The motel is situated on the main road to Christchurch but our room was located near the rear of the property and consequently we did not hear any traffic noise. The check-in process was completed with the minimum of fuss and we were also given lots of information on the locality.
The hotel is located about 10 minutes walk from the town, down a steep hill. A little further from the main shopping/restaurant area is an excellent restaurant called The White Morph. I suggest a reservation is made to avoid disappointment.
We stayed for three nights. The motel has a heated swimming pool which we and some of the other guests used - it was really refreshing after a long journey. The motel also had an outside spa which guests could book for a small fee.
Our room was fairly large and the bathroom had a large spa bath with a flexible shower above it. The room had a kitchenette which we only used to make hot drinks. A small wardrobe contained the ironing board and iron but left little space for storage. A desk unit offered a small amount of drawer storage.
Everything worked and the room was very clean.
The owners made us very welcome and we would stay there again.
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