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Milano Motor Lodge
Ranked #52 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 2, 2012

I chose this motel because it was close to relatives, Merivale shopping and central location. Jocelyn and Murray were very welcoming, made me feel at home immediately. The room was spotlessly clean, well appointed, airy and quiet, with little touches like, a couple of sweets to eat before bed, cushions on the bed and armchairs, and a heater in the bathroom. The towels in the bathroom were thick and fresh. The bed was comfortable, and the parking was easy.
I would gladly stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 4, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we enjoyed having you and trust you had a safe journey home - Jocelyn

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Reviewed June 10, 2012

We stayed at the Milano Motor Lodge because it was a Host motel, and found it to be a good choice. We were welcomed nicely and our unit was exceptionally well equipped, with some good personal touches. The quality was above average, with plenty of towels and good all round facilities. Very well cared for, in a good location. We were expecting a slightly larger apartment, as we had booked, expecting our adult daughter may want to stay with us, but the extra bed was a little too close for comfort. This was probably the impression I had gained from the pictures I had seen, and I should have checked it out better. A nice looking motel, clean with friendly hosts. I would happily stay again.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Management response:Responded July 4, 2012

Thank you for taking the time to review our property - we appreciate your comments and were happy to Host you - Jocelyn

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Reviewed March 18, 2012

I often travel to Christchurch, and i am always made welcome at Milano Motor Lodge. Jocelyn and Murray look after all of their guest's as if they were old friends, nothing is ever a bother. The beds are comfortable the rooms are lovley and modern and are kept exceptionally clean. Plenty of Cafes and Resturants within walking distance or great kitchen facilities in your room. Great place to stay when visiting Christchurch. I highly recommend Milano Motor Lodge.

Room Tip: Milano has a room for every type of guest - Just tell Jocelyn or Muray what you want and they will t...
  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled on business
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Milano2006, Owner at Milano Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2012

Its always a pleasure to Host you Lisa and we look forward to you coming to Christchurch. You are a special person and we value your loyalty. Thank you for your repeat business. Kind regards Jocelyn and Murray, Milano Motor Lodge, Christchurch, New Zealand.

In spite of the damage to our beautiful city of Christchurch, it is still a great place to visit with lots of things to see and do and whoever comes to our city is accorded a very warm welcome. So please keep Christchurch, New Zealand on your places to visit list and come to our part of the world soon.

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

I have been staying at Milano Motor Lodge for a couple of years now on my regualar business trips to Christchurch. I was first tempted by the area - Merivale, as there is an excellent mall with a supermarket and also lots of restaurants and cafe's nearby. They are an easy 5-10 min walk from Milano.
Milano Motor Lodge appealed to me as it looked lovely - beautifully presented gardens, plenty of parking. There is also a great range of rooms to pick from - and I think I've stayed in every single one of them at some stage or other. And finally Jocelyn and Murray made me feel very welcome, they are considerate and really know how to look after their guests. They also made sure that I was accommodated, even at the last moment.
So - I would highly recommend Milano Motor Lodge! Thank you for everything during my visits to Chch.

Room Tip: Just tell Jocelyn or Murray what you are after and they will sort out the rest!
  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed June 1, 2008

This was the first of fifteen B&Bs/Motels during our one month touring holiday around New Zealand in 2008. The on-line booking system was logically presented and quick in use, detailing room options and availability, together with email reservation confirmation. Subsequent emails to the Motel were answered quickly and in a friendly manner.

The Milano was chosen for its location away from the city centre, but easily accessible by bus or taxi, and was only a short walking distance from Merrivale with its restaurants and local shops. The twenty minute or so taxi journey from Christchurch Airport during evening rush hour was NZ$40.

We opted for a First floor Executive One bedroom unit with King size bed. The excellent en suite bathroom with its double spa bath/shower was a real pleasure to use after a long flight from Hong Kong. The kitchen area was fine for breakfast requirements and the suite was well appointed and spacious for our needs, with good tourist information available in the room and the Motel Reception.

The suite was quiet with no obvious noise from neighbouring rooms. The only notable exception was the noise of the surprisingly busy Papanui Road early morning, probably more noticeable as we had the windows open.

Our three-night stay at the Milano was a pleasure and an excellent introduction to NZ hospitality. The suite was spotlessly clean, serviced every day and the relief managers, Tina and Greg, could not have been more helpful and made us feel welcome at all times.

  • Stayed: April 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Steven-Lynn
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Reviewed January 12, 2008

Located a short distance outside the city centre, on Papanui Road, the Milano was excellent value for money. Stylish, spacious, comfortable and quiet, with a welcome spa bath in the room, this was a great place to start our hoilday.

If you're lazy like me, you probably won't want to walk into town, but if you have a car, then both the town centre and the nearby suburb of Merivale are within easy reach for dining or shops.

The staff seemed genuinely disappointed that we'd already booked activities and next stops, so they weren't able to help us!

  • Stayed: December 2007, traveled as a couple
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Thank Padders_UK
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Reviewed February 6, 2017
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  • Stayed: February 2017, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Milano Motor Lodge

Address: 87 Papanui Road | Merivale 8014, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #52 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: $93 - $170 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Milano Motor Lodge 4.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Highly rated 4 star plus complex. Great location, Great service, Free WiFi, close to City Centre. Recently updated, modern and comfortable accommodation. Short walk to Merivale Mall,boutique shops. Great selection of retaurants. Walk to city centre, Hagley Park Botanical Gardens, Museum and Restart City Mall. ... more   less 
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