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Annabelle Court Motel
Ranked #84 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Reviewed 18 March 2012

Quite central for park, mall, shops, cafes etc. Road in front extremely busy though. Bathroom and kitchenette clean. Checked the reviews and thought the motel would be of much higher standard. For the rate we paid we would expect the room to be daily checked for problems. The one bedside light wasn't working and the tap in the bathroom (basin) was broken and continually leaked. The shower cubicle was very small. I would class this as a very average motel with high rates.

  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 March 2012

Stayed here for 3 nights in total within a 1 week period as struggled to book decent accommodation in Christchurch, and reviews were good. Was in a fairly good location with access to lots of restaurants, bars, Cafés, takeaways, shops and a large Westfield indoor shopping mall. It was also walking distance into Christchurch (approx 20minutes) which is a sorry sight but is like a phoenix and rising from the post earthquake ashes with new retail units, and lots of building and redevelopment going on.
The motel was clean and comfortable with good facilities. It had a on site laundry, WiFi at $5 per day, shame not free but cheap for NZ.
The main niggle was the road and traffic noise but suspect this is the same in many of the motels that share this road. Asked for a quieter room the second visit but was told no other rooms were available and the noise would lessen but it was still very noisy. The traffic was constant till late at night and started early in the morning, but just as annoying was a constant buzz from the electric fusebox on the wall. We mentioned the noise and had our room discounted by $5 and at $145 thought it was expensive considering what we had paid elsewhere for better quality accommodation.
The room was also quite tired in places, the cold tap was loose, the toilet roll holder was hanging off the wall, the melamine covering on the vanity unit was bubbling and coming off the bedside locker and there was a rip in the vinyl in the bathroom.
The staff were helpful if you need to book a taxi or airport transfer.
Overall an OK place to stay, but have stayed in much better during our 8 weeks in NZ, if you are going to stay there avoid room 9 and take some ear plugs.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 11 January 2012

What a great Motel Annabell court is

The people of christchurch have had a tough time to say the least, Yet the owners of this Motel could not have been more helpful, friendly or polite.

Bedroom - Very clean and tidy. The bed was very much to my liking. Extra covers are provided if required.

Bathroom - Very clean and tidy. Shower was hot and powerful and enough cupboard space to store everything.

Lounge / Kitchen - Again clean and tidy, everything you would expect in a kitchen, Sofa bed/settee in the lounge with TV.

We only used the heating once, ( It was me that was cold not the room ) and it seems 95% of homes/Hotels and motels DO NOT have central heating as you would find in the UK. Some may have air Con that blows hot air.
Annabelle court provides heaters which do a superb job.

It is on a main road, If you wish to turn right but getting stuck with traffic, Turn Left , then Turn right into the Liquor shop and come out again. So easy.

We had one of the end rooms and had no issue with road noise ( as in we did not hear it )

Shopping and park are within 10 minutes walk.

My only regret is that I did not make more use of there Local knowledge and things to see and do.

This is a Beautiful country to visit and this is a superb location to have a base to start and end from.

10 out of 10 .

Extra Notes......
1 - when driving in the carpark please watch out for small white dog. he is very cute and I would like to see him next time I visit.
2 - Dont sit in the carpark and get sun burnt, :o(
3 - leave it clean and tidy and how you would expect to find it.

I would come back tomorrow if I could.

Thank you so much .

Mark and caroline Morley

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  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 March 2011

I was at this motel during a work visit to Christchurch and it was a great place to stay at. It is located just off Hagley park so great for runners, it is just down the road from teh Westfield mall so good if you want to shop, and it is a nice walk through the park or short cab ride in to the city. All in all a great location.

As for the motel, the room was nice and had everything i required including fridge, pots and pans, hob, microwave, cutlery, kettle, plates and cups etc. Everythign you need.

The room was cleaned daily and the bed was comfortable and the shower high pressure and great after running around the park. The laundry is cheap and efficient taking a short time to wash and dry clothes.

The owners were very friendly and a great help, suggesting thigns to do, places to go etc.

There is a gym across the road which is handy and the motel has wifi access.

I would highly recommend this motel.

  • Stayed: November 2010, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 March 2011

We stayed there on our first visit to Christchurch and liked it so much we returned to the motel to stay again two weeks later. Rooms very clean and comfortable. We lived in room at rear of motel and it was very quiet. The owners could not be more helpful. The motel has very good discount arrangements with a couple of very good restaurants nearby which we took full advantage of. There are buses every few minutes to town center just outside motel, a liquor store right across the road and an Irish bar only two minutes away on same side. What more do you need!!
We have no problem in recommending Annabelle Court to anyone as a place to stay when visiting Christchurch.

  • Stayed: February 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 October 2010

We just loved staying at Annabelle Court Motel. It's location provided easy access to local bars, cafe's and restaurants and shopping along Riccarton Road and it was an easy walk through Hagley Park to the CBD. The moteliers were very friendly and the rooms clean, modern and comfortable. We will have no hestiation in booking our accommodation at Annabelle Court for future trips to Christchurch and can recommend this motel to others planning to stay in Chrischurch. Thank you Annabelle Court for a most enjoyable and relaxing stay in Chistchurch.

  • Stayed: October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 October 2010

We stayed at Annabelle Court Motel for the 2nd week of the September school holidays and found the accommodation excellent. We had a 2bedroom room which had ample room for us and we also had a patio area around the back. The unit was clean and tidy and was always cleaned daily. We found the owner to be very friendly and happy to help out in anyway. The motel was well situated to the city and its fantastic to have Riccarton Mall just down the road.
We will definitely be staying again.

  • Stayed: September 2010, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Annabelle Court Motel

Address: 42 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #84 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: $94 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Annabelle Court Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Four Star accommodation . Studios , spa studios, 1 and 2 bedroom units, Restaurants and cafes adjacent. Free WiFi. Close to Hagley Park, Westfield Shopping Mall, Christchurch Public Hospital, Addington Raceway and Railway station. ... more   less 
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