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298 Westside Motor Lodge
Ranked #68 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Auckland, New Zealand
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255 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
“Reception is like a Morgue”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2014

I found the reception lady/manager/owner to be cold and of no real wanting to be there or to be friendly.
Room was ok, but kept knocking my head on angled ceiling , shower had good temp and water pressure

Room was a little noisy from street noise, but was clean and tidy

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled on business
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Wellington, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom apartment, which we found to be very clean, quiet and comfortable. The staff were very welcoming and extremely helpful, especially the cleaning staff (they do amazing job). The unit had everything you needed, well equipped kitchenette, tv in lounge area, plus one in the second bedroom. The overall size of the unit was smaller than I had expected , however there were three adults staying and we had enough space. Location is good, very easy access to buses, the university and short drive to city centre. In the unit was good information about things to do in Christchurch and an outstanding book about restaurants by location , very handy. Recommendation - don't look any further stay here.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2013

We stayed here on a last minute overnight trip to Christchurch between Christmas and New Year's Eve. We were very impressed with the warm greeting when we arrived and the room itself was clean, modern and homely! Perfect for my partner and I, for our wee getaway. Will be recommending to friends and will hopefully be back again in the future!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2013

We stayed here for an open day at the University of Canterbury. It is very convenient to the university, only about a 10min walk to the campus and a 20min walk to the halls. Easy walk to shops and there's a bus stop right outside the motel. Christchurch has a fantastic bus system with lots of buses, we never waited more than 5 minutes for a bus. The staff were helpful and pleasant. The rooms were modern and spotless. Not noisy at all. Will be happy to stay here again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Whangarei, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

We were greeted with warmth and friendliness. The room was spotlessly clean, with a nice, relaxing modern decor, a lovely comfortable bed, and a very efficient heat pump. Everything was well appointed, and the little kitchen was easy to use.

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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2013 via mobile

The accommodation is at a good location, takes only few mins to Westfield mall, church corner mall and university. It is at the main road of Christchurch,restaurants are nearby. Staffs are nice. Good stay, would like to stay again.

  • Stayed June 2013
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 28, 2013

Right on Riccarton Road which is a main road into Christchurch. Close to a market and eating places but a bit away from the center of the city. But we were leaving the next day from the airport and the motel is only about 10 minutes away. Nice, clean rooms, good wifi and the room we got was away from the street and very quiet.

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about 298 Westside Motor Lodge

Property: 298 Westside Motor Lodge
Address: 298 Riccarton Road | Upper Riccarton, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Phone Number:
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Spa Hotel in Christchurch
#43 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — 298 Westside Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
298 Westside Motor Lodge has 18 well appointed units ranging in size from studio (two with spas) to three bedroom units. All units have a full kitchen, with attached bathroom and off-street parking. Queen and King size beds plus a combination of twin beds and a sofa bed in the lounge enable units to accommodate a variety of family and friend combinations. While communal facilities such as a free guest laundry and BBQ Area help to make your stay more comfortable. All of these facilities and features ensures that we have some of the best accommodation Christchurch has available. Our motel is an extremely popular choice for those looking for temporary Canterbury of University accommodation. Just 800m from campus, we couldn't be much closer. We are conveniently located. Here's a few key places within a short distance. 1km to Westfield Riccarton - the largest mall in the South Island 500m to the Bush Inn Centre - restaurants, bars and retail outlets 800m to the University of Canterbury 1km to the College of Education 3.5kms to the CBS Canterbury Arena - concert, exhibition and sports centre 3.5kms to Addington Raceway - trotting and dog races 3.5kms to Riccarton Racecourse - gallops 5kms to Christchurch City Centre 7kms to Christchurch Airport ... more   less 
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