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Academy Motor Lodge

62 Creyke Road | Fendalton, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
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Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

THIS WAS THE WORST PLACE I HAVE EVER STAYED AT. The owner unlocked our room at 1130 at night and walked in, I was undressed and she refused to leave the room, she then went into the bedroom and ripped off the blankets of two of the girls sleeping and demanded money. The owner was extremely hostile, aggressive, threatening and... More 

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Andrea R, Manager at Academy Motor Lodge, responded to this review

It is my pleasure to respond to this guest. The guest was checked into the motel on Saturday 5th. Originally they were booked into a king plus single studio ( there were three females.) Out of the kindness of my heart I upgraded them to a one bedroom unit. Saturday night was fine - no problems at all. Sunday night... More 

Rome, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Getting started We stayed at the Academy Motor Lodge for just the one night – arriving by air in Christchurch for late that evening and choosing a motel as the easiest option. Late night flights are typically fraught with friends or relatives hanging around the meet & greet area scanning the faces; and more so when flights are delayed. It’s... More 

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AUSTRALIA
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

this is something out of the 1970's, maybe even the 60's but I can't remember back that far. I kid you not. If you are into Nostalgia, out of date decor, furniture and fittings then this is right up your alley. The mission brown trim and the black kitchen tiles set it off. There are a few modern (well reasonably... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were greeted by very friendly staff, the room was pleasant and clean, it was a decent size and the bed was very comfortable. There is plenty of parking and the motel is situated in a handy location.

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015

Academy Motor Lodge is located about a 10 to 15-minute drive away from the city centre. We arrived in Christchurch on a rainy day. We were greeted warmly by the owner who was very prompt in offering us help about the city. Our Standard Studio room fitted 3 adults just nice. It was cozy, very clean and comfortable. The shower... More 

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Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

Stayed for three nights. The location is excellent if you need to be close to the university. The owner is very friendly and willing to help with information about how to get about in the city. The room was compact and very well equipped. It heard that they used to have a cafe earlier and it would be great if... More 

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The location just behind the University suited our purpose very well. The executive room had great facilities. The kitchenette was very well organized and well furnished. The staff were unobtrusive. Toniann, the owner, was very efficient and warm and helpful. She even dropped us to the bus terminal from where we took a tourist bus to Akaroa.

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Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2015

I stayed at the Academy Motor Lodge for three nights in October in one of the executive studios on the ground floor. I booked the room directly from the motel via their website. I was pleasantly surprised by the kitchen facilities in the room. I had two burners, a microwave, a refrigerator and lots of pots, pans, plates, etc. Overall,... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

Arrived late after midnight they left the heater and lights on in unit very toasty on arrival. Everything very clean good place to stop not too far from the airport. We had a full kitchen if you wanted to cook as we left first thing did not need it.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights as we were flying out of Christchurch. Room was clean, and had everything we needed! The shower was really powerful, which is good, nothing worse than a dripping shower!! Staff friendly and helpful, they gave us a later checkout. This was very much aprieciated. We would recommend to stay here, however the wifi is very... More 

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