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Cranford Cottages and Motel

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We had two nights here in a spacious unit with seoarate bedroom and combined kitchen, living and sitting area including a single bed. staff were helpful and happily so. There is a bus at the door running at 15min intervals to the city, Lyttleton and Papanui. Supermarket and good restaurants are a short walk. Definitely a recommend. The only negative...

Thank deejay17
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for one night after an evening flight into Christchurch. Our cottage was very clean, quiet and secluded, and the bed comfortable. The kitchen was well equipped, and we would have been very happy to have had a longer stay and made more use of it, had our travel plans allowed. There are several restaurants within a few minutes...

Thank Karyl050
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a ground floor one brm unit as there were three of us. Very clean and tidy. A little dated. Lovely people. The studio cottages are much nicer with a little courtyard area that you can sit outside.

Thank Janni_NZAuckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed in a studio cottage for one night. The room was quiet, private and very clean. It was easy to get straight on the road to Picton the next day. I had a king bed to myself, it was a little saggy in the middle but not terrible. Nirinjala was a welcoming and helpful host. I loved the wild...

Thank LonesomeAnnie
Winchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed for one night as we wanted to be reasonably close to the airport for an early start and to take in the sights of Christchurch. We were made to feel very welcome at check in with plenty of advice on how to make the best of our afternoon in the City. The room was very spacious, comfortable and...

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Reviewed 11 February 2017 via mobile

My husband and I stayed in a studio cottage for 3 nights in February. The cottage was very clean and well equipped with a small kitchen, good size room with a comfy bed, love seat, small table and large TV. Bathroom was clean and water pressure in the shower was great. The wifi is free and worked very well. We...

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Reviewed 1 February 2017

The room was clean and spacious for two people. The kitchen was well stocked cooking utensils, as well as a full stove/oven! The location is a short drive from the Christchurch CBD, and the Internet service was excellent.

Thank Mark H
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Nice friendly staff. Great location close to town but easy access. A few cafes within walking if you must. Clean, tidy and quiet room big enough to be comfortable. Note we aren't talking about flash here but good value for money. The newer, more expensive cottages are nicer but they do cost more.

Thank Wayne K
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here one night and found the room big enough for two but the main problem was the shower wet the whole bathroom floor which took a while to dry which was a bit inconvenient. Also the sky movie was turned off after 10 pm for what reason I'm unsure. The garden outlook was good as was the patio.

Thank PatMacnz64
Niranhala G, Manager at Cranford Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Thank you very much for the kind feedback! It's interesting feedback about sky tv. We do not turn off sky after 10pm. May be a technical difficulty occurred from the service provider's end or they switched the screen to parental lock. Kind Regards

Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

I stay here for work monthly, great comfortable units, on ground level so good for earthquake anxiety, lovely bed, air conditioning in the unit, kitchen in the units too. Only negatives is no sky tv, and at times the wifi is slow, but otherwise great place

Thank nomadmattm
Niranhala G, Manager at Cranford Cottages and Motel, responded to this review

Dear Mr.Matt, Thank you very much for great feedback! Just thought to let you know that there are 3 sky channels (sky sport 1, UK TV and premiere movies) at the moment. Recently we installed fibre broadband from Call Plus. Next time when you stay please give us the feed back regarding wifi! Kind Regards

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Well it is true we are Awesome here and yes we do have a great awesome Motel. Our warm sunny Christchurch Motel Units and Cottages offer the following: •Studio, cottages and 1-bedroom family suites are all smokefree - fully serviced to a high standard. •Single, queen-size and king-size beds. •FREE Wifi from all suites. •Everything you might need: radio/alarm clock, telephone, heating, iron/ironing board, electric blankets, comfy chairs to watch Sky TV plus other free-to-air channels. •In-room full kitchen with a stove, microwave and all breakfast-making facilities. •Free hot drinks. •Large ensuites with room for all your makeup goodies - all with hairdryers •Suitable for long-term earthquake accommodation •Free Guest laundry with complimentary use of washing machine. •FREE well-lit off-street car parking suitable for cars. •Convenient motel in St Albans/Papanui is close to Christchurch city centre, shopping malls, local attractions and Christchurch Airport. •Also close to all major sports complexes including Christchurch Rugby Park, all swimming and sport stadiums. •Excellent Christchurch business accommodation especially with FREE INTERNET. •5 Local restaurants just a 3-minute walk from motel. •Bus service outside the motel for your convenience. •Closest Christchurch motel accommodation English Park •We can arrange transport to the airport, train station etc. Free 1GB Wifi Free use of Guest Laundry Air Conditioning in Cottages only ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cranford Cottages and Motel

Address: 63 Cranford Street, Christchurch 8014, New Zealand (Formerly Cranford Court Motel)
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: RM283 - RM451 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Cranford Cottages and Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 14
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“Ask for a room away from the road.”
 of 5 bubbles LonesomeAnnie, 10 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Best to avoid the cottage right by the road if traffic noise bothers you. Not all accommodation were cottages.”
 of 5 bubbles mariadT1918OC, 19 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I'm sure any cottage would be great. We stayed in number 1”
 of 5 bubbles PaulineTAntrum, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“rooms away from main road a quieter”
 of 5 bubbles katf727, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had cottage 12 away from the road so it was quite.”
 of 5 bubbles PhilipN131, 4 Aug 2016 | Read review
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