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Strathern Motor Lodge
Strathern Motor Lodge
Strathern Motor Lodge
Strathern Motor Lodge
Strathern Motor Lodge
Strathern Motor Lodge
Strathern Motor Lodge

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9

Exceptional

67 reviews

67 reviews

Housekeeping9
24-hour front desk1
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9.2

Exceptional

Location rating score

Exceptional location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
Parking
FREE
Popular landmarks
Quake City 1.3 km
Canterbury Museum 1.4 km
Botanic Gardens 1.5 km
Hagley Park 1.9 km
Cardboard Cathedral 2.1 km
185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial 2.1 km
Willowbank Wildlife Reserve 6.7 km
International Antartic Centre 7.2 km
Christchurch Gondola 9.8 km
Orana Wildlife Park 14.3 km
Nearby landmarks
Smash Palace - A Local Classic 350 m
Knox Church 370 m
Ken's Camera 450 m
Hare Krishna Temple 470 m
Lyndhurst Hospital 480 m
Springfield Reserve 490 m
St. Mary's Merivale 500 m
House of Travel Group 510 m
Children's Clinic & Allergy Centre 560 m
Total Fitness 610 m

Strathern Motor Lodge

54 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8014 - See map

The car parking and the Wi-Fi are always free, so you can stay in touch and come and go as you please. Strategically situated in Merivale, allowing you access and proximity to local attractions and sights. Don't leave before paying a visit to the famous Botanic Gardens. Rated with 4.5 stars, this high-quality property provides guests with access to restaurant, hot tub and spa on-site.

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Highlights

Sparkling clean

Located in heart of Christchurch

Front desk [24-hour]

Inside city center

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Hygiene Plus
This property has self-selected and self-certified the following hygiene measures.Learn more
Safety Features
Staff trained in safety protocol
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Preventative Equipment
Hand sanitizer
Free face masks
Health and Medical
First aid kit

Facilities

Car park

Shuttle service

Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

Front desk [24-hour]

Hot tub

Golf course [on-site]

Luggage storage

Check-in/out [private]

Cheaper than 89% of all properties in Christchurch in the last 24 hoursCompared to 390 Christchurch properties at Agoda for various dates
Value for money8.9
Location rating9.2
Nearest airportChristchurch International Airport (CHC)
Distance to airport8.0 km

Rooms available at Strathern Motor Lodge

Excellent
Room comfort & quality

8.5

Deluxe One-Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 sofa bed & 1 queen bed an...
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Studio
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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Deluxe Family Room
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed and 2 single be...
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Premium Executive King Studio
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 queen bed and 1 sofa bed
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Superior Double Spa Studio
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed
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Honeymoon
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  • Room size: 45 m²/484 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 king bed
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1 Bedroom unit
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • City view
  • 1 single bed and 1 sofa bed...
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Executive Unit
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  • Room size: 40 m²/431 ft²
  • Garden view
  • 1 king bed and 1 sofa bed
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2 Bedroom Unit
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  • Room size: 70 m²/753 ft²
  • City view
  • 2 single beds and 1 queen b...
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One Bedroom Apartment
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  • Room size: 65 m²/700 ft²
  • Shower
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Strathern Motor Lodge?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The motel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Strathern Motor Lodge?

A stay at Strathern Motor Lodge also comes with easy access to the neighborhoods around the hotel through the convenient shuttle service offered at the motel. For those who wish to drive their own cars, Strathern Motor Lodge has a car park right on site for maximum convenience. Parking is free for guests.

Is breakfast offered at Strathern Motor Lodge?

Wake up to a great continental breakfast at Strathern Motor Lodge. Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 12 NZD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the motel.

What is the smoking policy at Strathern Motor Lodge?

Strathern Motor Lodge does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

What restaurants are nearby Strathern Motor Lodge?

Strathern Motor Lodge is located in Merivale, famous for good restaurants such as Jimmy's Restaurant and Bar, Bridget's and Pedro's House of Lamb.

