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“Milano Motor Lodge a Gem in Christchurch !!!” 5 of 5 stars
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Milano Motor Lodge
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   87 Papanui Rd | Merivale 8014, Christchurch, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #24 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Townsville, Australia
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19 hotel reviews
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“Milano Motor Lodge a Gem in Christchurch !!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the Milano lodge for 2 nights at the end of March. This establishment is run by 2 of the nicest people you could ever hope to meet. Jocelyn and Murray went out of their way to help us I every way. The 1GB of data they give you is the most we've received the whole time we've been in NZ. My iPhone and iPad must have accidentally updated iCloud etc and Jocelyn kindly gave me another 1GB. Even though it was completely my fault. The room was clean and comfortable with a microwave, toaster, kettle, crockery etc. The TV was huge and laundry facilities are excellent. This motor lodge is close to everything. 5 minutes from the Merivale Mall, restaurants, shops. Would defiantly stay here again. Well done guys, you really know how to run a motel. Home away from home.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the tine to review our complex. We try hard and it is nice when appreciation is shown. We are happy to provide Wifi as needed. It is a great location, we love it and most of our guests do as well. We were happy to host such a delightful couple, so thank you for being a pleasure to be around guests such as yourselves enhance our lives. Trust you had a safe journey home. - Jocelyn
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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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Bergen Nh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We have enjoyed our stay. During our 6 weeks trip trough New Zealand from North to South we never have found such helpfull people and good stay value for money on a very good location.
We will come back .! regards from the Netherlands Marijke and Nico

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
It was a pleasure to have you both stay with us, just wish we had been able to accommodate you for longer. Pleased you were happy with the WIFI and glad you enjoyed your stay in Christchurch. Thanks for the compliments, we would love to host you again. Jocelyn
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Caledonia, Mi
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

We recently spent 5 nights at Milano Motor Lodge for a family get together for the occasion of my Dad's 90th birthday (he and one of my sisters lives in Christchurch), with people from the USA (my wife and I), Australia (my brother and his wife and 2 daughters) and Auckland (my sister and her husband and son and daughter). My wife and I spent 3 nights in Room 4, and then moved for 2 more nights upstairs in Suite 14 with my sister.

Jocelyn is a friendly, welcoming host, and we all had a very enjoyable stay there.

Rooms are very comfortable and clean.

The Milano is conveniently located, close to Carlton Corner in one direction and to Merivale in another.

One word of advice to travellers with computers and lots of photos - turn off iCloud synching for your photos, or you'll find the 1GB of internet disappears all too quickly, although getting another 1GB allowance was not a problem.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
    • 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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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
You are great people to host as well. Thank you for your compliments - glad your dad had a great birthday and appreciate other members of your family's loyalty in staying with us over the years. Nothing better than past guests and family time. Hope we get to host you again. - Jocelyn
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Sawbridgeworth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

I spent a lovely 8 days staying in the care of Jocelyn & Murray.The bed was very comfortable & the room spotlessly clean.It was good to see the gardens & roses so well kept.It was my second visit here. The motel was fully booked all the time |I was there so that is a good recommendation.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
It was lovely to have you stay with us again, you are so little trouble, busy all the time with your friends and enjoy our lovely city and surrounds. We hardly know you are here. Really appreciate you taking the time to review our complex. Hope to see you in the future. - Jocelyn
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Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Milano Motor Lodge is a wonderful place to stay and feel 'at home' in Christchurch. The rooms are clean, well presented and tastefully decorated. We stayed in a one bedroom with spa and it was a very comfortable place to be. Thank you to Jocelyn and Murray who were extremely welcoming and helpful, only too happy to find out things for us. As visitors in an unfamiliar place, that is so important as everything can be so foreign initially. Milano is well situated and only a short walk to the city centre, attractions, supermarkets and restaurants. You don't need to have a car if staying here. We would highly recommend these places to eat - The House of Lamb, serving the yummiest lamb roast with gourmet potatoes out of a container just down the road, and Le Germain right across the road. This superb French restaurant is a great place for a special dinner. We celebrated our great NZ holiday on our last night!! The scallops were the best! Also recommend the city walking tour, tickets from the iSite. It gave us a wonderful and personal insight to the Christchurch of before and after the earthquake. A great attraction is the Antarctic Centre and a good tip is to plan it for your arrival or departure day. The centre is a short walk from the airport and it has a free shuttle to and from the city. We picked it up on our last day right outside Milano and were able to store our luggage in lockers at the centre. Also purchase tickets for the Antarctic Centre online - they are so much cheaper. Christchurch is a beautiful city and we look forward to revisiting in a few years to see what is has become. It deserves to be reborn! And our place to stay will be …… Milano Motor Lodge. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
So pleased you felt at "home" that makes us happy. We are certainly in a great location for everything and your comments about two of our favourite eating places are so true. Pedro's lamb melts in your mouth and St Germaine's is wonderful for guests looking for a special dine out experience. Your remarks are well thought out and will surely be helpful for other people visiting Christchurch and we hope they will stay with us as well. Many thanks for reviewing us and we look forward to hosting you both again. - Jocelyn
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

Hello, we are a family of 5.
The host were very friendly and accommodating.
The unit was reasonably modern, spacious, tidy and clean.
It was quiet and restful even though it was on the main road.
It was on the expensive side though.
Decent value.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, March 29, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review our motel, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We are extremely lucky that although we are on a main road, we aren't troubled too much by noise. The two bedroom apartment which you had being down the back does allow for a very quiet, private stay.
We look forward to being able to host you again in the future - Jocelyn
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Dunedin, New Zealand
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85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014 via mobile

We had unit 7 with the spa bath. Well worth while. The unit was very comfortable and the host very good. The location is great and just a short walk to a good cafe, de spa chocolates and just a big further along to the Merrivale mall.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 19, 2014
So pleased you were happy with your accommodation, thank you for your comments. The De Spa Chocs are great and so is the Metro Cafe, we are fortunate with our location. - Jocelyn
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Address: 87 Papanui Rd | Merivale 8014, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #24 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Milano Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly rated 4 star plus complex. Great location, Great service, Free WiFi, close to City Centre. Recently updated, modern and comfortable accommodation. Short walk to Merivale Mall,boutique shops. Great selection of retaurants. Walk to city centre, Hagley Park Botanical Gardens, Museum and Restart City Mall. ... more   less 
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