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“Clean and Modern”
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Vita Nova Motel
Ranked #67 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Melbourne, Australia
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Clean and Modern”
Reviewed 21 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and tidy. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were comfortable. The facilities were modern and the shower was great it had really good pressure!
The staff were friendly and helpful, happy to call a cab and help with info regarding buses into the city etc.
There is a bus stop right outside the motel on Riccarton Rd that takes you into the city in about 15-20mins. You can also walk straight down the road to Riccarton Mall which has supermarkets, McDonalds, clothes shops etc which is about a 15 minute walk.
Only negatives was there was an odd damp smell in our room, but it wasn't too bad we didn't bother mentioning it to the staff, and there was a bit of outside noise with uni students making noise on their way home in the early hours of the morning but that's to be expected when you stay in a uni area.
Overall this is a great place to stay if you've got business or leisure in Christchurch.
TIP..... with the $10 airport fee added, a taxi to this motel will cost you $35.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Moerewa, NZ
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Reviewed 5 February 2014

Stayed for 6 nights in Jan 2014
Very clean and modern built in 2011. Unit 10 apartment like, with a stair to the bedroom, above the living room. Everything you need is here, even a cooker. Managers are great, took us up to the unit showed us how everything operated
Free internet, limited to 100 meg per day
Would I stay again YES this will be my motel of choice when in Christchurch

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

We wanted more space than provided in other motels we had previously tried along Riccarton Road. Our unit was not enormous but well designed with the bed on a mezzanine floor above a small living/dining/kitchen area. Much better than squeezing around the end of the bed or sitting sideways on a chair to watch TV in a cramped room as in other motels. Spotless, comfortable bed, welcoming hosts. Will stay again.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Had such a lovely stay here. They were helpful on the phone. Upgraded us for free because they were quiet. Took our luggage up. Gave us little christmas presents. Place was immaculate. Soundproof. Service amazing. 10 minutes from the airport & 5 minutes from Christchurchs biggest shopping center. I totally recommend this place

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 20 December 2013

After a late flight into Christchurch, we were a bit worried about how we would get into our accommodation. The owners left us a note on the reception wall and left our apartment open with the key inside. Thanks! The apartment was very close to the airport (taxi close, not walking close) and it was very modern and clean. Great night stay!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Paris, France
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Reviewed 2 December 2013

With hundreds of choices, you never know where to start ... But this place has a bit something different.

We like :
- Large room, apartment like, with a stair to the bedroom, on a mezzanine overlooking the living room. Everything one may need is here, even a cooker. Which is not common.
- Correctly priced at 155 all inclusive per night.
- Polite and efficient reception
- Free internet, limited to 100 meg per day, but enough, to a daytripper on the run

We don't like :
- Sensitive ears will be bothered by the heavy traffic on Riccarton.
- The window on the living room side is a bit small, so very limited daylight. But that's ok for 155

So very good place to be in CHC, and it looks like there are plenty of buses plying up and down Riccarton, so not having your own transportation should be no problem at all.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

We were expecting a lot less for the budget price but were very happily surprised by this motel! The two bedroom apartment was great and the location was convenient. The beds were comfortable and the rooms clean and modern. Free wifi was a bonus too!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Property: Vita Nova Motel
Address: 290 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vita Nova Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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