The Ashley Hotel Christchurch3.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
We booked this Hotel!!!!!! because it was recommended and we thought it would be like "The Ashley Hotel" in Greymouth. Ooooooh we were wrong. It was nothing like the Ashley Hotel in Greymouth. In fact it IS NOT A HOTEL at all. It is only a Motel. The only hint a a meal available was a Continental Breakfast at $22.50 per person. We had travelled over on the West Coast Shuttle and were able to be dropped off near by (which was awesome. Thanks Cedric). When we arrived at reception, I gave our name. I had booked via a phone call and had to pay before we travelled. When I received the booking confirmation via computer, it stated our room number. This was NOT the room we were put in. We were taken to a room, behind reception on the ground floor, with no view whatsoever, as there was a big tree right in front of the Lounge/Bedroom/entrance. We were just about to open our bags and have a visit to the other room in the Unit. The receptionist came running round and said, "Our manager said we can't put you in here as it is going to have some maintenance done." We will put you in another room." We had to pick up our bags and head to our NEW room. Thankfully it was on the ground floor,because neither one of us would have been able to make the stairs. When we finally settled into our room, I turned the bed back as I needed to have a rest, as my back was painful. I was shocked when I seen the top of the "white blanket" on the bed. There is no way in hell that I was gonna sleep with that covering me at night. It was a nice white blanket, with a dirt mark right across the width of the top. It was replaced when I brought it to the staff attention.. The shower is another story. I am not a great fan of hot showers, so I was okay, BUT the other person in the unit with me, said for her it was nowhere near hot. When we were there, the weather in Christchurch was pretty good. It would have been nice to see some sort of seating outside,where people could sit and enjoy the sunshine. The only seating, was up the flight of stairs on the 2nd level (a picnic table and seats). No good for anyone on the ground floor. It was obvious from the occupancy rate while we were there, that this was not a popular place. From what we could see, there wouldn't have been anymore than 4 or 5 units occupied on any of the 3 nights we were there. I would not stay at this place again.
On arrival there was a bugger up with our rooms (asked for a twin and got a tiny studio with one double bed) but fortunately with a fair bit of coaxing the receptionist agreed to move us to another room down stairs. We were originally up the three sets of stairs - for a chronic asthmatic a lift would be an ideal other option! Our new room was alright, two beds and looked clean and tidy..... until I woke in the morning and found ANTS crawling along the skirting boards and all over the "bench". Like stated in other posts there is next to no privacy and the walls very thin, we could hear the neighbours on either side of us and those that had to walk up the stairs. I like to give people the benefit of the doubt but unfortunately I won't ever be staying here again!
Just a renovated old motel, with more work needing done yet. Rooms were very small and basic. Our travel agent had booked it, so we had no input. Would not chose to go there again after comparing with other accommodation we had in New Zealand. One bonus, was the great proximity to the railway station and to a long street of many restaurants to chose from.
The rooms themselves were pretty small and the upkeep wasn't that good. Some of the fittings in the bathroom were loose and the sills hadn't been wiped down in a while. Wifi range was good and we did stay here for three nights but that was because of the price. It was a good rate for us and if all you are looking for is a place to lay your head at night then this is good. Located near to one of the large malls and lots of eating options nearby also. We would stay here again if we were looking for a cheap nights accommodation.
This was a very short stay between resorts. It's an ok hotel but not a hotel I would choose to stay at. This was booked through Trial Finders & I am surprised they use it as it's not a reflection of NZ resorts... It's dated, in much need of upgrade but it's functional to get your head down for a night Water tepid so showering not pleasant & bath not really an option. No lifts but fortunately we are fit enough to use strairs but elderly & infirm may not be. Rooms are fairly well equipped although decor similar to a hostel. Staff incredibly helpful & friendly. Not sure if Christchurch struggle with accommodation following the Earthquakes but this hotel didn't seem full. If this is just for a short stay in the passing then it's fine. You can walk into town in 25 minutes (Again not ideal for elderly or infirm). However if you are wanting a nice base for a few days then possibly consider other options.
Located on a 30 minutes walk to the city centre. There are lots off restaurants and a shopping mall nearby. The rooms are nice and modern. Only the cleaning could have been better. The staff is very friendly and kindly provided us with an umbrella.
Having travelled extensively around the world it is always a pleasure to stay in a small hotel that gives an excellent service. It is not the plushest hotel but from the time we booked in to the time we left on our second visit nothing was too much trouble for any of the hotel team. All the staff were smiley, knowledgeable and so very friendly. I wish other hotels could learn from our experience. If we come back we will definitely stay at the Ashley Hotel in Christchurch. Thank you to the General Manager who obviously runs a happy hotel and it is infectious. Well done to all the team and thank you for two really good night's sleep.
This was our 1st stop in NZ and it certainly made an impression. I would not recommend this property to my friends. The property needed many repairs from the stair rails to the window frame in our bathroom where the glass very nearly fell out of the rotting timber and we weren't game to leave it open. The noise from the lane way behind was disturbing as was when our neighbour had a shower in the middle of the night. It sounded like someone was dragging a wheelie bin around. No screens on any doors or windows made it impossible to leave open for fresh air as the premises aren't air conditioned. Not a happy customer.
This hotel was booked as part of a package which included our campervan hire in south Island. The other hotels we used I booked and were of a much better quality. The actual room as previous reviews identified had no privacy with glass window/doors from floor to ceiling overlooking the carpark. The room was very cramped as we booked a double but it also had a single bed resulting in very little floor space. The fixtures and fittings and bathroom were well used and of poor quality. The positives were the staff were helpful. Unfortunately at certain times of day there was engine noise coming from behind the hotel. The location is good being halfway from airport yo city centre. There are regular buses running to the city or it is a pleasant walk through the park to the city. Riccarton shopping centre is nearby. The Ferret and Fox pub close by offers excellent food especially if you go for the promotion of the night.
This hotel was chosen by our travel agent and initially we were a bit dubious when we arrived but after a night's stay we realised there are a number of positives. The location is good for local shops, restaurants/eateries and a large shopping mall which includes a large supermarket. In the opposite direction it is only a 10minute walk to the park that leads into the Christchurch Botanical Garden (absolutely beautiful) and then into the start of the city centre. From the airport we managed to get on a shuttle bus at 01:30 which was cheaper than a taxi (we were charged $NZ29 for two) to the hotel. The reception was closed but they left a piece of paper on the door with our name on telling us which room we were in. At our room we found the door open and the key on the bed so a good system. The room was suitable for a night's stay with a comfy Queen bed, tv, kettle, fridge, microwave and crockery/cutlery for two. The bathroom was of a good size and adequate. I did have to mention that our shower in the morning was luke warm but by the evening we had hot water. The wifi is free and worked well. The rooms are tired and in need of decorating but suitable for a 1 or 2 night stay. It is a quiet area and there was very little noise from people coming/going. We didn't have breakfast but you can have continental for $NZ17.50. The staff were very friendly and allowed us to leave our bags whilst we returned to the airport by local bus (Purple Line, 30 mins) to pick up our hire car and it was only a 10 minute drive back to the hotel to collect the bags. If you get off the bus one stop before the airport it is only $NZ4 each, if you go to the airport it is $NZ9 each. It is definitely worth staying here if you are wanting a day in Christchurch before heading off somewhere else.
- Walking distance to Riccarton House
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
Located in Riccarton within a short walk of Riccarton House, The Ashley Hotel Christchurch is within 2 miles (3 km) of other popular sights such as Canterbury Museum. This 45-room, 3-star hotel has free in-room WiFi along with free self parking and a conference center. It's also close to Westfield Riccarton Mall and Hagley Golf Course.
At the end of the day, unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge.
All of The Ashley Hotel Christchurch's 45 rooms are air-conditioned and have an array of amenities, including iPod docks, microwaves, and refrigerators. 43-inch flat-screen TVs come with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, ironing boards, and desks are other standard amenities.
Guests of The Ashley Hotel Christchurch enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a conference center, and laundry facilities. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with luggage storage, and provide local restaurant recommendations. This smoke-free hotel also has a garden.
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47% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 181 reviews