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Vita Nova Motel

290 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed one night in this motel. Unlike all the other places we stayed at in NZ, what I liked about this motel was that everything was seemed very new - there was a well equipped kitchen with 2 hotplates and nice utensils and crockery. The room was not large but big enough for 2 people. Comfortable bed. Good sized bathroom... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

We had a tranz alpine train the next day and we're looking for a decent and value for money option. Must say that the experience was much better than what one would anticipate in a simple motel like this one. Room was nice, clean and modern. Very quiet and we heard no automotive noise although this was on the main... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We booked the 2 bedroom unit and we were very happy with it. Modern fixtures and very warm. The beds were so warm and we didn't use the electric blankets. Perfect shower pressure and a relaxing environment. Although on a really busy road we heard no road noise. Check in and check out was seamless. Would stay again. We had... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

Thank u for the services we got while staying in your motel the room was clean and tidy the motel was amazing staff were kind and caring I would tell people about this motel they went out of their for craig and myself we were their from the second week in May until the 14 June 2015 thank yours again

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

Probably a bit unfair to give average rating - it should be between average and very good. I was given a 2 bed apartment although I booked one bedroom. Very nice people to start with and a good location. The apartment was on 2 levels, with the second bedroom upstairs. First few niggles - it was sort of an attic... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I stayed at Vita Nova while in town for a conference at nearby Canterbury University. My room was incredibly clean and very quiet. I never heard any noise from the road or adjacent rooms. The staff was incredibly nice and professional. I had inadvertently scheduled the wrong check-out date and they were gracious enough to keep me in the same... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

There are a number of little motels on Riccarton Road but Vita Nova is definitely the best. I arrived late at night and had everything organised for me. Rooms are well furnished and comfortable. Electric blanket was a nice touch to a cold Christchurch winter! I would come back to the Vita Nova when visiting Christchurch again.

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Lovely helpful people, very clean accommodation, handy to shopping centre and city centre. we had 5 family members in the 2 bedroom apartment and it was very comfortable. Very quiet with no street noise.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed here for a night in Apr 2014 in the 2 Bedroom Unit on the 2nd level. The rooms are beautifully furnished and very clean. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and we even love the bathroom. We will definitely stay here again if we return.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

The rooms were nicely furnished, our back unit was quiet with no street noise, and the hosts carried all our bags to the room. I will definitely stay here again. We had booked a downstairs unit, however were accidentally booked upstairs - hence the help with the bags. We could have changed the next night, though as it was we... More 

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