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Reviewed 20 December 2015 via mobile

This is one of those cases where to judge accommodation by the way it looks would be very deceptive. We booked through an app and when we arrived and saw the sign and state of the driveway we were worried. We needn't have been. The welcome from the owners was fulsome and the family two bed suite was large and...

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Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments...we are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! Look forward to hosting you and your family in the near future. Safe Travels. Enjoy New Zealand!

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2015

We were a family of 6 - 4 adults 2 kids - and booked 2 rooms. Both rooms were clean, modern but very comfy and homely. Everything worked. The owners were friendly and helpful - they even ran us into the local restaurant for dinner. The kids loved the garden in the morning - we sat having breakfast while they...

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Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Ahhh -thank you for your lovely review. Gary and I are very pleased you had such a lovely stay with us... Wishing you and the family all the best.

Auckland
Reviewed 11 November 2015

Right from the time we booked at extremely short notice, we had nothing but fantastic service from the owners, Gary & Amanda, who went above & beyond what we were expecting. They are both great hosts and very friendly. The room we stayed in was a little dated, but was tastefully decorated and had everything we needed (and more!) and...

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Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words...we enjoyed hosting you! All the best for Christmas, hope to host you again in the near future. Kind regards Amanda and Gary

Blue Mountains National Park, Australia
Reviewed 2 November 2015

The owners of this motel were more than helpful. After our hire care people reneged on a lift back to the motel, we made a phone call to the owners and they came and personally picked us up. That was service with a smile. The room was clean and adequate. I would recommend this motel, it is very close to...

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Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review...both Gary and I are happy you enjoyed your stay with us! Looking forward to your next visit with us. So we can make your experience even better! All the best Amanda and Gary

Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2015

Stayed for three days recently while on a business course. What a treat. I don't like staying in new sterile & characterless places. Avonhead Lodge is a group of single story units grouped around a really pleasant garden square all with private courtyards well off the road down a driveway. The motel units are not newly built at all but...

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Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

We are pleased you liked the newly refurnished units...and our quite spacious gardens! Look forward to you returning to us - next business trip!

Christchurch
Reviewed 30 May 2015

We stayed in a 2 bed room unit for over 4 months while our home was being earthquake repaired. Our unit was spacious, quiet and comfortable with a big screen tv in the living area and also a smaller one in the main bedroom. The kitchen was well appointed with a big cupboard/pantry, fridge/freezer and a dishwasher. Our unit overlooked...

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Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words...pleasure having you stay with us!

Huddinge, Sweden
Reviewed 8 April 2015

After a long journey from Sweden we (a family of five with two small twins) arrived at the Motel very early in the morning, tired and jaded. We were extremely pleased with the motel and even more so when we arose from our naps to see the lawn and trees / plants in front. Sally and Alan are very helpful...

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 March 2015

I paid $230 a night for their 2nd most expensive room and left very disappointed. This is what their website says: Quiet temporary Christchurch accommodation ...surrounded by large lawn and gardens, where you can sit outside and read a book or talk over coffee WITHOUT the noise of traffic or smell of traffic fumes from a busy road. Enjoy the...

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5Thank JUL342
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 February 2015

This picturesque motel in court yard design. Spacious units with everything in one needs. Good beds, kitchen with well stocked cutlery big tv and comfortable furniture. The motel is quiet, situated laid back from the busy road. Centrally located from all Christchurch attractions. Most car parking is under cover. A friendly hostess

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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here for four weeks in one of their two bedroom units. It had a full kitchen (even a fridge/freezer and dishwasher) and a large bathroom with a separate toilet and separate shower. It had great undercover parking. Would recommend especially if you need a place to stay while EQC repairs are being done on your home.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet self catering units set in a lawn and garden environment. While an established property the Units are spacious warm with lots of sun we have a ****Qualmark rating. All units have been modernised and refurbished in 2013/2014. New bathrooms in all and new kitchens in most. New furniture furnishings and beds,(new beds 2012)Unit 3. soon to be up dated! Only 6 mins to airport and 15 to city centre. Bus stop at gate. Free wifi. Free Sky 52 Channels. Free Good quality Tea's, Coffee's and Hot Choc including fresh milk upon arrival. Bathroom complete with Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash and Make-up remover! All you need! (New owners) Amanda and Gary look forward to being your hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avonhead Garden Motel

Address: 168 Yaldhurst Road | Avonhead, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $138 - $213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avonhead Garden Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ask for a room overlooking the large grass area at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles barbaraf410, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any room facing garden is good.”
 of 5 bubbles richardbV510AR, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Get one that adjoins the lawn and tree area”
 of 5 bubbles brandong248, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I was in Room one and close to the car park but still very quiet, very spacious for one or two people.”
 of 5 bubbles joPP419, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ask for one where the adjoining wall of the room next door doesn't have a tv hung on it.”
 of 5 bubbles safarihat, 19 Oct 2012 | Read review
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