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Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Booked a 2 bedroom unit and our daughter a one bedroom. Very clean and modern. Beds were so comfy. Close to Riccarton Westfield Mall. Would definately stay here again. Owners were very nice too. .................................................................................................

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Thank D9389JDchrisr
Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

Very enjoyable stay in this near new comfortable motel. Friendly and helpful owners. Unit was clean with all the mod cons! The location was further from Riccarton Mall than we thought, but still within walking distance. Would have like a coffee plunger!

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Thank A1677EHchrish
Palmerston North
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Booked a two bedroom for two nights. It was very clean and tidy. Beds very comfortable. Unit is very compact and some of the furniture doesn't fit. Only one bedside lamp works in the main bedroom because there wasn't a plug for it. Car parking was very tight and there weren't enough parks the first night. Our unit was well...

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Thank Brigid F
UK
Reviewed 14 January 2016

Stayed one night in this motel. Unlike all the other places we stayed at in NZ, what I liked about this motel was that everything was seemed very new - there was a well equipped kitchen with 2 hotplates and nice utensils and crockery. The room was not large but big enough for 2 people. Comfortable bed. Good sized bathroom...

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Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

We had a tranz alpine train the next day and we're looking for a decent and value for money option. Must say that the experience was much better than what one would anticipate in a simple motel like this one. Room was nice, clean and modern. Very quiet and we heard no automotive noise although this was on the main...

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1Thank Gautam S
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 July 2015

We booked the 2 bedroom unit and we were very happy with it. Modern fixtures and very warm. The beds were so warm and we didn't use the electric blankets. Perfect shower pressure and a relaxing environment. Although on a really busy road we heard no road noise. Check in and check out was seamless. Would stay again. We had...

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1Thank Susan B
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 July 2015 via mobile

Thank u for the services we got while staying in your motel the room was clean and tidy the motel was amazing staff were kind and caring I would tell people about this motel they went out of their for craig and myself we were their from the second week in May until the 14 June 2015 thank yours again

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Thank cassey2007
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 13 October 2014

Probably a bit unfair to give average rating - it should be between average and very good. I was given a 2 bed apartment although I booked one bedroom. Very nice people to start with and a good location. The apartment was on 2 levels, with the second bedroom upstairs. First few niggles - it was sort of an attic...

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1Thank VeryFussyChick
Reviewed 31 July 2014

I stayed at Vita Nova while in town for a conference at nearby Canterbury University. My room was incredibly clean and very quiet. I never heard any noise from the road or adjacent rooms. The staff was incredibly nice and professional. I had inadvertently scheduled the wrong check-out date and they were gracious enough to keep me in the same...

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2Thank snarlz
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 July 2014

There are a number of little motels on Riccarton Road but Vita Nova is definitely the best. I arrived late at night and had everything organised for me. Rooms are well furnished and comfortable. Electric blanket was a nice touch to a cold Christchurch winter! I would come back to the Vita Nova when visiting Christchurch again.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Internet
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Vita Nova Motel

Address: 290 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $137 - $157 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Vita Nova Motel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 11
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#37 Family Hotel in Christchurch
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for ground floor, back from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles 866brigidf, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“I had room 9 on the second floor - probably not the best room.”
 of 5 bubbles VeryFussyChick, 12 Oct 2014 | Read review
“If you have heavy luggage, request for rooms on the ground floor.”
  • Master bedroom of the 2 Bedroom Unit
 of 5 bubbles celineki, 17 May 2014 | Read review
“Back of property definitely best for being away from the street and a nice outlook on residential areas, trees etc.”
 of 5 bubbles FamilyOE, 24 Mar 2014 | Read review
“The room we rented and recommend had a mezzanine floor. There are other types.”
 of 5 bubbles TrevM625, 30 Dec 2013 | Read review
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