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4.0 of 5 Motel   |   168 Yaldhurst Road | Hornby, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
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Avonhead Lodge Motel
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed here for four weeks in one of their two bedroom units. It had a full kitchen (even a fridge/freezer and dishwasher) and a large bathroom with a separate toilet and separate shower. It had great undercover parking. Would recommend especially if you need a place to stay while EQC repairs are being done on your home.

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Darwin, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I stayed here on my business trip, and its really good to see some major changes to the rooms. Nice big tv to watch movies. Some decent new furnitures, showers and toilet is of an excellent quality, felt just like home. The downside is that the big tree in front of room 8 creates a lot of mess around. Theres... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I stayed here for 2 weeks while having EQC repiars. Although on a busy road in Avonhead you wouldn't know it. Unit was down a long drive with a lovely garden out look. Room was serviced often, clean towels, bed remade and tea, coffee's topped up. I slept like a log every night after enjoying Sky and the use of... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

This place was big and roomy and easy to find, and the couple that ran it were friendly. It also had Sky. The good stuff stopped there though. The actual room was really cold, and it wasn't helped at all by the tiny oil heater there. When I walked in, it smelled of pies, and the smell of pies didn't... More

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singinsal168, Owner at Avonhead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Chris. I am glad you found the room spacious and enjoyed the 52+channel sky Tv. You could have also had 100 mb of free internet and free national phone calls. I found your heading offensive and a gross exaggeration. I cannot understand how you could have found it cold. The tiny oil column heater is actually 2.4kw (you cannot... More

Kuching, Malaysia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

This motel seems like a family-managed hotel, with very clean and tidy rooms they serve. The motel is not too far from the airport, and is resided at the Riccarton housing areas. Not too far from the motel, there is easy accessibility to the supermarkets, restaurants and the famous Riccarton sunday market. If you're opting to spend one or two... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012 via mobile

We stayed here just for one night in November. Their fancy website promises, amongst other, free broadband wifi, which we needed for all kind of things (bookings for our journey etc). After arrival it turned out to be only 50mb (which is nothing these days), and you pay extra for more needed. This was truly in contradiction with their marketing.... More

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singinsal168, Owner at Avonhead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi there, thank you for your feedback. I am sorry that you found the 50 mb free internet not sufficient for your needs. I remember asking what it was you were needing to do to try and gauge how much you would need.I had spent a couple of hours browsing trade me houses for rent (lots of photo download) without... More

13 reviews 13 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

The good - spacious and great wireless internet connection that didn't drop out. Plenty of towels that were clean and fresh milk offered, parking no problem and a good iron and board that made short work of creases. It has a tired exterior, but the interior is clean and they obviously work hard at keeping it just so. The average... More

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singinsal168, Owner at Avonhead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I am glad you found some things to your liking. I am sorry that you have a problem with the sign regarding water conservation, It is a part of our Qualmark rating that we invite guests to participate in conserving water and energy by choosing how often to have their towels changed. When I am... More

Christchurch, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We chose to stay here while our house was having EQC repairs done. We stayed for 10 days. Our family of four chose to stay as it was close to our kids school and an area we knew well so convenient for us. We found the whole experience to be pretty average. Our room was in need of a good... More

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Rarotonga, Cook Islands
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
13 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

My family visited Christchurch for the UC graduation ceremony in April. We choose this motel because it is located in a quiet residential suburb, handy to the airport and main road north, but also within walking distance to my son who now lives in Avonhead. We particularly enjoyed the convenience of shopping at Countdown on Church corner without having to... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2012

We stayed at the Avonhead Lodge Motel in March this year for 2 weeks while our home was being repaired from earthquake damage. We stayed in one of the newly renovated2 bedroom units, was just lovely - it even had a fully fenced PRIVATE backyard, perfect for my 2 kids. The owners were very friendly, always going the extra mile... More

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sally C, Owner at Avonhead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

So Glad you enjoyed your stay. We have made this unit especially with people like yourselves in mind. A home away from home with everything you need, washer dryer and dishwasher as we appreciate the upheaval families like yourselves are going through, and that you need somewhere homely while EQC repairs are made. By the way, your children are delightful! More

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Address: 168 Yaldhurst Road | Hornby, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel Class:4 star — Avonhead Lodge Motel 4*

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Quiet self catering units set in a lawn and garden environment. While an older property we have a Qualmark ***+ rating. All studio units had a new King and single bed in 2008 also super King bed in a family unit. Every effort made to make your stay very comfortable. Close to airport. Free shuttle to or from airport and railway during office hours. Only 12 mins to city centre. Bus at gate. ... more   less 
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