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“Great place to stay.”
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Country Glen Lodge
Ranked #50 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Leeds, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Great place to stay.”
Reviewed 3 July 2008

We stayed only 2 nights but couldn't fault it at any time.
A 10 minute stroll to the centre of town so it was nice to abandon our car while we were there.
We had only just arrived on the south island and our host made some excellent suggestions for our onward trip which we found to be most helpful.
The property was well maintained and spotlessly clean (we had no problems with our shower!) Internet access was available, but it would have been nicer if it was free!

  • Liked — Convenient location, helpful host.
  • Stayed November 2007, travelled as a couple
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Thank AudB
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kellyandmatt
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 October 2007

This hotel is in a convenient location surrounded by many other hotels. An easy walk (10 min) to the city, or a convenient bus stop just a short walk away.

The desk person was a character. Checked us in, showed us to our room and gave us some milk for tea and coffee, shared with us a few odd stories. But i think was trying to be friendly.

The rooms were clean and tidy. Nice surroundings. The bathroom was large with a bath and shower. The price reflected the standard of the room and it was as we had expected.

The street noise from cars and people was unfortunately very loud during our stay during the day and all night. We were not on the main road, but sadly this did spoil things a little from lack of sleep - but in saying that this was nothing the lodge could control.

Also the lodge had handy onsite parking. Our room was cleaned daily. However the tea/coffee etc was not replenished (stayed 4 nights).

I would recommed to a budget conscious traveller who would like to be close to all the amenities and does not mind the noise.
I personally wouldnt stay for a romantic type getaway.

There are many other hotel along the street, many options to choose from.

  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank kellyandmatt
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West Columbia, Texas
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112 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2007

Very accommodating front desk owner. Clean and comfortable room with gas fireplace rather than a space heater. Two nice recliners in the living room (separate bedroom.) Convenient to the historical center of Christchurch and only minutes from the airport.

  • Liked — Convenient, charming, clean
  • Disliked — Ours was a corner unit with city streets on each side.
  • Stayed May 2007, travelled as a couple
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2 Thank LeitaLuetta
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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 February 2007

Karen at the Country Glen Lodge was very knowledgeable and helped us make reservations on the Tranz Alpine Scenic railway getting us a fantastic discounted rate.
The Motel deserves its 4* rating. Rooms are well appointed, spacious with a bed in the sitting room and a double bed in the bedroom.
Shower is a bit aimless and does spray the entire bathroom, but the pressure was great and the bathroom was huge. We were on the ground floor - Room 6 I believe and thought the motel was great value for money and only a 10 minute walk to the downtown core. The closest supermarket is a good 25 minutes walk.
Motel has alot of greenery and flowers and is very picturesque.
Would highly recommend this motel to anyone.
Peter, Toronto, Canada

Stayed February 2007
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2 Thank Panache4u2
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Christchurch
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2006

Stayed 3 nights here. In general the place was convenient and comfortable.
Agree with other post in that shower sprayed aimlessly onto the floor managing to get the floor all wet even with closed door.

The main problem we experienced here is that both we and the hotel agreed that we had prepaid accomodation prior to arrival, but motel charged my credit card after we left anyway!
This caused us a great deal of stress as my card was declined further on our Honeymoon. Yay. Why we were told my card payment was 'processed no problems' on the 4th Aug then charged on my card 2 weeks later.

  • Liked — proximity
  • Disliked — noisy heater, shower, cleaner kept leaving windows open
  • Stayed August 2006, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank hitched_up
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Wellington, New Zealand
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160 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 April 2006

Country Glen is ideally located: away from the hustle and bustle of the CBD, but only a few blocks from Cathedral Square, the Arts Centre and many other attractions.

In addition it deservedly has a "4-star-plus" rating, with all rooms having quality fittings and furniture - and lots of lovely hanging baskets of flowers!

The friendly, helpful service of the owners/managers was another plus. We'd certainly stay there again.

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6 Thank TimSWellington
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UK
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8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2006

Spent a couple of nights here - spacious rooms, well equipped and v. clean. Only slight criticism is that the shower spray was a bit 'aimless' a minor thing really! Slightly out of town as are all these motels on Bealey but still walkable. The free bus stops at the Casino which is only a short walk. Several restaurants in area. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed March 2006
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3 Thank bermudaby
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Property: Country Glen Lodge
Address: 107 Bealey Avenue | Central City, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#34 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Country Glen Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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