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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We wondered why this was the only motel with a Vacant sign on, until we got to our room. The whole property is in desperate need of maintenance and a coat of paint. The basin was full of black mold. The bed was not quite as uncomfortable as the pillows, but the bedding smelt of smoke and as smoking is...

4Thank 207Chantel
Cambridge, New Zealand
Reviewed 17 July 2013

Don't be fooled by the exterior. I had per booked and when arrived was disappointed by the exterior being somewhat under maintained. But this is still rebuild Christchurch. This is older motel but rooms are a very good size. I stayed in the studio. Kitchen and bathrooms newly updated and in all pretty acceptable. Heating great. Full kitchen, what you...

Thank K M
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 February 2013

At the present time this motel is being used to house the influx of labour needed to rebuild Christchurch, leaving 1-2 units to motel users . Sadly the noise coming from the workmens units in the early hours of the morning meant that we didn't get any sleep after 4.30 - 5am . The half n'half system [ workmen versus...

Thank Chris A
Singapore, Singapore
Reviewed 25 January 2013

We stayed in a 2-bed apartment unit. The unit was spacious and had a full kitchen and good shower. The owner/manager was very conscientious, offering us fresh milk for coffee, a heater in case we needed it for the night, and invited us to use the well stocked DVD library as needed. Ask for Internet and you get a wifi...

Thank PG_Cumbus
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 19 August 2012

This is an older motel, yes the carpets are not new but the place was clean, the owners friendly, and the beds were comfortable. If you are looking for a fancy new motel with lots of extras, go elsewhere, if you are looking for a good 3 star place, this is a good pick. Added bonus was that the airport...

Thank 404Traveller
Kenora, Canada
Reviewed 22 June 2012

Good location, great internet (wired) and great staff. Large room, lots of decent furniture and good TV. I would stay again.

Thank Kenoradave
Ashton on Mersey, Cheshire, England
Reviewed 23 May 2012

I stayed for one night at the Earnslaw Motel at the end of a five week campervan holiday in South Island NZ prior to flying on to Singapore. It's conveniently located on the Blenheim Road -reasonably close to shopping facilities (if you need them) - don't know about restaurants - used the kitchen and the last of my 'supplies'. The...

Thank SaqqaraSands
Reviewed 3 April 2012

I stayed two nights at the Earnslaw after a flight from the USA. The owner is very friendly and drove me to the train station where she helped me get tickets (and a good discount) for the Tranzalpine train ride to Greymouth. The Earnslaw is somewhat isolated if you don't have a car but there are good bus connections nearby...

Thank Thomas C
Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 12 January 2012

We found this motel to be clean and with great facilities. Our room included a double bed, TV, table and chairs, 2 single lounge chairs and a separate (almost) full size kitchen and separate bathroom. Everything was well maintained and clean (it was serviced everyday) and we found the room to be exactly what we needed for our stay in...

1Thank Sharon G
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 11 January 2012

This motel is family-run and very well-kept. The motel signage does not look like much from the main street but the internal grounds and rooms are very well-maintained. We stayed here on our return to Christchurch after several days of camping throughout the South Island and we found this motel extremely comfortable. Its situated close to the airport (about 10...

1Thank Jessica G

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  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking

Additional Information about Earnslaw Motel

Address: 288 Blenheim Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $114 - $160 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Earnslaw Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“If worried about traffic ask for a room away from the street but it did not worry us.”
 of 5 bubbles mia499, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“A unit near the back of the property may be a little quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles marsh21, 22 Feb 2015 | Read review
“Probably back rooms better option”
 of 5 bubbles KM291, 16 Jul 2013 | Read review
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