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“Modern and new, but very lax in security”

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175 Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton
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New Zealand
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114 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Modern and new, but very lax in security”
Reviewed October 22, 2012

My stay started reasonably good - modern room, nice spa and the shopping mall was just a block away. The internet charge was okay - although I don't see why local calls should be charged.

My biggest beef was that - they let someone in my room when I wasn't there! An acquaintance turned up looking for me and when she found out that I wasn't there, she apparently asked the owner (husband) if she could watch tv in their lounge. Instead of saying no (or whatever) he offered to let her inside my room, and promptly unlocked the door and let her in. When I arrived about an hour later, there she was sitting on the bed watching tv! Unbelievable! Just because someone turns up and tells you she is an acquaintance of one your guests - you let that person in?

Room Tip: The bed was too soft and sagged in the middle - I did not sleep very comfortably. Had backache ever...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 16, 2012

After spending 5 days in a campervan I was looking for a luxurious hotel to stay in - obviously there's not much left in Christchurch to satisty this so we booked the Metropolitan for 2 nights. I didn't really want to book a motel (as opposed to a hotel) but didn't really have a choice - I was pleasantly surprised by The Metropolitan and it was exactly what I needed. The room and furnishings were modern, very well kept and clean and the owners were very friendly. The spa was awesome too! I'd definitely recommend this if you don't mind a motel on a busy road.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have just stayed at this motel/apartments for work for one night. The owners were very helpful, internet access is cheap, parking is accessible and the rooms are new and well maintained.
The bathrooms was a good size and had a spa bath.
Very close to a large range of restaurants.
Includes gym access - which I used and was great.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Mackay, Australia
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Reviewed June 19, 2012

Our first night in Christchurch, a very modern and very clean place to stay, nice big bathroom. Close to the Riccarton Mall as well as heaps of places to eat. Would definately stay here again.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Maroochydore, Australia
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Reviewed June 6, 2012

We have stayed twice at the Metropolitan Executive Motel Apartments. The first time was last year in February and this year again in April. The first time we had a two bedroom apartment we were very comfortable until our two adult children arrived to stay and realised the unit was a little small for four adults. The second bedroom was small with two single beds and we were sharing one bathroom. Overall the the unit was well presented and very clean. Our second time it was just the two of us and we had an executive one bedroom once again the standard of cleanliness and presentation were excellent and we were very comfortable. This motel is a two minute walk to the Riccarton Mall, only 5 minutes to Canterbury University and 15 minutes the airport. can highly recommend.

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Hannover, Germany
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Reviewed June 4, 2012

Fantastic motel, modern and very clean! The owners are really nice.
We missed a cooker/oven but the room had a microwave.
Large supermarket next door (5 minutes).
If you walk into the city, it takes you about half an hour, which is quite okay.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed May 15, 2012

My husband and I chose to stay at the Metropolitan on arriving in Christchurch from Australia.  We cannot speak highly enough of our hosts, Joy and Michael.  After a long delayed flight Joy and Michael were extremely accommodating and understanding.  Their friendly manner and warm hospitality made us feel at ease after very stressful previous 36 hours.

Our room was extremely clean, modern and comfortable and as a result we chose to stay a further two nights at the end of our holiday.

We would not hesitate in recommending the Metropolitan to fellow visitors to Christchurch, not just for the quality of the rooms and the close proximity to most of the City's attractions but also for the exemplary service.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank adiheck
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Property: 175 Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton
Address: 175 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 103 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — 175 Metropolitan Executive Motel on Riccarton 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 4 1/2 star Luxury Accommodation provides stylish studio rooms with kingsize beds & spa baths through to 1 and 2 bedroom apartments only 100 metres from Westfield shopping mall and restaurants and bars. Free Internet.One of the newest motels in Christchurch created by award winning DD ArchitectsAt 175 Metropolitan Christchurch Motel, we provide the perfect mix of comfort and style. A sumptuous decor of rich red and deep charcoal, sandstone tones, designer furnishings and luxurious bedding chosen with your ultimate comfort in mind.Join us at our 175 Metropolitan on Riccarton, in Christchurch and experience luxury and personal service. ... more   less 
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