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Kauri Motel on Riccarton

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Kapiti Coast, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

The motel was very handy to all shops, opposite the Riccarton Mall. Went to an event at the Horncastle Arena which is about 3kms away and were able to catch the bus which was a few metres down the road to the bus stop. The motel room was small, but adequate for an overnight stay. The facilities were clean and...

Thank Vanessa S
Oamaru, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 November 2016

To accept a booking on line the motel has entered into a binding contract. When they advise that room is not available and have to break the contract, they should have endeavoured to find me another room. Disappointing situation, more so because the town was all but full, however I will say the receptionist was pleasant in handling a difficult...

Thank Colin J
Westport, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 September 2016

The Kauri Motel is a great place to stay. It is in an excellent location. Rooms are clean and comfortable. The hosts are extremely welcoming and nothing is too much. I have stayed here often and will continue to do so.

Thank E3841WQerinm
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed two nights. Fabulous location right opposite mall and walking distance to Hagley Park and City Centre. Had a small issue(with cleaning), told management and they not only apologised but left a box of chocolates and a note apologising for the situation,which was very thoughtful.

Thank Helen W
Greymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Opposite a major shopping mall and with bus stop within few minutes walk - on the route from Christchurch Airport - so very handy. Rooms are always well maintained. Double glazing ensures quiet and heat pump for warmth. Changed management since last stay but welcoming and efficient.

Thank morepoke
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 12 August 2016

See comments about terrific response to lost property. Basically they went to alot of trouble to return it. Additionally, there was a warm and welcome greeting when we arrived on a wetand windy day. Location is handy (across the street) to an open-early cafe selling quite ok coffee and breakfast items.

1Thank lindamY5739WK
Reviewed 18 July 2016

Stayed 2 nights and very nice. Great location right opposite large shopping centre but wasn't noisy at all. Good room - very clean and staff came in each morning and tidied up. Nice little kitchen and bathroom. Very friendly owner and staff. Will definitely stay again.

Thank Greg and Aprile O
Scottf_6789, Manager at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Hi Aprile thank you so much for your feedback. I am glad that you liked your room and enjoyed your stay. See you next time :)

Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The motel is very conveniently situated being so close to Riccarton Mall & numerous restaurants/pubs. Sound proofing in the room makes it relatively quiet even though it is situated on a busy road. Kitchenette well equipped and the bathroom bright, very clean and well equipped. The motel is advertised as being luxurious which is misleading because it is not luxurious...

Thank 360Suzieq360
motelkauri, Manager at Kauri Motel on Riccarton, responded to this review

Hi Suzie, Thank you for your feedback, I apologize that the office wasn't open when you were wanting to check out. As you stated we are currently going through a change of management which has lead to a couple of wee admin issues in the short term. I can guarantee you that they will not be a problem next time...

Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2016

We lucked out when our planned accom at another motel didn't have our booking and were full up - so we tried the Kauri - the kind lady at Kauri booked us in to a really nice room for the two of us - this motel is close to shops e.g. Katmandu and also some good food places, like the...

1Thank keith924
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I had a very comfortable stay at Kauri Motel. The bed was extremely comfortable, and it was a particularly chilly night in Christchurch and I was perfectly warm. I would definitely recommend staying here and would choose to stay again.

Thank Andy D

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Airport Transportation
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The eight sound-proofed studio units all have en-suites with either high pressure shower or a spa bath with shower over it. The units are well maintained with nice decor and are warm and cosy with a heat pump/air con, electric blankets on comfortable super King or queen size beds (some also have a King/queen and a single bed), 32" or 42" LCD TV with guest select 51 channels, good cooking facilities. All units are serviced daily. Very friendly service free car parking, newspaper each morning,snack on arrival, free wifi free transfers from and to the airport or railway station ... more   less 

Additional Information about Kauri Motel on Riccarton

Address: Corner of Riccarton Rd and Kauri St | Riccarton Christchurch, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €88 - €116 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Kauri Motel on Riccarton 4.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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“Keep your inventory up to date.”
 of 5 bubbles 211colinj, 1 Nov 2016 | Read review
“All rooms facing busy road.”
 of 5 bubbles Annblackcat, 14 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Ask about room size before you book if you have large suitcases. We had the upstairs one (I think it was No 27) which was spacious.”
 of 5 bubbles WorldTraveller2008, 10 Mar 2016 | Read review
“Upstairs at back somewhat quieter”
 of 5 bubbles morepoke, 17 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Room 28 is our favourite as it's upstairs and has a lovely spa bath.”
 of 5 bubbles alaska45, 16 Oct 2015 | Read review
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