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Ashford Motor Lodge
Ranked #38 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Alpharetta, Georgia
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23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“Great value in South Island, NZ”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We are starting a self drive tour around the South Island of New Zealand. Our first booking from our travel agent was the Ashford Motor Lodge. Great choice! 10 minutes from airport. Large spacious one bedroom suite with nearly full kitchen, large living room and large bathroom. Some free internet service. Very nice staff. Big value for the money.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2013

This completely refurbished motel is a great example of value for money, the soft furnishings and
other are of a high standard. This motels also got the complete 'customer service' package working in it's favour, we arrived quite late and were given directions on how to find them, the warm reception was great after another motel in town was the exact opposite to the point of being offensive. We will definitely stay here upon our next visit to Ch Ch.
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, null, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

We stayed in Ashford on 21/9 upon arrival to christchurch. The 2 bedroom apartment we booked is nice and comfortable, well worth the price. Neil was very friendly as he brought us to our room and told us where to park. Our apartment was at the roadside but didnt have much problem with the noise.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Accommodation is expensive in Christchurch at the moment, since the earthquakes. But we were hoping for what we spent, that we'd get a little more than we did. The service was good (friendly and accommodating) and on first inspection, the room was modern and clean. But unfortunately the toilet hadn't been cleaned and someone prior to us had been sick (it was up the wall an on the toilet). That's unacceptable, in my opinion. The room was a bit rough around the edges, it looked as if some of the rooms were being lived in (which apparently has been happening since people have lost their homes in the earthquakes and EQC haven't yet sorted them a house) - I did wonder if this might have been the case with our room at some point. On a good note, the beds were comfortable and we would've been happy had it been cleaner (despite being rough around the edges).

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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Barrie, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2013

We stayed at the Ashford Motor Lodge for 3 nights. We were treated like long-lost friends! The room was wonderful - very comfortable, incredibly clean, updated. Close to anything you could want in Christchurch - shops, restaurants, tours, etc.
The staff was so friendly and helpful.
With all kitchenware included, it is ideal for a couple or small family to stay as a base for tourist activities.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2013

We stayed in a different hotel every night for two weeks while we were in New Zealand, and his place had the most beautiful room of them all. It was homey, clean, and just plain comfortable. The location was pretty good. Fairly close to downtown, and lots of restaurants. The people working here were also really great; they spent the time letting us know where to go downtown and where to eat. Great place.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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Christchurch
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2013

I stay here regularly and have never been disappointed. Very friendly and helpful managers, nothing is a problem, at any time.
Rooms are well appointed and clean, and private and quiet at the rear. Very well located within easy walking distance to cafes, restaurants, transport, retail boutique shopping, and Hagley Park.
I wouldn't consider staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Ashford Motor Lodge
Address: 35 Papanui Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Ashford Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 21
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