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Abbey Motor Lodge

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   209 Bealey Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Ranked #119 of 138 hotels in Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here for two nights, as we had booked in advance. Had we known what to expect, we'd have stayed elsewhere. The staff was not knowledgeable on touristic attractions at all. The simply referred us to their brochures and gave us wifi access. Although this helped, it didn't get us too excited about our visit. The room itself had... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Don't stay here! We arrived at 7.30pm in winter to find the door of our room wide open so the room was freezing and the heater was difficult to use, the windows didn't shut well so a cold breeze was coming in all night- we didn't get warm until we were in bed. The room smelt awful and the bathroom... More

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Strathaven, United Kingdom
13 reviews 13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Cheap for a reason but considering the poor condition of the building, it is still not cheap enough. The lack of maintenance shows in old surfaces being hard to clean. The quality of the building let in more noise than expected. Good staff and location.

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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Good location close to town at a very reasonable room rate. Good points. - comfortable king size bed and a good TV. Bad points./ - carpets, paint work, shower unit & kitcheon all need upgrading now. Overall standard reflected the price paid.

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Brisbane, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

We stayed here on two separate occasions during our 17 day trip to the South Island. Pros: Free wifi. Not too far from town if you don't mind walking a bit. Close to the great Speight's Ale House (also on Bealey Ave). Front room is fairly modern. Cons: Asked for a quiet room, but they put us in the one... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
19 reviews 19 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

1970's style motel with high occupancy at a price point just above budget means an affordable roof with tired decor: didn't bother us. Great for a quickie overnight crash-pad or for a couple of days. Bed was comfortable but a standard (small) small double. Was assigned an upstairs room which made it rather hot and stuffy due to summer conditions... More

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Timaru, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Booked for 2 nights but only stayed one, cancelled 2nd night and went to better accommodation. Looked presentable from outside. Lady at reception English was difficult to understand. I was able to inform some out of town guests more about some of the local shops than the woman at reception. She was polite though. We stayed in room 3 and... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013 via mobile

Stayed one night and glad we dud,had a end studio near road,didnt sleep well,traffic was noisy all night,lots of sirens and people walking past.kitchen outdated and shabby and the bathroom really small and pokey.wouldnt stay there again

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

I booked a king studio at Abbey Motor Lodge for one night. I was given room # 9 which was by the road side and it felt like I was sleeping on the street. Extremely noisy. You can even hear people from the neighbouring room. Even though they provided free wifi, the signal strength was extremely poor and I had... More

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Caloundra, Queensland, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

My advice is to avoid this place - there are plenty of other motels along the road. The night I spent there was just terrible. There were rats, mice or other little critters running in the walls - I was terrified that they would get in the room. There is no 24hr reception so no-one to contact so stayed awake... More

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Address: 209 Bealey Ave, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Abbey Motor Lodge 3*
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The Abbey Motor Lodge Christchurch welcomes all guests to enjoy a comfortable stay. Our spacious accommodation and convenient location provides travelers with exceptional affordability. Only minutes from the central city and Christchurch Casino the Abbey Motel is a great option when travelling to the Garden City. At Abbey Motor Lodge we offer a superb balance of comfort and style with a homely feel. Immaculately clean and well presented The Abbey Motel Christchurch offers 14 smart options, with plenty of flexibility. Choose from our one or Two Bedroom Suites, or one of our spacious Studio Suites, we cater for all guests and for all occasions. With the following facilities available, daily servicing, tea and coffee making facilities, full kitchen facilities, microwave, fridge/freezer, shower, desk, Sky TV, hi-speed wireless internet, ironing facilities, guest laundry and great breakfast options we have your needs covered. With all these facilities available we also provide every guest with quality service. Whether its local information or planning a day trip we are only too happy to provide our 5 star service. Our convenient location finds us next to Speight’s Ale House and close to Southern Cross Hospital. We are on the Metro bus route and only 5mins from Intercity Coachlines, 10mins from the CBD Cathedral Square and city centre, 5min walk Convention Centre, Casino and Town Hall. We are 15 min drive from the Christchurch International Airport and close to Christchurch Women’s/Public Hospital and Hagley Park. We also provide off-street parking and monitored safe parking for motorcycles and bicycles. We can also provide a complimentary shuttle to train station and Casino shuttle service. ... more   less 
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