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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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Marlborough Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This wonderful motel is situated on Ashburton's north entrance. It is modern, tastefully decorated and has fantastic hosts! It offered everything I needed: excellently equipped kitchen, a good selection of complimentary tea/coffee, free WiFi, a well appointed bathroom with a spa bath and a nice outdoor courtyard. The Sky TV, electric blankets and genuinely excellent customer service were an added... More 

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Waikato Region, New Zealand
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had an upstairs studio with a spa bath. Attractive decor, comfortable bed and great shower. Had a breakfast delivered - was just right in all respects and mine hosts were friendly welcoming and efficient. Would stay again

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Melbourne, Australia
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65 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Right on the kerbside of SH1, main thoroughfare through town plus railway over the other side too. Thankfully there are not too many trains in NZ but you can hear them from the motel if they happen to pass by. Traffic noise is not huge I guess it depends what you are used to! Free wifi through Zenbu. Large spacious... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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44 reviews 44 reviews
34 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

This is at the North end of Ashburton near the racecourse on the side of highway 1. It appears to have been tastefully renovated recently as the rooms had a new feeling to them. Complimentary wifi, big comfortable bath and very comfortable bed made the stay a great one. Very friendly lady greeted me and showed me the room and... More 

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
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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 

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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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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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189 reviews 189 reviews
59 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 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 

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