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Reviewed 13 April 2012

We booked the Chardonnay based on reviews here and we weren't disappointed. The accommodation comfortable, bathroom very clean and the service friendly. Two thumbs up for the free wi-fi, something bigger establishments could learn from.

Thank jane4546
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 2 March 2012

Stayed 4 nights and excellent. Lovely surroundings, nice grounds, helpful hosts and modern well-equipped unit. Would highly recommend.

Thank Marjorie G
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 January 2012

Stayed 3 nights, found the one bedroom units at front a little to noisy with the main road, back studio units are perfect if road noise effects you(stayed in studio for 2 nights out of 3), lovely hosts, nice grounds, handy to the lovely groynes. Will stay again

Thank Cameron4611
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 26 January 2012

Excellent place to stay - {stayed in 3 bedroom townhouse for 3 nights} Exceptional gardens for kids to play in - love the grass!!! Trampoline for the kids & bikes for all - outstanding rides through 'The Groynes' - we rode every evening. No road noise although the townhouse is away from the main road. Very easy to find when...

1Thank Janine O
Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 29 December 2011

Chardonnay Motel lodge is conveniently placed for people with their own transport, not far from the airport but also "far enough" (?? 6 to 8 km's ?? so there is NO aircraft noise... plus there is a free airport shuttle available in need), and just off the main "through-route" for travellers. There is a lovely restaurant immediately adjacent which we...

1Thank pohcrofter
Takaka, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2011

This is a perfect place to stay in Christchurch. Close to airport and has free shuttle service. Also right on the city bypass, so couldn't be more convenient if you are driving from/to either direction. Rural atmosphere close to city amenities. Wonderful friendly service, can't do enough for you. The rooms and facilities are spacious and extremely comfortable. We stay...

Thank bondsun
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 June 2011

Warm welcome, excellent accommodation, efficient heating, well equiped kitchen, beautiful gardens and grounds. New but faulty electric bed blanket replaced within 12hours. Excellent value breakfast delivered to room. Recommended for all: Families, couples, groups (sleep up to 9 in one large multiroom unit) or singles.

Thank waipeke
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Beautiful location, good spacious rooms, great hostess. Was last minute booking as our previous hotel was in the quake affected CBD. Thought it would be close to the airport as advertised, but its actually not that close. No eateries around. Our shuttle driver who picked us up from the railway station after we disembarked from the transalpine was kind enough...

Thank EnSBee
Donladson, Owner at Chardonnay Motor Lodge, responded to this review

Firstly, many thanks for taking the time to review our property. It is always pleasing to receive feedback from our guests. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay at Chardonnay Motor Lodge and hope you return soon. Regarding our location - on all of our advertising we state that we are located 8km from the airport. We and most...

Cottingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 10 March 2011

We had a lovely 3 night stay at this hotel, owners were very friendly and the room was really nice. Lovely new kitchen facilities and very clean. There was a bit of road noise from the main road but the setting and gardens easily made up for this. It is a few miles out of Christchurch centre but we found...

Thank claxtonanne
Saint Maries, Idaho
Reviewed 3 March 2011

This is a lovely small hotel in a beautiful setting in an old winery vineyard. The room was spacious,quiet, very clean, with several amenities. The owners, Terry and Louise, were extremely nice and very helpful. It is close to the airport and and the free airport transfer is very helpful. We would rebook here anytime we may be in the...

Thank 6tees

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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
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  • 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: $150 - $181 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Chardonnay Motor Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“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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