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“A SOLID spot to stay on shaky ground” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Randolph Motel / Apartments

Randolph Motel / Apartments
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Randolph Motel / Apartments
Ranked #110 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Kentfield, CA
Level Contributor
119 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“A SOLID spot to stay on shaky ground”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2012

Our family felt so blessed to stay in such a wonderful motel on our visit to Christchurch. We were "lucky" to be guests on the night of the 10 earthquake at the start of 2012. Having always known earthquakes, most of the hotels showed building fatigue from all the tremblers of this region; not so The Randolph. I can highly recommend this place to you as a safe refuge in an exciting region. The poor owner was subjected to my inquisition and he was utterly charming.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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4 Thank WeGoMama
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
Melbourne
Level Contributor
93 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 18, 2012

surprised at the price, but the room was great with cooking facilities and even a washing machine and a dryer, handy but we didn't use them. this was a 5 star motel, so probably received at least one star for these.
the room had two very comfortable recliner chairs which was a first in all of our travelling, wonderful to sit in.
stayed on Friday night and was very noisy with men 'partying' sounded like in the front of the private college next door. emergency car sirens were going up and down all night too. beautiful homes in the streets opposite here, but the local lads spoil it. there are 'no cruising' signs in these streets. Papanui Road is just about door to door motel accommodation, so plenty to choose from. able to walk into Christchurch if you wanted to from here. we drove a bit closer and did the Red Zone area which was open on Saturday. the motel next door had a CCTV on the top of their stairs, which was a bit of a worry. someone's car alarm went off in the night. so if you stay here make sure you can get your car as far inside as you can.

Room Tip: probably an upstairs room, although you have to carry your bags up the stairs.
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank maeveMelbourne
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level Contributor
25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2012

We had a very bad experience at the Tuscana Motor Lodge (1 Star) and found this motel the next morning. The owner was very accommodating and the place was immaculate. We had 4 of us in a two bedroom unit and it was plenty of room. Recommend highly. A little more expensive than some but worth it.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Greg C
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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162 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2012

We have stayed here a few times and are always pleased with the apartment size and facilities provided . Very good value and close to both what's left of the city and the Merivale Mall and restaurants. Very friendly staff as well. No noticeable traffic noise from Papanui Road.

Room Tip: Upgrading to a one bedroom suite gives great space
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank PatchNZ
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Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2011

I would thoroughly recommend this motel, which offered everything I was looking for. Good value, excellent modern and tasteful appliances, spa bath, free washing and drying facilities, clean rooms done everyday with lovely clean towels and flannels.
Would stay again.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank 77Sarah
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Melbourne, Australia
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99 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2011

Spotless place, not even regretting chain hotels.

Was good to speak to Peter.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
3 Thank guiw
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Auckland
Level Contributor
87 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2011

I recently stayed one night at this Motel with my daughter.
The room was clean and spacious, with electric blankets and a heat pump to ensure we were warm on a cold night.
In the morning I asked advise on where to eat breakfast and headed there on checking out.
I accidentally left my I phone in the room and the owner of the Motel drove up to the local shops to return my phone!!! Fantastic service!!!

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Mary12Auckland
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Property: Randolph Motel / Apartments
Address: 79 Papanui Road | Merivale, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #110 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Randolph Motel / Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 16
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