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Ascot Vale Motor Lodge

296 Riccarton Road Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Family Rooms
Wheelchair access
Laundry Service
2.5 Star accommodation
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paul c
Reviewed Jan 8, 2018via mobile
Greeted by a guy who was hard to understand on arrival.
Room was tidy and clean but lots of dust behind the TV and couch was falling apart.
Room servicing consisted of removing the rubbish and room was not serviced on the Sunday we stayed.
Thank paul c
Fiona R
Reviewed Sep 11, 2017via mobile
I arrived on Sunday to them not even having my booking even though they were called on Friday for confirmation. Be aware the say they don't give refunds. Lucky they had vacancy. Went to take a shower in the morning and after running the hot water for 5 mins it was still freezing cold. Considering it was only 5deg outside a freezing cold shower is not what I want first thing in the morning. When I tried to cancel the rest of my stay I was told they don't give refunds. Avoid if you like warm showers and customer service.
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Fox Glacier
Reviewed Feb 16, 2017
Good location was about the only good thing. Dated units, worn carpet, office smelt of cigarette smoke, towels in rooms also smelt of smoke, grubby surfaces. Bed mediocre. You can get FAR better in Christchurch for the same or not much more.
Thank jane249
Nickie H
Reviewed Feb 6, 2017
We had a 3 night stay - were were down for a family reunion. Our unit was dirty with dust everywhere, and carpet stains "hidden" under carpet. There was hazard tape on the floor of the shower base, and there was a "spongy" feel to the base like it would give way and wasn't safe. They did not re-supply tea/coffee etc following the second night or takeaway rubbish. Towels were dumped on the unmade bed. My sister was also staying, and had the same hazard tape on the shower base. Sadly, their unit was broken into, and their phones, ipads, handbag, cards, money etc got stolen (while they were sleeping). They also took their truck keys and stole their vehicle. The management were extremely offhand about it, and did little to comfort a very distraught family of 5 - including a 2 year old baby who was now without a carseat or pram, or nappies! One person said nothing like this had happened in 10 years...the other said the same unit had been broken into 2 days prior and they had changed the locks (which did not appear changed at all) and then accused my brother in law of not locking the door! Another unit was also targeted, and the offenders spent 5 minutes in there but lucky for them nothing was taken. The moteliers next door were far more helpful and provided video footage of the site from their CCTV footage. Apparently this motel was installing CCTV on Monday (a public holiday)! I noted that they were "scoping" this on the Sunday afternoon....

all I can say is I wish I had checked Tripadvisor before we made the booking. When I see that in 2015 that there was hazard tape in the shower! that is deplorable.
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Auckland Central, New Zealand
Reviewed Oct 18, 2016via mobile
This is yet another motel in Christchurch that is now run by people who have a very limited command of English. There is nothing about it that is modern but it was clean and tidy. The bed was comfortable but the is no heating and no fan so it is very much a mild weather location. The wifi worked well. Amusingly when I left at 8am the office was closed and the no vacancy sign was up. It felt like the managers had left the premises and weren't likely to be back any time soon.
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Modern complex situated back off the road, so very quiet with off street parking. Large spacious one and two bedroom units with cooking facilities. Wireless broadband, newspaper, SKY TV, laundry all free. Less More than 15 mins to city centre and airport and close to all major attractions. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Wheelchair access
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$77 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$77 - $95 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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"Choose somewhere else."
Feb 16, 2017
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"I wouldn't."
Feb 6, 2017
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"Not room 4..."
Sep 18, 2016
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"Ok for a single person needing a night to sleep - ensure you take your own milk though!"
Dec 24, 2015
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