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219 on Johns Motel & Holiday Park
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San Francisco, California
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117 reviews
96 hotel reviews
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“Okay to stay on arrival”
Reviewed 28 July 2014

The motel/park is okay to stay if you are arriving to Christchurch by airplane and come in late. If you have a tent, it will save you some money as opposed to staying at a hotel close to the airport. Although be ready to pay $30 for taxi from the airport. If you rent a car, better pay for a late pickup instead of a cab - will be easier the next day. We stayed in a cabin, which was okay. The beds are fine, the heater is nuclear - no problems in the winter.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Oamaru, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2014

Like other reviewers we found Bronnie to be very friendly right from when I contacted her by phone to book. Our room was lovely and clean and the bed was great!![and I am very fussy]. We were able to leave our car there for 2 weeks for FREE so that to was a bonus. The shuttle service was organised for us to get to the airport and to be picked up on our return. The lights were on and our room was nice and warm, especially lovely as we had come from Rarotonga.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 May 2014 via mobile

It's hard these days to Find somewhere that ticks all the box's. 219 on Johns does just that. friendly service yet to be beaten in my veiw.
Although right off SH1, you would never think it. 10 minutes to the airport and a first class shuttle service. This won't be my last visit

Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Wellington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2014

The lovely hosts make this place a great place to stay.
We stayed in a 2 room chalet and were very pleased with it - it was roomy and comfortable and were impressed that it was serviced daily as that doesn't happen all the time with motor camps.
It was certainly a very convenient place to stay and would recommend it for families.
The only draw back would be the parking - there were cars everywhere and although the chalets come with a carpark we could only park in it one out of the three nights we were there as others had parked there.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Pool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

We turned up early to time we said, but that wasn't a problem lady in the desk was happy and we were greeted with a smile!

We got to our room to see our. Bed wasn't made? Thinking we had to make it ourselves we put our things down in the room and then two cleaners came along. The room isn't ready they said. I told them we had been told by the receptionist that the room was ready. Problems for us. They cleaned the room as we headed into Christchurch.

This motel is a far way from Christchurch but very good if you did the airport.

The toilet and shower block were okay.
The shower was very poor and I was very cold while in the shower.

The bed was fantastic and got a great night sleep.

  • Stayed April 2014
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London, United Kingdom
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235 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2014

On arriving we were told by the helpful lady/owner that we'd been up-graded...
Which was a bonus...
I'd had correspondence from the owner via email on what was our eta and that if we were running late that she'd leave key somewhere we'd be able to collect & self cheak-in.....
Thankfully we didn't need the offer.... Though again very helpful...
The rm was large and very comfortable, twin bedrooms,kitchen and bathroom & toilet...
Ample rm to park the car....
We were very happy and would not hesitate on staying again in future....
Though a little difficult from uk.....

The down side to this place.....
Its at least 20min from city centre by car, 10-15 from airport on Christchurch's ring rd...
Noisy at night if your rm is near rd (which most are)...

Room Tip: r'm on south side are quiter, we were near rd, and very noisy at nights....
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Cleveland, Australia
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202 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2014

Just about summed up in my title. We had my parents arriving at the airport late in the evening and collecting a hire car the next day. We had the 3 bed motel room. Very spacious and well equipped. The place was spotless! Every staff member we came across was so helpful and accommodating. Sensible priced laundry facilities too!. So close to the airport and car hire location. We enjoyed our stay so much that we've booked a return visit. Keep up the great work :-)

Room Tip: Can't fault this place. It is close to the road but honestly the location is so close to the air...
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: 219 on Johns Motel & Holiday Park
Address: 219 Johns Road | Northwood, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our Qualmark 4 Star Christchurch holiday park is just 10 minutes from the airport and 15 minutes from the city centre. It offers a choice of low cost, self catering accommodation options ideal for couples, families, backpackers, groups and campervans. Choose from fully self contained family and studio motel units and park chalets with kitchen, ensuite bathroom, TV, WiFi internet and all linen provided. Or standard cabins, camper van and tent sites using our excellent communal park facilities including well equipped kitchen, TV room, free showers, BBQs, internet kiosk and guest laundry. Wheelchair accessible motel and chalet accommodation is available. And our Christchurch Holiday Park is pet friendly. We offer free airport transfers during business hours and free vehicle storage for guests. A number of popular Christchurch attractions are nearby including the Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Park and Orana Park. We are directly opposite The Groynes Recreational Area with walkways, picnic areas, a dog exercise area and several ponds. We are also 5 minutes drive from most of the camper van and car rental operators. ... more   less 
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