What popular shopping places are close to Strathern Motor Lodge?

Shopping options in Strathern Motor Lodge’s Merivale neighborhood include Merivale Mall.

What are popular attractions near Strathern Motor Lodge?

Strathern Motor Lodge is located in Merivale area, which is famous for attractions such as St. Mary's Merivale, Merivale Village Green and Millbrook Reserve.

What popular natural sightseeing spots are close to Strathern Motor Lodge?

Strathern Motor Lodge is located within Merivale, which makes it conveniently close to natural sights including Oak trees.

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What people love about Strathern Motor Lodge

  • 10

    Exceptional
    Spaciousness

    "Good sized rooms with all the necessary comforts."

    Rowena

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    September 22, 2022

  • 9.2

    Exceptional
    Location

    "Nice tidy place great location and very good price"

    Thomas

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    January 8, 2022

  • 10

    Exceptional

    "Excellent price and good facilities."

    Albyn

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    September 27, 2021

Property ranking|Compared to 390 Christchurch properties
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Room size
52 sqm.
Location score
9.2/10
Cleanliness score
9.3/10
Value for money score
8.9/10
Bigger than
95
%
of Christchurch properties
Better than
94
%
of Christchurch properties
Better than
94
%
of Christchurch properties
Better than
93
%
of Christchurch properties
Overall rating:

9

Exceptional
67 reviews
Cleanliness
9.3
Facilities
8.7
Location
9.2
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What travelers say they love:
Definitely would recommend to others
Chris from New Zealand
Solo traveler
More about Strathern Motor Lodge

More about Strathern Motor Lodge

Strathern Motor Lodge

Unwind while staying right in the Christchurch city center during your stay at Strathern Motor Lodge.
The facilities and services provided by Strathern Motor Lodge ensure a pleasant stay for guests. Post your pictures and answer your emails whenever you want, with the motel's free Wi-Fi internet access. The motel provides shuttle services to help you find what you want in Christchurch. Parking is available and free, provided by the motel for guests with their own transportation.
While lodging at this wonderful motel, the helpful staff at the front desk can assist you with multiple services that include luggage storage and safety deposit boxes. If you want seats to city's best entertainment, you can get help through the motel's ticket service and tours. The motel's on-site dry cleaning service and laundry service help you keep your favorite travel outfits clean so you can pack less. In-room conveniences include room service and daily housekeeping, so you can relax and enjoy your stay.
The motel is entirely non-smoking, ensuring a clean air environment. Smoking is restricted to the designated smoking areas.
Experience high-quality room facilities during your stay at Strathern Motor Lodge. Some selected rooms at Strathern Motor Lodge include a balcony or terrace, as part of the room design. Some selected rooms have daily newspaper, television and cable TV to keep guests entertained. The motel also provides guests with a refrigerator and a coffee or tea maker in some rooms.
Strathern Motor Lodge also provides a hair dryer, toiletries and bathrobes in bathrooms for select rooms.


Dining and things to do

Start your vacation days in the best possible way. Begin every morning of your stay with an in-house breakfast. Never let hunger affect your travel plans! Restaurants on-site provide convenient and tasty dining options. Strathern Motor Lodge has vending machines that provide round-the-clock refreshment, at low cost.
To fill your days, be sure to check out the fantastic facilities offered at Strathern Motor Lodge. Pamper and indulge yourself with a visit to the hot tub and spa. In a competitive mood? Get sporty with your travel group or other guests at the golf course on site in the motel.


Around the property

This is your chance to explore all that Christchurch has to offer. Learn about the city's art history with a day at Canterbury Museum located 1.3 km away, where you can see collections by famous artists. One of the city's most iconic and famous buildings is Christchurch Gondola, located 9.8 km away.


Reasons to stay here

Rooms here are cheaper than 93% of accommodations in the city.
This motel scores higher than 93% of the city's accommodations on value for money
This motel scores higher than 94% of accommodations in the city for its location.

