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Vita Nova Motel

3.5-starThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
290 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch, 8041, New Zealand

Suburban motel within easy reach of University of Canterbury
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Loved the unit, great for a family of 4, could see the southern alps from the kids room…Oct 21, 2020
  • Very clean and comfortable , recommended to everyone!Jul 10, 2020

Vita Nova Motel

from NZ$135
  • Standard Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Room, 2 Bedrooms
  • Standard Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio, Accessible
  • Studio, 1 Queen Bed

What’s around Vita Nova Motel


  • In Upper Riccarton
  • University of Canterbury - 14 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 42 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 44 min walk
  • Riccarton Road - 1 min walk
  • Bush Inn Centre - 9 min walk
  • Westfield Riccarton Mall - 18 min walk
  • Riccarton House - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) - 9 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 5 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 16 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 29 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 11 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 1:00 PM-8:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-in/out

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in.

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

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in rooms



  • Free onsite self parking

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Cooked-to-order breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Year Built - 2011
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Soundproofed rooms
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Satellite TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Daily housekeeping

Vita Nova Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • Vita Motel
  • Vita Nova Motel Motel Christchurch
  • Vita Nova Christchurch
  • Vita Nova Motel
  • Vita Nova Motel Christchurch
  • Vita Nova Motel Motel
  • Vita Nova Motel Christchurch


This property does not have elevators.

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 22 for adults and NZD 22 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Vita Nova Motel

  • Does Vita Nova Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Vita Nova Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Is parking offered on site at Vita Nova Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Vita Nova Motel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Vita Nova Motel?
    You can check in from 1:00 PM - 8:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Vita Nova Motel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Welcome (5-min walk), Hello Vietnam Restaurant (6-min walk), and Hachi Hachi (8-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Vita Nova Motel?
    No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (11-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 40 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Nice unit.
Nice and quiet room.. Room quick to warm up on a cold night. Comfy bed up stairs in a loft area. Parking a little tight for larger vehicles.
Fiona, nz1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Anniversary week
Overall great stay
Edgar, nz1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Awesome stay. The check in was easy and fast. Perfect parking onsite. Apartment had everything No complications at all
Lisa, au3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
I stayed in a duplex apartment - downstairs a small kitchen, shower room & sitting area, and upstairs a comfortable bed, plus a small outside balcony. Good shower, but it was in a very tight space. Quiet & efficient aircon. Friendly welcome from the owner.
gb2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Everything I could need was there, including a park. Staff were very kind and helpful. The room was a decent size for a studio and the bed very comfortable.
au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Mr. Happy first night in New Zealand
It was what I expected, simple and clean. The room was a good size to house the two single beds, which were comfortable. Big clean shower room. The staff were polite and helpful. Located on a busy road, so some traffic noise.
Michael, gb1 night trip with friends
Very good 8.0
Very nice and tidy with this price. Good access to shopping mall as well.
au2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Great location. Property had everything we needed for our short stay in Christchurch.
au2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
Close to city center. Near Westfield Riccarton. Very convinient location.
J.C., au3 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Staff are very friendly. Great location as well, and will come here to stay again
au1 night business trip

Vita Nova Motel