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Avonhead Lodge Motel

168 Yaldhurst Road | Sockburn, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Avonhead Lodge Motel

26 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
  • 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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Huddinge, Sweden
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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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 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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46 reviews 46 reviews
21 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
25 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 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
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5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

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

Hi James. Thank you for your review. I am glad you enjoyed the major improvements we have made to the motel since your last visit. It has taken time and still there were issues to be solved, with the lighting being out due to the renewal of the carports at the time. Last time I tried to reply to reviews... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
11 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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singinsal168, Owner at Avonhead Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Hi Jo We are really pleased you enjoyed your stay while your house repairs were done. We are proud to show visitors to our newly refurbished rooms and glad you found everything available to make your stay easy and comfortable. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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41 reviews 41 reviews
30 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2012

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 

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