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Comfort Inn Riccarton NZ

3.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The hotel rooms are very clean! Nice carpet. Simple design. Full kitchenette. Parking right infront of your room. Guest laundry is always a great idea. It's in an awesome area. We went to dinner right down the street. Plenty of restaurant choices. Mall. It's located in city central

The staff here where some of the best I've ever dealt with. The motel itself was well situated and a clean, welcoming place to stay. The area was close to plenty of interesting parts of the city and the staff helped direct me to some great local areas.

We stayed 2 nights at Comfort Inn Riccarton at the end of a 16 days ride through North and South Island that started in Auckland all the way down south to Milford ending in Christchurch I have to say that this was the most disappointing place we stayed all the time in NZ. The motel rooms are pretty spacious and well equipped, it was more the serivce that was disappointing. The main issues : • This motel advertistes Free and Fast wifi. Yes the wifi was free but it was far from fast. In fact, it was so unstable that we all ended up using our phone data insted of wasting time on the sluggish and inconsistent wifi • They entered our room on day 2 to drop off breakfast as well as refill the hot chocolate but did not make up the room or refill the water? • They even got our order wrong for breakfast on the wrong day Now I'm normally pretty chill but not having a working wifi, not making up the room and messing up a simple breakfast order is pretty bad especially after staying in so many waay better motels in NZ. I hope Comfort Inn takes this feedback and uses it to improve their services for there are many many more motels in Christchurch to choose from.

The rooms are simple but very clean and are serviced perfectly each day. Staff are very friendly and quick to offer travel tips. Close to city centre - Riccarton road is the perfect location in Christchurch. Would definitely recommend.

The host at this property is very welcoming and helpful and the service was great. However, the first room I was given I walked into and there were someone else's suitcases on the bed, which was a concern. There was no problem in being given another room, (an upgrade) which fortunately for me moved me to the back of the motel. It is on a busy road and the noise was noticeable at the back so I dread to think what it would have been like in the first front room I was offered. The place was neat and tidy, but very dated and needs a good upgrade / refurbishment. It wasn't dirty as such, it just felt old and well used. As a female travelleing alone, I also didn't feel 100% comfortable with the area. The parking was tricky out the back too, you had to either reverse in or reverse out down a fairly long stretch of driveway and around corners, with nowhere to turnaround if other cars were there. Not the best when you are in a rental car that you are unfamiliar with. The breakfast was good and they have a charge back service with a couple of the local restaurants.

Myself & my partner had only planned to stay one night, but with the amazing price, great service and clean room we extended it to 3 Nights. Couple were so friendly and offered me umbrella so I didn't get wet. Room was big and spacious, shower dome was amazing.

I would recommend the Comfort inn as a convienent and clean stay near the CBD. Free, Wifi, easy parking, great cooked & delivered breakfasts right to your room, owner operated who do a good job. One let down was the compendium although stating free spa for guest use "ask for the key at reception" is incorrect as they only have "spa rooms" which are a paid upgrade only. This can be misleading so updating needs done there. Room Tip - Request a room away from the main road & street if you are a light sleeper.

Easily one of the best accommodation services available in Christchurch. Modern and spacious room, clean bathroom, fully functioning kitchen area (microwaveable), fast internet, Satellite TV, easily accessible from major shopping areas and friendly/supportive reception. (Many special thanks to the staff again) I would love to stay here again when I visit the city. Definitely recommended.

I spent one night here on business. I was in a ground floor room with parking right outside, which was convenient. The room was smaller than I expected. It was also cold so I cranked up the heater. The next morning there was more condensation than I have ever seen, there were puddles of it on the window sills.

We stayed two nights in this motel. We required a simple unit but, although the motel boasts 28 units, we were told when we booked that we could not have the same unit two nights in a row but would have to vacate between 10 am and 2 pm. We then decided to pay extra and upgrade to a unit where we could stay without a shift. For the extra price, we requested 3 aspects, namely a quiet unit, upstairs and double. We got none of these, in fact the unit was downstairs, very dark with no sun, the closest to the road and extremely noisy, both with the noise from the busy road and the upstairs unit. Moreover the king bed was actually two singles joined together therefore with a gap in the middle. When we expressed disappointment and asked if we could change units, the staff was defensive and more interested in being "right" than trying to remedy the situation and make us feel welcome. Their manners were surly bordering on bullying. The room was clean and well-appointed(except for the bed) but the Wifi connection was unreliable. A total lack of sympathy and hospitality. Suggestion:Avoid.

280 Riccarton Rd Christchurch Canterbury

Hotel highlights

  • Close to Riccarton House
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Upper Riccarton within a mile (2 km) of Riccarton House, Comfort Inn Riccarton NZ is within a few miles (5 km) of other popular sights such as Canterbury Museum. The 25 rooms at this 3-star motel include kitchens, refrigerators, and microwaves. It's near the airport and also a short walk from Bush Inn Centre and University of Canterbury.


Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7 AM to 9 AM. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service.


The 25 rooms feature kitchens with refrigerators, microwaves, and stovetops. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch LCD TVs with satellite channels and DVD players. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Minibars, coffee makers, and phones are other standard amenities.

Property features

Guests of Comfort Inn Riccarton NZ enjoy free WiFi in public areas, a library, and free newspapers. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. Front-desk staff can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage. Additional amenities include laundry facilities, a garden, and barbecue grills.

Room options

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (2 King and 2 Singles)

Twin 4 | Sleeps 6

Suite, Multiple Beds, Non Smoking (1 Queen and 1 Single)

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Apartment, 1 Bedroom (with Spa)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Apartment, 1 Bedroom

King 1 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

73% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 74 reviews