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Sherborne Motor Lodge

94 Sherborne St | St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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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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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
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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 

Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014 via mobile

This motel is only a short drive from the Airport and even closer to the City centre. The Manager was very friendly and welcoming on our arrival and gave us all the information we needed on local amenities. The room was clean and spacious with a well equipped kitchenette - everything we needed including fridge, toaster, microwave and electric fry... More 

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

It's nice to know we get it right sometimes. Thanks for your positive comments. :-) More 

Gloucester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

We stayed here after over 24 hours of traveling from the UK and it was everything we could have wished for; quiet, clean, spacious, well decorated, with a big comfortable bed with plenty of choice of weights of bedding, (very considerate when you don't really know whether you will be hot or cold), a good shower, plenty of surfaces to... More 

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

24 hours plus in a bus with wings is no fun and having done the trip myself a few times, I know exactly what it feels like. Here at Sherborne we know what people need at the end of it: somewhere clean and quiet to wash up and relax until you feel human again. More 

Olds
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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We were only here for a very short night before our flight the next morning. It was easy to find from the airport and not too far from the downtown area. The staff was very friendly and helpful in recommending restaurants and fuel stations. The room was clean and adequate for our short stay.

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

Thanks for your positive feedback. We have a good group of cleaners who try hard to maintain our rooms to a top standard and Linda and I always try to give our guests all the local info they need. More 

Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Our family stayed here at the beginning of our holiday. It was a perfect choice - clean, quiet and comfortable, a well equipped kitchen and nice bathroom. Malcolm and Linda were incredibly helpful after we discovered we had left our computer tablet behind. It was no trouble for them: they packed it carefully and shipped it to our next accommodation.... More 

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

It was no trouble at all, happy to help - I've had some personal experience of losing expensive items when I've been away. All I did was what I would've liked to have been done for me. More 

Perth, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

On arrival and booking in, we were greeted by Malcolm who was friendly and informative about the local area. The unit was very clean, and serviced daily during our stay which was excellent. Very comfortable, good location and quiet. Overall a pleasant experience. Will stay again when in Christchurch.

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

Thanks for the positive comments. We do try hard to give our guests what they need. More 

Perth, Australia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

We had a ground floor 1-bed room with a spa. It is very dated and needing renovation. The spa had a chip in the base and mouldy silicone around the edges. It used to have a straight shower curtain as the holes were in the tiles from that. It now has a round curtain to catch all the water, not... More 

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

If only it were as simple as selling my car to pay for renovating a couple of rooms. A major difficulty in post-earthquake Christchurch is attracting tradesmen to do these little nuisance jobs when there's more money to be made with less hassle, doing new builds. I can't say I blame them but it's very frustrating when you're trying to... More 

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