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Amenities and facilities
Excellent
Facilities

8.7

Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping

2 mentions

Internet

1 mention

Languages spoken

  • English

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair accessible

Internet access

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!
  • Internet services
  • Wi-Fi in public areas

Things to do, ways to relax

  • Garden
  • Golf course [on-site]
  • Hot tub
  • Spa
  • Ticket services
  • Tours

Cleanliness and safety

  • Anti-viral cleaning products
  • Breakfast in room
  • Cashless payment service
  • Daily disinfection in all rooms
  • Daily disinfection in common areas
  • First aid kit
  • Free face masks
  • Guest rooms seal after sanitization
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Hot water linen and laundry washing
  • Hygiene certification
  • Individually-wrapped food options
  • Physical distancing of at least 1 meter
  • Protective screens in common areas
  • Room sanitization opt-out available
  • Rooms sanitized between stays
  • Shared stationery removed
  • Staff trained in safety protocol

Dining, drinking, and snacking

  • Kitchen
  • Restaurants
  • Room service
  • Vending machine

Services and conveniences

  • Air conditioning in public area
  • Contactless check-in/out
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Heating in public area
  • Invoice provided
  • Ironing service
  • Laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Safety deposit boxes
  • Smoke-free property
  • Smoking area

For the kids

  • Babysitting service
  • Family room

Land sports

  • Golf course (within 3 km)

Access

  • CCTV in common areas
  • Check-in/out [private]
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Front desk [24-hour]
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Pets allowed
  • Smoke alarms

Getting around

  • Car park [free of charge]
  • Car park [on-site]
  • Shuttle service

Available in all rooms

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Hair dryer
  • Internet access – wireless
  • Ironing facilities
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Non-smoking
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite/cable channels
  • Shower
  • Telephone
  • Washing machine
Food and dining
Breakfast options
  • Continental
Location
54 Papanui Road, Merivale, Christchurch, New Zealand, 8014
Exceptional
Location

9.2

Airports

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC)
    8.0 km
  • Ashburton Airport (ASG)
    78.8 km

Public transportation

  • Christchurch Bus Station
    2.0 km
  • Christchurch Railway Station
    2.8 km

Hospital or clinic

  • Lyndhurst Hospital
    480 m

Shopping

  • Westfield Riccarton
    2.7 km

Convenience store

  • Hagley Night ‘n Day Store
    1.7 km

Cash withdrawal

  • ATM
    270 m
What's nearby

Popular landmarks

  • Quake City
    1.3 km
  • Canterbury Museum
    1.4 km
  • Botanic Gardens
    1.5 km
  • Hagley Park
    1.9 km
  • Cardboard Cathedral
    2.1 km
  • 185 Empty White Chairs - Earthquake Memorial
    2.1 km
  • Willowbank Wildlife Reserve
    6.7 km
  • International Antartic Centre
    7.2 km
  • Christchurch Gondola
    9.8 km
  • Orana Wildlife Park
    14.3 km

Nearby landmarks

  • Smash Palace - A Local Classic
    350 m
  • Knox Church
    370 m
  • Ken's Camera
    450 m
  • Hare Krishna Temple
    470 m
  • Lyndhurst Hospital
    480 m
  • Springfield Reserve
    490 m
  • St. Mary's Merivale
    500 m
  • House of Travel Group
    510 m
  • Children's Clinic & Allergy Centre
    560 m
  • Total Fitness
    610 m
Distances shown are straight-line distances on the map. Actual travel distances may vary.
Property policies
Children and extra beds

Extra beds are dependent on the room you choose. Please check the individual room capacity for more details.

All children are welcome.

Children 0-2 year(s)
Stay for free if using existing bedding.
If you need an extra bed, it will incur an additional charge.
Guests 3 years and older are considered as adults
Must use an extra bed which will incur an additional charge.
Others
  • When booking more than 5 rooms, different policies and additional supplements may apply.
Some helpful facts

Check-in/Check-out

  • Check-in from14:00
  • Check-out until10:00

Getting around

  • Travel time to airport (minutes)15

Extras

  • Breakfast charge (unless included in room price)12 NZD

The property

  • Number of rooms 16

Reviews of Strathern Motor Lodge from real guests

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9.0
/
10
Exceptional
Cleanliness9.3
Facilities8.7
Location9.2
Room comfort and quality8.5
Service9.3
Value for money8.9
High score for Christchurch
Rating
9+ Exceptional (28)
8-9 Excellent (6)
7-8 Very Good (6)
6-7 Good (4)
<6 Below Expectation (1)
Time of the year
Mar - May (5)
Jun - Aug (9)
Sep - Nov (13)
Dec - Feb (18)
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10.0
Exceptional
Tania from New Zealand
Couple
2 Bedroom Unit
Stayed 2 nights in October 2019

Clean, modern, value for money. ”

I cannot say enough about this motel! We loved it. Super clean. Modern. Crisp white sheets. We booked a 2 bedroom unit (one couple & me) and were surprised by how reasonable the rates were. I don't do reviews, unless I'm extremely pleased with a service. Highly recommend.

Reviewed October 11, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Justin from New Zealand
Couple
Executive Unit
Stayed 1 night in October 2020

Great place”

My partner and I spent a night at the Strathern Motor Lodge prior to our appt at the hospital. In addition to it being well situated, it was super clean, quiet, affordable and the staff were very welcoming. We’ll definitely return in the future.

Reviewed November 07, 2020

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10.0
Exceptional
Joy
Couple
Honeymoon
Stayed 1 night in November 2019

Return guests in the honeymoon suite”

Very clean, superior decor, quality supportive mattress, spacious, kitchenette, double spa bath, friendly manager, great central location, enjoyed using May Chang body products, peaceful, second return stay.

Reviewed November 25, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Dorothy from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Studio
Stayed 2 nights in July 2019

Dotty”

Excellent studio unit, very warm and comfortable bed. Everything in kitchen and bathroom that was supplied very much appreciated . Definitely recommend and will stay there again

Reviewed July 10, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Jan from New Zealand
Couple
Studio
Stayed 1 night in April 2021

Strathern Motor Lodge”

Very quiet, tidy and close to services. We had 2 nights here and very much enjoyed our stay. We will stay here again next time we are in Christchurch

Reviewed April 20, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Chris from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Studio
Stayed 1 night in October 2019

Great service and quality at a great price”

Very clean tidy and has everything you require in a handy location. Definitely would recommend to others

Reviewed October 06, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Albyn from New Zealand
Couple
Executive Unit
Stayed 3 nights in September 2021

Very pleased with Strathern”

Excellent price and good facilities.

Reviewed September 28, 2021

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9.6
Exceptional
Diane from New Zealand
Couple
Honeymoon
Stayed 2 nights in June 2021

Perfect weekend”

Brilliant location, close walking distance to cbd, shopping malls and eatery’s. Staff couldn’t be more helpful.

Reviewed June 05, 2021

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10.0
Exceptional
Jo from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Premium Executive King Studio
Stayed 1 night in November 2020

Fantastic ”

Great place to stay really lovely people

Reviewed November 14, 2020

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9.2
Exceptional
Margaret from New Zealand
Family with teens
1 Bedroom unit
Stayed 3 nights in February 2019

Cleanest motel in Christchurch”

Cleanest motel every day, quiet and great beds to sleep in. Probably could do with a refurb but was very comfortable and enjoyed our stay.

Reviewed February 07, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Pip from New Zealand
Couple
Studio
Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

Exceptional”

Lovely sunny room. Good heating.

Reviewed May 06, 2019

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8.8
Excellent
Justin from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Studio
Stayed 1 night in February 2021

Great place to stay!”

I've stayed at the Strathern Motor Lodge a couple of times. It's a great place to stay. It's in a convenient location to the hospital and to the city centre and it's affordable accommodation . Yes, it's a bit dated but is very clean which, to me, is vastly more important. I would stay there again in a heartbeat!

