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Chardonnay Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   170 Johns Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Alice Springs, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed at Chardonnay Motor Lodge for 5 nights while visiting family. Have stayed here before because it is close to the airport and everywhere else we need to be. Also close to other attractions like Wollowbank. The rooms are well presented and comfortable. Always a warm welcome and the free bottle of milk on arrival is a nice touch. Plenty... More 

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Darwin, Australia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We stayed at the Chardonnay Motor Lodge as we were attending a wedding at the winery next door and it suited us for location. The bonus was that it included a small kitchen, guest laundry, free wifi and cable tv. Their were 14 rooms in total which gave it a nice feel as it didn't cater to large numbers. The... More 

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay. Yes we are right next door to Rosebank Winery which is handy if you are attending a wedding or other functions. Some guests find the traffic noise a problem but the motel is set back from the road and there are shrubs and trees which block our a... More 

Auckland, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Another nice stay at the Chardonnay Motor Lodge over Labour Weekend. Owners are very friendly and go out of their way to help you. Had a unit facing the main road this time but the traffic noise did not bother us at all. The bathroom had recently been renovated and this is a huge improvement. Also like the large number... More 

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Yes it is good to have over 50 sky channels. We have now upgraded 5 studio bathrooms and plan to do more next year. We are getting good feedback on the new bathrooms. We look forward to seeing you again when you next return to ChCh. More 

Bannockburn, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

A late change to travel plans meant I had to stay in Chch, and I received excellent service when I rang to inquire and also when I arrived and checked in. Service is personal and friendly, a nice touch to be shown to my room. Cleanliness was faultless. Location is very good, close to the airport and an easy route... More 

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. It's good to know that you enjoyed the selection on our Sky 50 + channels. We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

we were put into the Chardonnay by wotif as an alternative to another booking which was not to be honoured. We were very impressed that the owner showed us to our unit, rather than just say 'unit 5 - around the corner'. We were also surprised to find lots of little extras including fresh air spray in the bathroom. The... More 

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I'm please that you enjoyed your stay and we will look forward to seeing you again soon. More 

Timaru
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

We found this lodge to be a bit below average for a 4-star qualmark property. Cons: The water pressure in the shower and basin (at least in room 5) was barely enough to wash up. The room is heated only by an in-wall electric unit with no thermostat that we could work out. The door to the unit is all... More 

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Qualmark has recently accessed us and have given us a very strong 4 star rating. The heater in the unit is more than adequate to heat the room and you can easily set it on a thermostat.There is also a spare heater in the cupboard.The bathroom in the unit you... More 

Dunedin
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We stayed here three times in the space of two weeks due to travelling back and forth around the area. Comfortable serviceable rooms that were clean and exactly what we needed. Close to the airport, and five minutes to two supermarkets, which made our journey a lot easier! Will definitely stay again when passing through the area.

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of upgrading our bathrooms. We hope to see you again next time you are in Christchurch. More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

We have stayed here many times over the years and always find the rooms nice and clean. This time we had to extend our stay at short notice due to transport issues, and nothing was a bother for our hosts. Once again a very enjoyable stay and friendly service from the owners.

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's good that you enjoy staying with us. We hope to see you again when you next travel to Christchurch. More 

Cairns, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Spacious rooms seem even larger overlooking lovely garden and trees. Always made to feel welcome, with heaters warming the room on arrival in the winter. Clean and comfortable with practical extras like,cling wrap and tin foil-useful for travellers! The free Wi-Fi is a bonus too. Close to airport, supermarket and restaurants, but with the surroundings it feels as though one... More 

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Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Our Motel is unique in that we have large lawns and gardens, great for young families or just relaxing. We are semi rural but only a few minutes drive to the local super market, shops and restaurants. It's great that you enjoy staying with us. More 

Taupo, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2014 via mobile

Clean, comfortable and tidy with everything we needed for a quick stop over. We were in a unit running along the main highway, the noise was not bad at all and we were able to sleep soundly. Close to the airport and 2 supermarkets are within a 5 minute drive.

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Address: 170 Johns Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Chardonnay Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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