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Chardonnay Motor Lodge

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170 Johns Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for the final two nights of our trip to NZ. It was perfect; very relaxing, an ideal location, handy to the airport, right on highway 1, beautiful setting (lovely gardens) and the staff are wonderful. The room was exactly what we were looking for; spacious and clean, a great bed, and wonderful bathroom. We will be sure... More 

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

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next in ChCh. More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2015

Arrived at midnite ( again ) and directly went to bed made me not really pay attention to the hotel. the room just beside the drive way. but have cooking facility to make breakfast for us was quite good. happy with that. Bed was good, and i love the bathroom have separate area for shower, so the other part of... More 

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

Thank you for your review.. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again when you are next in Christchurch. More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 via mobile

Convenient location for what we needed. Needs better heating options and one bed didn't have an electric blanket. Bathroom heat lamp wasn't working and extraction fans need a good clean out, when we turned them on they sounded terrible! Kitchen facilities good, price was low compared to other options in chch.

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

Thanks for your review. You stayed with us for 3 nights and never mentioned any of these things to us. If you experience any problems with your accommodation, every effort will be made to rectify the situation and make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The main living area has a good fan heater which we have found... More 

Alberta, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

We were greatly relieved to get one one night's accommodation at the Chardonnay during the busy World Cricket Cup season in February. The property is easy to find from the Airport, particularly when you've arrived from an international flight and have to deal with renting a car, driving on the left etc. We requested a quiet room away from the... More 

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ChardonnayMotorLodge, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with us during our busy time of year with the cricket world cup. Although we are semi rural we are still close to shopping centres and the airport. Being on SH1 we are also convenient for travelling north or south as well as most of... More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Our Golf Team & support crew stayed here for 6 nights & the service & accommodation was fantastic. The staff were always friendly & approachable & they assisted whenever needed, nothing was ever too much! The town house fit our "2 family" situation of 4 adults & 4 kids, so there was more than enough room for everyone. The other... More 

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ChardonnayMotorLodge, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The 3 bedroom townhouse is great for families or groups, it is really more like a house than a motel unit. We enjoyed having you all to stay and hope to see you again sometime when you are next in... More 

Picton, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Stayed at the Chardonnay Motor Lodge whilst on business for one night. The room was clean and comfortable, however the quality of some furnishings and the dated bathroom with old tape wrapped around the shower hose and a cobweb above the shower was not what I would consider 4 star standard. I am aware that being close to a highway... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our Motel is assessed by Qualmark on an annual basis and they consider us to be well within the 4 star standard. We do put a limit on the Wi-Fi so we don't have it all used up. The idea of it is so our guests can check their e-mails... More 

Wodonga, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015 via mobile

The images and description of the motel lead me to believe it was on/close to a wonderful property. This was not the case! There are wonderful well looked after gardens but right next to a highway so noise makes relaxing rather difficult.. There is a large hedge along the boundary of the property good for photos but close to other... More 

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Alice Springs, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

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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ChardonnayMotorLodge, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again when you next visit Christchurch. Being on the North/South bypass we are within easy driving distance of Christchurch's attractions and are very close to Willowbank, Clearwater Golf Resort, The Groymes and Rosebank Estate Winery. Hint - Book direct with us... More 

Darwin, Australia
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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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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 

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