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Lorenzo Motor Lodge
Ranked #33 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
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Reviewed July 18, 2013

I'm so glad we found this place. Our room had a warmth and cosiness to it that really did feel like a home away from home as the web site described. Clean room, comfortable bed, a really nice feel to it. Don't know how to describe it. It just felt right! We will be travelling to Christchurch every year and we will be booking ahead to make sure we stay here each time. Mike and Mary are genuinely kind people and welcomed us warmly. Mike even drove us to the hosipal as we were staying here due to a family illness. (We had a hire car, but were going to walk to save parking issues.) There is nothing that I could fault and there is nothing that I could add to improve in this accommodation. It was all we could want. In the past 4 years we have travelled quite a lot in 4 different countries. It would be perfect if they were all like this place!!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 30, 2013

We stayed at the Lorenzo Motor Lodge on our first and last nights in NZ. First night in a 2 bedroom for three of us and our last night in a studio apartment. A lovely warm welcome in every sense our apartments were warm on arrival and so comfortable. Free internet was appreciated and we had everything we need. We were amazed at the standard of the studio apartment, it has a separate bedroom a sort of windowed wall between the bedroom and the living space. A neat little table near the kitchen. So comfortable. We also stayed here previously about 3 years or so ago and have been pleased to find the same level of comfort, quality and service this time around. We will certainly be recommending the Lorenzo to friends and family and have every intention of staying here whenever we are visiting Christchurch. It's a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 29, 2013

Once again we have had the best stay at Lorenzo! Mary and Mike are amazing hosts, and leave no stone unturned to make your stay the very best it can be. The rooms are just fabulous and each time we notice the little things that make all the difference. The decor is gorgeous, the beds and bedding super comfortable, very spacious indoor outdoor space and the bathroom and kitchen amenities the best you could find. Make sure you book in advance though as it is so popular. We love the fact that it is close to Hagley Park and great shopping and restaurants. Mike even has a bucket of warm soapy water and brush ready to de-ice your car on these frosty mornings. We wouldn't stay anywhere else, such great value!

Room Tip: All the rooms look fabulous. Downstairs rooms have a courtyard, upstairs rooms have a balcony!
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 22, 2013

Our first night in NZ was spent at Lorenzo's where we were warmly greeted by Mike and Mary, and thrilled to open the door to our 2 bedroom apartment with all the lights on and the perfect room temperature. So good on a cold winter's day.

We spent two nights at Lorenzo's and made use of Mike and Mary's local knowledge. Great food is all within walking distance. The apartment was beautifully appointed, spotlessly clean and with a divine assortment of gorgeous May Chang full sized toiletries. A spa bath was thoroughly enjoyed by our three children after a long day of travelling.

Each bedroom has a television, with a third in the lounge area. Wifi and DVDs are available free to patrons. Even the tea/coffee/hot chocolate sachets are a little bit special. An iPhone docking station with speakers and a clock is conveniently located in each bedroom.

Perfect accommodation on all fronts.

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

We stayed at Lorenzo for 3 nights in May 2013. We had a two bedroom unit which was perfect for 2 adults and two children. Everything was very clean and tidy and we found the unit very quiet which was a huge bonus given Riccarton Road is such a busy road. We were able to walk to the mall and also there were plenty of dining options within easy walking distance.

What made our stay the best though was Mike and Mary. Unfortunately on our first night our eldest daughter was ill in the middle of the night and we had to call Mike out at 1am to replace bed linen. Mike and Mary were just brilliant and brought us extra blankets and bowls and towels etc. They then gave us DVD's for the kids to watch the next day as they recovered.

We are recommending this motel to all our friends and we will definitely stay there anytime we are back in Christchurch. Mike and Mary - thank you so much. You are what makes this a 5 star property!

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 2, 2013

During our trip to new Zealand we stayed at Lorenzo Lodge twice. Lovely place to stay in Christchurch. Rooms clean and comfortable. Very kind hosts Mary and Mike. Good location; near restaurants and walkable distance into centre of Christchurch. Ample car park.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 29, 2013

We stay at the Lorenzo whenever we are in Christchurch. Mike and Mary are always on hand with friendly and efficient service, and they go out of their way to help. The rooms make you feel you are the first to stay in them. The fittings are top quality as are the toiletries provided. There are nice little cafes across the road, a large shopping mall is within walking distance and Hagley Park is just a few hundred yards away. The university is an energetic walk or an easy bus ride. Only downside is busy Riccarton Road, making getting out of the motel by car a bit of a chore, but that is not Lorenzo's fault and probably a reasonable price for being in such a central location. Great value for money and always a pleasure to come back to.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled on business
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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
#35 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $76 - $139 (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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