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“Good place to stay, especially if you have pets”

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Strathern Motor Lodge
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

We stayed here after the earthquake and we needed a place to stay temporarily while we waited for our house to be inspected. Really accomodating hosts, very understanding and really go out of their way to make your stay as comfortable as possible. The rooms we stayed in were clean and serviced daily, location close to town and what's great it's pet friendly. Good place o stay!, recommend it.

Stayed: September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2010

The no refund policy will also apply to anyone not happy with the service or quality of the stay.The location being situated right next door to student accomodation can make for a very loud stay, if you like the sound of the walls bouncing base then perfect for you. Reception is not available after 10.30pm so any problems are yours for the night and once approach regarding any issues the staff may be quite unhelpfull. Oh well we stuck here for 3 more days now :-(

  • Stayed: August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 8, 2010

I stayed here with my family in July and found it to be perfect for a family, the units are quite large and although a bit dated everything was clean and comfortable. The owners are really friendly they even got our washing in one day when it started to rain! The first thai restaurant just down the road (the blue one) is also great.

  • Stayed: July 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 4, 2010

If you are looking at a comfortable, clean motel that has every thing you need then you should definately pick the Strathern Lodge Motel.
My family, friends and I (4 Units) stayed at this motel when we where in town for the funeral of our mother. The owners were so accommodating and caring and nothing was to much trouble.
The decor and the paintings on the wall all blended in perfectly and I thought all the features were tasteful, modern and inviting.
I felt at home with the feel of the units and the hospitality shown and will definately stay at this motel again when next down in Christchurch.
Thanks guys for making us feel welcome and we will definately recommend you to anyone travelling your way.

  • Stayed: April 2010, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 21, 2010

The Strathern Motel has provided peace of mind and great value during several visits over the last ten years. Even though ownership changed - the location, service, price and environment have always been excellent. My grown children have visited Christchurh on their own and stayed at the Strathern. I've stayed there by myself. Last July my wife, the younger children and I enjoyed eleven days there. One can walk into the heart of Christchurch from Strather's location on Papanui Road (20 min walk); or walk about five blocks to Merrivale Center for suburban shopping. Of course, one can catch the bus or hire a taxi to get around very readily too. We especially enjoyed the option of cooking light meals in our two-bedroom unit (four-burner stove with oven, microwave, pots/pans, pantry, small refrigerator) -- and we saved a small fortune by doing so. Indeed, we were able to visit the butcher shop and grocery store in Merrivale (walked there and back to Strathern with limited items) as necessary. Fabulous exercise for the whole family - much needed for the parents! Washer and dryer facilities on the premises. Newspaper every morning at our door! We also saved a small fortune by residing just outside Christchurch. All-in-all, an immersion in Christchurch suburban living - just a short walk away from city center. WiFi available too!

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 1, 2010

We stayed twice at the Strathern Motor Lodge and we found it a lovely place to stay. It was very central - easy walking distance to the centre of Christchurch. Everyone was so friendly. A must if staying in Christchurch

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

Very clean and comfortable room, warm and with free wifi for our laptops. Hosts were lovely and couldn't have looked after us better. We didn't try the breakfasts but if the rest of our stay was anything to go by, I imagine they'd be great value and of top quality. Location is close to Merivale Mall, lots of restaurants and shops but is quiet and close to ChCh centre. Great to have free motel parking which saves a lot compared to centrally situated hotels. Definitely a real find and will use each time we travel to ChCh.

  • Stayed: April 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Strathern Motor Lodge

Address: 54 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 107 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range: $85 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Strathern Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Your hosts, Lauraine & Craig take great pride in providing a high standard of comfort and cleanliness and invite you to stay at their Christchurch Motor Lodge accommodation in their luxurious, fully self-contained studio, one and two bedroom apartments. Their top quality Christchurch Motor Lodge accommodation is quiet, warm and features extremely comfortable Queen, King or superking beds. Our central location enables guests to walk to parks,golf courses, restaurants , supermarkets and the city centre. ... more   less 
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