We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great Value...Nice Accomodation”
Review of Riverstone Motel

Best prices for -
Check In dd/mm/yyyy Check Out dd/mm/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 4 more sites!
Riverstone Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rangiora
Aiea, Hawaii
Level Contributor
94 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Great Value...Nice Accomodation”
Reviewed 12 March 2012

I stayed at riverstone for one night in a studio on my way from Blenheim to Mt Cook. The motel was a little hard to find but that's more an issue with the Rangiora city design. The room was nice sized with a big king bed. The bed was very comfortable The kitchentte had a two burner stove top and mini fridge. The bathroom had a good size shower with plenty of hot water and excellent water pressure. They ask you to turn the fan on (blue button) in the bathroom while using the shower. The fan runs for about 15 min which is about right. The motel also has a laundry room. There is a convenient Chinese restaurant, bar, and liquor store right next door. The only negative is the road out of the motel is pretty busy in the morning so it may take awhile to make a right turn.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled solo
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank HonoluluGolfer
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

72 reviews from our community

Traveller rating
    44
    20
    7
    1
    0
See reviews for
19
23
5
18
Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
  • Location
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveller tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (23)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
Nelson, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2012

I stayed at Riverstone with my husband and his sister + her partner and had an absolutely delightful stay. We were in a 2 bedroom unit (with courtyard) and were utterly impressed at the standard of room and service that we were provided with. The beds were extremely comfy and the unit was large enough that we never felt crowded. This motel is an absolute gem and I would recommend it to anyone trying to avoid staying in Christchurch centre.

Room Tip: If staying in a two bedroom unit definitely go for the one with the private courtyard!
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank R-Beccstrom
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Havelock, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2012

We stayed for two night at Riverstone and it is one of the best places we have stayed in, in New Zealand. The hosts were very warm and welcoming and the rooms were exceptionally quiet and well set up. The rooms are very well priced as well. I felt that in all our trips this one of the few places that actually offers very good value for money!!! Highly recommend staying here

Room Tip: Spa bath rooms are woth the little bit extra!!!
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Havick007
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Nashville, Tennessee, USA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2012

Our stay was short and sweet, and we were definitely pleased. We arrived in Rangiora very late, and they were accommodating of our late check-in. Our Deluxe King Studio was clean, well equipped, and had awesome water pressure in the shower. We were in need only of a place to lay our heads for 8 hours and walked away with a very comfortable night’s sleep and yet another warm kiwi welcome to NZ. An awesome choice for a quick pass through on our way to Franz Josef.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Sarah B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
NZ
Level Contributor
35 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2012

We stayed twice at the Riverstone Motel Rangiora once going and once coming back on our trip.

We found the owners to be extremely friendly. Although a little out of town it didnt bother us.
We found it was very quiet. Very nicely furnished and comfortable. Plenty of car parking.

We would recommend this Motel to anyone wanting an alternative to being right in the heart of Christchurch.
Thanks for giving us a great stay
Garry and Lorna

Room Tip: Ours was a studio room but still had hobs and good kitchen facilities.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank NZWoody
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Mirfield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 5 January 2012

I stayed at the Riverstone for one night with my extended family prior to flying home to the UK from NZ. We booked at the last minute and due to the size of our party chose the 4 bedroom unit. Although that unit usualy requires a minumum 2 night stay, the team at the Riverstone werer extremely accomodating in allowing us to stay for 1 night. The unit itself was immaculately clean and exceedingly well equipped. All the staff we spoke with were friendly and very helpful. I wouldn't hesitate in recommending the Riverstone to anyone seeking top quality motel accomodation. We will certainly return.
The Wightman family (West Yorkshire, UK)
PS.....the pub, chinese restaurant and bottle shop within a few metres are bonuses!

Room Tip: If you are a large party, ask for room 18.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Ian W
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Sheffield, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 4 January 2012

Most amazing facilities & value for money for a large party, we were a party of 11 with a mixture of adults & children. Very well equiped and comfortable unit within easy reach of Christchurch without having to pay city prices.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Rachael B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Rangiora
12.2 mi away
Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
1.6 mi away
Rangiora Lodge Motel
Rangiora Lodge Motel
#2 of 3 in Rangiora
33 reviews
0.8 mi away
Lilybrook Motel
Lilybrook Motel
#3 of 3 in Rangiora
28 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
3.4 mi away
Pegasus Gateway Motel
Pegasus Gateway Motel
#1 of 1 in Woodend
39 reviews
8.6 mi away
Peppers Clearwater Resort
Peppers Clearwater Resort
#18 of 144 in Christchurch
610 reviews
4.7 mi away
Pete's Farm Stay B&B
Pete's Farm Stay B&B
#1 of 4 in Rangiora
137 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Riverstone Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Riverstone Motel

Property: Riverstone Motel
Address: 18 Southbrook Road, Rangiora 7400, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rangiora
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rangiora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Riverstone Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com and Priceline so you can book your Riverstone Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing