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Located in Merivale within a mile (2 km) of Canterbury Museum, Southern Comfort Motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Riccarton House. This 21-room, 4-star motel has conveniences like an outdoor pool, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking. Centrally located in Christchurch, the motel is also a short walk from Southern Cross Hospital and Christchurch Casino.


Start each morning with continental breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 10 AM. Satisfy your hunger from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 21 rooms feature kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Guests can expect free WiFi and 32-inch LCD TVs with digital channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include sofa beds, free newspapers, and ironing boards.

Property features

At Southern Comfort Motel, guests have access to an outdoor pool, free WiFi in public areas, and a seasonal outdoor pool. If you decide to drive, there's free parking. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Additional amenities include free newspapers and laundry facilities.


  • Close to Canterbury Museum
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Southern Comfort Motel features an outdoor pool, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and laundry facilities. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Christchurch motel also offers dry cleaning/laundry services and room service (during limited hours). Complimentary self parking is available on site.

Southern Comfort Motel is a smoke-free property.

  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Total number of rooms - 21 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Free self parking 
  • Smoke-free property 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Outdoor pool 
  • Outdoor seasonal pool 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Outdoor pool  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Rollaway/extra beds available  
  • Kitchenette  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Sofa bed  
  • Refrigerator  
  • Microwave  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking

Room Amenities

Southern Comfort Motel offers 21 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature complimentary newspapers and hair dryers. Accommodations are furnished with double sofa beds. Accommodations at this 4-star motel have kitchenettes with refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and complimentary toiletries.

Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless high-speed Internet access. 32-inch LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Free WiFi 
  • Premium TV channels 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Free newspaper 
  • Kitchenette 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Microwave 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Sofa bed 
  • Rollaway/extra beds available 
  • Digital TV service 
  • HDTV 
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils 
  • Stovetop 
  • Room service (limited hours) 
  • LCD TV 
  • Sofa bed size 

Where to Eat

Continental breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 8 AM and 10 AM.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Things to Do

Recreational amenities at the motel include an outdoor pool.

Children under 14 years old are not allowed in the swimming pool without adult supervision.

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

  • Golfing nearby 
  • Skydiving nearby 
  • Golf lessons available nearby 


To make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 
  • Roll-in shower 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 2 PM

Check-in time ends at 9 PM

Special check-in instructions:

If you are planning to arrive after 9 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation.


Check-out time is 10 AM

Payment types


  • Pets not allowed

You need to know

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.


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:
  • Deposit: NZD 25 per night
The charges below are included in your overall room price:
  • Resort fee
We have included all charges provided to us by the property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 15 per person (approximately)
  • Late check-out fee: NZD 70
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

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We should mention

A resort fee is included in the total price displayed.

National Rating

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