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Sherborne Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   94 Sherborne St | St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Ranked #55 of 138 hotels in Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This motel is very basic but served all our needs. It is warm and clean inside . We had a two bedroom unit upstairs and found that it was comfortable and met all of our needs for an overnight stay. We paid $180 for the 4 of us for one night. It has one extra bed in the lounge. The... More

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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

Coming from Sydney, I expected very cold weather and due to the Earthquakes, i expected basic accomodation. What my mother, niece and myself received was excellent. The room was so fresh and very tidy and neat. It was warm at all times and had an very strong air conditioner that could go lower or higher. The owners were so friendly... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Stayed here for 4 nights. The room was clean, recently decorated and,while basic, lacked for nothing. The bed was made daily and the room properly tidied. Its convenient for town and we would certainly stay again if we return to Christchurch. A small moan - why nylon blankets and not wool ! But, still, its very good value.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

The room we stayed, a few weeks back, was very warm and cozy for a whole family. We stayed here for 2 nights and had a great access to a lot of shops due to their location. Malcolm warmly welcomed us and was friendly throughout our arrival. He also assisted us with our queries and was helpful to suggest activities... More

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Malcolm G, Owner at Sherborne Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We explain our WiFi usage and hand our guests a slip with their unique Wifi code and the do's and dont's in order to keep their megabytes down to the free allocated ones. It is a shame when people tend to ignore our advise and then begrudge having to pay their over usage at check-out time. We have heard every... More

Kolkata (Calcutta), India
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

This review is long, long overdue. We visited Christchurch in Dec, 2011 and found the location of the motel to be excellent. We stayed there for 3 nights, one on our outward journey and the remaining two on our return leg. The rooms and the kitchenette were well furnished and left nothing for asking. It was good to see the... More

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Malcolm G, Manager at Sherborne Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I'd like to claim responsibility for that but my partner and I only took over the business in January 2013 so we weren't involved over a year before that when this guest stayed. The fundamentals concerning the premises still hold true and I'd like to think his comments regarding the management do to. We try to help our guests in... More

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11 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

This is a long overdue review. We stayed here for 3 nights, and our last leg of 10 day trip. We were told that we cannot smoke in the building when we checked in. We know NZ has a law of no smoking in public buildings before we even visited as being a reviewer and Tripadvisor user, we did our... More

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Malcolm G, Owner at Sherborne Motor Lodge, responded to this review

This guest stayed nearly a year ago so there is little surprise that her memory is a little hazy. All our spa units (which her children enjoyed) are on the ground floor so when she mentions a balcony, I guess she must be thinking of another motel where cigarette smoke in her room was an issue. She was seen standing... More

West Yorkshire
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

Well appointed, comfortable and well located for easy walking access to a number of small shops, restaurants and pubs. You could eat out in a different one every night, but the kitchen facilities in the unit are such that if you prefer to do your own thing, everything is there. Daily cleaning is provided and is efficient. One or two... More

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Malcolm G, Owner at Sherborne Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for bringing the dripping shower to my attention. We'll deal with it. More

San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The wifi is a scam. We were told there's a 100 MB limit and we have to pay for anything over. Shortly after arriving, we logged in and checked out a couple of restaurant recommendations on tripadvisor. The next morning we were told on check out we exceeded the limit of 100MB. The manager attempted to charge us for nearly... More

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Malcolm G, Owner at Sherborne Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are honest people trying to make an decent living. The last thing we need is an unfair Tripadviser review. We provide 100mb of Wifi FREE to guests who want it. We take care to explain how to keep usage to a minimum - including obvious things like making sure you're logged out before switching devices off (as the meter... More

Warwick, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Our flight arrived after midnight. Malcolm and Linda arranged things so we could access our room when we arrived. Not only was everything as described, on a cold, wet and windy night the heater was on, the lights were on and everthing was just perfect. A more welcoming experience we could not ask for. Thank you both for an excellent... More

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Malcolm G, Owner at Sherborne Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We are a Ma 'n Pa motel and our office is open thirteen hours a day (twelve in the off season). We realise that some of our guests have travel arrangements that get them here at times that don't necessarily suit us so we do our best to make their arrival as easy and comfortable as possible. More

12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Lovely motel, very friendly and helpful staff / owner, and plenty of restaurants and supermarket (within approximately 7 mins walking distance), close by. Not too far from the airport or the centre of the city. The room was excellent, you could easily live in an apartment this size!!! There was a well stocked, separate kitchen with a door to close... More

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Malcolm G, Owner at Sherborne Motor Lodge, responded to this review

I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay here and that the room impressed you. We have several different room layouts to accommodate different parties. :-) More

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Address: 94 Sherborne St | St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Hotel Class:4 star — Sherborne Motor Lodge 4*
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