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Ashburton's Regency Motel
Ranked #8 of 8 Ashburton B&B and Inns
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
57 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Change of ownership- not the same standards”
Reviewed March 14, 2011

Just goes to show what a change in ownership can do, this has gone backwards in my opinion. The rooms are not as clean, the cleaners arrived being followed by the owners two small dogs that went into the rooms. The afternoon before while we were unpacking the car a grey cat with two collars on was rolling on the bed. Hopefully this motel will go back to its former glory. The rooms themselves are designed well and are spacious. This has gone to a no frills motel now.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 21, 2010

We have stayed here a few years ago and enjoyed it, so we rebooked for 2 nights, the unit we had was very spacious with a spa bath, the bed had a dip in the middle so ended up with a bad back. We were woken at 4 in the morning by a train horn. The staff were excellent, the water had been turned off by the council and the owner got them to turn it on so we could shower. Don't take the unit nearest the road and you will have a great stay.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Wellington
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57 reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2010

We stayed in unit 1 - a 2 bed unit. I call this motel 'old school' in that it was a little dated and certainly different than the picture on their brochure - so if booking best to check whether you get a modern or old one. People very friendly and beds very comfy so had a good sleep. Unit had everything we needed and DVD and playstation available to hire. Was good value at $125 for 1 adult and 3 kids. Good wee playground for the kids and pool in summer.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled with family
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed September 11, 2010

We stayed there to get away from the Christchurch earthquakes as we were shattered, the motel room was spotless with all the little extras that made it so special, mint sweets, single serve packet biscuits and plunger coffee. The bed was very warm and comfortable and the unit had two heaters and electric blankets. The bathroom was great with a very powerful shower again with good quality soaps etc. A heated towel rail as well. We could not fault this motel. Room service breakfast was of a high standard and to be able to order room service evening meals delivered from the near by reataurant Robbies was a added bonus. Great friendly hosts and such a pleasure to stay in a motel presented with pride. Even hand sanitiser was in the bathroom. Full size kitchen. Home away from home.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Ashburton's Regency Motel
Address: 820 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Amenities:
Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ashburton
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Ashburton's Regency Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our motels are Quiet, Spacious, with superior & standard ground floor units, these units are serviced daily. Three spa bath units as well as 1&2 Bedroom units avaiable, all non smoking. We are a short walk to the town centre and very close to show grounds, Racecourse, Park and Restaurants. All units are back off the road with door to door parking. A small drive to MT Hutt. ... more   less 
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