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The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge

3-starThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
Great for families

Good to know

  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • Free WiFi
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
118 Racecourse Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, 8042, New Zealand

3-star motel with 2 bars/lounges, near Air Force Museum of New Zealand
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Great for families

    Good to know

    • Free cribs/infant beds
    • Free WiFi
    • Microwave
    • Refrigerator
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  • Great stay here. Very comfy bed, good size unit. Would stay again.Very good value for…Jan 21, 2020
  • Spacious room that was very clean and tidy - beds were comfy and as we were tucked away…Jan 18, 2020

The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge

from NZ$99
  • Standard Room

What’s around The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge

Landmarks

  • Air Force Museum of New Zealand - 25 min walk
  • University of Canterbury - 2.5 mi / 4.1 km
  • Riccarton House - 3.9 mi / 6.3 km
  • International Antarctic Centre - 4.2 mi / 6.7 km
  • Canterbury Museum - 5.5 mi / 8.9 km

Getting around

  • Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) - 8 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 12 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 19 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 28 min drive

At a glance

Key facts

Size

  • 46 rooms

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
The front desk is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM. If you arrive at the property after hours, you'll need to check in at an alternate location: Sports BarIf you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving outside of regular check-in hours can refer to the late-arrivals information on the reception office door for check-in assistance.

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

Children

  • One child (2 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Pets

  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • Free self parking on site

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the motel

Food and drink
  • English breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • Restaurant
  • Coffee shop/café
Services
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
Facilities
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
Languages Spoken
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Special features

Dining

Hoofbeats Restaurant - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can order drinks at the bar and enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available.

Carbine Lounge Bar - This wine bar specializes in local cuisine and serves brunch, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Open daily.

Sports Bar - This sports bar specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Guests can enjoy alfresco dining (weather permitting). A children's menu is available. Happy hour is offered. Open daily.

The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge’s small print

Also known as

  • Racecourse Motorlodge
  • Racecourse Motorlodge Christchurch
  • The Racecourse & Motorlodge
  • The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge Motel
  • The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge Christchurch
  • The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge Motel Christchurch

Policies

This property does not have elevators.

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

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

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

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

English breakfast is offered for an extra charge of NZD 17.50 per person (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 The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge

  • Does The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge 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.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM to 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
  • Are there restaurants at or near The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge?
    Yes, Hoofbeats Restaurant offers alfresco dining and local cuisine. Nearby restaurants include Southern Spices (13-min walk), Joe's Garage (2 mi), and Mexicali Fresh (2 mi).
  • Is there an onsite casino at The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge?
    No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (19-min drive) is nearby.
  • What is there to do near The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge?
    Recommended spots to visit include Air Force Museum of New Zealand (1.3 mi) and University of Canterbury (2.5 mi), along with Riccarton House (3.9 mi) and International Antarctic Centre (4.2 mi).

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 115 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
great place to stay
A J, nz1 night business trip
Fair 4.0
Had booked on line and when we arrived were told that we had the wrong date even when we showed him the print out of the date we booked. We were shown the book where we could see everyone that had a booking and pointed out our names. Room was dirty . carpet had grease on it and the bathroom hadn't been clean very well . the food at the restaurant was beautiful and could not fault the service
wayne, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Be prepared for an early start
The place was clean and tidy and had a comfortable bed. It suited me as it was close to my area of business and had a restaurant for meals which was great. I did not realise it was also a favourite with Truck Divers of big rigs until 4am in the morning when they start their engines and get on the road for the day. However I would still stay here again when on business just not on holiday.
Janice, nz5 night business trip
Exceptional 10.0
Had a great stay, nice and quiet room was clean shower was great.
Tracy, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Spacious and comfy
Convenient and great place for dinner
Don, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Budget but good
Great sound proofing as this place is often used by long haul trucks. Never heard one arrive or depart. Great restaurant attached to pub and plenty of options within 5 minutes. Clean with facilities one expects. I will stay there again.
Darren, nz5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great! Staff was very friendly and accomidating.
nz1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location and price!
Great location close to airport, Riccarton Sunday Market, Malls...Hotels.Com pricing exceptional.
M E, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
The motel rooms are very comfortable and the linen,bathrooms etc very crisp and clean . Would stay there again anytime. Good value for money.
Charlie, au3 night trip with friends
Good 6.0
Suited our purposes
It was great to have a bar and restaurant on hand (excellent food), but the bed was extremely uncomfortable. We also weren't left towels on one day.
Kaye, au5 night romance trip

The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge

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