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“High standard of facilities in convenient location for centre of Christchurch”

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Roma on Riccarton Motel
Ranked #40 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
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“High standard of facilities in convenient location for centre of Christchurch”
Reviewed March 2, 2013 via mobile

Well located just outside Business District of Auckland for getting local bus into centre, and accessible to Christchurch's main road network for getting into and out of city. We had a studio on the first floor, which was spacious, and fitted and furnished to a very high standard and very clean. Easy parking on site? Minor problem of non operational toaster quickly replaced by management. Good restaurants close by, in particular a high quality Italian Restaurant.

Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gary C, Owner at Roma on Riccarton Motel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and had time to explore the wonderful restaurants nearby.
We look forward to seeing you again at Roma.

Kind regards
Gary and Yvonne
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Napier, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 22, 2013

Very well decorated from the outside. Nice touches with planters. Is quiet and enjoyed a good night's sleep on a good bed. Rooms clean and well set out. Well placed for walking to sights. Lovely walks in Hagley Park only 5 minutes away. Plenty of good eateries close by. Would be good to have a list of videos available rather than offering box to check through. Disappointed breakfast did not eventuate and no option for coked breakfast but no real hassle other than would have been good to have been told rather than waiting. I was a bit concerned about lock on door which seemed very frail and no security chain on inside. But overall a good stay and would use again.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Gary C, Owner at Roma on Riccarton Motel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hello Viv
We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, and enjoyed the convenience of our location. Thank you for your suggestion of a list of movie titles, we will put this together.

Following up on your second suggestion, we are canvasing all our guests on whether they would like a cooked breakfast on site, or would continue to use nearby breakfast restaurants. If there is a clear enough response, we will consider adding cooked breakfasts to our options over winter.

Thank you again. We look forward to seeing you on your next stay with us.

Kind regards
Gary and Yvonne
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

We liked this place. Good location, no problems with noise or whatnot. For Muslims Nando's is just across the street (halal). Close to everything & so many motels nearby. To give a few suggestions - sponges for washing dishes would be useful, along with a better place to dry the dishes.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank hassanScott
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Gary C, Owner at Roma on Riccarton Motel, responded to this review, May 11, 2013
Hello Scott
Thank you so much for your feedback. It is good to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found Nando's to your liking!

We look forward to you staying with us again.

Kind regards
Gary and Yvonne
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed December 16, 2012

This small motel looks like any other on the block but boasts some of the lowest rates and top quality rooms. Extremely quiet (surprising considering its location on the main road) and great rooms. If you want to cook a bit, toasters pannini makers and refrigerators in every room. For a couple of days or longer, it will be well worth your time and budget.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed December 11, 2012

We had expected this room to be a bit more spacious and the ceiling seemed low. It was also strange to enter and exit through sliding glass doors. That being said, the room was clean, comfortable and within walking distance to restaurants and parks. We also appreciated the kitchenette and free WI-FI but my favorite was the purple lounge chair.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Singapore, Singapore
1 review
Reviewed November 4, 2012

The owners were friendly and warm. They brought us to our room and provided suggestions of the nearby attractions. The room was clean and had all the necessities. Quiet place for a good night's rest. The location of the motel was excellent and easily accessible. Close proximity to Dean's bush, Hadley Park, Botanic Gardens, Westfield Mall and a good number of restaurants and cafes.

The only downside to our stay was that we ran out of hot water on the first night! It worked fine initially and then the water went cold.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Warami
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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
Reviewed October 20, 2012

we arrived to ROMA last saturday, first i feel the location is very convenient, it's just located by the mian road, easily to find and parking our car, there are also some lovely restaurants around the motel, we can go to resturant within 2mins by walk, second the managers of Roma is very friendly, provided excellent service. third the room is very clean, love to stay here for couple of day. thanks Roma.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Vivian W
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Property: Roma on Riccarton Motel
Address: 38 Riccarton Road | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #40 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Roma on Riccarton Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
4.5 STAR LUXURY MOTEL IN THE HEART OF RICCARTON- FREE WiFi and FREE 24 HOUR GYM MEMBERSHIP ACROSS STREET DURING STAYRoma on Riccarton Luxury Motel is just 300m from Hagley Park and a short walk to Westfield Shopping Centre at Riccarton Mall. 1-2km to Arts Centre, Museum, Christchurch Public Hospital and Christchurch Womens Hospital. We are 1.5kms to AMI Stadium new home of the Crusaders Rugby Team as well as Addington Raceway, CBS Canterbury Arena and the Tranz Alpine Railway Station. There are numerous restaurants, cafes and bars nearby in Riccarton and Addington.We offer high-quality fittings and smoke-free, FREE WiFi connection as well as high speed internet, 32 inch LCD, Sky TV, DVD player, fully soundproof units. Sunny and restful surroundings. Spa baths in most units. Guest laundry accessed 24 hours with room key. Two phone lines and dedicated free internet connection in each unit. Some units with private garden and patios and some upstairs units with balconies. Free BBQ in private BBQ area. ... more   less 
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