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Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 July 2015

We booked the 2 bedroom unit and we were very happy with it. Modern fixtures and very warm. The beds were so warm and we didn't use the electric blankets. Perfect shower pressure and a relaxing environment. Although on a really busy road we heard no road noise. Check in and check out was seamless. Would stay again. We had...

1Thank Susan B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

Thank u for the services we got while staying in your motel the room was clean and tidy the motel was amazing staff were kind and caring I would tell people about this motel they went out of their for craig and myself we were their from the second week in May until the 14 June 2015 thank yours again

Thank cassey2007
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 12 October 2014

Probably a bit unfair to give average rating - it should be between average and very good. I was given a 2 bed apartment although I booked one bedroom. Very nice people to start with and a good location. The apartment was on 2 levels, with the second bedroom upstairs. First few niggles - it was sort of an attic...

1Thank VeryFussyChick
Reviewed 30 July 2014

I stayed at Vita Nova while in town for a conference at nearby Canterbury University. My room was incredibly clean and very quiet. I never heard any noise from the road or adjacent rooms. The staff was incredibly nice and professional. I had inadvertently scheduled the wrong check-out date and they were gracious enough to keep me in the same...

2Thank snarlz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 July 2014

There are a number of little motels on Riccarton Road but Vita Nova is definitely the best. I arrived late at night and had everything organised for me. Rooms are well furnished and comfortable. Electric blanket was a nice touch to a cold Christchurch winter! I would come back to the Vita Nova when visiting Christchurch again.

1Thank fhalabi
Reviewed 4 June 2014

Lovely helpful people, very clean accommodation, handy to shopping centre and city centre. we had 5 family members in the 2 bedroom apartment and it was very comfortable. Very quiet with no street noise.

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1Thank Merrilyn G
Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed here for a night in Apr 2014 in the 2 Bedroom Unit on the 2nd level. The rooms are beautifully furnished and very clean. Well equipped kitchen, comfortable beds and we even love the bathroom. We will definitely stay here again if we return.

2Thank celineki
New Zealander
Reviewed 24 March 2014

The rooms were nicely furnished, our back unit was quiet with no street noise, and the hosts carried all our bags to the room. I will definitely stay here again. We had booked a downstairs unit, however were accidentally booked upstairs - hence the help with the bags. We could have changed the next night, though as it was we...

1Thank FamilyOE
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2014

We enjoyed our stay here. We stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment. The rooms were very clean, comfortable and tidy. The kitchen was well equipped. The beds were comfortable. The facilities were modern and the shower was great it had really good pressure! The staff were friendly and helpful, happy to call a cab and help with info regarding buses...

1Thank my_advice_12
Moerewa, NZ
Reviewed 5 February 2014

Stayed for 6 nights in Jan 2014 Very clean and modern built in 2011. Unit 10 apartment like, with a stair to the bedroom, above the living room. Everything you need is here, even a cooker. Managers are great, took us up to the unit showed us how everything operated Free internet, limited to 100 meg per day Would I...

1Thank Dan B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Vita Nova Motel

Address: 290 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $109 - $159 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vita Nova Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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#37 Family Hotel in Christchurch
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“Ask for ground floor, back from the road.”
866brigidf, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I had room 9 on the second floor - probably not the best room.”
VeryFussyChick, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“If you have heavy luggage, request for rooms on the ground floor.”
  • Master bedroom of the 2 Bedroom Unit
celineki, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“Back of property definitely best for being away from the street and a nice outlook on residential areas, trees etc.”
FamilyOE, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The room we rented and recommend had a mezzanine floor. There are other types.”
TrevM625, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
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