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Garden City Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   242 Main North Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #106 of 138 hotels in Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014
LEANNE L Whangarei, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2014

This is an older motel, we had a large spacious unit. Bed was king size and comfortable, we chose the unit with the hand held shower as we prefer them. Bathroom was ok but shower curtain not door, NO SOAP OR SHAMPOO (note others have complained of same). Couch was old and shabby as was the chocolate brown carpet. Owner... More

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cranfordcottage, Owner at Garden City Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Garden City Motel. I'm responding to your review in particular, as it's the most recent on Trip Advisor. (February 2014). We recently took ownership of this motel, (30th May 2014), so we're really keen to make some positive improvments to the place! We feel it has lots of potential, with a... More

Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 hotel reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

We booked because it's 10-15 minute drive to the airport. The free wi-Fi was a bonus and the bed was comfy. Let my partner book in and he was shown a small room which he said would be ok tho not the larger room I had booked, my fault for not going myself. Would not recommend the room we has... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Clean and comfortable room and very quiet considering we were near a main road, convenient to amenities and had clean towels and tea towels, very friendly people and lovely big screen to watch tv only downfall no sky or dvd player in room :) would definitely stay here again

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Nelson, New Zealand
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

3 adults stayed 3 nights, beds comfortable, host obliging, parking good, quiet although on Main road. However, needs a tidy up with service and decor. Lamps not working, no soap, no kitchen cloths, fridge door has no bars on shelves so can not use, carpet in poor condition, didn't feel clean, towels changed each day and were good but no... More

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Brighton, United Kingdom
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249 reviews 249 reviews
200 hotel reviews
254 helpful votes 254 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

We needed somewhere with parking that didn't need to be in the city centre for our first night in Christchurch so settled on this place. Nice, pleasant welcome and the room was huge with a massive TV, all good. We went straight out as we needed food - there is a Woolworths about a 20min walk left of the motel... More

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Kaikoura, New Zealand
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22 reviews 22 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Booked this motel for a one night stay. Hosts very friendly and got warm welcome, literally, as a very cold day but when we got to motel our hosts had heaters on and room was very warm and cosy. Room was very clean, large living area with good cooking facilities. A king size bed in living area but certainly didn't... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2013

Arrived a day earlier as the Haast pass was closed due to a landslide, so we had to turn back from Fox Glacier and took the Arthur's pass to Christchurch instead. Robin at the reception upgraded our room from a studio to a huge 2-bedroom unit, and gave us the a similar rate for what we had paid for the... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Recently spent four nights at t his motel, booked 'blind' then read some poor reviews so were not confident we had made the right decision. We found our upstairs unit to be spacious and comfortable with the surprise of a full size oven and fridge/freezer. Christchurch had a cold snap while we were there so we expected to be using... More

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Hastings, New Zealand
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33 reviews 33 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2013

Clean. Good shower. Hostess abliging, supplied fresh milk in jug. Very small accommodation off their main house. Access through owners carport. Terrible smell of fish, when entering, couldn't find where it was coming from, but after every time we opened the fridge, even thou clean, it was evident. Didn't like positioning of TV suspended high on the wall. Wouldn't want... More

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Top Contributor
176 reviews 176 reviews
84 hotel reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Regretted this hotel because it is right on one of the main roads to the city. Noisy traffic! This is an older motel, and there are other better choices in the neighborhood. Too far from the airport and the city. Room had old and cheap feel. Moldy smell and lacked good ventilation. The owner supplied a very noisy heater which... More

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Address: 242 Main North Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Garden City Motel 3*
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