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“Could not have found a more accommodating owner”
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Amore Motor Lodge
Ranked #20 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Montreal, Canada
Level 3 Contributor
15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Could not have found a more accommodating owner”
Reviewed December 30, 2013

This review should have been written long ago, but I'll never forget the absolute pleasure that I had when I stayed here. When I arrived I really had no specific ideas of what my plans would be for my three days in this area, as Christchurch had just suffered from important tremors that had rocked the area and therefore downtown was more or less inaccessible. This was almost two years ago. However I recall it like it was yesterday. Luis and Michelle advised me on so many different possibilities of things that I could do that I had wished that I had stayed longer. Really, the answer ''no'' was not in the language repertoire and they even went beyond any normal expectations one might expect in staying at this very well kept motor lodge. The room that I had was spacious, comfortable - I felt like I was at home. Being treated like royalty, it goes without stating that the service and the value goes well beyond any five star hotel that I have stayed at when travelling the world. I believe that anyone choosing here will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank dtavy
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AmoreMotorLodge, Manager at Amore Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you David for the top review! We are so lucky here that we can work and make friends all at the same time. As we live where we work having such friendly people stay makes us feel more at home as well!

Christchurch has changed heaps since you last stayed with us and it continues to grow with lots of new attractions and restaurants opening all over. We hope your able to come back and visit us soon and see all the changes that have been made since your first trip.

Once again we are truly grateful for you kind words we do work hard to make sure our guests have an enjoyable stay and having comments like yours is a nice pat on the back that gives us lots of motivation to keep doing the job we love!

Take care,
Luis, Michelle and Maria
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Reviewed December 24, 2013 via mobile

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights with a family of five.Stayed in the 2 bedroom apartment.Provided 2 sofa bed in the living area.I would say that this 2 bedroom apartment could accommodate 6 people comfortably.The bathroom has a luxury jacuzzi which is very helpful for me after a long drive from Dunedin.This hotel is within walking distance to Westfield shopping centre

Stayed December 2013
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Thank Drasmunni
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AmoreMotorLodge, Owner at Amore Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for leaving such a kind review. We are glad you enjoyed your stay and the room you had was spacious enough for your family. We are glad the you managed to relax after a long drive in our Spa Bath. We hope to see you again in the near future.
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Reviewed December 22, 2013

excellent location ( next to westfileds mall ) great dining options close by and most of all very fairly priced - the hosts are lovely couple and always keen to help - we stayed for one extra night on our way back since we liked it so much.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Thank abhishekdalmia11
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AmoreMotorLodge, Owner at Amore Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay so much! We are lucky to have a great selection of great restaurants within walking distance. We hope you are able to come back and stay with us again soon. It was nice to have you here.
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Reviewed December 16, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here in dec as a family of 5 with 3 young children. This plc was advertised as free wifi so that clinched our reservation. The good thing is that we stayed in a 2 roomed apartment with added 2 sofa bed. The kitchen is also available with the necessary utensils which we pretty much expected from a service apartment. It is also within walking distance to wakesfield shopping centre which is a big plus. The restaurants are also within walking distance.The downside to this plc is that the wifi is a 100mb coupon based system. it runs out quickly and my kids have to ask for more coupons. Not very convenient. Or we have the option of buying it ourselves for 10cents per mb. This might be the ongoing rate for this area. The sky tv we only managed to get one channel with no volume. This might be our fault cos we were too lazy to ask them how it works. All in all, a pretty decent place but the limited wifi is an issue with us.

Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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AmoreMotorLodge, Owner at Amore Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for choosing to stay with us here at the Amore and taking the time to leave us your review.
Providing free internet we feel is a “must have” even though many places around New Zealand do not offer this. We feel it is important for busy corporate guests and adventurous tourists who are often on the move and away from home.
We are sorry to hear that you didn’t find our voucher system convenient. On check in we give all our guests a 100mb voucher. Should this allocation not meet your requirements we happily provide you with more usage - as we did for you upon your request.
We offer 100mb vouchers because most of our guests use the internet for emails and facebook and according to our usage report this is adequate for the majority. Where guests indicate their needs are higher we are more than happy to provide larger vouchers.
Within the last 6 months new flat screen TVs and sky decoders have been installed in every room providing a selection of 50+ channels.
Thank you once again for your feedback. All feedback helps us improve our service, our guests stay and our business and we thank you for this. We do hope that if you come back to Christchurch again that you choose to return to us.
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Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

We chose this hotel because of the location and the reviews and we were not disappointed. The couple who run the hotel are great - housekeeping is awesome! The room was well appointed and spacious. We returned our car to the airport once we checked in and the return shuttle dropped us off 1st. We really didn't need the car because The Westfield Mall is just a block away and the Botanical Gardens at Hagley Park is just a 20 minute walk down the main street. Saturday morning we walked through a beautiful neighbourhood of well kept homes and manicured lawns and gardens to the Farmers Market. Loads of food stalls and fresh produce. On Sunday morning we went to the Artisan's Market in the same location and enjoyed a bowl of oatmeal at "Posh Porridge". Yum!! Saturday afternoon we walked down to the Botanical Gardens and from there you enter the cathedral block of central Christchurch. We walked down to Cathedral Square and saw what remains of the Christchurch Cathedral and adjacent buildings. The city planners have done an amazing job of integrating new green spaces as they transition to a new era of architecture. We had a nice roast beef dinner at "Royal Roasts" in the mall - perfect for us. Sadly, this was our last stop on our three week tour of New Zealand. We enjoyed every minute of it and hope to come back soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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AmoreMotorLodge, Owner at Amore Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
We can’t thank you enough for the kind words you have written. We are so happy you enjoyed your stay here with us! Sounds like you have had a very busy stay in Christchurch - that is what we call being organized!! I think that everyone knows this golden rule, “LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION” and we are extremely lucky to be in a very central location, close to the mall, restaurants, supermarket and parks yet enjoying the birds sounds and quietness of the Riccarton Bush. It’s a huge bonus when staying with us that you don’t really need transport because everything is so close.
We are so lucky to have a fantastic team of people in housekeeping who work here with us and work very hard to keep great attention to detail. We also think they are fantastic and value them highly!
We are so happy you found everything so convenient while staying with us and as Christchurch continues to grow we hope that in the near future you will come back and stay with us!
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Westport, West Coast, New Zealand
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

Totally friendly manager :-) had everything we needed, a quiet, comfortable, clean and well presented room! and best of all across the road from the Westfield Mall. Very central. Great place to base yourself if exploring Christchurch or just for a stop over. We enjoyed our stay ... thank you.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
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AmoreMotorLodge, Owner at Amore Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for leaving us your kind review! We truly appreciate it! We are very lucky to be in a very central area while still being close to the airport which is great for guests like yourselves who are just passing through. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It was our pleasure to have you here.
We hope to see you again soon.
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

and I did not get it with this Motor Lodge. Do not get me wrong the room is modern ,clean and the bed is really comfortable and big. But even with the double glass the road bothered us. Then we put the air con on because we had the window closed and it was getting hot and that made a racket. We spent the night opening windows , closing windows , turning on air con turning off air con. Spoilt the stay. Yes close to Mc Donalds and Westfield which are across the road.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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AmoreMotorLodge, Owner at Amore Motor Lodge, responded to this review, January 6, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave us your review.
Being one of the latest motels to be built on Riccarton road we are lucky to be one of the few that have air con with both heating and cooling for the room, along with double glazed windows and doors. To ensure these features work effectively it is important to have all windows closed and the control set to the correct function. We would have been more than happy to assist you to ensure your requirements were met.
We are sorry you didn’t sleep well and we hope if you do come to Christchurch you will choose us again and we will ensure all functions are working to your satisfaction.
Thanks once again for your review.
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Property: Amore Motor Lodge
Address: 168 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#5 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#10 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#13 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Amore Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
With 17 modern, stylish and comfortable self-contained units you can enjoy luxury accommodation featuring studio units and 2 bedroom apartments. ... more   less 
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