We flew in to Christchurch after a long flight from China, and it was so nice being met by the lodge's transfer service. The Chardonnay is only 8 minutes down the road from the airport and is in a beautiful rural type setting. Right behind the lodge is a winery in which to eat, and then behind that is a lovely, large park - this would be an ideal place to spend time in summer. The lodge has bikes that you are able to use to have a good look around.
The units were clean, and spacious, and contained everything we needed.
The owners were most helpful with any questions that we had.
We would definitely stay here again if we needed accommodation in Christchurch. Situated where it is, is ideal for getting to any destination in Christchurch fairly quickly. The only necessity is that you do need a vehicle - but this is really the situation no matter where you decide to stay in New Zealand.
Thanks for a brief, but lovely stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 4 star modern complex set in spacious grounds with large lawns & gardens on SH1. .Just 8 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes from central city. . 8 minutes from International Antarctica Centre •A few minutes drive from Willowbank Wildlife Reserve •McLeans Island & Orana Park nearby •Adjacent to Rosebank Winery (Functions, Weddings and Conferences) •Next to Groynes recreational reserve - a 10 hectare park with childrens playgrounds, walkways, dog park and lakes •Closest motel to Clearwater Golf Resort •Close to Harewood Crematorium •Close to car and campervan rentals •5 minutes drive from local restaurants, supermarkets, fuel station and takeaways (Pizza and Indian deliveries available to motel) ... more less
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