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Arthur's Court Motor Lodge
Ranked #37 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 8, 2011

The motel is very clean and modern with delightful extras like bathrobes in the wardrobe. However all of this was let down by the incredibly grumpy, rude host.
While is wife was outgoing and friendly he was the complete opposite. He obviously views people as an inconvenience. I travel a lot for business and have never come across anyone as unpleasant as this man and for that reason would not stay again.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled with family
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arthurscourt, Owner at Arthur's Court Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2011

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Reviewed April 24, 2011

This is a lovely place although a bit out of the main centre where you want to be. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable. Dinner suggestions were good although we arrived just after the Boxing Day earthquake and a few places were closed pending inspection of the premises. Frank is liable to be a bit grouchy but luckily Jo is an absolute sweety

  • Stayed: December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Thank KP58
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arthurscourt, Owner at Arthur's Court Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2011

Thank you so much for your feedback. We are trying to sweeten Frank's grouchiness!

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Reviewed April 6, 2011

We found this motel by chance during difficult times of quake stricken Christchurch and were so lucky. The unit was immaculate - beautifully equipped, spotlessly clean and smelt fabulous. I am partially disabled and had to spend three days alone in the unit, naturally apprerehensive about aftershocks. I had no reason to worry - the hosts looked after me wonderfully well, taking the time during their busy day to visit me. The days were filled with laughter and excellent conversation with our incredibly sociable and charming hosts. I left Christchurch with regret, the impression of new friends made and a strong desire to return. Frank and Jo .... I salute you. You set incredibly high standards in your motel and maintain them at all times. I look forward to returning very much.

Room Tip: Every room in this motel is fabulous.
  • Stayed: April 2011, traveled on business
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arthurscourt, Owner at Arthur's Court Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded May 17, 2011

Thank you very much for your comments. You made your stay a real pleasure for us. Frank & Jo

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Reviewed February 22, 2011

This well equipped spotlessly clean motel is conveniently situated 5 minutes drive from the main city centre. There are a couple of restaurants and shops within a few minutes walking distance. Fortunately most of our dealings were with our hostess who was very friendly and helpful, if only the same could be said for our host who obviously viewed guests to his motel as an inconvenience.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 16, 2010

We stayed at this motel at the beginning and end of our tour of South Island. The accomodation was super and we also appreciated the helpful advice given by the owners...the local restaraunt was booked on our behalf, we learned quite a bit about local life and we were pleased to be steared towards a visit to Akaroa. The motel is situated about 5 min walk from local shops and restaraunts, and is only about a 20 min walk into the city centre. Lots of space in the rooms, beds really comfortable, some rooms have spa baths(!) and easy to park the car. Everything is very modern, clean and in a quiet location.

  • Stayed: November 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 11, 2010

Motel was beautifully clean and rooms were great. Woudl not stay there ever again as from the minute we arrived we had a lecture on why we werent staying on the way back, what to do and not do in the room, lectured on it would be the best motel we were going to stay in on our 3 week holiday and wouldn't stay in better, not to disturb him or we would be charged $50 and although breakfast is available advised not to have breakfast there. We stayed in 16 other really great motels, with less star rating.

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled with friends
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Reviewed May 6, 2010

With so many accommodation options in Christchurch, we chose this place simply due to the recommendations provided by other reviewers on this website. We were not disappointed.

The room was meticulously maintained by the owners. Everything was like new, and had a very comfortable stay.

Room was self-contained, with a very useable kitchenette. The owners were a little quirky and are very eco conscious, using eco friendly lights, only turning on the fridges when you arrive, to save electricity. The owners were passionate about ensuring their guests have a comfortable stay and provided numerous suggestions on where to visit.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled as a couple
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Address: 110 Sherborne Street | St Albans, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #37 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: $77 - $140 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arthur's Court Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Come and stay in one of the best Christchurch motels. Arthur's Court Motor Lodge is the only Qualmark 5 Star rated motel in Christchurch with the highest responsible tourism Enviro Gold rating.We were the first motel in New Zealand to achieve this double rating, showing our commitment to quality in all aspects of our business. Only 3 minutes drive from the central city and 15 minutes from the airport, we offer accommodation to suit all needs, from spacious suites and studios to a two-bedroom two-bathroom apartment. Our Executive Spa Suite, including a luxurious 18-jet spa, is perfect for a quiet wind-down or a honeymoon dream. All units are fully equipped for a warm, comfortable and relaxing stay, with FREE 2GB WIFI Internet, airconditioning/heatpumps, and LCD TVs with 8 Sky channels in every lounge and bedroom. Access is easy to our single storey complex, with car parking outside your door. Security cameras cover the complex for your peace of mind. Our water garden and gazebo are a good place for an out of doors chat over coffee. Our Enviro award incorporates our Photo-voltaic electricity generation, solar water heating, double glazing, blackout curtaining, heatpumps/airconditioners, eco electric light bulbs, and PIP cleaning products. The PIP (Probiotics In Progress) system is not chemical based, and destroys such things as dust mites so helping people who suffer from allergies to achieve a better night's sleep. We pride ourselves on our cleanliness, even removing the toilet seat for sanitising after every guest leaves. We look forward to welcoming you to our motel. ... more   less 
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