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Chardonnay Motor Lodge

4.0 of 5 Small Hotel   |   170 Johns Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #48 of 111 Christchurch B&B and Inns
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014
Rebecca B Dunedin
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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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Dunedin
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36 reviews 36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Christchurch, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The spaciousness of the rooms and large beautiful grounds was just what we needed. Rosebank winery next door with large beautiful gardens to sit and have a coffee or wine or even a meal was an extra bonus, with the Groynes also within walking distance, with streams and playgrounds. All on your doorstep. Plus very friendly and helpful staff. Diane... More

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Thank you for your review. It's good that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again. More

Christchurch, New Zealand
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2013

We booked the self contained three bedroom townhouse and it did not disappoint. It had everything you would expect in a motel unit and more! The kitchen was huge, shame we didn't have time to use it! If we return to Christchurch for a longer stay would book this out as it would be great for week or more. It... More

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Raumati Beach, New Zealand
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2013

Well priced and ideal for a quick stopover .. Close to the airport . Room modern, clean and was at rear so quiet!. Very busy main road so ask for room at rear of complex Courtesy pick up etc from airport. Our room suitable for a couple as requested Shower needs some work as water does flood out Would stay... More

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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Our party of four had the townhouse because of our need for 4 separate beds. The spaciousness of the upstairs and downstairs areas was just what we needed and the cook was in heaven being able to use a large kitchen. The accommodation is close to The Groynes, a delighful series of parks, streams, picnic spots and play areas for... More

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2012

The bathroom is in need of urgent upgrade, floor completely floods when showering as shower glass walls dont connect to floor, dont leave clothes on floor when showering... Dual access to rooms good but in need of nice pathways around all units, clear of large planter barrels. Lovely surroundings, road noise, so not quiet if in unit by road. Clean... More

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

In response to your review, sorry to take so long to respond but I feel I need to put this into context. This group stayed for 1 night. The guests had returned from a wedding, at around 1.30am I got a call from another guest complaining about your group talking in loud voices and swearing outside. All visitors are required... More

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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54 reviews 54 reviews
21 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2012

The gardens are lovely but the rooms are poorly maintained with dated decor. It is situated on SH 1 and the traffic noise goes all night. Also not cheap compared to others in Christchurch of a higher standard. The owners were friendly and helpful. This could be and of the nicest motels in Christchurch but it needs work.

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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*
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4 star modern complex set in spacious grounds with award winning gardens. Just 8 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes form central city. ... more   less 
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