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Ashford Motor Lodge

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Outdoor pool, pool umbrellas, pool loungers
Suite, 1 Bedroom | Living room | LCD TV, DVD player
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Superior Suite (Promotion) | Pillow-top beds, in-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board
Suite, 2 Bedrooms | Living area | LCD TV, DVD player

Overview of Ashford Motor Lodge

Ashford Motor Lodge

4.0 star property
Christchurch upmarket motel with outdoor pool

9.0/10 Superb

587 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
35 Papanui Road, Christchurch, 8014

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Merivale
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 16 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 17 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 22 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 26 min drive


  • Sun Dog Diner - 3 min walk
  • Hachi Hachi - 4 min walk
  • Strawberry Fare - 4 min walk
  • Vic's Cafe - 5 min walk
  • King of Snake - 6 min walk

About this property

Ashford Motor Lodge

Ashford Motor Lodge is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. Guests can take a dip in the outdoor pool, and freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks. A children's pool and a terrace are offered, and in-room conveniences at this upmarket motel include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers love the comfortable beds and overall value.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter


Contactless social distancing and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 28 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:00 PM
  • Early check-in subject to availability
  • Late check-in subject to availability
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Late check-out subject to availability

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Babysitting*


  • Pets allowed (dogs only)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Off-lead area available


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 3:00 AM–3:00 PM
  • BBQs

Travelling with children

  • Children's pool
  • Childcare in room (surcharge)

What to do

  • Golfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • An outdoor pool


  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Raised toilet seat
  • Low-height worktop and sink
  • Grab bar near toilet


  • English

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • LCD television
  • Premium cable channels

Home comfort

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer (on request)
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free newspapers
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Special features

Awards and affiliations

Green/Sustainable Property
This property participates in Qualmark, a programme that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: The Environment, the community, the cultural heritage and the local economy.

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between USD 7.50 and USD 15.50 for adults, and USD 7.50 and USD 15.50 for children (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • In-room babysitting is available for an extra charge


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.


This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector on site.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Ashford Motor Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Ashford Motor Lodge does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Ashford Motor Lodge?
As of 5 December 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ashford Motor Lodge on 7 December 2022 start from NZ$171, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Ashford Motor Lodge?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Ashford Motor Lodge?
Yes, there's an outdoor pool and a children's pool.
Are pets allowed at Ashford Motor Lodge?
Yes, dogs are welcome. There's a charge of USD 10.00 per pet, per day. Service animals are exempt from fees. Dog exercise areas are available.
Is parking offered on site at Ashford Motor Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Ashford Motor Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Ashford Motor Lodge?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (11-min walk) is nearby.
What is there to do at Ashford Motor Lodge and nearby?
Ashford Motor Lodge has an outdoor pool and a picnic area, as well as a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Ashford Motor Lodge?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Hachi Hachi (4-min walk), Strawberry Fare (4-min walk) and Vic's Cafe (5-min walk).
Does Ashford Motor Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and a coffee maker.
What's the area around Ashford Motor Lodge like?
Ashford Motor Lodge is a short 5-minute walk from Hagley Park and 11 minutes' walk from Christchurch Casino. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



10/10 Exceptional

Business Trip.
Regular spot that I stay. Close to town. Quiet. Clean and tidy. Highly recommended.
Matthew, 1-night business trip
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6/10 Good

It was all good but this time have to pay extra for pet.
Leon, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Unfriendly welcome
I enjoyed my stay and discovered the new dog park out the back of the hotel which is an excellent asset for dog owners like me. One recommendation would be to put some lights there for nighttime, as I couldn't see to clean up after my dog at 7.30 pm due to the dark. I did also have an unpleasant experience when checking in. I was checked in by Shelley (apologies if I've misspelled the name). Because I had never stayed here before, I questioned what the second rule meant on the "rules for dog owners" and her tone was dismissive and rude - I showed her the form. She explained it meant that Hagley Park and the back of the hotel were places to take your pet for toilet stops and to pick up after them, which made sense ( I hadn't known Hagley Park was close to the hotel either). Unfortunately, it was the sarcastic tone that left me feeling very uncomfortable. And it continued through the whole check-in experience. I later met another staff member who asked how I was finding the dog park and my interaction with this staff member was enjoyable, which made up for the communication at the beginning.
Jeanine, 1-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

It was really nice stay. We travel with our small pup, there was so pet friendly.0
Shu-Yu, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Shu-Yu, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Beautiful apartment. Interior was newly furnished. Area was great as well. We had own parking.
Shadiqa, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great place to stay for families, clean, and lovely staff! Good position for getting everywhere you need to go! Warm and comfortable!
Jackie, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Stay for 2 days. Resting spot from a long road trip. Walking distance to shopping center, groceries and restaurants. The place is as described in website. Everyone slept comfortable what we were looking for a short stay.
Ingry, 2-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Colin, 1-night trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Business Trip
Nice quiet place. Close to town. Nice rooms
Matthew, 1-night business trip
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