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Ashburton Motor Lodge

507 West Street | State Highway 1, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Good price and good amenities but unfortunately if you're in a room facing the car park or road you will be woken by trucks, trains and sirens. In fairness they do offer earplugs, I found them they weren't offered, but unless you can sleep with earplugs in you are best to just deal with the noise. No double glazing in... More 

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Gordon C, Owner at Ashburton Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. We're sorry the noise has spoilt your stay in Ashburton. Our establishment, built approx fourteen years ago, is fitted with hush glass, which is glass with gas pumped between two layers that is tasked to 'quieten' the traffic noise. Unfortunately, without exception, all the motels here are on a main road and all are beside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Spent a week here on business. Most pleasant motel with spacious, well appointed units. I was very well looked after and even attended to my fussy pillow needs. Unit serviced exceptionally well each day. Offer amazing breakfasts and very reasonable prices. If stating in ashburton would be very hard to go past this place

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Gordon C, Owner at Ashburton Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We love what we do and know that when you're away from home, it helps to be comfortable and appreciated. More 

christchurch
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Stayed one night on business. Unit very clean. Milk provided for tea and coffee. Free wifi was great and almost always required these days. Room wasn't too noisy considering it was next to main road. Unit had spa bath. Damaged light bulb was repaired immediately but would have been happy if was left till morning.Next day was able to observe... More 

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Gordon C, Manager at Ashburton Motor Lodge, responded to this review

We appreciate your feedback and look forward to your next visit should you be frequenting Ashburton again. Hope you enjoyed your conference! More 

Skirlaugh near Hull
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50 reviews 50 reviews
23 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We stayed at this motel on our way south in January 2015. We were greeted at reception by a very helpful lady who showed us to our room and provided milk for our tea/coffee. The room had a full range of facilities and was really clean and tidy. First impressions were that it could be a little noisy as it... More 

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Gordon C, Manager at Ashburton Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you. Hopefully we'll be able to host you again another time. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Due to above problem when booking did not realise cost was in pounds once converted at end of booking huge shock. When discussed this with owner of motel. Sally the owner extremely rude unable to cancel booking so therefore payed much more than anticipated! Be aware when booking on international sites that currency is correct!!!!! Very dissatisfied.

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Gordon C, Owner at Ashburton Motor Lodge, responded to this review

If the booking had not been cancelled through Booking.com, then we would have been charged the commission, as this is the process when clients change their plans and have booked through an agent. We have very rarely enforced the 24hr cancellation policy as stated on our website. We prefer for our clients to go away with kind thoughts about our... More 

Ferrara, Italy
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171 reviews 171 reviews
55 hotel reviews
88 helpful votes 88 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

I stayed here for 4 nights with my business colleagues. The apartment was very nice and comfortable; always perfectly cleaned and everything was really good. The price list is not so hight if compared to the offered quality - BUT, PLEASE - include free wifi for the foreign customers! Thank you very much and compliments for the service :) !

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Gordon C, Owner at Ashburton Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. As a seasoned traveller we appreciate that with your experience the review is even more valuable. We issue FREE 200mb vouchers each day to all our guests. There is a dollar value written on the voucher however there is, and never has been, a charge for this service. We enjoy meeting with each... More 

Winchester, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

We stayed for only one night on our way from the Banks Peninsula to Oamaru. Chose a room with a spa bath and what a great decision that was! So nice to lie back, relax and bubble after endless hours of travelling. Room was large, nicely decorated, in perfect condition, well appointed with a very comfortable bed and lovely crisp... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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50 reviews 50 reviews
13 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

This was a one night stop to break our journey from Dunedin to Kaikoura. On the highway, but a bit of a way to Ashburton proper this is an ideal spot for a one nighter. There is a large hotel just around the corner for food and bottle shop needs. We did not eat there but, certainly, used the bottle... More 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

A great place to stay every thing was just perfect from the staff to the unit we had. So clean and warm with a great shower in fact the shower was so good i wish i could have taken it home! Double glazed so nice and quiet as long as you keep the windows closed.

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Gordon C, Owner at Ashburton Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind remarks. We love what we do and hope that it reflects in our product. We look forward to seeing all our visitors again on another occasion. More 

Feilding, New Zealand
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Units are modern, spotless and certainly could find no fault with them, it's right by the main highway to Christchurch so is prone to a bit of traffic noise, though certainly nothing overly annoying. It's on the outskirts of town so a little far to walk to the shops but by car it's 5 minutes to the centre of town.

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