We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Avonhead Garden Motel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Compare best prices from top travel sites
Professional photos
Avonhead Garden Motel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

41 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 41: English reviews
Fort Collins, Colorado
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gary and Amanda were the nicest locals we met during the trip. Amanda marked up a map for us with their favorite places in NZ that we made use of in our travels. The room was clean, relaxing, & had everything in it you could need. We wish we had stayed there more than one night. The garden was beautiful!

Thank hbanksy2016
Christchurch, New Zealand
Level Contributor
3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great hosts and all those extra special treats made the stay so pleasant. We will be back. Loved how it was so quiet and no road noise which I have to say we were surprised with considering you are near a busy road. Thank you for being so helpful and the perfect hosts.

Thank Polly1314
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel- we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! As Kiwi owner's and operators and we feel it is important to experience the "Kiwi Hospitality" we enjoy offering (when in Rome etc.) Yes, our units are lovely and quiet surrounded by bird song in our lovely garden's - we are... More 

Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Good location. New fit out in rooms. Very warm and everything a traveller would need. Amanda and Gary are amazing hosts. They really want you to enjoy your stay and even more so new Zealand. Some very nice touches to, fresh delicious scones on arrival in room and next day a toy box appeared for our daughter. Would recommend and... More 

Thank Simon G
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Ahh thank you for the lovely review - Glad you enjoyed our hospitality. Till next time... More 

Wellington, NZ
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Enjoyed my stay at the motel - while it's on a busy road, the units are set way back from the road around a grassy garden area, so it was really peaceful. The rooms are clean, spacious and nicely decorated, the owners are very friendly, and there are vases of fresh flowers outside on the picnic tables!

Thank CMW015
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

So pleased you had an enjoyable stay with us...yes we love the fact we can provide a quiet and tranquil surrounding in this busy world! Till next time... :-) More 

Matamata, New Zealand
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Booked this place as less than 50 metres from my daughters. Has had a recent renovation inside plus furnishings. My room was bigger than the pokey standard studio. Funnily enough stayed her about 18 years ago.Also bonus no stairs!!!! Very clean and spotless. Will return.

Thank Jasmine T
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to make a review...glad you still enjoy this location and our spacious King Studio's. Great value for money...look forward to hosting you and your family again. More 

Level Contributor
11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

Passionate, knowledgable and lovely hosts, very helpful and cheery. The motels grounds were neat and tidy, the rooms were very clean and well decorated. Spacious enough for 2 adults and 2 kids and my son had a blast running around on the grassy courtyard. I would definitely recommend staying here and we will return. Very close to the airport, as... More 

Thank ash0901
Amanda T, Owner/Operator at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank-you for the gleaming review! It was a pleasure having you and your family stay with us! We are so pleased you all enjoyed our Motel and the service. Looking forward to hosting you in the near future... Kind regards, Amanda and Gary More 

Timaru, New Zealand
Level Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed 14 April 2016

Just stayed one night (unfortunately!) but very impressed with the lovely friendly owner and very clean, roomy unit. A very quiet and restful setting despite being on a busy road. Excellent facilities in our unit - everything needed was thought of. Thank you

Thank Barbara F
Amanda T, Owner/Operator at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Barbara for taking the time to comment...pleasure having you both! Hope that you can stay a little longer next time (for a well deserved lay in). Well wishes Amanda and Gary More 

Kamuela, Hawaii
Level Contributor
373 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2016

My family stayed here three nights. This is run by the owners and everything was perfect. They were extremely friendly and very helpful. There is large grassed area in the middle with a large chess game that gives a good feeling. There are many plants and many roses. I highly recommend staying here.

