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Achilles Motel

118 Sherborne Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We stayed there with the family to stay over before embarking on a road trip. The service was good and friendly, facilities were clean. It is in a busy road, but we had a unit at the rear of the section so it was quiet. I'll give it the thumbs up for more functional than ambience.

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
6 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

Nothing too amazing about this motel. Our simple room looked clean but it didn't feel like it. Wifi connectivity sucks. Our couch was broken and going anywhere near the linen made me itch. Only check in here if you've got no where else to stay.

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Rangiora, New Zealand
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014

I have stayed at the Archilles Motel twice. The first visit, I booked a book. It was cheap When I turned up, it looked nothing like the picture on the internet. I paid a bit more for a better room. In the room I found some long black hairs on the pillow case of the fresh bedding. The room was... More

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Rangiora, New Zealand
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

The Owner was awful. She threatened to call the police, threatened to use our card and take whatever money she felt we owed and harassed my wife on the phone whilst she was recovering from a hospital procedure (despite being repeatedly told that she was in hospital). On the plus side she did give us a discount (after booking us... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

I booked this motel as we were down for cup week (6 nights) and I wanted a motel unit with plenty of space including a separate bedroom. I also wanted something that was modern and was swayed by the description of some units being described as deluxe and renovated. The unit was certainly spacious although the bathroom was compact. The... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013

Three of us guys came down to play poker at the casino for 5 nights and got great service throughout our stay. We made a booking change, there was a payment error from us and, we arrived early. The owner let us into our motel to unpack, drove us to the casino and dealt with an electrical problem after hours.... More

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This centrally located Motel (Sherborne st Christchurch) is close to a small shopping mall, petrol station (which also sells Groceries) restraunants and Bars nearby too.Off st parking right to the door of your unit. no stairs to worry about. Cooking facilities includes hot plates and microwave, cordless jug. 'Shower over bath' (but not a high pressure shower) in a small... More

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

Deluxe apartment? I think not. Cracked window in kitchen held together with sticky tape; light in kitchen didn't work; tiny cramped kitchen, need to position yourself properly to be able to open cupboards, etc; no sacuepans; no fresh milk supplied; bathroom tiny, watch you don't bang your head on the glass shelf when you clean your teeth!; no clock by... More

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The owner is clearly doing what she can to renovate this motel by herself. The shower needed a good scrub, but the room was otherwise clean. The bedding was comfortable and clean. The furnishings are very tired. The owner had good recommendations for restaurants.

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Nelson, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2012

Sadly I would have to agree with what others have said in their reviews of this motel. Very very low quality, poorly maintained and our unit was far from clean. Fortunately we were only there for one night but even so, would have looked for other accommodation had we not already paid via credit card.

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Address: 118 Sherborne Street, St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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