1 br motel unit we occupied for 2 nights was spotlessly clean, well equiped, very quiet and the owners and staff were all extremely hospitable. The lovely motel gardens are stunning. So nice in fact that we took several photos of my son attired in his gown and mortar.
Checking in and out was straighforward. We appreciated being able to park our car under cover to avoid the dew overnight. Assistance was helpfully provided by the owners towards storage of our fridge items for a short time after we had checked out. Sally and Allan also helped us map out a suitable route to/from the CBS arena where the UC ceremonies were held. These small gestures helped us to avoid busy roads and make our appreciation of Christchurch city much more rewarding. All their sightseeing tips were very helpful. Being able to relax at the motel and to sleep soundly during our short stay was much appreciated towards our long road journey ahead.
Thank you again Sally and Allan.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Quiet self catering units set in a lawn and garden environment. While an established property the Units are spacious warm with lots of sun we have a ****Qualmark rating. All units have been modernised and refurbished in 2013/2014. New bathrooms in all and new kitchens in most. New furniture furnishings and beds,(new beds 2012)Unit 3. soon to be up dated! Only 6 mins to airport and 15 to city centre. Bus stop at gate. Free wifi. Free Sky 52 Channels. Free Good quality Tea's, Coffee's and Hot Choc including fresh milk upon arrival. Bathroom complete with Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash and Make-up remover! All you need! (New owners) Amanda and Gary look forward to being your hosts. ... more less
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