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Earnslaw Motel

288 Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton,, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
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Ranked #111 of 143 Hotels in Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015
hsandylion Auckland Region, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We picked this motel for our mini break in Christchurch. The staff were friendly and helpful and nothing was a problem. It was also reasonably priced being well within our budget. Our room was comfortable with a comfortable queen bed in the main room and two singles in the second room. The bathroom was roomy and the shower was wonderful.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

We stayed three nights from a Thursday night to Saturday night, and were pleased to find that the motel was comfortable, clean, well presented and spacious. We booked a family unit, with a double bed in the main room and two singles in the separate bedroom. The kitchen facilities were good. The host was really friendly and helpful, and made... More 

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Greymouth
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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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