Ashford Motor Lodge

35 Papanui Road Christchurch8014New Zealand
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About Ashford Motor Lodge

Steps from leafy North Hagley Park, the Ashford Motor Lodge offers modern, self-catering accommodations and a seasonal, outdoor swimming pool.

The studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom suites each feature a comfortable living area and a fully equipped kitchen. Flat-screen televisions with SKY and free Wi-Fi are also among their standard amenities.

Free private parking and guest laundry facilities are available on site.

The Ashford Motor Lodge offers a daily continental breakfast, and one of the city's most popular restaurants, Pedro's House of Lamb, is virtually next door. Travellers will also find a wide variety of eateries within a ten-minute walk.

Shoppers can get to the Merivale Mall in about ten minutes on foot, or to the Container Mall in 20 minutes on the bus. The lovely Christchurch Botanic Gardens are a little over two kilometres away; the Canterbury Museum, Quake City, and the Margaret Mahy Family Playground are even closer.


35 Papanui Road , Christchurch, 8014, New Zealand
Telephone: +64 33553416 | Fax: +64 33553414 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Beach / Sun umbrellas
  • Deck chairs / Lounge chairs
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Balcony / Patio
  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Fan
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Hypoallergenic bedding
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

A warm welcome at the front desk

The owners and staff are widely described as very friendly, accommodating, and pleased to share their knowledge of the city with new visitors.

Clean rooms with the comforts of home

Travellers generally describe the guest rooms as clean and cosy, with well-equipped kitchens. Guests particularly appreciate the hospitable gesture of fresh milk in the fridge to go with the complimentary tea and coffee. Light sleepers love that though the hotel is located on a busy road, traffic noise is not a big issue. The pool and guest laundry are also much appreciated.

A convenient base for exploring Christchurch

While drivers appreciate the motel's ample parking, all travellers are pleased to find so many amenities within walking distance, including a shopping mall and several good restaurants. Avid walkers enjoy the 20-minute stroll into the central business district, and the walking trails in Hagley park are also just a few minutes away on foot.

Negative Reviews

A little old and tired

While the older motel has been reasonably well maintained overall, guests have identified a few key areas for further refurbishment, including the guest-room bathrooms and exterior signage. Worn furniture and carpets also make the list.

Quiet, please

Guests have noted that the soundproofing between rooms is not quite perfect, and noisy neighbours are an occasional issue. Folks on the ground floor have been annoyed by heavy footsteps overhead as well.

Rating Overview

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8.8 out of 10 based on 790 reviews