4.9 out of 5

"From eco friendly toilets, to modern kitchen amenities, a self-levering sky roof, beautiful balcony views, comfy beds, quirky touches placed throughou ... " More

By a verified traveller on Sun 04 Feb 2018

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Hotel Description

A luxury stay in Little River awaits you at SiloStay. You'll be 5.9 km (3.7 mi) from Lake Forsyth and 10.1 km (6.3 mi) from Ellangowan. Highlights at this property include 2 coffee shops/cafés, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

All 9 apartments feature flat-screen TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy balconies or patios, iPod docks, and dining areas. Room service is available and kitchenettes come with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops, so in-room dining is easy. Nice touches to enhance your stay include free toiletries and premium bedding. Additionally, DVD players, coffee/tea makers, and ceiling fans are available.

This business-friendly property offers free WiFi in public areas, a library, and express check-in. Plus you'll find express check-out, a corner/local shop, and multilingual staff. There's also the convenience of free self parking.

In proximity to this 4.5-star Little River property you'll find Lyttelton Harbour.

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$166 per night

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

SiloStay ratings based on 30 Verified Reviews

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

Innovative and refreshing

From eco friendly toilets, to modern kitchen amenities, a self-levering sky roof, beautiful balcony views, comfy beds, quirky touches placed throughout the silo, clean, modern and noise cancelling rooms; this is the most refreshing hotel we've stayed at to date. Lisa was incredibly warm and helpful with our stay and honestly couldn't fault a thing. We got rained out of most activities in Akaroa which didn't phase us as spending a lazy day in our Silo was exactly the restful break we needed at the end of our holiday!

Posted by , from Australia on 4 Feb 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

5 Mar 2018 by Lisa

Thank you so much for your wonderful comments, Laura - and I'm so pleased you enjoyed yourselves! :) All the best!

5 out of 5

It was something different

Was a cool place to stay it was so unique had the pleasure of staying there for our 9th wedding anniversary, real special place to stay

Posted by , from christchurch on 17 Dec 2017

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5 out of 5

The Silo experience

A novel opportunity to experience something different but without having to compromise on quality. The Silo Hotel was a great way to start our holiday, good location and with a great cafe for that essential first meal of the day and of course the coffee kick. Lots of well though through elements to the accommodation from the toolbox kitchen units to the Bluetooth car radio sound system, it provided what you needed for a enjoyable stay.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 30 Nov 2017

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4 out of 5

Unique stay at a small town

Unique and enjoyable experience. Kind and friendly staff considering it was a late booking. Facilities clean and well thought out :)

Posted by , from Sydney, Australia on 22 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

Fabulous and Unique

Pros: The unique design and fit out. Quality fixtures and fittings.
Cons: I'm please we got a back silo with only a view of the trees. I probably wouldn't want a road-side silo.
Location: Easy access from Christchurch and to Akaroa.
Fabulous and unique accommodation. Extremely clean. Awesome little kitchen. Loved having the plunger coffee provided. Super helpful staff. Will definitely stay again and highly recommend.

Posted by on 19 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5
Great spot, unique, peaceful and surprisingly even with two young kids the solos didn't echo or amplify their noise!

Posted by on 5 Oct 2017

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5 out of 5

A real novalty

We thoroughly enjoyed the novalty of our accomodation ! Was really well set up and utterly hilarious !! Highly recommended ! X Lisa

Posted by , from Gold Coast on 16 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Unique hotel.

My daughter and I loved this hotel. It was so fun staying in a real silo. They had thpught of everything even a retractable skylight to see the stars at night.

Posted by on 28 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Great place to finish our holiday in NZ

Creative, innovative and quirky - we loved staying here!

Posted by , from canberra, Australia on 18 Jan 2017

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4 out of 5

No surprises

Great place exactly what I was expecting. Would recommend

Posted by , from nz on 7 Jan 2017

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Property Features

The 2 coffee shops/cafés are great spots to grab coffee. Public spaces have free WiFi. A library, multilingual staff, and gift shops/news stands are also featured at the luxury SiloStay. Free self parking is available. This 4.5-star Little River apartment is smoke free.

  • 9 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 9 buildings
  • 2 coffee shops
  • Built in 2014
  • 1 conference room
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Library
  • Corner/local shop
  • Gift shop
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Grocery/convenience store
  • Separate dining area
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (58.3 km / 36.2 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

SiloStay offers 9 forms of accommodation with iPod docking stations and DVD players. Rooms open to balconies or patios. Beds feature premium bedding. Accommodation at this 4.5-star apartment has kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and a ceiling fan.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony or patio
  • Dining room
  • iPod dock
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Digital channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower
  • Cribs available
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Ceiling fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals on site


If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 11:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts

Hotel Names

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Apartment property has been rated 4 star plus, which is displayed on this page as 4.5 stars.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®