Riccarton Motor Lodge

3.5 star property
Riccarton motel in shopping district

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Riccarton Motor Lodge

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Desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Desk, laptop workspace, soundproofing, iron/ironing board
Private kitchen

Overview of Riccarton Motor Lodge



Property highlights

  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free parking
  • Non-smoking
214 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, 8041
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Multilingual staff
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Cots/infant beds (surcharge)
  • Kitchenette
  • Private bathroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities

Room options

Executive Studio

  • 20 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed and 1 Single Bed

Room, 1 Bedroom

  • 28 sq m
  • Sleeps 3
  • 1 King Bed


  • 13 sq m
  • Sleeps 2
  • 1 King Bed

Two Bedroom Unit

  • 35 sq m
  • Sleeps 5
  • 1 King Bed, 2 Single Beds and 1 Double Sofa Bed

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Riccarton
  • University of Canterbury - 1 min drive
  • Hagley Park - 3 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 30 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 34 min drive
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 18 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 9 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 17 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 29 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 30 min walk
  • Free casino shuttle


  • Westfield Riccarton - 9 min walk
  • McDonald's - 9 min walk
  • Starbucks - 13 min walk
  • Park Ranger - 11 min walk
  • Ngon Ngon Bánh Mì Café - 1 min walk

About this property

Riccarton Motor Lodge

A great choice for a stay in Christchurch, Riccarton Motor Lodge is only 4.3 mi (6.8 km) from the airport. Freebies such as WiFi and self-parking are added perks, and guests looking to stay active can experience the nearby hiking/biking trails.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, German

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property

Social distancing

Contactless check-out
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

  • 16 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 9:00 PM
  • Express check-out available
  • Early 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 7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
  • Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions and lockbox information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival 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


  • Pets not allowed
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site parking is limited
  • On-site parking includes off-street options


  • Free casino shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

What to do

  • Golfing nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Windsurfing nearby


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Built in 2004


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Handrails in stairwells

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • IPod docking station
  • 41-inch LCD TV
  • Premium satellite channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Electric kettle
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Cot/infant bed (surcharge)
  • Bed sheets provided

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Soap and shampoo
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet paper

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Free international and long-distance calls

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge (subject to availability)

Children & extra beds

  • Cots/infant beds are available for NZD 10 per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

Disinfectant is used to clean the property.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.

Contactless check-out is available.


This property does not have lifts.
Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and window guards on site.
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly).
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Riccarton Motor
Riccarton Motor Lodge
Riccarton Motor Lodge Motel
Riccarton Motor Lodge Christchurch
Riccarton Motor Lodge Motel Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Does Riccarton Motor Lodge offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Riccarton 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Riccarton 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.
Are pets allowed at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
Is parking offered on site at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
Yes, there's free self parking. Parking spaces may be limited.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge (subject to availability). Express check-out and contactless check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Riccarton Motor Lodge?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Riccarton Motor Lodge and nearby?
Have fun with nearby activities such as hiking and windsurfing, and practise your swing on the nearby golf course.
Does Riccarton Motor Lodge have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a stovetop, a fridge and a microwave.
What's the area around Riccarton Motor Lodge like?
Riccarton Motor Lodge is a short 1-minute walk from Riccarton Road and 7 minutes' walk from University of Canterbury.







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10/10 Exceptional

Thank you team for a comfy, safe stay.
Sharon, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

A tidy property that is handy and a good price
Kim, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Nigel, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great stay.Only issue i had was that the shower was over the bath.My elderly mum was unable to use.
Lynn, 2-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Comfy n ckean
Warm, clean and central to all the amenities. Will stay again 😊
Mir, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

ADRIAN, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Neelam Ajesh, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

I didn't like the fact the manager- im guessing this is his position - totally forgot to open uo the unit.for me as arranged earlier which then left me out in the cold and vulnerable as an elderly woman. I pressed buzzer i rang motel number onky to be totally ignored, i ended up knocking on staff windows and screaming out his name in my only hope of getting help. Finally Mark appears totally unaware of who I was when i gave him my name and why i was so uoset. Then when i reminded him he was going to leave my unit unlocked and turn on-the heater and shut windows he only asked why didn't i use the buzzer !! Which i had tried twice for a prolonged periid of time approximately 5 mins each time continuously! There was no apology n9 offer to help an old lady carry her bags back up to her room . No milk in thr fridge. And when I went to make use of the spa bath in the unit 2 very BIG BLACK PUBIC HAIRS on the bottom of the bath goodness only knows how they were missed when cleaning the bathroom is beyond me ! I had just come from thr chch hospital having been seen by my surgeon with concerns of infection in my shoulder wound after having VERY MAJOY surgery on my left shoulder on the 16th May. Id had to drive myself from hokitika to chch on my surgeons request to be viewed that evening. The drive itself was a complete mission as the rain was horrendous on the coast side. So basically i was incredibly stressed and exhausted at 9.40pm when i arrived at
Alison, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Sandra, 3-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Would stay again
Our room was well appointed and comfortable. The only thing that was not so great was that the drain from the unit above ran down our wall so it was quite noisy whenever they ran water
1-night trip with friends
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