We stayed here on two separate occasions during our 17 day trip to the South Island.
Not too far from town if you don't mind walking a bit. Close to the great Speight's Ale House (also on Bealey Ave).
Front room is fairly modern.
Asked for a quiet room, but they put us in the one closest to the road. I mean, I get it if we had just booked like a week before, but we booked in August for January! They originally had us in the room next to ours, but changed it. When questioned about this, the lady just said the other people had booked early. So had we!!! They did this for both our stays. I understand that requests cannot always be granted but, seriously, the NOISIEST one. Bit of a joke really.
Bathroom is very cramped and out-dated.
There was some confusion with paperwork having booked through the Entertainment Book which led to them charging the wrong credit card for our 2nd stay. Paperwork said it would be paid on arrival, but they charged my card beforehand. This wouldn't have been a problem except that I was going to pay in NZ dollars in my MasterCard cash passport, but they instead charged my regular card in AUD, leading to a conversion fee.
I also agree with a previous reviewer about being able to understand a girl's English. Very difficult. The Kiwi girl (another person) was very prompt and friendly though.
Unfortunately I did not take a photo of the bathroom or kitchenette, just the front room with the bed.
Overall, I would not stay here again. Even though it is fairly reasonably priced (approx. $117NZ) and you get free wifi, they need to improve on their service.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Abbey Motor Lodge Christchurch welcomes all guests to enjoy a comfortable stay. Our spacious accommodation and convenient location provides travelers with exceptional affordability. Only minutes from the central city and Christchurch Casino the Abbey Motel is a great option when travelling to the Garden City. At Abbey Motor Lodge we offer a superb balance of comfort and style with a homely feel. Immaculately clean and well presented The Abbey Motel Christchurch offers 14 smart options, with plenty of flexibility. Choose from our one or Two Bedroom Suites, or one of our spacious Studio Suites, we cater for all guests and for all occasions. With the following facilities available, daily servicing, tea and coffee making facilities, full kitchen facilities, microwave, fridge/freezer, shower, desk, Sky TV, hi-speed wireless internet, ironing facilities, guest laundry and great breakfast options we have your needs covered. With all these facilities available we also provide every guest with quality service. Whether its local information or planning a day trip we are only too happy to provide our 5 star service. Our convenient location finds us next to Speight's Ale House and close to Southern Cross Hospital. We are on the Metro bus route and only 5mins from Intercity Coachlines, 10mins from the CBD Cathedral Square and city centre, 5min walk Convention Centre, Casino and Town Hall. We are 15 min drive from the Christchurch International Airport and close to Christchurch Women's/Public Hospital and Hagley Park. We also provide off-street parking and monitored safe parking for motorcycles and bicycles. ... more less
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