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Taupo, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Clean, comfortable and tidy with everything we needed for a quick stop over. We were in a unit running along the main highway, the noise was not bad at all and we were able to sleep soundly. Close to the airport and 2 supermarkets are within a 5 minute drive.

1Thank feezills
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 December 2013

The spaciousness of the rooms and large beautiful grounds was just what we needed. Rosebank winery next door with large beautiful gardens to sit and have a coffee or wine or even a meal was an extra bonus, with the Groynes also within walking distance, with streams and playgrounds. All on your doorstep. Plus very friendly and helpful staff. Diane...

Thank Diane N
Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. It's good that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again.

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 29 July 2013

We booked the self contained three bedroom townhouse and it did not disappoint. It had everything you would expect in a motel unit and more! The kitchen was huge, shame we didn't have time to use it! If we return to Christchurch for a longer stay would book this out as it would be great for week or more. It...

Thank kellydalley
Raumati Beach, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 May 2013

Well priced and ideal for a quick stopover .. Close to the airport . Room modern, clean and was at rear so quiet!. Very busy main road so ask for room at rear of complex Courtesy pick up etc from airport. Our room suitable for a couple as requested Shower needs some work as water does flood out Would stay...

Thank Debbie M
Forster, Australia
Reviewed 27 February 2013 via mobile

Our party of four had the townhouse because of our need for 4 separate beds. The spaciousness of the upstairs and downstairs areas was just what we needed and the cook was in heaven being able to use a large kitchen. The accommodation is close to The Groynes, a delighful series of parks, streams, picnic spots and play areas for...

Thank John C
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 November 2012

The bathroom is in need of urgent upgrade, floor completely floods when showering as shower glass walls dont connect to floor, dont leave clothes on floor when showering... Dual access to rooms good but in need of nice pathways around all units, clear of large planter barrels. Lovely surroundings, road noise, so not quiet if in unit by road. Clean...

Thank LovetoTravel898
Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

In response to your review, sorry to take so long to respond but I feel I need to put this into context. This group stayed for 1 night. The guests had returned from a wedding, at around 1.30am I got a call from another guest complaining about your group talking in loud voices and swearing outside. All visitors are required...

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 November 2012

The gardens are lovely but the rooms are poorly maintained with dated decor. It is situated on SH 1 and the traffic noise goes all night. Also not cheap compared to others in Christchurch of a higher standard. The owners were friendly and helpful. This could be and of the nicest motels in Christchurch but it needs work.

Thank nzaqua
Suzhou, China
Reviewed 26 June 2012

We flew in to Christchurch after a long flight from China, and it was so nice being met by the lodge's transfer service. The Chardonnay is only 8 minutes down the road from the airport and is in a beautiful rural type setting. Right behind the lodge is a winery in which to eat, and then behind that is a...

Thank KiwiSuzhou
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2012

My mum and I stayed here at the beginning, and end, of our NZ holiday in November 2007 (had to select 2011 as dates didn't go back that far). Located not too far from the airport with a lovely winery next door. Very quiet and homely with views of farmland all around. The drive to Christchurch is about 15-20 mins...

Thank JacintaO
New Zealand
Reviewed 17 May 2012

Friendly service, great location near the airport and near the motorway to head north. Our flight did not arrive until later at night and that was not a problem, room numbers and location were sorted through the day with a phone call. Thanks for the pleasant stay, we will be back.

Thank offthefarm5

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Laundry Service
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
4 star modern complex set in spacious grounds with award winning gardens. Just 8 minutes from Christchurch Airport and 20 minutes form central city. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chardonnay Motor Lodge

Address: 170 Johns Road, Christchurch 8051, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $127 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chardonnay Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Room 8 has wheelchair access.”
 of 5 bubbles Tatung01, 4 May 2016 | Read review
“Ask the owner for a quiet room, away from the highway and any construction noise.”
 of 5 bubbles amigadelmondo, 23 Apr 2015 | Read review
“As stated the town house is ideal for either a large family or a couple of families!”
 of 5 bubbles Roamer72, 12 Mar 2015 | Read review
“Ask for the rooms at the back near the winery, no road noise.”
 of 5 bubbles tassh, 11 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Units at the rear are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Maryanne2010, 30 Oct 2014 | Read review
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