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Chardonnay Motor Lodge
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Reviewed 17 January 2010

This is a lovely quiet motel to stay at in Christchurch. However the winery venue next door has weddings often on a Saturday, and depending on the Wedding could keep you awake till midnight. The first time we stayed there was no noise from the wedding, the second time we stayed they had a band - and this could be heard - although not too loudly, as there is hush glazing - till midnight. I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again on a weeknight though. It wasn't enough to dampen our stay, but something to be aware of if you need to get to bed early, or have to get up early the next morning. The rooms are well appointed, with a small bench top oven/hotplate, and microwave for cooking. Lovely outlook and gardens, and expansive lawn.

  • Stayed: December 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank archicatnz
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Donladson, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2010

Firstly, many thanks to this guest for their review. We are delighted that their stay was pleasant.

Regarding wedding noise from next door, this has been an issue on some occasions in the past. We have endeavoured to work with our neighbour to maintain a reasonable noise level, and can usually arrive at a compromise.

Further - I am happy to report that the business next door has now ceased operations, so we are now noise free as of April 2010.

I hope that we can be of service to you at some time in the future and please bet assured of our best attention at all times.

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Reviewed 22 November 2009

We stayed there on our last night in New Zealand and chose it for the location close to the airport and the free shutte in the morning. We arrived around 5pm and spent a very nice afternoon taking advantage of the badminton/volley court and of the bikes you can borrow for free and ride in the recreation park behind the lodge. The room was very nice and the service great. The owner even offered to drive us to a local restaurant for dinner!

  • Stayed: November 2009, travelled as a couple
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Thank SandNUk
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Reviewed 22 September 2009

The Chardonnay Lodge is a welcoming surprise. It is very close to the airport, and a selection of food outlets including supermarkets. There are several different styles of restaurants very close to the Lodge that can easily cater for the young / teenage family through to the romantic and quiet.
A beautiful open park area is tucked away just behind the Lodge, and the views over towards the park is lovely. The 3 bedroom villa is wonderful for an extended family or family travelling with older children. There is room enough for everyone to have their own space. Terry and Louise are superb hosts, that ensure all guests are made to feel welcome.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled with family
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Thank JulieAnnePerth
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Reviewed 18 August 2009

We also stayed on our last night in New Zealand. The kitchenette was well equiped, room & bathroom was clean and it is convenient for early airport departures. It's also easy to find coming in to Christchurch from the south along the coast.

  • Stayed: August 2009, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 July 2009

Absolutely top service with hosts going above and beyond to fulfill needs of guest.
Rooms clean , tidy , roomy and all amenities available
Handy enough to supermarkets, pubs and a restaurant right next door.

  • Stayed: July 2009, travelled on business
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Thank steve_neill
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