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Dunedin, New Zealand
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2016

A very clean and comfortable motel. Hosts really friendly and go out of their way to make you welcome. Quiet, neat grounds. Comfortable beds with fresh white sheets.Handy to shops and eating places and takeaways. highly recommend for reasonably priced comfortable and affordable accommodation.

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Thank Beverley H
Auckland, New Zealand
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31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2016

This review is for my sister who does not have a computer and has asked me to do it. They broke down in a motor home in Ashburton. Booked in for the night, told the owners of there plight and they even offered them the use of their car, which I might add was a new one, not old. They... More 

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Thank lilicky
Fairlie, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2016

We stayed for just one night after being on the road for 13 hours, how nice it was to rest in a quiet room and have the best sleep "ever' on the best bed in a motel, that we have ever had. Very clean spacious rooms and Mary-Anne and Harley were exceptionally friendly and helpful people. See you on our... More 

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Thank deb6119
Dunedin, New Zealand
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016

Good, clean, basic motel in a good location. Had everything we needed and the hosts were very friendly and accomodating. We will be back if we need to come to Ashburton again. We got used to the trains :) Thanks heaps!

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Thank Deluxe017
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015 via mobile

Harley, new owner this year, and his wife are honest and helpful. I travelled around NZ for two weeks and this was easily the nicest place, clean, comfortable, and relaxing. There's a good bar across the tracks and down a bit, the beer is cold and the food good.

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Thank Mike B
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10 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights with a group of 13 adults outstanding hosts very helpful and courteous, comfortable and clean. Harley Gundry the Host went well beyond his duties to ensure we were well looked after nothing was a bother to him.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015 via mobile

Everything was tidy friendly and peaceful until the train can roaring through our room at midnight and every two hours thereafter. Although the tracks were across the street, I swear a wheel ran right past my pillow and I awoke with a start with my heart pouding. By early morning I felt a bit run over/ hit by a train.... More 

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Thank Richard D
Wellington, New Zealand
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333 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

If you need an overnight place to stay in Ashburton, this place will do. It's clean, reasonably comfortable, and pretty quiet considering traffic and the noise of the occasional passing train. But it is also tired and gloomy. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. However, while this motel offers discounts, I was not asked if I was eligible for either.... More 

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Thank Alexander6011
Adelaide, Australia
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75 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

This motel is only 10-15 min's from the city and about the same to the airport. It is opposite the university. The rooms are a good size and ours features a small kitchenette with sink, two hot plates and MWO together with assorted pans and cooking tools. Breakfast can be delivered if required. The bed is a king so we... More 

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Thank Ron K
Oxford, New Zealand
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113 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

Clean, comfortable, discount for AA members. Would stay again next time I was in Ashburton. Hosts are friendly and welcoming Bathroom is outdated but clean and lots of hot water Quiet location with not much traffic noise Sky TV and good TV

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Kitchenette
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
A friendly welcome awaits you at Academy Lodge Motel by owners Alison and Harley Gundry. We have 5 ground floor motels with parking at the door. All units have been refurbished incl flat screen LCD televisions. A discount is offered to AA members snd Senior Citizens. A bistro restaurant nearby, and we are within walking distance of the main shopping area. One hour drive from Christchurch International Airport. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Academy Lodge Motel

Address: 782 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Price Range: $86 - $91 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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