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Chardonnay Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   170 Johns Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #54 of 123 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank you for taking the time to give us a review and adding your photos. All of the photos on the Agoda website are of our property. We are also very close to the Groynes recreational reserve. We are on a busy main highway but there are plenty of places to relax on our property away from the traffic noise.... More 

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 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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57 reviews 57 reviews
23 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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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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11 reviews 11 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
48 helpful votes 48 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 

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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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