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|Distance to city centre||4.3 km|
|"Very helpful and friendly staff"||(in 108 reviews)|
|"Good location, would definitely book again"||(in 106 reviews)|
|"Very clean, bed was very comfy"||(in 101 reviews)|
|"No kitchen sink!"||(in 6 reviews)|
|"No free WiFi."||(in 4 reviews)|
|"Wall heater too noisy to use."||(in 5 reviews)|
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|bit dated||in 43 reviews|
|canterbury||in 10 reviews|
|christchurch||in 10 reviews|
|close to the airport||in 65 reviews|
|close to the university||in 47 reviews|
|comfortable bed||in 129 reviews|
|electric blankets||in 10 reviews|
|electric jug||in 2 reviews|
|free wifi||in 8 reviews|
|friendly staff||in 130 reviews|
|good value for money||in 97 reviews|
|great location||in 132 reviews|
|great place||in 52 reviews|
|kitchen sink||in 11 reviews|
|lighting low||in 2 reviews|
|limited natural light||in 4 reviews|
|operate correctly||in 4 reviews|
|replaced milk||in 4 reviews|
|room was nice||in 136 reviews|
|serviced everyday||in 11 reviews|
|shower was good||in 9 reviews|
|towels replaced||in 10 reviews|
|wall heater||in 20 reviews|
|wattage bulbs||in 6 reviews|
Location was great, excellent facilities.
Driveway paving needs attention where the trees have been taken out.
The rooms go way beyond standard motel rooms. They are more like a furnished apartments. They have plenty of room for up to 4 people. A full kitchen with dish ware and cookware is included. The staff have been super nice. I would move in permanently if weekly rates were offered.
It is not super fancy but I do not really mind at all. I did not come expecting things like bell hops and valet parking. I think the motel is fine just the way it is.
We had a confrontation with another guest over car parking. We were advised that there was no designated parking however the other guest had an expectation of using where we parked and decided to block us in! I wonder if a sign indicating no designated car parking might be a good idea to prevent this happening to others :)
Nice and clean. Friendly staff.
The cleaner kept turning the heater off which means that the room was cold when we returned to it.
It was great location and everything I needed thank you
The wifi wasn’t very good
With a stay at Academy Motor Lodge in Christchurch (Ilam), you'll be within a 5-minute drive of Riccarton House and University of Canterbury. Featured amenities include complimentary newspapers in the lobby, dry cleaning/laundry services, and luggage storage. Free self parking is available onsite.
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- Friendly service
- Comfortable beds
- Wonderful sightseeing
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Most Popular Landmarks
- Riccarton Bush 1.3 km
- Mona Vale 2.1 km
- Botanic Gardens 3.2 km
- Hagley Park 3.4 km
- Canterbury Museum 3.7 km
- Christchurch Art Gallery 4 km