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Lorenzo Motor Lodge
Ranked #31 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed February 8, 2013

Mike and Mary make this stay special. Come in as travelers, leave as friends. Helpful tips for the traveler, central location to enjoy CHCH by foot or car, speedy internet, milk waiting in the fridge for our first morning early coffee. And some nincompoop (me) left his shaver in the room, travelled to Twyzel only to be tracked down by Mike by email so that our itinerary and the forwarded shaver met somewhere on the southwest coast. This property is kept in new condition, and is very comfortable, especially in the one bedroom suite we enjoyed.

Room Tip: Unit 7 is a larger one bedroom suite, jacuzzi tub, 2 TV's.
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  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 6, 2013

Lorenzo Motor Lodge is in a perfect location for exploring Christchurch. It is in walking distance to Hagley Park, The Botanical Gardens and The Canterbury Museum. There are also shopping and dining options nearby. Our room was very clean and comfortable. The lodge is 15 minutes from the airport and a 5 minute ride to the train station.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 5, 2013

Hands down, this is one of the friendliest places I've ever stayed. Mike and Mary are both exceptional hosts, and the Lorenzo Motor Lodge is a perfect place to come home to after a day out in Christchurch (or a long international flight). I stayed in room 10, which is amply sized, immaculately clean, and very comfortable and quiet. The bathroom is large with a spa tub, and the room includes a stocked kitchenette.

The hotel is a short, pleasant walk from the center of town on the west side of Hagley Park. Due to the damage from the 2011 earthquake, much of the city center is closed off, and many of the restaurants and shops have relocated to where the Lorenzo Motor Lodge sits. But the best reason to stay here is Mike and Mary. They are both genuinely caring people, and I loved spending time talking to them. Mary offered to take me herself to the train station for my early morning departure, and Mike spent an hour showing me photos and sharing stories from the earthquake. They made me feel extremely welcome, and I could not ask for a better place to start my trip to New Zealand.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled solo
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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).

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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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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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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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:
#9 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#10 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#11 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#22 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $79 - $142 (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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