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Chardonnay Motor Lodge

59 reviews
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Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Available
Non-Smoking Hotel
Free Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
4.0 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

we were put into the Chardonnay by wotif as an alternative to another booking which was not to be honoured. We were very impressed that the owner showed us to our unit, rather than just say 'unit 5 - around the corner'. We were also...More

1  Thank dutchess49
Response from Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor LodgeResponded 10 November 2014

Thank you for your review. I'm please that you enjoyed your stay and we will look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 17 August 2014

We found this lodge to be a bit below average for a 4-star qualmark property. Cons: The water pressure in the shower and basin (at least in room 5) was barely enough to wash up. The room is heated only by an in-wall electric unit...More

Thank golerjoe
Response from Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor LodgeResponded 30 August 2014

Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Qualmark has recently accessed us and have given us a very strong 4 star rating. The heater in the unit is more than adequate to heat the room and you can easily set it on...More

Reviewed 17 May 2014

We stayed here three times in the space of two weeks due to travelling back and forth around the area. Comfortable serviceable rooms that were clean and exactly what we needed. Close to the airport, and five minutes to two supermarkets, which made our journey...More

1  Thank Rebecca B
Response from Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor LodgeResponded 20 May 2014

Thank you taking the time to post a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are in the process of upgrading our bathrooms. We hope to see you again next time you are in Christchurch.

Reviewed 25 April 2014

We have stayed here many times over the years and always find the rooms nice and clean. This time we had to extend our stay at short notice due to transport issues, and nothing was a bother for our hosts. Once again a very enjoyable...More

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Response from Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor LodgeResponded 27 April 2014

Thank you for your review. It's good that you enjoy staying with us. We hope to see you again when you next travel to Christchurch.

Reviewed 15 March 2014

Spacious rooms seem even larger overlooking lovely garden and trees. Always made to feel welcome, with heaters warming the room on arrival in the winter. Clean and comfortable with practical extras like,cling wrap and tin foil-useful for travellers! The free Wi-Fi is a bonus too....More

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Response from Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor LodgeResponded 27 April 2014

Thank you for your review. Our Motel is unique in that we have large lawns and gardens, great for young families or just relaxing. We are semi rural but only a few minutes drive to the local super market, shops and restaurants. It's great that...More

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Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Self-Serve Laundry
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Breakfast Available
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Price range
US$85 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#51 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
Price range
US$85 - US$135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#51 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms, Family Rooms
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2 January 2015|
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Response from Gerald H | Property representative |
Hi we do now offer a free shuttle to the airport. Hours of operation are 9.00am to 10pm.
Room Tips
"if booking through flybuys ask to pay a little more and get an upgrade"
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"I stayed in both unit 4 and 1, 1 is more modern and only has 1 neighbouring unit."
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"Room 8 has wheelchair access."
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"Ask the owner for a quiet room, away from the highway and any construction noise."
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