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Riverstone Motel
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rangiora
York, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
87 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Excellent motel”
Reviewed October 9, 2013

Excellent motel, slightly hidden if you don't keep an eye open for it. Beautifully furnished and spotlessly clean. Bar and Chinese restaurant on the doorstep. Wifi limited to 100mb and router seemed to be temperamental. Useful laundry.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Queenstown
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This is a great option if you don't want to stay in Christchurch. It's approximately a 20 minute drive from the city. It was a great stopover. Paid a little extra for a unit with a spa bath - fabulous and most worthwhile after a big day's driving. Nice modern and roomy unit - very comfy - heating on when I arrived so the room was nice and welcoming. Would stay there again. Friendly staff too.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Tauranga, New Zealand
Level 6 Contributor
354 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
Reviewed June 6, 2013

I've just returned for a second visit and used this Motel as my 'home' for the week. It's relatively new and the units are comfortable and clean. The kitchen was well-resourced for those wanting to prepare their own meals. With winter rapidly approaching, it was easy to stay warm and cosy. The owners are welcoming and helpful

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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129 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2013

Nicely decorated rooms. Large rooms have room for two casual chairs and a small coffee table. Good desk for computer work, however there is no desk lamp in the room to be able to use when working on the computer. Great location. Comfortable bed with electric blankets. Very clean. Friendly owners. Good parking. Quiet location even through it is located on the main road into town.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled on business
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed May 18, 2013

A great motel -tasteful decor, well equipped,cleanliness beyond reproach, comfortable bed, warm, quiet rooms, helpful Hosts and even a lovely friendly cat showed us to our room where he/she made itself comfortable while we settled in!
All in all you won't find a better spot to stay in Rangiora.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Taupo, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
47 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed February 27, 2013

We have stayed at Riverstone Motel twice now and would do so again. Lovely modern clean units for a very reasonable price with friendly hosts. Great central location, only 20 minutes or so on the motorway and you are in Christchurch City, or 30 minutes and you are in Oxford and Seagers Cafe. A great place to base yourself whilst in Canterbury.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013

This was my second stay at Riverstone. The room are spacious and clean and the price very reasonable. I booked through a booking website but was told that it would have been cheaper the book direct.

The owners/managers are very friendly and offer great service.

The only negative is that the Speights Ale House that used to be located next door has closed and has been replaced by a "Chinese" Restaurant. I am a great fan of good Chinese food. I did not experience any on my visit. But after a six hour drive, and with McDonalds the only other nearby option I guess it was OK. At least it was cheap!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Property: Riverstone Motel
Address: 18 Southbrook Road, Rangiora 7400, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Rangiora
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 Hotels in Rangiora
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Riverstone Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 17
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