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Kauri Motel on Riccarton
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Reviewed October 8, 2013 via mobile

Me and a friend stayed in this motel for 2 nights. Helen, the host was very helpful. She arranged for us the city tour and airport shuttle.
The room was clean and well equipped. But if you travel with heavy luggage and stayed at upper floor, quite difficult. However, Helen had helped us with that too!
Location-opposite the Riccarton Mall, the largest mall in South Island. Many busses to and from city available in front of the motel.
I wouldn't hesitate to choose Kauri Motel again.

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Thank Achik72
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Reviewed September 26, 2013

We pulled into the lot of this hotel at 8:45 at night after a long day of driving. In a row of motels and hotels on Riccarton, we decided this one looked the nicest and had a vacancy. We were greeted by one of the friendly gentlemen we encountered in New Zealand. We got the last room available for the night. We walked in and didn't have terribly high expectations, but we couldn't have imagined the high quality we were in for. Our room had a very comfortable bed and a huge jet tub in the bathroom, plus a little kitchenette. We slept great! In the morning, we were greeted by Helen who gave us a slew of brochures and tips on great places to stop in our remaining travels. In the morning, we were in a great location to get going again on our travels. Overall, a wonderful experience!

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank SVH E
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

I rang a couple of motels close to Riccarton Mall prior to my travels and because of the friendly professional service of Helen, I booked straight away.....so glad I did :)
Motel was directly opposite Riccarton Westfield Mall and buses stopped outside the motel....perfect!
Room was small but practical, we had a spa bath and everything was nice & clean. Helen did explain she was waiting on new curtains for the room but it had a wooden blind up which kept us awake on the 1st night, however the next night Helen had it sorted and put a curtain up for us, resulting in a great sleep the 2nd night. So nothing is too much trouble for them, Denis picked us up from the train station and dropped us off at the airport and he was very friendly and informative along the way. They really were a lovely couple to deal with, we have already said we will spread the word and will definitely be back again at some stage.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank tripsta1
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Reviewed July 23, 2013

We booked three rooms with the hotel directly as our first stop in NZ. The hosts were very responsive and sent various emails to enquire about our needs before we arrived.

The best thing about the hotel is its location. Directly opposite riccarton mall which has restaurants and supermarket. In terms of rooms and services its hits and misses. While the hosts took the extra effort to ask whether we need baby cot it was not provided when we arrived. The rooms were generally ok but one of the room located on the second floor corner had a glass door which was a hassle as you had to pull a curtain to open the door. The toilet which had a spa tub was very small and had little room to walk and turn. One of the heaters broke down during our stay and it took them a while to get us a portable heater.

The checkin and out is fast and hassle free but thats probably because there are no other guests. Do take note that there's no lift so you will need to carry your luggage up the stairs if u stay on the second floor.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 28, 2013

We stayed here for our 10 year anniversary weekend. Helen was very helpful and showed us all the places to go. This motel is in a prime location, right opposite the Westfield mall, supermarket across road and lots of restaurants etc.
The city was only a 5 min bus ride(bus stop right outside). The quality of the motel was excellent.Very well kept, clean and tidy. The rooms were kept very warm and the bed was comfortable. The shower and spa were just as great.
Would highly recommend and will definitely be staying here when we go back to Cnristchurch.
Thanks for a wonderful weekend :)

Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
Thank Tammy B
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