We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
288 Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton,, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
Hotel amenities
Earnslaw Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
You added Earnslaw Motel to your Saves list
Ranked #106 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
A recent review
4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
Marshall C Wellington, New Zealand
Write a Review

17 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (2)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
  • Mar-May only
  • Jun-Aug only
  • Sep-Nov only
  • Dec-Feb only
All months
Wellington, New Zealand
Top Contributor
58 reviews 58 reviews
23 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Greymouth, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cambridge, New Zealand
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Christchurch, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
40 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Edmonton, Canada
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
18 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Keewatin, Canada
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
46 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Ashton on Mersey, Cheshire, England
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Earnslaw Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Earnslaw Motel

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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Agoda so you can book your Earnslaw Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

6 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (6)
Other (6)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay