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“Fantastic location for a real value rate” 4 of 5 stars
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Aalton Motel
3.0 of 5 Motel   |   19 Riccarton Road, Riccarton,, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #27 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Gore, New Zealand
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13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Fantastic location for a real value rate”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

I've stayed at the Aalton a couple of times so far when working in ChCh and definitely rate this the as the most comfortable and best value at the Hagley Park end of Riccarton Road. The standard studio has a great bed, is cosy & comfy, is kept wonderfully clean and the small kitchenette area is all you need for organising breakfast or a packed lunch. The apartments are all separated and away from the road, so noise from the street or the motel has never been an issue. Having so much of the city and facilities in Riccarton right on the doorstep is just part of the attraction! Little details like a wee bit of free broadband and plunger coffee in the room just goes to show that Ian and Jane do that little bit extra to make the Aalton a welcoming stay.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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
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14 hotel reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2012

Unit was spacious, light and extremely comfortable. Everything was generous - free wifi, bath, plunger coffee, efficient heaters and TV in both lounge and bedroom. Friendly service, great location. Excellent value, highly recommended.

Stayed August 2012, traveled solo
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Yokohama, Japan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

Great restaurants and one of the biggest shopping centre in the city within a walking distance. A 24h food store next door.
In mid-winter, even with a heater in a room, I was quite cold at night and had to wait a while for hot water to take a shower.
The facility looks a bit old but the room was very clean and has a cosy bed.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Burleigh Heads, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2012

Very happy with our stay at the Aalton. Perfect location close to great restaurants, Westfield shopping centre and a short walk through the park to the city. Room was a bit out-dated however had a comfy bed, flat screen tv and was very clean. Hotel staff were very helpful and nice. Would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

Spacious room and a small but adequite kitchen with outside door to a washing line.
Everything you need is there.
But somehow I did not feel welcome at all, especially on booking in (perhaps the owner had a bad day)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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nonthaburi, thailand
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

Very spacious and well function room. We stayed in 2 bedrooms unit and found that this is the most spacious place and well section of kitchen, bathroom, toilet and living room. With full line of kitchen facility, you can have your good meal there. Although it is quite dated, it's clean and enough. Definitely a good place to stay at reasonable price.
Location is also unbeatable, near the big shopping mall, Hagley park and many restuarants.
Try "Benson no.1 chinese restuarant", it's so good.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Piriapolis, Uruguay
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2012

Rooms are spacious and clean, although a bit dated. It's on Riccarton Road, so it's close to Hagley Park and all types of restaurants and shopping. Iain was the perfect host. We'll stay there again on our next trip to ChCh.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Aalton Motel

Address: 19 Riccarton Road, Riccarton,, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#3 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
#21 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#24 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Aalton Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Very spacious ground floor units with full cooking facilities, SKY digital television and FREE Wireless Broadband in each room. Comfortable and well appointed in an ideal location. Walking distance to City Centre, Shopping Mall, Restaurants and close to Westpac Arena, Railway Station and AMI stadium. ... more   less 
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