Vita Nova Motel - Christchurch

290 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand  show map
 4 stars
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Vita Nova Motel - Christchurch


On-site parking

Luggage storage

Self-service laundry


Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities




Electric kettle

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Meeting facilities

Business center


The comfortable 4-star Vita Nova Motel lies within a 20-minute walk of Riccarton House & Bush.

The property is 1350 meters away from Westfield Riccarton. The venue is set within 5 km from Christchurch city center.

Christchurch International airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Vita Nova Motel.


The property offers 11 guestrooms appointed with an in-room safe, heating, wireless internet, TV with satellite channels and a DVD player. Room facilities include an electric kettle, a dishwasher and kitchenware as well as electric blankets and foam pillows.

Eat & Drink

Serving a wide range of dishes, Welcome Vegetarian Cafe and Nomads Ethnic Foods can be reached within 5 minutes’ walk.

A continental breakfast is served at the price of NZD 12 per person per night. 


The venue offers laundry, dry cleaning and tour/ticket assistance.


Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby for free.

Number of rooms:   11.

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  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • On-site parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage


  • Room service
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dining table
  • Ironing facilities


  • Private bathroom
  • Shared bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Hair dryer


  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils


  • Electric blankets


  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Free local telephone calls
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor



Check-in from 1 pm FREE
Check-out 08:00-10:00 FREE


Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Vita Nova Motel - Christchurch Christchurch location
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Hotel Address:

290 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Christchurch
    2.8 mi
  • Nomads Ethnic Foods
    1200 ft
  • Welcome Vegetarian Cafe (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:

Rooms and availability

Vita Nova Motel photos Room
Two-Bedroom Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    5 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Seating area
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Soundproofed windows
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Fax machine
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Sofa
  • Electric blankets
  • Dining:Electric kettle
  • Dining area
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • Refrigerator
  • Kitchenware
  • Stove
  • Chocolate or cookies
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio

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What's nearby

Popular areas

  • Christchurch Arts Centre2.4 mi

Places of interest

  • University of Canterbury2700 ft
  • Christchurch City Council2.5 mi
  • Christchurch City Council2.5 mi
  • Christchurch City Council2.5 mi
  • Christchurch District Court2.6 mi
  • Cavendish Business Park2.7 mi
  • Foodstuffs - South Island2.7 mi
  • Waterloo Business Park Christchurch2.7 mi
  • Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd2.7 mi
  • ASURE New Zealand Limited2.7 mi
  • MWH New Zealand Limited2.7 mi
  • Portlink Industrial Park2.7 mi

Shopping areas

  • Victoria Street2.4 mi
  • Cashel Street Shopping Area2.7 mi
  • Re:START2.7 mi

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Bridge of Remembrance2.5 mi
  • The Chalice2.7 mi


  • CBS Canterbury Arena1.4 mi
  • Westpac Arena1.4 mi
  • AMI Stadium1.4 mi


  • Canterbury Museum2.2 mi


  • Hagley Park1.9 mi
  • Botanical Gardens2.0 mi


  • Christchurch Town Hall2.7 mi


  • Christchurch Art Gallery2.5 mi

Local attractions

  • Riccarton House & Bush1.0 mi
    16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch
  • Mona Vale1.5 mi
    63 Fendalton Rd, Christchurch
  • Hagley Park1.8 mi
    Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
  • Earth and Sky1.5 mi
    PO Box 112, Lake Tekapo
  • Orana Wildlife Park1.8 mi
    Papanui, Christchurch

Near the hotel

  • Rutherford's Den2800 ft
    Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch
  • Westfield Riccarton4400 ft
    129 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton

Restaurants nearby

  • Nomads Ethnic Foods1200 ft

    Address: 251 Riccarton Rd
    Phone: (03) 348 1883

    74% likes this, based on 19 reviews

  • Indian Fendalton1500 ft

    Address: 10/250 Clyde Road
    Phone: (03) 351-9999

    64% likes this, based on 38 reviews
    Cuisine: Indian

  • Tandoori Palace1900 ft

    Address: 71 Ilam Road
    Phone: 03 343 4405

    54% likes this, based on 41 reviews

  • Welcome Vegetarian Cafe1300 ft

    Address: 2 Wharenui Rd
    Phone: (03) 348 2630

    69% likes this, based on 14 reviews
    Cuisine: Vegetarian

  • Foo San Restaurant1800 ft

    Address: 6-8 Rountree St
    Phone: 348-4921

    61% likes this, based on 29 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian, Chinese

Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms:

Vita Nova Motel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Vita Nova Motel

