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Milano Motor Lodge
Ranked #50 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Australia
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83 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Loved our stay”
Reviewed 6 March 2014

Milano Motor Lodge is a wonderful place to stay and feel 'at home' in Christchurch. The rooms are clean, well presented and tastefully decorated. We stayed in a one bedroom with spa and it was a very comfortable place to be. Thank you to Jocelyn and Murray who were extremely welcoming and helpful, only too happy to find out things for us. As visitors in an unfamiliar place, that is so important as everything can be so foreign initially. Milano is well situated and only a short walk to the city centre, attractions, supermarkets and restaurants. You don't need to have a car if staying here. We would highly recommend these places to eat - The House of Lamb, serving the yummiest lamb roast with gourmet potatoes out of a container just down the road, and Le Germain right across the road. This superb French restaurant is a great place for a special dinner. We celebrated our great NZ holiday on our last night!! The scallops were the best! Also recommend the city walking tour, tickets from the iSite. It gave us a wonderful and personal insight to the Christchurch of before and after the earthquake. A great attraction is the Antarctic Centre and a good tip is to plan it for your arrival or departure day. The centre is a short walk from the airport and it has a free shuttle to and from the city. We picked it up on our last day right outside Milano and were able to store our luggage in lockers at the centre. Also purchase tickets for the Antarctic Centre online - they are so much cheaper. Christchurch is a beautiful city and we look forward to revisiting in a few years to see what is has become. It deserves to be reborn! And our place to stay will be …… Milano Motor Lodge. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
So pleased you felt at "home" that makes us happy. We are certainly in a great location for everything and your comments about two of our favourite eating places are so true. Pedro's lamb melts in your mouth and St Germaine's is wonderful for guests looking for a special dine out experience. Your remarks are well thought out and will surely be helpful for other people visiting Christchurch and we hope they will stay with us as well. Many thanks for reviewing us and we look forward to hosting you both again. - Jocelyn
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 21 February 2014

Hello, we are a family of 5.
The host were very friendly and accommodating.
The unit was reasonably modern, spacious, tidy and clean.
It was quiet and restful even though it was on the main road.
It was on the expensive side though.
Decent value.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 29 March 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our motel, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are extremely lucky that although we are on a main road, we aren't troubled too much by noise. The two bedroom apartment which you had being down the back does allow for a very quiet, private stay.
We look forward to being able to host you again in the future - Jocelyn
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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Reviewed 13 January 2014 via mobile

We had unit 7 with the spa bath. Well worth while. The unit was very comfortable and the host very good. The location is great and just a short walk to a good cafe, de spa chocolates and just a big further along to the Merrivale mall.

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
So pleased you were happy with your accommodation, thank you for your comments. The De Spa Chocs are great and so is the Metro Cafe, we are fortunate with our location. - Jocelyn
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

My work takes me to many countries throughout the world, I found in 2013 this accommodation to be up there internationally for cleanliness, lovely staff and the rooms are very comfortable.
My next visit to Christchurch in July will most definitely be the Milano Motor Lodge.
Thank you so much Jocelyn and Murray . . . Loved it - No complaints from me!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
We enjoyed you staying as well, its always nice to have a longer stay guest. Glad you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to hosting you in the future. Many thanks for the review, Jocelyn
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

The hotel is beautiful and the location on Papanui Rd is excellent - 5 minutes walk to Merivale Mall, 10 minutes to the city and close to many restaurants. The rooms are modern, very comfortable and extremely clean. Lovely bathroom and good kitchenette. Jocelyn and Murray are perfect hosts - very helpful but not intrusive. I had 5 weeks staying at Milano and I can honestly say I was sad to leave. The roses are magnificient.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled solo
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Many thanks for taking the time to review us. We enjoyed having you stay and hope that you have settled in your home and are enjoying having everything back in order. Jocelyn
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Hawaii
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22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

We were delighted to find this family operated facility to be maintained in the most tidy fashion. The US hotels could take a lesson from the friendly hosts. The rooms are large but the beds were only queen sized. The kitchenette was well appointed and a flat screen TV in both the living room and bedroom. Dealing with a shower curtain in the jacuzzi tub was a bit of a nuisance and make sure your room is well back from the busy street.

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our complex, we appreciate your comments as it is always to get feedback which enables us to improve. Do hope you enjoyed your holiday in New Zealand and that you return in the future. Jocelyn
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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Reviewed 18 November 2013

I have recently started a new sales role that requires some travel from Auckland to Christchurch, I was fortunate my company booked my accommodation with Jocelyn and Murray at Milano Motor Lodge in Christchurch, the rooms are well appointed and spotlessly clean and it is a pleasure to return to after a day on the road, the little touches of a small chocolate on arrival and biscuits in the rooms is also appreciated as there are times when meals have been skipped, the bed is so comfortable I sleep better at Milano than I do at home. I have since stayed a second time at Milano and I would not stay anywhere else in Christchurch

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, 19 January 2014
Thank you for taking the time our of your busy day to write us a review, we do appreciate them and are very happy to host you when you are in Christchurch. Its is nice to know our efforts are appreciated and we love the loyalty of our corporates. Jocelyn
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Property: Milano Motor Lodge
Address: 87 Papanui Road | Merivale 8014, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Milano Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly rated 4 star plus complex. Great location, Great service, Free WiFi, close to City Centre. Recently updated, modern and comfortable accommodation. Short walk to Merivale Mall,boutique shops. Great selection of retaurants. Walk to city centre, Hagley Park Botanical Gardens, Museum and Restart City Mall. ... more   less 
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