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Ascot Vale Motor Lodge
Ranked #107 of 133 Christchurch B&B and Inns
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A wonderful night away”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My Husband and myself stayed at Ascot Vale on Friday of last week
it was amazing great service by the owner Bob very freindly person the room was wonderful and also very clean and tidy i would tell my freinds about this motel and would good back and stay anytime thank u Bob for Craig and myself wonderful night at your motel.

Room Tip: the room that we had u could not here the traffic
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 February 2014 via mobile

We were flying out of wellington to christchurch but due to fog closing Wellington airport we had to cancel our booking. We expected to loose some of our money but they refused any refund which I think is totally unreasonable and not good business practice as it was totally out of our control. Wouldn't recommend anyone book with them

Stayed February 2014
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2013

Check in was simple and efficient with the people on the counter helpful. We stayed for one night and spent most of our time out and about. The location is excellent, an 8 minute walk to Riccarton mall. The beds in the main are fine but if you have a third person the fold out sofa bed is a shocker, probably best to sleep on the floor if you are staying more than one night. Free wifi and use of laundry is a bonus and we were able to leave our luggage at reception after checkout whilst we went out and saw the sights of ChCh. Very good - if you are not spending all your time in the motel.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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50 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 December 2013

There were a number of motor lodges around. What sealed the deal was the free wifi and guest laundry services. This being the last leg of our travel, we were taking a more leisure pace. The free wifi was great as it kept our boys entertained with their mobile devices. We also made use of the laundry services which were also free. We just needed to buy the washing detergent.

However, the owners delighted us with their warm and friendly reception. We stayed in a 2-bedroom unit with kitchen. Though the unit was dated, it was very spacious and clean. In my opinion, it was value-for-money in a convenient location near the many places of interest - Willowbank, Antarctical Centre, not too far from CBD and also the airport.

  • Stayed December 2013
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Peoria, Illinois
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We had unit #1 which was a one bedroom, two twin bed apartment.
Pros: Unlimited free wifi (though note asked to not download large files like movies). The unit was spacious. Kitchen included burners, microwave and fridge. Availability - we must have seen at least 20 no vacancy signs before coming across the Ascot Vale; not sure what was going on in Christchurch on a Wednesday night.
Cons: Very low water pressure. Not enough hot water to run both the shower and sink simultaneously. Stained carpet. Portable electric radiator provided heat for bedroom. Have seen better couches on the roadside - could not sit in it for more than 5mins without getting a sore back. Narrow parking lot. With the exception of the TV, everything else in the room was quite dated. Did not appear to be a fan for the bathroom. A previous guest's used tube of conditioner sat atop the shower wall.
Bottom Line: I'd expect to pay less than $80 for something comparable in the US. As we paid $115 NZD, I really feel this should be rated a "2". However, I suspect damage from the earthquake is still impacting supply/demand. Further, the past 2-3 weeks we've found unlimited free wifi to be extremely rare in New Zealand, that I've decided to bump anyone providing this service up one notch. A three it is.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
Level 6 Contributor
136 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2013

We booked in this place because there isnt many vacant rooms available in christchurch over the weekend. We just need a place to sleep for a night before heading to the airport early in the morning the next day. The place is small and narrow. Anything more than a midsize sedan car would be difficult to reverse out. Wherever i go, my sensitive skin is a good indicator of whether the place is clean or not. From the surface, the place looks clean. In depth, it is not. My family ended up scratching the whole night, not only me. The cleanliness of this place is one of the worst we came across throughout our 3 weeks in NZ. It comes with free wifi ,free washer and dryer. That was a bonus. The owner (i think) was more interested playing with his child and did not provide us with any information unlike other motels we stayed in. Nothing special to talk about this place. We do not recommend this place unless you really have no other choices. Staying a night is the maximum. Nothing more.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Hokitika, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We found the room in this hotel to be really dirty. We were able the write the word "dirty" in the grime on the wall in the lounge. The walls in the bedrooms were just as bad. My son found and old sock and some food wrappers under his bed. The bedding is old and dated and in desperate need of replacing. The ceiling in the bathroom was unpainted and you could see the gib and plaster - it had been like this for some time. We had a quiet room at the back of the hotel which was one positive. We thought it was quite expensive for a family of four considering the state of the room and how old everything was. The hotel is in a handy location.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Ascot Vale Motor Lodge
Address: 296 Riccarton Road | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #107 of 133 B&Bs / Inns in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ascot Vale Motor Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Modern complex situated back off the road, so very quiet with off street parking. Large spacious one and two bedroom units with cooking facilities. Wireless broadband, newspaper, SKY TV, laundry all free. Less than 15 mins to city centre and airport and close to all major attractions. ... more   less 
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