Cranford Oak

116 McFaddens Road, Saint AlbansChristchurch8052New Zealand
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About Cranford Oak

Cranford Oak has a Qualmark 4.5-star rating and draws its name from a locally protected 100-year old oak tree. The motel’s convenient setting is less than three miles from the centre of Christchurch.

Room choices are en-suite with free Wi-Fi. They typically include cable TV, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. A fully equipped kitchen area also features at Cranford Oak . There are facilities for disabled guests.

Optional services and facilities include free parking, laundry, luggage storage and front desk safe. In addition to a BBQ space, there are terrace and garden areas for relaxation.

Breakfast is available. Further breakfast and fast food choices are a one-minute walk away at The Whole Hog-Food Truck, and at Cranford Ale House where there is a beer garden plus extensive dining menus.

Christchurch International Airport is approximately six miles away, with the International Antarctic Centre immediately adjacent. This is one of the area’s prime tourist attractions and provides themed Antarctica thrills for all the family.


116 McFaddens Road, Saint Albans, Christchurch, 8052, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3556700 | Fax: +64(3)3556800 | 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

  • Computer with internet
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Room service
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

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


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Delightful facilities thrill visiting guests

Rooms are extremely clean and comfortable. They contain virtually everything that guests could reasonably require. Surprisingly, Netflix is available and if it is a good drying day, guests can dry their washing on the communal washing line.

An excellent location with good transport links

The location is thought to be ideal. It is far enough away from the city centre and its accompanying noise, although it is very easily accessed. This district itself though has a number of eateries and some are within walking distance. It is a good place for commercial guests as there are also a number of businesses that are just a short walk from the motel. Those guests needing access to the CBD, or the shopping mall at Westfield Riccarton, tend to use the excellent bus service. The bus stop is only about 100 yards away.

It’s all about the little things

The owners are so helpful, kind and genuinely caring. Whatever guests want to know about the Christchurch area is imparted with enthusiasm. There are many little personal touches that cannot be quantified. They include though, much appreciate fresh milk for teas and coffees and the very generous supplies of bathroom toiletries. These seemingly little things contribute hugely towards what is a really enjoyable stay.

Negative Reviews

Main road noise

There is a noise problem due to the motel’s main road location. In particular, guests note the volume of early morning heavy traffic.

Missing the air-con

The absence of air conditioning can lead to rooms becoming extremely hot. There is, though a little natural cooling down as night falls.

Rating Overview

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8.9 /10
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8.9 out of 10 based on 250 reviews