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Riverstone Motel

18 Southbrook Road, Rangiora 7400, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 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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Porirua, Wellington, New Zealand
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Although located just off a busy road, just 25 minutes from Christchurch, the Riverstone Motel was very quiet and an easy place to get a good sleep. The staff were most accommodating and friendly. The Wi-Fi (which was a little extra) worked very well indeed. Rangiora is a great base from which to explore North Canterbury, with delightful places within... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
21 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015 via mobile

I have stayed in this hotel twice this summer. We were very impressed with the good service we got from the owners. The room itself has every you need presented beautifully. Spotless and modern. Highly recommendable. If I come back to Rangiora I will definitely stay there again.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We were disappointed with the standard of the motel. Although advertised as having rooms that are "sparkling clean and beautifully presented with modern & stylish decor", we felt our room was tired and overpriced. We travel frequently and for four star plus accommodation we have come to expect extra touches, such as tissues, plunger coffee (a plunger was available, but... More 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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48 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We traveled to South Island, New Zealand for a family vacation. We landed in Christchurch from Sydney to join my 2 sisters-in-laws' families. With 11 members including 5 kids, we wanted to stay in apartment kind of place. Hence Riverstone Motel. The rooms are spacious, with a kitchenette. The beds had heaters and the bathrooms were well equipped. All our... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015 via mobile

I travelled here for work, and was very happy with the room facilities, which included a spa bath and reasonable cooking facilities. The cleanliness was immaculate, and the owners extremely helpful and friendly

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Havelock North, New Zealand
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118 reviews 118 reviews
53 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Stayed for two nights in December. The motel is modern and clean, but located on the outskirts of town amongst commercial businesses on a busy road. The owner is very helpful and obliging. Only negative things is the motel layout - the rooms face onto the access balcony to all rooms and the occupants in the neighbouring room chose to... More 

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Te Puke, NZ
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90 reviews 90 reviews
22 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We only stayed here for one night but were impressed with the cleanliness of the room, friendliness and helpfulness of the staff/owner? Street noise started at about 6am lots of traffic travelling to Christchurch but internally the rooms were very quiet. The motel is out of town so it would be too far to walk to the centre. We had... More 

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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45 reviews 45 reviews
15 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Stayed here while attending a meeting in Rangiora. Have stayed here at other times. Rooms have always been good with excellent shower facilities and comfortable beds. No ofstreet noise. A bit far from centre of town. Good pub next door and a Chinese restaurant.

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

We were in the area for a 2 day sporting event and were really just looking for a good nights sleep. The rooms and bathroom were basic but clean. Both nights there was very loud scratching in the ceiling, that kept us awake, we came to the conclusion, after listening to it for hours, that it was building paper flapping... More 

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RiverstoneMotel, Manager at Riverstone Motel, responded to this review

We sincerely apologize for the disturbance you had to endure due to the stormy weather conditions during your stay. The gale force winds were exceptional strong both nights, reaching wind speeds over 100km/h and creating havoc in the surrounding areas of Rangiora. The conditions were so severe that trees were blown over and unfortunately caused the building paper in the... More 

Auckland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
15 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

I chose this motel based on it being new, clean, and modern. I was able to check in early in the day and leave my bags and collect a key so that I could get out and visit nearby friends. My breakfast selection was placed in my room, and when I arrived back later that night the room was warm,... More 

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