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Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked 2 colleagues into this Motel as it was the cheapest on in Chch on a busy weekend. We know why know. Looks like to owners havent updated anything for about 30 years. Old Formica bench tops and mattresses that were old and hard & carpets out of date and worn. Plus it was a cold room even with... More 

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Thank 51graemep
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The rooms are very dated but they're clean. The gardens also have potential but have been let go which is disappointing since this is considered to be the garden city. Also entry and exiting the motel is difficult due to the drive being right at the lights. If not for the cleanliness, I'd have only scored a two however staff... More 

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Thank monday161
Traralgon, Australia
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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Reviewed February 15, 2016

We stayed one night after arriving in NZ from OZ. Booked online with Wotif - agreed price on booking confirmation was NZ$120 but we were charged NZ$140 when we checked in. Reception staff member did not have English as their first language, was difficult to understand and was preoccupied with using the computer (and apologising profusely) while we were attempting... More 

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1 Thank Gail350
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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39 reviews
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is a basic motel but it was clean (I am pretty sure the carpet in our unit had just been shampooed). It was warm and the soap and shampoo was plentiful and nice to use. It is on a main road so there is traffic noise. The welcome at reception was friendly and efficient. I think the price was... More 

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Thank Wendy M
Singapore, Singapore
1 review
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Reviewed March 15, 2015

Perfect place to stay . We had a couple nights here either side of our NZ adventure . Staff are fantastic and helpful . Rear units were not noisy , so quiet .The motel is within easy walking distance to restaurants and supermarket as well as is a short bus trip to the CBD . Our flight didn't leave until... More 

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1 Thank Jessiekuang
Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed February 18, 2015

Kay very kindly let us check in early, much appreciated. Separate bedroom and living area, ideal for jet lag when wide awake at 2 am! Shopping centre nearby. Bed very comfy. Outside seating, quiet, although on busy road. My friend and I had a wonderful stay here.

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3 Thank KellyMUMU
Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 15, 2015

Christchurch was very busy with so many events happening over the weekend so this was the only motel with a vacancy. I now can see why. On booking the motel I spoke to an Asian gentleman who couldn't understand me. Very dificult to communicate. I had to contact the motel to confirm my booking the night before arrival as I... More 

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2 Thank Jude R

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Reviewed December 23, 2014

Earlier this month we stayed for a number of nights at the Ilam Motel. We had been there in earlier visits to Christchurch and had been satisfied with the accommodation. However, the ownership must have changed. This latest stay was filled with problems. The receptionist could hardly understand/speak English. In addition, they were not proactive to problems but just reacted... More 

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1 Thank Ed S
Mount Maunganui, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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8 reviews
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Reviewed September 19, 2013

Another Oh Dear! - Friendly helpful owners, handy location and reasonably clean. BUT so very shabby, tatty and care-worn. Net curtains throughout all units in various stages of tidy or tatty, furniture looked old and 'Op-Shoppy' and nothing matched, no headboard on double bed, kitchen taps leaked, kettle leaked, loo on a lean, navy towels so washed they were faded,... More 

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1 Thank Marion G
Invercargill, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 17, 2013

I have to stay in Christchurch regularly and usually on Riccarton Rd which has some excellent Motels. Arriving this week the only Motel not fully booked was Ilam and I soon realised why. Cold, smelly, noisy, old fashioned, sign over bath saying please do not use, two hand towells no bath towells, worn out furniture, poor decor, traffic noise. Best... More 

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  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Ilam Motel

Address: 250 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $70 - $94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ilam Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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