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4.1 out of 5

"We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel, Staff were very friendly and helpful.Parking excellent as we had a large vehicle. Great facilities restaurant ... " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 07 Jan 2020

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Hotel Description

At The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge you'll be 2.1 km (1.3 mi) from Air Force Museum of New Zealand and 4.1 km (2.5 mi) from University of Canterbury. Highlights at this motel include 2 bars/lounges, a restaurant, and free self parking.

All 46 rooms feature flat-screen TVs with cable channels, and you can enjoy free WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient. Irons/ironing boards, desks, and free toiletries are also available.

The restaurant, Hoofbeats Restaurant, serves local cuisine and is open for breakfast, brunch, lunch, and dinner. Carbine Lounge Bar is the motel's own wine bar, serving drinks along with brunch and lunch. Other amenities include free WiFi in public areas, a coffee shop/café, and laundry facilities. English breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Christchurch motel include International Antarctic Centre and Riccarton House.

Standard Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max
NZ$122* Per night/room 24 Apr. - 25 Apr.

The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge ratings based on 39 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge

Everyone (30) Couples (3) Family (3)
5 out of 5
We really enjoyed our stay at the Hotel, Staff were very friendly and helpful.Parking excellent as we had a large vehicle. Great facilities restaurant and bar on site. Rooms good, may have some King size beds available would be excellent.

Posted by on 7 Jan. 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

13 Jan. 2020 by Reception

Thank you very much for your review. We appreciate your feedback. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us

4 out of 5

Posted by on 29 Dec. 2019

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30 Dec. 2019 by Racecourse Team

Thank you for your review.

3 out of 5
The service in the restaurant was excellent and they were extremely busy with Christmas functions. The rooms were adequate, bed very comfortable, good shower. Pillows were very sad, could do with new ones and the bed covers were awful (stained on the underside), carpet needs cleaning or replacing, nothing to put your suitcases on so we used the ironing board. 2 cattle trucks parked in the carpark outside our room on the first night were not pleasant.

Posted by , from Hastings on 21 Dec. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

22 Dec. 2019 by Reception

Thank you for your review. We do appreciate your feedback and are currently looking into to the issues you mentioned.. Stock trucks have been told not to park on the premises and this has been always adhered to in the past so apologiess for that.

4 out of 5
Price was good, room was clean, food from the restaurant was very average though. It’s a truckie motel so you will hear trucks leaving very early in the morning.

Posted by on 27 Oct. 2019

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29 Oct. 2019 by Reception

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and take it seriously. Please email us directly if you would like to let us know about your food that you were not happy with

4 out of 5

Posted by on 5 Oct. 2019

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7 Oct. 2019 by Reception

Thank you for your score. We appreciate the feedback

4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2019

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7 Oct. 2019 by Reception

Than you for your score. We appreciate your feedback

5 out of 5
Location is perfect So close to mall and bush inn shopping centre for takeaway and dining

Posted by on 4 Oct. 2019

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7 Oct. 2019 by Reception

Thank you for your review. We appreciate the feedback and are very happy you enjoyed your stay

4 out of 5
It was further from CBD than i anticatipated. New pillows are required, all in our unit were hard and flat. Liked the pub and resturant on the same grounds

Posted by on 24 Jun. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Jul. 2019 by office

Thank you for your review. Your comments re the pillows have been noted by housekeeping. Having our bar and Restaurant on site is a real bonus for most people.

4 out of 5
It was our first trip to New Zealand and my daughter's first trip overseas. We were both impressed with Christchurch and the people we met there. The Racecourse Hotel was most pleasant and the food yummy. It was great that there was more than one choice for vegetarian foods as it is sometimes hard to find hotels that do have a choice and at a good price too. Well done. I hope we can visit there again in the future. Ms Barnes and Daughter. It was especially great as we celebrated our birthdays during our visit to NZ. south island only for this visit.

Posted by on 23 May 2019

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27 May 2019 by Reception

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feedback and are very happy that you enjoyed NZ and our hotel All the best to you and your daughter

4 out of 5
Good quality no fuss accomadation and staff very handy to all amenities

Posted by on 19 May 2019

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20 May 2019 by office

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About the The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge

Location 118 Racecourse Road, Christchurch, 8042

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site, as well as a coffee shop/café. You can unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. WiFi is free in public spaces. The business-friendly The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge also features a terrace, a garden, and laundry facilities. Free self parking is available. This 3-star Christchurch motel is smoke free.

  • 46 guestrooms or units
  • 2 bars or lounges
  • Dining venue
  • Coffee shop
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (5.7 km / 3.5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Racecourse Hotel & Motorlodge offers 46 accommodations with coffee/tea makers and hair dryers. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers and complimentary toiletries. This Christchurch motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy English breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:30 AM.

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.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

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 Bar
If you are planning to arrive after 10 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. 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.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7 AM - 7 PM.
Guests arriving after hours will need to go to the following location to check in: Sports Bar
Guests arriving after 10 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child 2 years old or younger stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • 24-hour check-in

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for English breakfast: NZD 17.50 per person (approximately)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • One child 2 years old or younger stays free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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