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“Dirty room and unfriendly receptionist”
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Equestrian Hotel
Ranked #137 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Dirty room and unfriendly receptionist”
Reviewed 30 January 2014 via mobile

The room was not cleaned. Still dirt on the floor, dirty towels with hairs on it. The room itself looks a bit shabby,damaged walls, damaged carpet,untidy bathroom.
The receptionist was looking at us like we came from another world. She talked to us in a way which I would say was just degoratory. After spending so much money I would expect something "slightly" better. Unfortunately our guest who spent his last evening with us at this hotel made a disappointing experience as well. We are used to more kindness and a lot better accommodation (and cheaper) after spending 9 months in NZ.
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Stayed January 2014, travelled with friends
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Port Motueka, Nelson, New Zealand
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35 reviews
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Reviewed 31 May 2013

It's been 5 months since our last visit. Everyone thrilled to see us. Enjoyed our meals and fabulously breakfast cooked by Carolynn. Caught up with all the staff and some of the regular clients. Good to be back in familiar comfortable souroundings. Top receptionist Thereasa and new receptionist Trish, as professional as ever. Housemaids doing a great job. And as warm as toast in the cold we weather.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Miriam G
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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32 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 May 2013

I stayed here overnight with my partner on a flying trip to Hornby. The room we had was large and spacious, with a very comfortable bed and good shower. There was no microwave or toaster in the room which I found a bit unusual and inconvenient, but down the hall and downstairs (ground floor) there is kitchen facilities. The room was clean and tidy. Its not 5 star accommodation but is not marketed as such, its good, clean, friendly accommodation for those looking for convenience of location and no fuss. Very popular with construction workers and truck drivers from out of town. Downstairs there is a bar, restaurant and pokies. Overall the place is a bit run down but has a great feeling and I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Amy N
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Hastings, New Zealand
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17 reviews
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Reviewed 14 April 2013

The best thing about this hotel - the friendly staff. They were helpful and friendly - and the only reason I'm not rating this hotel as 1.

The rest - messy, dated and in desperate need of a do up. I would recommend for truckers - but not for people on holiday in Christchurch. I'm sure for the price we paid you could find something much nicer.

The room seemed fairly clean, except the ceiling in the room which in a patch was mouldy and paint peeling.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Curly hair on the brown sheets not appealing - slept on top of the blanket.
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Wallpaper peeling off the walls.
Green slime on the outside walls

Very run down.

Restaurant food OK

Room Tip: Has parking for trucks
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Stayed November 2012, travelled on business
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Alstonville, Australia
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18 reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2012

Stayed at Equestrian. Service was great and food was big. Rooms are a bit aged but clean. Close to shopping outlet stores. Handy location.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Noosaville, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2012 via mobile

We stayed here for just one night due to an early flight home. The outside of the hotel was a filthy mess with rubbish, mud and trucks lined up. The reception area was not too bad and the receptionists were lovely! The rooms were large but grubby looking, peeled wallpaper, old heaters, mouldy and broken tiles in the bathroom and dirty drinking glasses all in all very disconcerting, however the sheets and bed looked new, clean and comfy and the tv was large and new. It is very reasonably priced and it was ok for one short night being very handy for the airport.

  • Stayed July 2012
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Thank Mandy C
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Property: Equestrian Hotel
Address: 6 Tower St | Hornby, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Ranked #137 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Equestrian Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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