Thank Gordon K
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Thank you Gordon for taking the time to write a recommendation for Avonhead Garden Motel. We are very pleased you and the family enjoyed your stay here with us. Yes, our garden area has a sense of come - relax and enjoy which others do not. Also, we do take pride in our business and getting to know our guest's... More 

Dunedin, New Zealand
Level Contributor
37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2016

We stayed in this motel in 2008 when we first arrived in New Zealand. It's now under new management and what a lovely surprise we had! This motel is absolutely lovely. All the cabins face inwards toward the central garden square. There are flowers everywhere. I was sold just walking to our cabin and then...what a wonderful sight! I've stayed... More 

Thank LadyMol
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

What a delightful recommendation...yes, it would have been lovely if you could have enjoyed our gardens and spacious units a little longer! We are glad that you appreicated our fresh flowers and little extra touches...we hope you will come stay with us again. Looking forward to hosting you next time. Amanda and Gary Owner/operator More 

Wellington, New Zealand
Level Contributor
45 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 December 2015

This motel is now named the "Avonhead Garden Motel" and is under new ownership and management. The new owners are in the process of upgrading the units. Ours was on a very good standard. Refurbished kitchen and bathroom were appreciated. Units look out on to a quiet garden and lawn. Now good value for money. Not far from the airport... More 

Thank Richard B
Amanda T, Owner at Avonhead Garden Motel, responded to this review

Season's Greetings We appreciate you taking the time to update fellow guest and pleased you enjoyed the units! Thank you for your understanding re-upgrading we realise the driveway is also important - this will be completed by February. We were pleased to hear you enjoy our Kiwi hospitality. Look forward to your return so we can impress you some more....... More 

20 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (8)
View from Room (1)
Room/Suite (2)
Bathroom (2)
Other (3)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (12)
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Bathroom (1)
Room/Suite (2)
Other (6)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Christchurch hotels
6.6 km away
Belmont Motor Inn
Belmont Motor Inn
#36 of 144 in Christchurch
81 reviews
2.3 km away
Academy Motor Lodge
Academy Motor Lodge
#68 of 144 in Christchurch
60 reviews
2.0 km away
Airways Motel
Airways Motel
#12 of 144 in Christchurch
379 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
1.4 km away
Floralingo B&B
Floralingo B&B
#27 of 135 in Christchurch
25 reviews
1.7 km away
Airport Birches Motel
Airport Birches Motel
#55 of 144 in Christchurch
116 reviews
0.4 km away
Belle Bonne Motel
Belle Bonne Motel
#77 of 144 in Christchurch
49 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Quiet self catering units set in a lawn and garden environment. While an established property the Units are spacious warm with lots of sun we have a ****Qualmark rating. All units have been modernised and refurbished in 2013/2014. New bathrooms in all and new kitchens in most. New furniture furnishings and beds,(new beds 2012)Unit 3. soon to be up dated! Only 6 mins to airport and 15 to city centre. Bus stop at gate. Free wifi. Free Sky 52 Channels. Free Good quality Tea's, Coffee's and Hot Choc including fresh milk upon arrival. Bathroom complete with Shampoo, Conditioner, Body wash and Make-up remover! All you need! (New owners) Amanda and Gary look forward to being your hosts. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Avonhead Garden Motel

Address: 168 Yaldhurst Road | Avonhead, Christchurch 8042, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: RM460 - RM728 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Avonhead Garden Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 11
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Odigeo and Priceline so you can book your Avonhead Garden Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Hotel Style:
#40 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Avonhead Garden Motel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Ask for a room overlooking the large grass area at the back.”
 of 5 bubbles barbaraf410, 13 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Any room facing garden is good.”
 of 5 bubbles richardbV510AR, 23 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Get one that adjoins the lawn and tree area”
 of 5 bubbles brandong248, 8 Apr 2015 | Read review
“I was in Room one and close to the car park but still very quiet, very spacious for one or two people.”
 of 5 bubbles joPP419, 22 Feb 2014 | Read review
“Ask for one where the adjoining wall of the room next door doesn't have a tv hung on it.”
 of 5 bubbles safarihat, 19 Oct 2012 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay