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Ashburton's Regency Motel
Ranked #8 of 8 Ashburton B&B and Inns
Hastings, New Zealand
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“nice motel, pleasant stay”
Reviewed January 5, 2013

My husband and I stayed for one night in one of the family units even though we had booked a studio. We were shown to our unit and given a small bottle of milk, much preferred than those UHT pods. Assume we got an upgrade for whatever reason but we were very happy with the room and the location. The room was spacious with separate bedroom and it was clean and tidy along with the bathroom. We even had the neighbours cat visit us thinking it was the motel cat, but were later informed that it wasn't. Fortunately we're both cat lovers as it made itself at home.
The walk to town was a bit further than we thought, 10-15mins brisk walk or 15-20mins meander. Still, would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed May 12, 2012

Murray booked us in, showed us to our unit and made us feel most welcome.
We were a little reticent after reading reviews regarding shabby treatment by the operaters, but this was not our experience.
Each bedroom had a queen bed, just what we required - a rarity in 2 bedroom motel units.
A trade-off for the large bedrooms were the "cosy" kitchen and bathroom areas.
We would be happy to return to this motel.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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New Zealand
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Reviewed April 22, 2012

The motel was very clean but customer service needs huge improvement Went out and accidently left a light on Returned to find a note left telling us to make sure all lights were turned off when we went out. Felt this was completely uncalled for and no way to treat your guests. Also there was an abundance of notices even one on a box of tissues informing that they were the property of the motel!! Have stayed at a few motels but have never encountered this attitude before

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 26, 2012

Stayed with Murray and Katharine for four nights -- couldn't have been happier. I found the motel quiet and the room terrific (large, clean, modern, well-equipped...) The operators are friendly, knowledgeable, and helpful. I plan to stay with them again next year.

Room Tip: Room 15 (with spa bath and relatively far from the street) was great!
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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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Reviewed February 11, 2012

After staying at this motel I can honestly say I will never be staying here again. As a paying consumer I have never been offended so much by a operator. From the moment we arrived we were treated with the up most disrespect, and felt as though we were being judged. We had pre booked many days earlier and when we arrived the room had not been set up, we had to wait for the pull out couch to be made and a roll away delivered. To make matters worse once we left for the event we were attending it was discoved our room was re-entered without permission by the operater due to comments he made at check out about belongings. Not the most comforting feeling. Other reviews show them to be a nice place to stay, I hope future guests do not have the same experience we did.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 14, 2011

Wow. What a nice place and very reasonable. Quaint kitchenette, good size lounge/dining area for 4 people. Bathroom small but very functional. Deliciously comfy beds. Very clean. In the main st in north end of town, but very quiet. Tidy gardens and well presented buildings. Friendly pets and good hosts. Only thing missing was a morning paper at the door.
Definetely recommend here.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with friends
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Christchurch, New Zealand
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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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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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