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Academy Lodge Motel
Ranked #2 of 8 Ashburton B&B and Inns
Reviewed 22 December 2014

If you need an overnight place to stay in Ashburton, this place will do. It's clean, reasonably comfortable, and pretty quiet considering traffic and the noise of the occasional passing train. But it is also tired and gloomy. The hosts are friendly and welcoming. However, while this motel offers discounts, I was not asked if I was eligible for either. I probably wouldnt stay there again, choosing instead one of the neighbouring motels

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  • Stayed: December 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 October 2014

This motel is only 10-15 min's from the city and about the same to the airport. It is opposite the university.
The rooms are a good size and ours features a small kitchenette with sink, two hot plates and MWO together with assorted pans and cooking tools. Breakfast can be delivered if required. The bed is a king so we had fun finding each other. It is a quiet spot with little traffic noise and so far the staff have been very good.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back will avoid the small amount of traffic noise.
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  • Stayed: October 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 February 2013

Clean, comfortable, discount for AA members.
Would stay again next time I was in Ashburton.
Hosts are friendly and welcoming
Bathroom is outdated but clean and lots of hot water
Quiet location with not much traffic noise
Sky TV and good TV

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Reviewed 14 November 2012

excellent motel,immaculately presented, great host,good price,recommend to anyone. First night all they had left was a 2bedroom,so kindley closed off one bedroom,for us and gave it to us for a good price ,2nd night 10 days later was wheel chair unit only one they had left ,plenty of room &comfortable, &as above.

  • Stayed: October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2012

My friends and I stayed here for a reunion weekend. Perfect for us. Everything spotlessly clean and up dated. Owners super friendly and helpful. We have stayed before but found it has been totally refurbished with change of ownership. Would have no hesitation in recommending it to anyone.

Room Tip: All units in good positions. Corner unit with 2 bedrooms very spacious and sunny. Quiet area all rou...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Academy Lodge Motel

Address: 782 East Street, Ashburton 7700, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Ashburton
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Ashburton
Price Range: $112 - $133 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A friendly welcome awaits you at Academy Lodge Motel by owners Alison and Harley Gundry. We have 5 ground floor motels with parking at the door. All units have been refurbished incl flat screen LCD televisions. A discount is offered to AA members snd Senior Citizens. A bistro restaurant nearby, and we are within walking distance of the main shopping area. One hour drive from Christchurch International Airport. ... more   less 
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