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Strathern Motor Lodge

54 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8001, 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
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Actually, I have typed this review at Booking.com. But I guess, they deserve another review to be written here! Booked a one bedroom apartment for a 1 night stay and they were kind enough to upgrade to a 2 bedroom for the same price as the one bedroom! Really kind people and the room was just awesome! Toilet was spacious... More 

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Blenheim, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice room with helpful service from owner. Surprised that unit was so quiet considering it was on Papanui Road. Nice clean 2 bedroom unit. Not a large lounge area but we are never in our unit for long during the day. Would definitely revisit

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Brisbane Region, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

I could not be happier with the service and room quality at the Strathern Motor Lodge. As a walk in staying an extra night in Christchurch as part of an extended stag do the lady at reception could not have been more helpful. The room was lovely, the bed was very comfortable, the wifi was fast and the location was... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

5 of us stayed at Strathern Motor Lodge for 5 nights leading to the opening match of cricket world cup 2015 recently. we highly recommend this place in Christchurch for a short stay. the owner Craig and the lady who runs the daily housing keeping are very nice people and very accommodating. We stayed in the apartment (no 2) which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

Stayed here again 5 nights either side of Christmas 2014. Craig and Lauraine were every bit as hospitable as the last 2 times. Room spotless and comfortable, wi fi free (and fast). Very reasonable price. Had the full breakfast every day: outstanding (2 poached eggs, 3 sausages, hash browns, loads of beans, tomatoes and bacon, toast and marmalade, orange juice... More 

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

Hosts were very friendly and helpful and rooms were spotlessly clean. The owners let me clean my car with their hose and equipment and the rooms were blissfully quiet. Not far from the centre of town.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The Strathern Motor Lodge has been my home away from home for nearly 4 years. Craig, Lauraine and Bobby the dog are wonderful hosts, ably assisted by Chris & Rick, and always go out of their way to help with any query or special request. The units are well maintained and beautifully decorated. The standard has been exceptional even during... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

I am ashamed that I have not posted a review before. Stayed there in two periods in Aug 2013 and again in November 2013. Craig and Lauraine, Rick and Chris, Kate and Bobby, all were just drop-dead helpful and kind, went the extra mile (sorry, kilometre). Just perfect. Clean, comfortable, reasonable price, breakfast great, Made me feel better than being... More 

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Hamilton, Waikato, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Greeted by very friendly & accommodating hosts. Even reminded me that motor racing was on Sky TV when she noticed me wearing a motor sport cap. In spite of being on a busy road my room was surprisingly quiet. My only suggestion would be a coat hook for my toiletry bag. Happily go back to the Strathern Motor Lodge next... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Beautifully decorated and equipped with all you could want. The owners are very thorough and concerned that you have a good stay - and I did. There is a little concern with the thin walls to the next motel but this did not worry me. Well worth the stay.

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