Average guest rating

8.4out of 10
Based on 83 reviews

Guest reviews

  • Older travelers

    the staff were friendly and it was clean

    The motel had only one window in the downstairs which was small and made the place claustrophobic, upstairs was so hot that we had to sleep with the windows and curtains open to get air, we then had to put up with the noise from the traffic till about 3 am in the morning when it did quieten down for a couple of hours, there were only 4 tea bags for the whole of the stay for 2 people, except for green or lemon tea,it was very clean but not comfortable and we would not stay there again purely because it was just too stuffy and small for a 1 bedroom apartment.and the lounge seating was not comfortable but the staff were very nice and friendly,

  • Couple

    Great modern apartment, with very fast free wifi

    Nothing really

  • Group of friends

    Good location V quiet modern and immaculately clean

  • Older travelers

    The rooms were spacious and very comfortable. The kichenette was well supplied but a microwave would have been a great addition. Staff very friendly and helpful.

  • Single

    Spotlessly clean and fittings were of a very high standard. Owners/managers quick to respond to requests and very helpful

  • Couple

    Vita nova was very affordable, close to city and airport, and comfortable.

    The cost of laundry is a bit expensive- would be great if complimentary

  • Group of friends

    Everything was modern and very clean.

    I found for 4 people the size of the apartment was quite small. There was only only one 2 seater sofa. The shower was also very small had we been large people we wouldnt have fitted in the shower.

  • Family with children

    Good location apartments were new and spotlessly clean

    there was only the one bathroom for 4 people to share lounge area was very small

  • Older travelers

    Clean, comfortable accommodations in a good location

  • Couple


    a couch would have made relaxing alot better, also thought it was weird how they had a heater in the bathroom right next to the heat sensor???

  • Group of friends

    location cleaness

    when we made the booking we were under the impression that it was a 2 bedroom apartment. it was one bedroom with a mezanine floor with second bed only. it was open area & people down stairs watching TV disturbed people upstairs.

  • Couple

    The layout of the apartment is modern, furnishings are also modern and tasteful. Our room had a double room downstairs and twin beds upstairs. Definitely a family sized unit but please see below.Staff were very friendly - provided us with umbrellas during a nasty downpour, called taxis on our behalf and gave good advice. We also asked for a late check- out and the manager was more than happy to oblige. We really appreciated this!

    Threats of fines for £1,000 on the wall of the bathroom if it gets too hot in there and the fire alarm is set off. There's no thermostat on the heater so I was too scared to use it at all because the heater is less than a metre from the sensor! Electric blanket didn't work in the double bed - not ideal in freezing cold weather. There was only a small wall heater for the entire apartment and with the open plan layout, we were really cold because the heat all went upstairs. As there were only two of us we had to move upstairs into the twin beds so we'd be warm. It cost us $18.00 to get to Westfield shopping mall from the hotel in busy traffic and 35 minutes to walk back - so not close to the mall at all. No electric cooker in the kitchen. It's a family sized unit but to cook without this it would make it very difficult.

  • Family with children

    The managers of the motel were very, very nice. They suggested places to eat, gave us directions to get around, always asked how our day went. They were very kind and quick to help in any way they could. Our hotels in the us are configured a bit differently, so it took a little bit to get adjusted to the size and the arrangement of the room. My husband and I both agreed, though, that we became spoiled in nz! We loved having the ability to make a meal and have something on hand. The beds were comfortable and nicely made, overall a clean, modern, comforable place to stay. We'd both recommend it to friends.

    It would have been nice to have a patio or balcony attached to the room we were in. It looks like the upmost rooms have balconies. We were on the second level and didn'T. I would be sure to request a room with a balcony next time. That really wasn't an issue for us, since it rained most of the time anyway :)

  • Older travelers

    the host was very helpful and friendly, the studio apartment was quiet , warm and very tidy. The apartment had free WIFI this was handy, the location is great for the local shopping mall . we would definately stay again and recommend

    perhaps the only thing i can think of is we did look for a glass cooking bowl for use in the microwave

  • Family with children

    Motel was clean and comfortable and location close to where we wanted to be.

How to reach hotel

hotel Vita Nova Motel - Christchurch Christchurch location
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Hotel Address:

290 Riccarton Rd, Christchurch, New Zealand

Get directions
City Center
  • Christchurch
    2.8 mi
  • Nomads Ethnic Foods
    1200 ft
  • Welcome Vegetarian Cafe (cuisine: Vegetarian)
    1300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  1 pm
  • Check-out:
    until 08:00-10:00 
  • Number of rooms: