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Northampton, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at this motel and were welcomed by the owner and shown to our beautiful clean and very well equipped twin room. The motel was the best we have stayed in, it was surrounded by beautiful gardens, you could sit outside at the back of your room in lovely peace and guilt. Thank you guys it was a great... More 

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

Hi Elaine, thank you for your review. It's great that you enjoyed staying at our motel and enjoyed the gardens to relax in. We hope to see you next time you pass through Christchurch. More 

Auckland, New Zealand
Level Contributor
11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviewed 16 October 2016

Thanks Gerald and Sharon for all your hospitality this year through all the trials and tribulations with my mother-in-law's illness and passing. We have stayed four times during 2016. The bed is very comfortable and unit is clean and tidy with good facilities including a microwave, a 2 hob oven, pots, pans, utensils, crockery and cutlery. They are slowly doing... More 

Thank Maryanne2010
Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks Maryanne for your review. We are pleased that you enjoy staying at our motel. We only have 2 more bathrooms to renovate and we hope to do them within the next few months. There are major roadworks in the area but most of the works adjacant to our property have been completed so we aren't affected too much by... More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
452 reviews
112 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016

Were looking for a one night lay over in Christchurch after driving around the South Island before continuing to Kaikoura. Chardonnay Motor Lodge was the best deal. Arriving late in the evening, their office was closed but we found a note sticked on the door notifying us of our room number, how to get to it and a bottle of... More 

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

Gaby Thank you for your review. We were surprised to receive your review as it was 5 1/2 years ago that you stayed here. Jan 2011 I believe, just before the major earthquake that struck ChCh. Since then there have been many changes in ChCh and at the Motel. Gerald and Sharyn Hunt took over the motel in June 2012... More 

Perth Western Australia
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146 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I was surprised at how quiet it was in my room as the motel is on a busy road. Room is clean and comfortable. A handy microwave and plenty of utensils if you want to heat food. About 8 mins from the airport. This motel also has a winery with a restaurant open from Wed night I think right next... More 

Thank Tatung01
ChardonnayMotorLodge, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for spending some time giving us a review. It's good that you found the facilities to meet your expectations. As well as a microwave there's also a mini oven and hotplates. We are in a nice location with large grounds a swell as the Groynes park in an easy walk from the motel. Yes Rosebank winery is next... More 

2 reviews
Reviewed 14 January 2016

We stayed here for the final two nights of our trip to NZ. It was perfect; very relaxing, an ideal location, handy to the airport, right on highway 1, beautiful setting (lovely gardens) and the staff are wonderful. The room was exactly what we were looking for; spacious and clean, a great bed, and wonderful bathroom. We will be sure... More 

Thank drad123
Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay and we look forward to seeing you again when you are next in ChCh. More 

Jakarta, Indonesia
Level Contributor
200 reviews
91 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 October 2015

Arrived at midnite ( again ) and directly went to bed made me not really pay attention to the hotel. the room just beside the drive way. but have cooking facility to make breakfast for us was quite good. happy with that. Bed was good, and i love the bathroom have separate area for shower, so the other part of... More 

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

Thank you for your review.. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and hope to see you again when you are next in Christchurch. More 

Te Anau, New Zealand
Level Contributor
21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015 via mobile

Convenient location for what we needed. Needs better heating options and one bed didn't have an electric blanket. Bathroom heat lamp wasn't working and extraction fans need a good clean out, when we turned them on they sounded terrible! Kitchen facilities good, price was low compared to other options in chch.

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

Thanks for your review. You stayed with us for 3 nights and never mentioned any of these things to us. If you experience any problems with your accommodation, every effort will be made to rectify the situation and make your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. The main living area has a good fan heater which we have found... More 

Alberta, Canada
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192 reviews
48 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2015

We were greatly relieved to get one one night's accommodation at the Chardonnay during the busy World Cricket Cup season in February. The property is easy to find from the Airport, particularly when you've arrived from an international flight and have to deal with renting a car, driving on the left etc. We requested a quiet room away from the... More 

Thank amigadelmondo
ChardonnayMotorLodge, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for giving us a review. I'm pleased that you enjoyed your short stay with us during our busy time of year with the cricket world cup. Although we are semi rural we are still close to shopping centres and the airport. Being on SH1 we are also convenient for travelling north or south as well as most of... More 

Tokoroa, New Zealand
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 March 2015

Our Golf Team & support crew stayed here for 6 nights & the service & accommodation was fantastic. The staff were always friendly & approachable & they assisted whenever needed, nothing was ever too much! The town house fit our "2 family" situation of 4 adults & 4 kids, so there was more than enough room for everyone. The other... More 

Thank Roamer72
ChardonnayMotorLodge, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to do a review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. The 3 bedroom townhouse is great for families or groups, it is really more like a house than a motel unit. We enjoyed having you all to stay and hope to see you again sometime when you are next in... More 

Picton, New Zealand
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2015

Stayed at the Chardonnay Motor Lodge whilst on business for one night. The room was clean and comfortable, however the quality of some furnishings and the dated bathroom with old tape wrapped around the shower hose and a cobweb above the shower was not what I would consider 4 star standard. I am aware that being close to a highway... More 

Thank DebG01
Gerald H, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. Our Motel is assessed by Qualmark on an annual basis and they consider us to be well within the 4 star standard. We do put a limit on the Wi-Fi so we don't have it all used up. The idea of it is so our guests can check their e-mails... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Room types
  • 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: ₹ 7,500 - ₹ 8,864 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chardonnay Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“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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