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Academy Lodge Motel

782 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
Academy Lodge Motel
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with a group of 13 adults outstanding hosts very helpful and courteous, comfortable and clean. Harley Gundry the Host went well beyond his duties to ensure we were well looked after nothing was a bother to him.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Everything was tidy friendly and peaceful until the train can roaring through our room at midnight and every two hours thereafter. Although the tracks were across the street, I swear a wheel ran right past my pillow and I awoke with a start with my heart pouding. By early morning I felt a bit run over/ hit by a train.... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you need an overnight place to stay in Ashburton, this place will do. It's clean, reasonably comfortable, and pretty quiet considering traffic and the noise of the occasional passing train. But it is also tired and gloomy. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. However, while this motel offers discounts, I was not asked if I was eligible for either.... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This motel is only 10-15 min's from the city and about the same to the airport. It is opposite the university. The rooms are a good size and ours features a small kitchenette with sink, two hot plates and MWO together with assorted pans and cooking tools. Breakfast can be delivered if required. The bed is a king so we... More 

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Oxford, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Clean, comfortable, discount for AA members. Would stay again next time I was in Ashburton. Hosts are friendly and welcoming Bathroom is outdated but clean and lots of hot water Quiet location with not much traffic noise Sky TV and good TV

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Invercargill, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

excellent motel,immaculately presented, great host,good price,recommend to anyone. First night all they had left was a 2bedroom,so kindley closed off one bedroom,for us and gave it to us for a good price ,2nd night 10 days later was wheel chair unit only one they had left ,plenty of room &comfortable, &as above.

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

My friends and I stayed here for a reunion weekend. Perfect for us. Everything spotlessly clean and up dated. Owners super friendly and helpful. We have stayed before but found it has been totally refurbished with change of ownership. Would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

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Whangamata, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2012

A small motel but high quality. Very friendly reception and nothing was too much trouble. If you are staying in Ashburton check this one out.

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Alexandra, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2012

Seven of us stayed in two units at these motels. We found them to be well appointed spotlessly clean and very spacious. We found the owners to be very helpful and knowledgeable about the Ashburton area and we would have no hesitation in recommending these motels to other travellers.

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