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Melbourne, Australia
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30 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This motel is closer to the airport BUT there is no noise from the aircraft. We chose this motel as it was on the right side of the city to drive to the airport, and it was a straight drive there and the traffic was flowing very well. The accommodation was spacious and comfortable and very clean, the bed was... More 

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1 Thank grubbaldd
Dunedin, New Zealand
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

Fantastic place to stay at a reasonable price. Staff were really great. Close to all amenities. Lovely continental breakfast which was delivered to us the night before. We were even offered to park our vehicle while we were away.

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1 Thank Karen L
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

I was attending a course at University of Canterbury it was a very short 5 min walk to centre of campus. Friendly and helpful staff made stay pleasant. Two bedroom unit was very spacious sunny and warm, bed was comfy and utensils available for cooking light meals. Would stay here again.

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1 Thank julesalex12
Gillingham, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

Very good spacious accommodation fully equipped. Laundry room and helpful staff. Very clean all round. Great location for getting in to Christchurch city as bus stops just around the corner. We were on first floor and could sit on the verandah to catch the sun.

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2 Thank geraldine t
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104 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

Nice reception staff. We had private ensuite rooms. Rooms really big. Kitchen had everything what was needed. Bathroom was clean. Free Wifi. Good value for the money you pay. Not far from the airport.

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2 Thank Marcin_Mentel
Te Awamutu, New Zealand
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Close to the university and good value. Room was clean and functional. Great water pressure in the shower, though it was quite a small shower over a chubb so a big step to get into the shower. Friendly host and good parking outside of the unit.

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2 Thank Wendy M
Ventura, California
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238 reviews
37 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

This motel fit the bill after arriving late on a rainy night. Basic but clean and comfortable. It is kind of retro with glass, louvered door. It was a bit further from the airport then we thought. So, taxi was a bit expensive. Taxi drivers have to pay a surcharge to pick people up at the airport. They then have... More 

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2 Thank Sundancer93003
Rome, Italy
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2016

Getting started We stayed at the Academy Motor Lodge for just the one night – arriving by air in Christchurch for late that evening and choosing a motel as the easiest option. Late night flights are typically fraught with friends or relatives hanging around the meet & greet area scanning the faces; and more so when flights are delayed. It’s... More 

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1 Thank Peter S
AUSTRALIA
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110 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2016

this is something out of the 1970's, maybe even the 60's but I can't remember back that far. I kid you not. If you are into Nostalgia, out of date decor, furniture and fittings then this is right up your alley. The mission brown trim and the black kitchen tiles set it off. There are a few modern (well reasonably... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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35 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015

We were greeted by very friendly staff, the room was pleasant and clean, it was a decent size and the bed was very comfortable. There is plenty of parking and the motel is situated in a handy location.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service

Additional Information about Academy Motor Lodge

Address: 62 Creyke Road | Fendalton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $56 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Academy Motor Lodge 3*
Number of rooms: 23
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