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Kauri Motel on Riccarton

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Tokyo Prefecture, Japan
Reviewed 28 July 2015

I always stay here when I'm in Christchurch - first choice. Lovely folks, super cosy bed and rooms are always immaculate. I'll be very sorry to see them go next year it's been a pleasure staying here.

Thank Global_Kaz
Whanganui, New Zealand
Reviewed 25 July 2015

Booked on recommendation. And it came up trumps as a very good and convenient motel to shops across the road and eating establishments in the immediate vicinity. Loved the pump containers in shower of bath soap and hair shampoo. Made very welcome by the owners.

Thank AngeG895
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 24 July 2015

WOW, what a pleasant find... Helen (property owner / manager) is the epitome of professional & friendly hospitality...we had a late (6pm) check-in however were personly walked to our upstairs room, heat pump warming the room...were provided fresh milk AND two yummy chocolate muffins..!! The room was very well appointed - all the things you'd expect: comfy bed, cosy pillows,...

1Thank kiwikaileigh
Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 4 July 2015

I booked this hotel for my elderly (don't tell her I said that) and my very energetic 7 year old son as an overnight stay. They had travelled all day from central QLD and arrived in at 9.30 at night. They were collected from the airport by the awesome courtesy coach & settled in for the night. In the morning...

1Thank Kiwiinausie
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

The motel was clean to a very high standard the owners were fantastic and friendly went the extra mile to help. Close to the mall for movies and shopping. Spa bath was fantastic. Best motel I have stayed in. Highly recommended.

Thank Brenskirst
Reviewed 8 June 2015 via mobile

Kauri Motel is well appointed and I can't think of anything we needed. We enjoyed a cosy bed, plenty of hot water and the spa bath. Because of location beside a busy road, shopping mall and bus stop, it was noisy but I am not sure this can be addressed - great for shopping and convenience on the plus side😊

Thank dawnndean
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 May 2015

Stayed recently,easy to find, lovely host, close to mall, nice clean fresh modern rooms,not to noisy, lovely spa bath!! ( has soundproofing)considering it being on Riccarton Road. Would be very happy to visit again.

Thank Wendy O
Jakarta, Jakarta Raya, Indonesia
Reviewed 4 May 2015 via mobile

Because we rent a car from the airport and has no gps but rely on offline Christchurch map. The location is very easy to find. Opposite the motel is mall also has large supermarket there. The owner is very nice and give us many tips about what to do in Christchurch. The room is very clean and sound proof. Parking...

Thank Martin S
Doncaster, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 April 2015

We stayed here twice on our trip around NZ. The first night we were given a free upgrade to the room with the spa bath which was lovely. Despite being at the front of the property, right next to the road the room was quiet enough. There was a bit of a draft through the door to the bed though....

Thank BlueyBear
Quezon City, Philippines
Reviewed 25 April 2015

Very clean and modern motel with great location (right across Riccarton Mall). Room has soundproofing and heat conditioner to ensure good sleep. Helen and Denis are great hosts, offering great advise on where to go and also very helpful in helping you book/schedule transportation. The welcome muffin was a nice surprise!

Thank jeremiahchow
motelkauri, Owner at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Dear Guest thank you for choosing to stay at Kauri Motel on Riccarton and for taking the time to write a review for us. The sound proofing is great and works really well on such a busy road. We are very pleased you enjoyed your stay and the muffins We hope to see you again sometime in the near future...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The eight sound-proofed studio units all have en-suites with either high pressure shower or a spa bath with shower over it. The units are well maintained with nice decor and are warm and cosy with a heat pump/air con, electric blankets on comfortable super King or queen size beds (some also have a King/queen and a single bed), 32" or 42" LCD TV with guest select 51 channels, good cooking facilities. All units are serviced daily. Very friendly service free car parking, newspaper each morning,snack on arrival, free wifi free transfers from and to the airport or railway station ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauri Motel on Riccarton

Address: Corner of Riccarton Rd and Kauri St | Riccarton Christchurch, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $127 - $167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kauri Motel on Riccarton 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Keep your inventory up to date.”
 of 5 bubbles 211colinj, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms facing busy road.”
 of 5 bubbles Annblackcat, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask about room size before you book if you have large suitcases. We had the upstairs one (I think it was No 27) which was spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles WorldTraveller2008, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs at back somewhat quieter”
 of 5 bubbles morepoke, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 28 is our favourite as it's upstairs and has a lovely spa bath.”
 of 5 bubbles alaska45, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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