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Aalton Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   19 Riccarton Road, Riccarton,, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Ranked #32 of 138 hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Turned up cold,and unannounced. Ian the owner could not accommodate us on the night however went out of his way to assist us to find alternative available accommodation. Needless to say we returned the next day,originally to stay one night, but given changing circumstances ended up staying 4 nights. Apart from the friendly service and assistance offered to us, we... More

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Western Victoria
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35 reviews 35 reviews
11 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

I would really rate this as 3.5 stars, better than average but not quite very good. Recently stayed 2 nights at the Aalton Motel, a good Motel well placed to see Christchurch. We did the easy walk across Hagley Park after our walk around the CBD, only a 10-15 minute walk fromRiccarton Bush and Riccarton Mall. Our 1 bedroom unit... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
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178 reviews 178 reviews
140 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Prices seem to be on the up in CHCH but this place was a nice motel, unit was quiet and clean, had all the mod cons that one needs. Owner was friendly, I moaned about having to fill out my contact details again on check in, and was allowed to just sign, not sure why som places get you to... More

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

We stayed here for our first night in Christchurch. Friendly staff, very clean room with wifi and tv. Only downside is we were told a key would be put in the letter box for our arrival as we were arriving late but when we arrived there was no key so we had to ring the bell outside reception. Turns out... More

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Aalton, Owner at Aalton Motel, responded to this review

For late arrivals, we have always advised guests that their card will be charged before the keys are left for them. In your case, the card was not only declined but came up as refer to drawer for some reason. I gladly waited up for your arrival and explained this to you when you arrived, checked you in and took... More

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127 reviews 127 reviews
96 hotel reviews
104 helpful votes 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We arrived very late and the keys were waiting for us, as arranged, and the room which was adequate, very clean and well equipped. The next morning we met the owner and were given information about the area. There are a number of restaurants close by and access into the city centre is just ten minutes walk through Hagley Park.

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Hamburg, Germany
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

Very friendly staff, big and clean apartments with perfect equipment. The beautiful park is just around the corner, fifteen minutes walk to city center. 24 hrs supermarket three houses away. Absolutely recommendable

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Colchester, United Kingdom
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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at the end of our holiday in New Zealand. Room although a little small was well equipped and very clean. Good location very near to Hagley Park and easy walk into city centre. Plenty of restaurants nearby on busy Riccarton Road. Good free Wi-Fi. Payment is asked for on arrival which we felt was a... More

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Stourbridge, United Kingdom
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112 reviews 112 reviews
53 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

Booked 9 months in advance for a family of four and all communication was swift and efficient as was helping us with a late evening check in. The motel itself is in a good spot by Hagley park and worked well as a stopover for a flight the following day. The rooms are large and clean but could do with... More

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London, England, United Kingdom
20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a family unit at The Aalton Motel for two nights. The unit was beautifully clean and equipped with everything we required. There is a laundry and guest pool and spa. We were made to feel very welcome, and even shown to our unit by the owner. There is free wi-if (capped to a certain amount) and plenty... More

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Biggleswade, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

This was our first stop off after the 24hourish flight from London to Christchurch and it was a god send!!! Individual Cabins fitted with a small kitchen, big bathroom, big double bed. Lovely setting and right next to the park and Botanical Gardens- were we found Little Owls. Just a stroll from here into town. The owners were kind enough... More

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Address: 19 Riccarton Road, Riccarton,, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aalton Motel 3*
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