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Perth, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location. New fit out in rooms. Very warm and everything a traveller would need. Amanda and Gary are amazing hosts. They really want you to enjoy your stay and even more so new Zealand. Some very nice touches to, fresh delicious scones on arrival in room and next day a toy box appeared for our daughter. Would recommend and... More 

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Wellington, NZ
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12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed my stay at the motel - while it's on a busy road, the units are set way back from the road around a grassy garden area, so it was really peaceful. The rooms are clean, spacious and nicely decorated, the owners are very friendly, and there are vases of fresh flowers outside on the picnic tables!

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Matamata, New Zealand
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

Booked this place as less than 50 metres from my daughters. Has had a recent renovation inside plus furnishings. My room was bigger than the pokey standard studio. Funnily enough stayed her about 18 years ago.Also bonus no stairs!!!! Very clean and spotless. Will return.

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Thank Jasmine T
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8 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016 via mobile

Passionate, knowledgable and lovely hosts, very helpful and cheery. The motels grounds were neat and tidy, the rooms were very clean and well decorated. Spacious enough for 2 adults and 2 kids and my son had a blast running around on the grassy courtyard. I would definitely recommend staying here and we will return. Very close to the airport, as... More 

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Amanda T, Owner/Operator at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank-you for the gleaming review! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us! We are so pleased you all enjoyed our Motel and the service. Looking forward to hosting you in the near future... Kind regards, Amanda and Gary More 

Timaru, New Zealand
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2016

Just stayed one night (unfortunately!) but very impressed with the lovely friendly owner and very clean, roomy unit. A very quiet and restful setting despite being on a busy road. Excellent facilities in our unit - everything needed was thought of. Thank you

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Thank Barbara F
Amanda T, Owner/Operator at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara for taking the time to comment...pleasure having you both! Hope that you can stay a little longer next time (for a well deserved lay in). Well wishes Amanda and Gary More 

Kamuela, Hawaii
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360 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2016

My family stayed here three nights. This is run by the owners and everything was perfect. They were extremely friendly and very helpful. There is large grassed area in the middle with a large chess game that gives a good feeling. There are many plants and many roses. I highly recommend staying here.

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Thank Gordon K
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Gordon for taking the time to write a recommendation for Avonhead Garden Motel. We are very pleased you and the family enjoyed your stay here with us. Yes, our garden area has a sense of come - relax and enjoy which others do not. Also, we do take pride in our business and getting to know our guest's... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
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35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016

We stayed in this motel in 2008 when we first arrived in New Zealand. It's now under new management and what a lovely surprise we had! This motel is absolutely lovely. All the cabins face inwards toward the central garden square. There are flowers everywhere. I was sold just walking to our cabin and then...what a wonderful sight! I've stayed... More 

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Thank LadyMol
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

What a delightful recommendation...yes, it would have been lovely if you could have enjoyed our gardens and spacious units a little longer! We are glad that you appreicated our fresh flowers and little extra touches...we hope you will come stay with us again. Looking forward to hosting you next time. Amanda and Gary Owner/operator More 

Wellington, New Zealand
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33 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

This motel is now named the "Avonhead Garden Motel" and is under new ownership and management. The new owners are in the process of upgrading the units. Ours was on a very good standard. Refurbished kitchen and bathroom were appreciated. Units look out on to a quiet garden and lawn. Now good value for money. Not far from the airport... More 

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Thank Richard B
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Season's Greetings We appreciate you taking the time to update fellow guest and pleased you enjoyed the units! Thank you for your understanding re-upgrading we realise the driveway is also important - this will be completed by February. We were pleased to hear you enjoy our Kiwi hospitality. Look forward to your return so we can impress you some more....... More 

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32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of those cases where to judge accommodation by the way it looks would be very deceptive. We booked through an app and when we arrived and saw the sign and state of the driveway we were worried. We needn't have been. The welcome from the owners was fulsome and the family two bed suite was large and... More 

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Thank Andrew R
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments...we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Look forward to hosting you and your family in the near future. Safe Travels. Enjoy New Zealand! More 

Sydney, Australia
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

We were a family of 6 - 4 adults 2 kids - and booked 2 rooms. Both rooms were clean, modern but very comfy and homely. Everything worked. The owners were friendly and helpful - they even ran us into the local restaurant for dinner. The kids loved the garden in the morning - we sat having breakfast while they... More 

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Thank zoep229
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Ahhh -thank you for your lovely review. Gary and I are very pleased you had such a lovely stay with us... Wishing you and the family all the best. More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet self catering units set in a lawn and garden environment. While an established property the Units are spacious warm with lots of sun we have a ****Qualmark rating. All units have been modernised and refurbished in 2013/2014. New bathrooms in all and new kitchens in most. New furniture furnishings and beds,(new beds 2012)Unit 3. soon to be up dated! Only 6 mins to airport and 15 to city centre. Bus stop at gate. Free wifi. Free Sky 52 Channels. Free Good quality Tea's, Coffee's and Hot Choc including fresh milk upon arrival. Bathroom complete with Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash and Make-up remover! All you need! (New owners) Amanda and Gary look forward to being your hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avonhead Garden Motel

Address: 168 Yaldhurst Road | Avonhead, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $105 - $162 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avonhead Garden Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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