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Ilam Motel

250 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Ranked #123 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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New Zealand
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69 reviews 69 reviews
34 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
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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17 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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The Hague
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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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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

This is a truly charming establishment, with one of the most hospitable owner-operator couples I've ever met. They make you feel like a guest in their own home. Our suite (yes it was!) comprised two roomy bedrooms, large living room, separate kitchen, bathroom and toilet. The bathroom was equipped with both shower and bathtub - a relative rarity these days!... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2011

On arrival we received a very warm welcome from our hosts. They were aware we were going out for the evening and when we returned to our motel later that evening we found the heating had been turned on for us. This was very much appreciated especially as it was mid winter. Despite being on a very busy road we... More

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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2010

We've stayed in countless motels in Chch, but this one is, for a long stay, overall the best one we've found. Incredibly reasonably priced, with a deep bath, full kitchen, SKY TV, broadband, antique oak furniture and tasteful paint and decor, it's 4*+ service at budget pricing. The hosts are lovely, and indulged my son; I also saw them spend... 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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Ranked #123 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
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Number of rooms: 8
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