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Darfield Motel

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Cary, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After driving across Arthur's Pass, this is a great place to stop for the night. Barry, the owner, was incredible. We were going to be late getting in, and he was on top of all the communications and even had our keys taped to our rooms with our names on them. The rooms were very spacious, clean, and very comfortable....

Thank haylaura
Barry H, Owner at Darfield Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Janine and I are very happy you enjoyed your stay with us. Any feedback we get helps us to try and keep our standards high . We hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip and would love to have you stay again.

Reviewed 18 February 2017

It's nice to stop here after the drive over Arthur's Pass from the West Coast, rather than going all the way into Christchurch (and probably paying more for less). Friendly service, spacious rooms, and super comfortable soft beds, the best I've stayed at s far in NZ. There's a bit of road noise, especially in the morning, but it is...

Thank riom
Barry H, Owner at Darfield Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. We are pleased you enjoyed your stay.

Qamea Island
Reviewed 17 February 2017

Very modern and exceptionally clean. I can't fault this Motel. I have stayed here twice now and it just gets better. Wonderful service from the owner and staff. This time his daughter was running the motel and she was extremely helpful, nothing was a problem. I will certainly be back. Worth a visit to Darfield (and the bakery) just to...

Thank QameaOwner
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Ballooning Canterbury recommended this motel and it was an excellent choice. We were warmly greeted with thoroughness. Louise gave us great suggestions for restaurants and other services in the area. Our room was large, well-equipped, spotless, comfy big bed, fast internet, and - love this in NZ - fresh milk for our coffee! The on-site laundry was well equipped with...

Thank shauna t
Norwich, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

Lucky find had last room available, owners most helpful, accommodation extremely clean and well equipped, rooms had access to small private garden lovely for breakfast! No traffic noise despite proximity to road,thank you for a most enjoyable stay

1Thank valda f
Barry H, Owner at Darfield Motel, responded to this review

Your kind comments are much appreciated. We are pleased you enjoyed your time at Darfield Motels

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 December 2016

Very clean and comfortable. Big studio. The proprietors were very accommodating especially with us checking out late having forgotten to ask the day before. Great value for money - highly recommended.

Thank jdabsol
Reviewed 24 October 2016

We arrived this evening to a very warm welcome and to be told that we had been upgraded and that the fire had been turned on earlier to warm the room. The appartment was beautifully clean and attractive timely furnished and very well appointed. It was in fact set up for disabled/wheelchair bound travellers with a wet room bathroom. For...

1Thank Jane T
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 October 2016

I booked this motel for a business trip to the area. The owner, Janine, was warm and friendly on arrival and very helpful, recommending local places to eat dinner. My room had been heated and was impeccably clean. The bed was very comfortable. The good quality toiletries were a nice touch, you don't usually find in motels. I would heartily...

1Thank Yvonne M
Rai Valley, New Zealand
Reviewed 31 August 2016

We came across from Greymouth on the Tranz Alpine decided to stop in Darfield rather than go to Christchurch. We stayed here one night and caught the Train back to greymouth the next morning. Our group had 2 units and were very impressed with our accommodation. Thankyou for a wonderful stay albeit a short one, we would definitely come back...

2Thank Nanneto3
Espoo, Finland
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

We drove the whole day from Queenstown up the east coast and didn't have a reservation or any idea where to stay the next night. It was dark, Arthurs Pass was frozen so it was dangerous to drive and I was getting tired after more than 10hrs of driving. We were suppost to go to Christchurch and find something there,...

1Thank Meihemi

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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Darfield Motels is a 13 unit Country Motel just 30 minutes from Christchurch. We offer a good range of rooms including our very popular "Cottage" which is like a home away from home. This is a 3-Bedroom unit with a large living area and big Kitchen. It has a large fridge/freezer with ice maker, full oven and 50' television. We have four 2-Bedroom units including two family units, Lodge and a two bedroom wheelchair access unit. These all have cooking facilities and are extremely comfortable units. Along with our six Studio units we also offer two Luxury units just recently built. One is a spa bath unit which is very popular for that romantic weekend away, while the other is our second access unit. At Darfield motels we offer free internet/wifi, free parking, free DVDs,free laundry facilities and we also have six sky channels in the rooms. Darfield is a close drive to many ski fields, air ballooning,fishing and golf courses. The town has two excellent restaurants along with a fabulous bakery. A great option if you are flying into Christchurch and wish to avoid the city we are just 25 minutes from the airport. Darfield Motels is a Four star Qualmark rated motel. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Darfield Motel

Address: 23 South Terrace | Main Road, SH 73, Darfield 7510, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Darfield
Price Range: $142 - $163 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Darfield Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 13
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“They are all good and quiet”
QameaOwner, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Corner room 7 was super big and nice views!”
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“Upstairs rooms are probably better.”
jdabsol, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
“I prefered the upper floor”
ggabi, 15 May 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are great”
mathieurel, 3 Mar 2016 | Read review
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