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Ilam Motel
Ranked #138 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
46 reviews
23 hotel reviews
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“Welcoming and great hosts”
Reviewed 27 December 2011

Amazing owner- operator husband and wife who make you feel immediately welcome and that nothing is too much trouble. Spacious rooms with everything you need and close to shopping, restaurants, take away foods, etc and a short bus ride (bus stop beside motels) into the city. It is like stepping back to a time where you had heaps of space and you are valued as a customer. The decor is a bit dated (NOT SHABBY as stated by a previous fussy reviewer who must have been in a different Ilam Motel than us), but warm and comfortable with a full sized dining table and comfortable beds with spotless bedding. We have travelled around te world and this will be our place to stay in Christchurch. These motels are on a main road but we have never had trouble sleeping or with noise.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 29 July 2011

This is a truly charming establishment, with one of the most hospitable owner-operator couples I've ever met. They make you feel like a guest in their own home.

Our suite (yes it was!) comprised two roomy bedrooms, large living room, separate kitchen, bathroom and toilet. The bathroom was equipped with both shower and bathtub - a relative rarity these days!

Ilam Motel has a delightful retro feel to it, which added to the pleasure of staying there. I am sure it will for you too.

Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 26 July 2011

On arrival we received a very warm welcome from our hosts. They were aware we were going out for the evening and when we returned to our motel later that evening we found the heating had been turned on for us. This was very much appreciated especially as it was mid winter. Despite being on a very busy road we were not bothered by traffic noise at all. This will be our preferred motel in Christchurch on any future visits.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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wellington
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31 reviews
31 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 December 2008

stayed in one bedroom unit came down by ferry and bus warm comfortable and safe room i had had bathtub easy excess to christchurch central by bus small shopping centre across the road went on tour of gondola and sumner beach would recomend as home away from home

  • Liked — the bath tub
  • Disliked — had to get bus into town
  • Stayed October 2005, travelled solo
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Property: Ilam Motel
Address: 250 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Kitchenette Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #138 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ilam Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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