Reviewed February 06, 2021

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8.4
Excellent
Caroline from Sweden
Family with young children
Studio
Stayed 2 nights in February 2019

Cozy and clean”

We stayed with a toddler (9 months) and that worked great. The room was clean and we had what we needed. Staff were nice and it was a calm area. It was great to be able to wash clothes in the guest laundry (for a cost). The one thing I remember was that the doors squeaked so a good thing would be to fix that. Besides that we were super happy with the place.

Reviewed March 25, 2019

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9.2
Exceptional
Thomas from New Zealand
Couple
Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2022

Exceptional”

Nice tidy place great location and very good price

Reviewed January 08, 2022

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7.2
Very good
Chris from Australia
Group
2 Bedroom Unit
Stayed 7 nights in December 2018

Great for Locals, OK for Overseas Travellers”

We had stayed at 4 different locations prior to arriving at Strathern for the final leg. 8 days. Our stops were 3-8 days of similar value and allowed us to compare. In short, if I was a Kiwi, Strathern would be just fine. Good: Value for money if you're local Friendly staff and always available, apartment cleaned every day, quite close to food outlets and Merivale mall. Not so Good: Wi-Fi was atrocious. Previous places we stayed at had 100Mbps free Wi-Fi. This lodge, the Wi-Fi might last 1-5 mins with speeds of around 1-2Mbps. There were 3 of us (iPhone X, iPhone 8 and Samsung S9) and we struggled to even get maps to work to find our way around. We ended up paying for Travel packs to cover our data usage. Bring along your own shampoo, cream and soap. The May Chang products don't work well with the Hard Water. Also the lemon grass smell is overpowering and is the major ingredient in all their products. Dated. Shower cubicle had some grubby spots. Shower head 1.65m from the floor.

Reviewed January 01, 2019

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7.6
Very good
Nalini from New Zealand
Solo traveler
Studio
Stayed 1 night in September 2019

Very good”

Motel is 30 years old. Needs a good do up to bring up to date.All the garbage bins needs to be hidden at the back intead on frontal view. This is unexceptable to view all day long..Pricewise of good value..

Reviewed September 27, 2019

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10.0
Exceptional
Monique from New Zealand
Couple
Honeymoon
Stayed 2 nights in October 2018

Absolutely fabulous weekend break”

We were visiting family in Christchurch for the weekend ( with our two small dogs) and wanted to be independent. Have stayed at Strathern Motor Lodge in the past and found it a relaxing experience. So I looked on Agoda and got an awesome price for the honeymoon suite. Well, what can I say? Nicely decorated, black out curtains, extremely comfortable huge bed, very clean, fabulous spa bath. Was great to have a coffee pod machine and sit outside in the evening sun. Despite being on Papanui Road, there was no road noise at all .....very quiet. . Thank you so much. We will return..

Reviewed October 08, 2018

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8.4
Excellent
Russel from Australia
Business traveler
1 Bedroom unit
Stayed 2 nights in July 2016

Michelle, the perfect receptionist, at Strathern Motor Lodge.”

Very clean and comfortable Motor Lodge, Michelle at reception is extremely professional and helpful, she could certainly teach other receptionists what customer service is all about, greatly appreciate that the heating had been turned on before our arrival, was warm and cosy.

Reviewed August 01, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Rainer from Indonesia
Family with young children
Executive Unit
Stayed 3 nights in June 2016

Better than expected ”

Our first time in Christchurch, also first time staying in a place other than hotel. We actually liked it better than a hotel. The building might be old, but very well maintained. We really enjoyed our stay there. Thanks for the hospitality.

Reviewed June 27, 2016

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10.0
Exceptional
Lynne from United States
Couple
Studio
Stayed 1 night in January 2015

Lovely gem in Christchurch”

Staff is super friendly, room was recently renovated- clean, modern, and spacious, close proximity to restaurants and shopping

Our stay was superb. The Motor Lodge is a gem.

Reviewed January 07, 2015

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