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Abbella Lodge Motel
Ranked #47 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Paihia, New Zealand
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162 reviews
65 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

we stayed one night at Abbella Lodge. We got a nice room upstairs, as we requested. Our king size bed was very comfortable and staff very helpful. All was clean and we would stay here again. Location is good, too.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

quality room and quiet at the rear of the complex. friendly hosts. Good location

Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed May 6, 2012

We stayed 2 nights and found the room to be very well equipped with a separate bathroom and kitchen. It was very clean, quiet and comfortable. The location was good - just a short drive to restaurants, shops and the CBD.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed April 9, 2012

It's lovely to have a motel offering seperate bedroom and living area a fully equipped kitchenette a dining area and seating area. It has generous size bathroom with a good shower pressure and spa bath. Though a wee bit stark in the decor for my liking they are very clean and work well. I was concerned about the potential road noise and the first night slept with ear plugs. On the second night i decided to "harden up" and I slept fine with out the assistance of the plugs. Christchurch's notorious "boy Racers" are not what the used to be! (maybe they are growing up??)
The hosts Gaye and Roger are very friendly and helpful and if you have any questions they are only too happy to assist. The motel is just a few minutes drive from the Airport and very close to a very large shopping mall - North Mall (I think). Yes we would stay here again.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed January 16, 2012

The proprietors of this motel have something special going for them - they are just those rare hosts you come across every now and again who get it right 100% of the time. The accommodation was nice and pleasant and well appointed, and in a city that is a little shaky they make it seem OK by doing a range of extra things that made us feel special and well looked after. It was Xmas and there was a complimentary box of truffles on the bench when we arrived. The rooms were spacious and comfortable and clean and as a family we felt at home and well catered for. Even the toiletries were fresh and lovely, and added to the sense that you were in a quality establishment. This is one motel we will definitely be returning to.

Room Tip: The rooms on the left hand side of the complex are quiet and have no traffic noise.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed May 2, 2011

We found Abbella one of the best accommodations we have ever stayed in.
The service was really friendly, helpful and informative. They even lent us an umbrella as we walked to have dinner, as it looked like it could rain.
The rooms very tastefully decorated, and the most spotlessly clean I have ever come across.
We had concerns when we first arrived, due to the proximity of the busy roadway, but we never heard any traffic noise.
I highly reccommend anyone considering this complex, we found it quite awesome.

Room Tip: 1 bedrm exec has spa bath
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  • Stayed April 2011, traveled on business
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 17, 2010

Stayed for one night when touring the South Island with wife and two kids. Nice modern motel, but really set apart by the extremely helpful and pleasant service. Had some washing to do, which would have taken a long time to dry in the smallish dryer in the guest laundry but the hostess put our washing in her own dryer to get it done faster. Also got pointed in the direction of a very nice Italian restaurant ideal for our family just around the corner - ok it was a franchise (la Porchetta) but it really hit the spot. 2 bedroom room was warm, comfortable and clean with a great super king bed in the master. High Speed complimentary internet was really high speed too.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Property: Abbella Lodge Motel
Address: 194 Main North Road | Papanui, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Abbella Lodge Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Abbella Lodge Motel is a 4-star motel close to Christchurch International Airport, the city centre, and the casino. Visitors can easily reach all of the region's top attractions, including Antarctic Centre, Willowbank Wildlife Reserve, Botanic Gardens, Ferrymead Heritage Park, Hanmer Springs, and Kaikoura. The large Northlands Shopping Mall is under a kilometer away. Abbella Lodge Motel offers value and comfort to guests and promises to ensure a pleasant stay. The motel offers on-site parking, Wi-Fi internet access, a BBQ area, customer-operated laundry, luggage storage, facilities for wheelchairs, and designated smoking areas. Guests can choose from studio rooms or apartments. Rooms with spa baths are available for luxurious relaxation. When you are looking for value and comfort for your Christchurch stay, choose Abbella Lodge Motel. ... more   less 
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