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“Expensive and not good” 3 of 5 bubbles
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Tuscana Motor Lodge
Ranked #23 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
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131 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Expensive and not good”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 30, 2012

All I can say is that a lot of the past reviewers of this lodge have very low expectations and standards. We stayed for 3 nights and I would not stay again. We had a one bedroomed apt that was cold, damp and dark. I would not want to stay here in the winter it must be freezing in the bedroom and bathroom. The furniture is old and grubby with horrid grease marks on the arms and backs and the curtain blind pulls were black with dirt, they clearly had never been cleaned. The guy at the desk could only recommend 1 place to eat and that was a nasty pub down the road. The lights ouside the apt were very bright and on all night making it difficult to sleep. For the price I expected much better and have stayed in better for less. I would also have expected free wireless for the price.
Also there are NO eating places close by, you have to drive to get anywhere, not good for a city motel.

Room Tip: No rooms are good from what I could see
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
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Nelson, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 11, 2012

How refreshing to get such a welcome .Excellent place to stay clean comfortable friendly couldn't ask for more .

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Lindsey A
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Perth
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 10, 2012

Outstanding location, and service from Grant. Rooms are large and very clean, linen lovely and the bed very comfortable. Bathrooms are large, and the kitchen has all you need. Location is great, walk into city and 10min walk to supermarket. Lots of eating places close by. Grant was very helpful with directions, and booking shuttles. He ensured we had great plans for the day and he had great ideas for us, nothing was too much trouble for him. Would definitley recommend it and we will stay again if we came back here. Thanks Grant, your Kiwi hospitality was fantastic!!

Room Tip: we stayed downstairs, no problems.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2012

Stayed in a one bedroom apartment for three nights. The owner was friendly and apartment clean and well serviced. The only downside was that the wireless internet was given two hours at a time which meant we couldn't be continuously connected for emails.

  • Stayed April 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 23, 2012

Tuscana Motor Lodge was a really comfortable and convenient place to stay in Christchurch. We stayed in a two bedroom apartment and it was really clean and comfortable. Grant was very friendly and helpful. It's in a great location on the edge of the CBD.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Taree, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2012

Recently syayed in a quiet expansive double room which was very clean and well presented. The hosts were very helpful and were happy to store all our belongings in their unit while we waited for a late afternoon flight. The motel is handy to a very damaged CBD.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 12, 2012

My wife and 10 month old were given the royal treatment while staying at the Tuscana Motor Lodge twice book ending our campevan trip around the South Island. Grant (I called him Graeme the entire time, ooops...) and his lovely wife Viv were brilliant hosts helping us rebook the family 2 bed apartment and even helped to bring some nappies back from the local Dairy when we were caught short.

The location is perfect for a walk into Town or through the gardens and despite being on a major thoroughfare the traffic noise was minimal.

The family 2 bed rooms are spacious and clean and we would not hesitate to recommend Tuscana to anyone travelling to Christchurch!!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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Property: Tuscana Motor Lodge
Address: 74 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#14 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#18 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#20 Business Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Tuscana Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
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