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Earnslaw Motel

3.5 of 5 Motel   |   288 Blenheim Rd, Upper Riccarton,, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
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Ranked #116 of 139 hotels in Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013
K M Cambridge, New Zealand
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  • 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
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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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38 reviews 38 reviews
20 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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

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Singapore, Singapore
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53 reviews 53 reviews
39 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 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

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Edmonton, Canada
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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

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Keewatin, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
45 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 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.

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Ashton on Mersey, Cheshire, England
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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

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Denver
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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Brisbane, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2012

We found this motel to be clean and with great facilities. Our room included a double bed, TV, table and chairs, 2 single lounge chairs and a separate (almost) full size kitchen and separate bathroom. Everything was well maintained and clean (it was serviced everyday) and we found the room to be exactly what we needed for our stay in... More

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Seattle, Washington
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

This motel is family-run and very well-kept. The motel signage does not look like much from the main street but the internal grounds and rooms are very well-maintained. We stayed here on our return to Christchurch after several days of camping throughout the South Island and we found this motel extremely comfortable. Its situated close to the airport (about 10... 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): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Earnslaw Motel 3.5*
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