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288 Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton,, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
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Earnslaw Motel
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Ranked #111 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014
Rhondda V Greymouth
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

We live in Greymouth and find this motel in a good location as we come occasionally for shopping expeditions to ChCh. Warehouse just across the road and Riccarton Mall and Tower Junction just a few of blocks away. The price we found really good and the studio room large and welcoming with nice little separate kitchen. We did not find... More 

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Greymouth, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

The host is friendly and welcoming. The motel is pretty central. Just across the road from the Warehouse. Since it is a main road, we could hear the traffic from early morning = no sleeping in. The rooms are pretty spacious and well furnished. The bathroom needs upgrading. Warning - the hot water is seriously hot and since there is... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

We wondered why this was the only motel with a Vacant sign on, until we got to our room. The whole property is in desperate need of maintenance and a coat of paint. The basin was full of black mold. The bed was not quite as uncomfortable as the pillows, but the bedding smelt of smoke and as smoking is... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Don't be fooled by the exterior. I had per booked and when arrived was disappointed by the exterior being somewhat under maintained. But this is still rebuild Christchurch. This is older motel but rooms are a very good size. I stayed in the studio. Kitchen and bathrooms newly updated and in all pretty acceptable. Heating great. Full kitchen, what you... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

At the present time this motel is being used to house the influx of labour needed to rebuild Christchurch, leaving 1-2 units to motel users . Sadly the noise coming from the workmens units in the early hours of the morning meant that we didn't get any sleep after 4.30 - 5am . The half n'half system [ workmen versus... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

We stayed in a 2-bed apartment unit. The unit was spacious and had a full kitchen and good shower. The owner/manager was very conscientious, offering us fresh milk for coffee, a heater in case we needed it for the night, and invited us to use the well stocked DVD library as needed. Ask for Internet and you get a wifi... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This is an older motel, yes the carpets are not new but the place was clean, the owners friendly, and the beds were comfortable. If you are looking for a fancy new motel with lots of extras, go elsewhere, if you are looking for a good 3 star place, this is a good pick. Added bonus was that the airport... More 

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Keewatin, Canada
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46 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2012

Good location, great internet (wired) and great staff. Large room, lots of decent furniture and good TV. I would stay again.

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Ashton on Mersey, Cheshire, England
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2012

I stayed for one night at the Earnslaw Motel at the end of a five week campervan holiday in South Island NZ prior to flying on to Singapore. It's conveniently located on the Blenheim Road -reasonably close to shopping facilities (if you need them) - don't know about restaurants - used the kitchen and the last of my 'supplies'. The... More 

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15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I stayed two nights at the Earnslaw after a flight from the USA. The owner is very friendly and drove me to the train station where she helped me get tickets (and a good discount) for the Tranzalpine train ride to Greymouth. The Earnslaw is somewhat isolated if you don't have a car but there are good bus connections nearby... More 

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Address: 288 Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton,, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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