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Academy Motor Lodge

62 Creyke Road | Fendalton, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
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Ranked #96 of 143 Hotels in Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Recently had an extended stay here. The complex is fairly well worn and the decor is dated but the housekeeping is exemplary and the hosts are endlessly helpful. The location adjacent to the University of Canterbury has always been a plus although Creyke Rd is busy and the rooms close to the road might be noisy. Ample car parking and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015

This motor lodge had good reviews, hence booking for a night before flying out of Christchurch. Our experience in a studio room was less than expected, being very tiny and more appropriately would be called a room with tea and coffee making facilities, despite the microwave in it. The room was very clean, however the bed was very hard. Road... More 

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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

studio room was clean, comfortable and well equipped. Only tricky part was the shower cubicle, with the fabric curtain. It was quite difficult to keep the water in. Despite its age, it was clean, the bed comfortable and the management friendly. A great value place to stay, opposite the university. No electric frying pan but hot plates. You would have... More 

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Cambridge, New Zealand
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Even though the motel had been through some shakey times recently everything looked well recovered. My room was immaculate. Fresh, crisp linen on the bed, which was very comfortable. I prefer feather pillows but the synthetic ones were fresh and new. Despite that the room could have been very tired, it was kept well with only minor things that could... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Pluses: i had a quiet room away from any noise, the bed was comfy. Minuses:very expensive internet, other hotels in Chch are offering it for free; continental breakfast had FROZEN bread; ceilings need a good repair and paint (see photo for what appears to be mould).

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We were a group of three (3 adults and a girl 13 years old) . Then I found that the motel charged me addtional money -- An email came and I was accused that we were 5: two men , two women and a young girl. In spite of my explanation about the mistake and evidence and the fact that... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

My husband and I stayed here for two nights. We found the room to be lovely and clean. The bed was super comfortable. It was warm and well appointed, however I would add that the area from the kitchenette onwards through to the bathroom, toilet area was rather tired looking and had definitely seen better days. A little 1980's sort... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Hotel is situated on a quiet side street rather than the busy main road lined with most hotels for this region. Big clean well appointed rooms, friendly owners and moderate price make staying here good value. Is double storey so can maybe choose your upstairs/dwnstirs preference when booking.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I was staying in 2 bed room unit ground floor as fare as I remember is 288 or 188 was the third room at your right side toward the reception , yes easy to reach from airport ,opposite the university ,surrounded by constructions ,I stayed in early December & end of November starting from the 30th /Nov till the 3rd... More 

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