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Classique Lodge Motel

290 Blenheim Road | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Classique Lodge Motel
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nelson, New Zealand
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19 reviews 19 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

I have been to a lot of Motels and this would have to be one of the best as far as hosts are concerned. Russell is wonderful and goes out of his way (over and above) to help you with whatever he can. Very impressed. Definitely be staying here again if we head back to Christchurch and can get a... More 

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Masterton
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

My family stayed for 2 nights for the weekend of the Kenny Rogers concert. The 2 bedroom motel unit was clean, the beds were comfortable, the kitchen was well equipped and the location was great for us. Very close to some good eateries, the Riccarton shops and not too far from the airport. Russell was a great host and even... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed two nights at this motel when we were in Christchurch to watch the ICC World Cup cricket. It was booked online by a friend so we didn't really know what to expect but were totally happy with the motel. It is not too far from the airport and is easily accessible. The owner Russell was very helpful and... More 

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Washington, Pennsylvania, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

After five weeks travelling we found this gem .felt welcomed from moment we arrived. Towels were best we had, there was an oven in the kitchen (first one we had struck) room was older but well maintained and very clean and well laid out.Owner took us to railway station in the morning was very helpful in every aspect.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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49 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Even though I am a mainlander, I tend to get lost in Christchurch, but there was no such problem with this motel. It is on the main road into town from the south, and close to Riccarton for food or shopping. I actually picked the motel purely on the basis it was the cheapest I could find, and on that... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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55 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

Russell was a friendly and helpful host and ensured my stay was comfortable the room was spacious and the bed comfortable there was no road noise and the motel is situated right across the road from the warehouse and within walking distance to the mall but if you prefer there is a bus stop outside the motel. This a good... More 

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Ashburton, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

Room was good and spacious. The bathroom ceiling was grubby with mould like marks on the roof - could do with a really good scrub down. Different to have a separate kitchen area with table. Was handy in location

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Waitakere City, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

We stayed at Classique Lodge Motel while we did the Trans Alpine Train trip. We were greated in a friendly helpful manner. The room was clean, comfortable and met our requirements perfectly. We would definitely stay there again.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

Will never stay there again. We had unit 1. There was road noise all night. There were scary young men on the sidewalk shouting much of the night, so much so that my husband did not want to go out to the car to get something we needed. The sofabed our children shared was VERY uncomfortable and noisy. We couldn't... More 

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dally61, Owner at Classique Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Unfortunately most motels are situated on main thoroughfares, making it easier for guests to find them. Yes you did have Unit One, which is the one that you booked and it is advertised as the closest unit to the road, hence the price difference to all our other studio units. Unfortunately we were unaware of... More 

Wellington
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71 reviews 71 reviews
25 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012 via mobile

Great welcome and host makes up for a few shortcomings, and maybe I'm getting fussy! Rooms very spacious and clean, bathroom and kitchen pretty dated but everything works. Good bed too. If you're a light sleeper there is lots of ambient noise from nearby road and rail yards. Overall good value for money, don't expect flash or corporate

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dally61, Owner at Classique Lodge Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments, we appreciate the comment about noise, but as most motels are situated on busy main thorughfares it is hard to escape this. More 

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