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“All the comfort you are looking for”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Cranford Oak Motel

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Cranford Oak Motel
Ranked #44 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Brisbane Queensland
Level Contributor
141 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“All the comfort you are looking for”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2012

The Cranford Oak Motel is one of the most delightful places we stayed in during a short visit to the South Island of NZ in January 2012. The owners of the motel, Sandy and Greg, were so receptive to our needs and welcomed us with absolute courtesy and kindness. Their commitment to assisting us with further travel arrangements and connections with shuttle services during our stay was also very much appreciated.

The standard of our accommodation was excellent for our needs and sufficiently roomy for all of our luggage and other personal items. Most importantly, all amenities were spotless and well furnished. Bathrooms in our rooms were modern and also well appointed with ample hand towels, soaps and shampoo.

This motel is well positioned in the city of Christchurch and is situated a short distance from the main city centre and other essential outlets such as the airport and railway station.

Thank you to Greg and Sandy for a memorable stay. We won't be staying anywhere else if visit Christchurch again.

Room Tip: All rooms are quiet and well serviced with amenities
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2012

After looking at quite a few motels we chose to stay at Cranford Oak Motel whilst our home was being repaired after the Christchurch earthquakes so we did not have to travel far to get there. We were made very welcome and after 5 weeks with Sandy & Greg we felt almost like family. Our room was quite spacious and well appointed. We wanted for nothing (not even the morning paper!) Our little kitchen was very easy to use and I made good use of the equipment. The staff were very efficient and friendly and it was such a pleasure to have our room serviced every day. We would recommend this motel to anyone who wanted to stay in the North/West of the city.

Sandy & Lois

Room Tip: Wheelchair access rooms are great for people who don't manage stairs very well. Altho' you...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 8, 2012

We visited Christchurch with 2 kids. We had booked a one bedroom - we got upgraded to 2 studios with connecting doors. It was great to have 2 baths, 2 kitchenettes etc. The rooms were very clean, nice decor and came with free wired internet! The hosts were very helpful and accommodated our requests!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

One of a series of short reviews after a South Island road trip!

Great helpful people, free internet terminal at reception, great studio rooms (not huge but big enough and including a two seater couch), everything provided in the bathrooms, we paid $10 more to have a room with a spa bath.

Stayed here a couple of years ago. As their information folio says, "Your return is our reward". I may well return a 3rd time.

Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 21, 2011

Firstly the location of this hotel was very close to local amentities and the CBD of Christchurch. The ambience and rooms were quite spacious, very clean and tidy, comfortable and offered all the luxuries a hotel can offer. This hotel went above and beyond all our needs and truly made this experience memorable!

We recommend this to anyone.... we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: All rooms were great!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2011

Nice, clean and comfortable well appointed unit. Everything the website promised was a reality. Welcoming hosts, that made us feel as though we were the most important people they had book in that day! ( We were not the only one's staying). Always nice to know you matter.
I rang ahead to say we were going to be late in, and the heater had been turned on to warm our room and the lights on to guide our weary way.
Office has a good selection of information on what to do in the area. Maps to help guide around the region.
We will stay again, next time we need a bed in Christchurch. Thanks Greg and Sandy.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2011

If you've just got off the plane in Christchurch, stay here, if only for the shower. Best thing ever. We only stayed one night before going to Kaikoura, but this was the best choice we could have made. Although the area is lacking in eateries since the centre is currently not there, you can get a bus, or walk 20mins-ish to Northlands mall and get great coffee, sushi, and there's a supermarket too.
The kitchen is a microwave and electric ring.
The owners couldn't have been lovelier to two jet lagged morons and I would happily stay again.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Cranford Oak Motel
Address: 116 McFaddens Road | St Albans, Christchurch 8052, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #44 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Cranford Oak Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Cranford Oak Motel - Superior Accommodation in Christchurch at an Affordable Price. Recently voted the number 2 accommodation provider in Christchurch by the Global Review Index based on cleanliness, location, rooms, service and value! Winner of the TripAdvisor Award in 2013. Christchurch's affordable luxury motel accommodation located in the South Island of New Zealand with free WiFi and now with free Sky TV with 50+ channels. ... more   less 
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