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Lorenzo Motor Lodge
Ranked #34 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 1, 2013

We stayed for over three weeks as our first 'home' in New Zealand. Mike and Mary were perfect welcoming hosts and the room was spacious and very well equipped. Well located for restaurants, Hagley Park, Botanic Gardens etc. Deserves all the praise it gets

Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

My wife and I spent one night at Lorenzo Motor Lodge. The staff was friendly. The rooms were clean and nicer than we'd expected based on other places we'd stayed in New Zealand. Our only complaints were the lack of air conditioning (it was hot while we were there) and having a handicap room with a wet shower (booked late). The location was good. There was food to walk to and our host gave us recommendations of places to eat (menus in the rooms).

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Reviewed January 28, 2013

We had two nights here in Jan 2013, and it’s a great base to explore the area from. The welcome we had was very warm, the room was massive and spotlessly clean. Bathroom was a little on the small side, but clean and perfectly functional. Kitchen was nicely equipped and there was free wifi which was great. The surrounding area has plenty going for it – lots of nice places to eat & shop, the café across the street is great for breakfast (Lorenzo’s wifi still works over there) and the Running Bull down the street is good for dinner or drinks. Christchurch is a pleasant 20min walk through the park.

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Reviewed January 19, 2013

We journeyed to Christchurch after a long afternoon of driving from the West Coast. Mike was so welcoming and had our rooms ready. He is the perfect host! Our rooms were fantastic - nice firm beds with small kitchenette, french press coffee makers, refrigerator and even a spa bath! We loved this place and will totally come here again. We used their washing facilities and they worked great. This hotel is truly wonderful and if you're looking for a place just outside of the gardens, definitely stop here! It's perfect walking to both the new mall, and the old city.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor get a lot of afternoon sun and can be quite hot. Consider the bottom floor...
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Reviewed January 16, 2013

We spent three nights here whilst sorting out some business in Christchurch and what a great choice we had made. The motel room was lovely, spectacularly clean and everything we required was supplied. The kitchenette was well stocked, and the bathroom was quite lovely. We received a warm welcome from Mary and Mike and also Trish and we will be definitely returning for bother stay.

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

I initially thought the rate was a bit high, but I had not shopped around in Christchurch to know for sure. We were tired and booked for the night and were very pleased. As the other reviews say, it was very clean and well appointed. The large spa-tub hit the spot too, and we decided to stay a 2nd night. Mike and Mary were very friendly and helpful hosts.

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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 8, 2013

Mike and Mary rightly deserve their #1 rating.

Everything is perfect!! What is not to like? What could be improved? Nothing!

Their accomodation is central for such an amazing choice of restaurants serving breakfast, lunch and dinner all within very short walking distance. We stayed 3 nights and found that we could do everything that we wanted on foot. No need of bus, taxi or hire car. Courtesy collection to and from the Rail Station - we arrived via the Coastal Pacific and left via the Trans Alpine trains. Those journeys were a delight too.

The 15 minute walk into the city via Hagley Park is delightful. So many flower beds and mature trees of great beauty. Early January is great time to experience them. Lorenzo Lodge is so central for all of this.

Well done Mike and Mary - you could run a master class in what you do!

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Additional Information about Lorenzo Motor Lodge

Address: 36 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#11 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#25 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $100 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lorenzo Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lorenzo Motor Lodge is conveniently located close to Hagley Park and Westfield Mall. A 'tuscan style' property, with studios, one and two bedroom apartments beautifully presented by the owners Ping Liu. There are many quality restaurants, cafe's, bars and great shopping close by. With service and cleanliness a priority at Lorenzo, you will be pleased that you chose to stay here while visiting Christchurch. A short 10 minute drive to Christchurch International Airport. ... more   less 
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