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250 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Ilam Motel
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Ranked #126 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Kay very kindly let us check in early, much appreciated. Separate bedroom and living area, ideal for jet lag when wide awake at 2 am! Shopping centre nearby. Bed very comfy. Outside seating, quiet, although on busy road. My friend and I had a wonderful stay here.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Christchurch was very busy with so many events happening over the weekend so this was the only motel with a vacancy. I now can see why. On booking the motel I spoke to an Asian gentleman who couldn't understand me. Very dificult to communicate. I had to contact the motel to confirm my booking the night before arrival as I... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

Earlier this month we stayed for a number of nights at the Ilam Motel. We had been there in earlier visits to Christchurch and had been satisfied with the accommodation. However, the ownership must have changed. This latest stay was filled with problems. The receptionist could hardly understand/speak English. In addition, they were not proactive to problems but just reacted... More 

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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Another Oh Dear! - Friendly helpful owners, handy location and reasonably clean. BUT so very shabby, tatty and care-worn. Net curtains throughout all units in various stages of tidy or tatty, furniture looked old and 'Op-Shoppy' and nothing matched, no headboard on double bed, kitchen taps leaked, kettle leaked, loo on a lean, navy towels so washed they were faded,... More 

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

I have to stay in Christchurch regularly and usually on Riccarton Rd which has some excellent Motels. Arriving this week the only Motel not fully booked was Ilam and I soon realised why. Cold, smelly, noisy, old fashioned, sign over bath saying please do not use, two hand towells no bath towells, worn out furniture, poor decor, traffic noise. Best... More 

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Kuranda Qld
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2013

Such friendly and helpful management here. Very clean and excellent value. Located on Riccarton road it is very handy for bus transport into the re-emerging city centre Hagley park not far at all and the botanic gardens there are a must see in Christchurch.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2013 via mobile

I can only repeat the above and wonder how in going to survive this place for 3 nights. Agents and travel coordinators beware. You are going to send your customers to a place that is not helping your business relationship!! The hot water pressure is so low I was forced to take lukewarm showers just to get wet enough to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2012

I've stayed here several times. Down to earth and homely, with 1950s furnishings, this handily located motel has all you need for a basic stay. Not affected by the earthquakes, and with friendly welcoming hosts. If you demand 5 star luxury, try somewhere else, but for basic value, I can recommend this

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2011

Amazing owner- operator husband and wife who make you feel immediately welcome and that nothing is too much trouble. Spacious rooms with everything you need and close to shopping, restaurants, take away foods, etc and a short bus ride (bus stop beside motels) into the city. It is like stepping back to a time where you had heaps of space... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2011

Having travelled extensively throughout the world I have experienced many forms of accomodation. From 5 star to no star. Well, this shabby place certainly belongs to that last category. It's an insult to humanity, to be honest. We had no other option in Christchurch, as the earthquakes have not only devastated the centre, it has also completely demolished the motelbusiness.... More 

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Address: 250 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service
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Ranked #126 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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