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Avonhead Garden Motel

168 Yaldhurst Road | Avonhead, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
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Wellington, New Zealand
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29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This motel is now named the "Avonhead Garden Motel" and is under new ownership and management. The new owners are in the process of upgrading the units. Ours was on a very good standard. Refurbished kitchen and bathroom were appreciated. Units look out on to a quiet garden and lawn. Now good value for money. Not far from the airport... More 

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Thank ricardoWellington
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Season's Greetings We appreciate you taking the time to update fellow guest and pleased you enjoyed the units! Thank you for your understanding re-upgrading we realise the driveway is also important - this will be completed by February. We were pleased to hear you enjoy our Kiwi hospitality. Look forward to your return so we can impress you some more....... More 

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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those cases where to judge accommodation by the way it looks would be very deceptive. We booked through an app and when we arrived and saw the sign and state of the driveway we were worried. We needn't have been. The welcome from the owners was fulsome and the family two bed suite was large and... More 

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Thank Andrew R
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments...we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Look forward to hosting you and your family in the near future. Safe Travels. Enjoy New Zealand! More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were a family of 6 - 4 adults 2 kids - and booked 2 rooms. Both rooms were clean, modern but very comfy and homely. Everything worked. The owners were friendly and helpful - they even ran us into the local restaurant for dinner. The kids loved the garden in the morning - we sat having breakfast while they... More 

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Thank zoep229
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Ahhh -thank you for your lovely review. Gary and I are very pleased you had such a lovely stay with us... Wishing you and the family all the best. More 

Auckland
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76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015

Right from the time we booked at extremely short notice, we had nothing but fantastic service from the owners, Gary & Amanda, who went above & beyond what we were expecting. They are both great hosts and very friendly. The room we stayed in was a little dated, but was tastefully decorated and had everything we needed (and more!) and... More 

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Thank Aldous D
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words...we enjoyed hosting you! All the best for Christmas, hope to host you again in the near future. Kind regards Amanda and Gary More 

Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

The owners of this motel were more than helpful. After our hire care people reneged on a lift back to the motel, we made a phone call to the owners and they came and personally picked us up. That was service with a smile. The room was clean and adequate. I would recommend this motel, it is very close to... More 

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Thank KatPet63
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review...both Gary and I are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Looking forward to your next visit with us. So we can make your experience even better! All the best Amanda and Gary More 

Greymouth, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Stayed for three days recently while on a business course. What a treat. I don't like staying in new sterile & characterless places. Avonhead Lodge is a group of single story units grouped around a really pleasant garden square all with private courtyards well off the road down a driveway. The motel units are not newly built at all but... More 

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Thank HelenAllan
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased you liked the newly refurnished units...and our quite spacious gardens! Look forward to you returning to us - next business trip! More 

Christchurch
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17 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We stayed in a 2 bed room unit for over 4 months while our home was being earthquake repaired. Our unit was spacious, quiet and comfortable with a big screen tv in the living area and also a smaller one in the main bedroom. The kitchen was well appointed with a big cupboard/pantry, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Our unit overlooked... More 

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Thank Margaret M
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words...pleasure having you stay with us! More 

Huddinge, Sweden
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

After a long journey from Sweden we (a family of five with two small twins) arrived at the Motel very early in the morning, tired and jaded. We were extremely pleased with the motel and even more so when we arose from our naps to see the lawn and trees / plants in front. Sally and Alan are very helpful... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

I paid $230 a night for their 2nd most expensive room and left very disappointed. This is what their website says: Quiet temporary Christchurch accommodation ...surrounded by large lawn and gardens, where you can sit outside and read a book or talk over coffee WITHOUT the noise of traffic or smell of traffic fumes from a busy road. Enjoy the... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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45 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

This picturesque motel in court yard design. Spacious units with everything in one needs. Good beds, kitchen with well stocked cutlery big tv and comfortable furniture. The motel is quiet, situated laid back from the busy road. Centrally located from all Christchurch attractions. Most car parking is under cover. A friendly hostess

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