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4.3 out of 5

"Modern units, comfortable beds, great service, heating on in unit before arrival. " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 02 Aug 2020

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Hotel Description

At Riccarton Motor Lodge you'll be 1.2 km (0.7 mi) from University of Canterbury and 3 km (1.8 mi) from Hagley Park. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

All 16 rooms feature LCD TVs with satellite channels, and you can enjoy iPod docks, free international calls, and free long-distance calls. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Additionally, free local calls, hair dryers, and irons/ironing boards are available.

This business-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Additionally, you'll find laundry facilities, tour/ticket assistance, and multilingual staff. There's also limited parking, along with the convenience of a free casino shuttle.

You'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Christchurch Botanic Gardens and 3.3 km (2.1 mi) from Christchurch Public Hospital with a stay at this 3.5-star Riccarton motel.

Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$106* Per night/room 28 Jan. - 29 Jan.

Room, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Executive Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Two Bedroom Unit

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Riccarton Motor Lodge ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Riccarton Motor Lodge

Everyone (25) Couples (6) Family (8)
3 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jan. 2021

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5 Jan. 2021 by Marc

Thank you for your rating Carol

4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2020

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8 Oct. 2020 by Marc

Thank you for your review

4 out of 5
Modern units, comfortable beds, great service, heating on in unit before arrival.

Posted by , from Auckland on 2 Aug. 2020

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2 Aug. 2020 by Marc

Thank you Graham, it was a pleasure to have you stay

5 out of 5

Posted by on 3 Jul. 2020

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6 Jul. 2020 by Marc

Thank you for your review

5 out of 5
great property, great location easy to get around Christchurch from. Was a nice quite room even though on main street.

Posted by on 7 Jun. 2020

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7 Jun. 2020 by Marc

Thank you for your review, we appreciate your comments

5 out of 5
Very clean and tidy. Great for our three days in Christchurch with our kids.

Posted by on 1 Mar. 2020

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1 Mar. 2020 by Wendy

Thank you very much for your review we are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and hope to see you again.

1 out of 5
Bloody disgusting arrived at motel to be abused by the owner saying he knew nothing about my booking and yelled at that this site had nothing to do with him ! I was left to sleep in my car overnight after laying in FULL I WANT A REFUND NOW

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2020

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31 Jan. 2020 by Marc

This was most unfortunate. You made a booking two hours after our closing time where the Wotif website clearly shows we close at 9.00 pm When you arrived at ten minutes to Midnight, I did not hsve a booking for you and you became annoyed when I questioned how you made the booking and what Travel Agent, because the booking was not made with us prior to the end of our day. During the argument I was rude to you and I am sorry for that. Because I did not have a room for you I was about to search other properties but you left. You booked and paid to Wotif online and you will receive a refund from them. We regret this situation and should have handled it better. Please note the operating hours of a motel before you book at a late hour

5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Jan. 2020

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23 Jan. 2020 by Marc

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4 out of 5
We did not have enough towels replaced, we did not have the milk replenished. we did not have the toilet paper topped up. The beds were not made. The room was not vacuumed all week. However we had a wonderful stay, the room was comfortable, bathroom and shower were great. The motel was nice and quiet. In a great position to get to all our activities. The staff were helpful and friendly. The manager was very helpful when we accidentally did not book for enough nights and found us somewhere else to stay on our last night. we really appreciated it and would not hesitate to recommend

Posted by on 17 Nov. 2019

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18 Nov. 2019 by Marc

Hi The housekeepers did miss a few details for a couple of days regrettably. I am glad we were able to make up for it however.

5 out of 5
Nice and quiet; clean and tidy; good parking; great location

Posted by on 3 Nov. 2019

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3 Nov. 2019 by Marc

Thank you for your comments, I am glad you enjoyed your stay

Property Features

Riccarton Motor Lodge offers its guests tour/ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly Riccarton Motor Lodge also features dry cleaning/laundry services and express check-out. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. A complete renovation of Riccarton Motor Lodge was completed in August 2018. This 3.5-star Christchurch motel is smoke free.

  • 16 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 3 buildings
  • Built in 2004
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) (6.8 km / 4.3 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (2.7 km / 1.7 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Free casino shuttle
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Riccarton Motor Lodge offers 16 air-conditioned accommodations with iPod docking stations and hair dryers. 41-inch LCD televisions come with premium satellite channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; local, long-distance, and international calls are all complimentary (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and blackout drapes/curtains. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • IPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Premium channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenware
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • International calls (free)
  • Long distance calls (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in information and lockbox information. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for NZD 10.0 per day.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property accepts credit cards and cash. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts
  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wear personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is not available for guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitiser
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually wrapped food options are not available
  • No gap period between guests' stays
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 10.0 per day

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Riccarton Motor
  • Riccarton Motor Lodge
  • Riccarton Motor Lodge Motel
  • Riccarton Motor Lodge Christchurch
  • Riccarton Motor Lodge Motel Christchurch

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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