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Kauri Motel on Riccarton

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Corner of Riccarton Rd and Kauri St | Riccarton Christchurch, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Napier, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed recently,easy to find, lovely host, close to mall, nice clean fresh modern rooms,not to noisy, lovely spa bath!! ( has soundproofing)considering it being on Riccarton Road. Would be very happy to visit again.

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Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
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12 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Because we rent a car from the airport and has no gps but rely on offline Christchurch map. The location is very easy to find. Opposite the motel is mall also has large supermarket there. The owner is very nice and give us many tips about what to do in Christchurch. The room is very clean and sound proof. Parking... More 

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Doncaster, United Kingdom
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39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here twice on our trip around NZ. The first night we were given a free upgrade to the room with the spa bath which was lovely. Despite being at the front of the property, right next to the road the room was quiet enough. There was a bit of a draft through the door to the bed though.... More 

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Quezon City, Philippines
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very clean and modern motel with great location (right across Riccarton Mall). Room has soundproofing and heat conditioner to ensure good sleep. Helen and Denis are great hosts, offering great advise on where to go and also very helpful in helping you book/schedule transportation. The welcome muffin was a nice surprise!

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motelkauri, Owner at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you for choosing to stay at Kauri Motel on Riccarton and for taking the time to write a review for us. The sound proofing is great and works really well on such a busy road. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the muffins We hope to see you again sometime in the near future... More 

Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

I stay here requesntly for work and always return to Kauri Motel. The rooms are modern, clean and well presented for a reasonable price and great location. The addition of soundproofing and a heat pump in every room is an added bonus to ensure a quality nights sleep. Denis and Helen are amazing hosts and I am greated warmly every... More 

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motelkauri, Owner at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Hi Dougal thank you for your continued support and for taking the time to write reviews for us at kauri Motel on Riccarton. It is always a pleasure have you stay with us take care Helen and Denis More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Booked this motel because it was so close to Riccarton Mall and Horncastle Arena and was soundproofed and looked nice. It was very very nice and the hosts are just lovely. The room was really nice and it was immaculate and very good value. We will definitely stay again.

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motelkauri, Owner at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Dear Richelle Thank you for choosing to stay at Kauri Motel on Riccarton and thank you for mentioning our location, the good good sound proofing and standard of our units. pleased you enjoyed the concert. Kauri Motel on Riccarton is in a great location for shopping and events on at the Horncastle arena and the Raceway We really appreciate you... More 

Tunis, Tunisia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Recently my husband and I, my parents and our son and his girlfriend all stayed in the Kauri Motels in Riccarton, Christchurch. I found the units to be very clean and tidy and the location of the motels really convenient. Helen, one of the owners was just so pleasant and helpful, plus makes beautiful muffins! We actually went back for... More 

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motelkauri, Owner at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Dear Guest Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Kauri Motel on Riccarton and we especially appreciate your review and the lovely comments. Our staff work very hard at keeping the units at a consistently high standard We look forward to seeing you next time you come back to New Zealand take care Helen and Denis More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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122 reviews 122 reviews
56 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The location was perfect for me as I was working in Riccarton during the week. I was in Room 27 which is upstairs and the closest unit to the very busy Riccarton Road. There was plenty of traffic noise when the windows were open but once closed it was largely shut out. The room was immaculate and contained a queen... More 

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motelkauri, Owner at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you for taking the the time to write the review and pointing out the good and the not so good points. That room is a lovely bright airy room but unfortunately the bathroom is a little tight.Hopefully our service and location made up for that regards Helen and Denis More 

Morfa Nefyn, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed 7 days and had a great time exploring the city. We hired bikes and cycled everywhere and saw so much of this lovely City. First time in New Zealand and so glad we stayed at the Kauri Motel late December 2014. The Motel is in a great location, across the road from the shopping mall and surprisingly quite... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

We stayed here only one night before heading out to west. Helen was friendly and welcome us with muffins. The room is very clean. we also cooked our-self dinner with in-room sufficient kitchenette. The most important is a good internet and WiFi provided.

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