Vita Nova Motel - Christchurch

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

Parking on request

Luggage storage
24-hour
Laundry

Self-service laundry

TV

Flat-screen TV

Kitchen facilities

Kitchenette

Microwave

Refrigerator

Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Meeting facilities

Business center

Overview

The 4-star Vita Nova Motel boasts close proximity to Christchurch Botanic Gardens, Mona Vale and Orana Wildlife Park just 2.4 km away.

The property is set within 5 km distance from Christchurch city center. Thanks to a bus stop nearby, the hotel is well connected with other parts of Christchurch.

A mall and shops are minutes away from the hotel.

Vita Nova Motel can be reached in 10 minutes by car from Christchurch International airport.

Rooms

Some of the soundproof hotel rooms feature pay TV, a DVD player, a laptop safe, wireless internet and satellite TV as well as an electric kettle, kitchenware and a dishwasher. They also have en suite bathrooms with a shower, free toiletries and a hairdryer.

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. 

Services

Vita Nova Motel offers a business center and a copier for business guests.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Free private parking is possible at a location nearby.

Number of rooms:   10.

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Facilities

General

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Parking on request
  • Free parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Luggage storage

Services

  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Sitting area
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Kitchenette
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cookware/ Kitchen utensils

Bedroom

  • Electric blankets

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-in

  • from  1 pm

Check-out

  • until 08:00-10:00 

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Vita Nova Motel - Christchurch Christchurch location
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Hotel Address:

290 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand

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City Center
  • Christchurch
    2.8 mi
Airports
Restaurants
  • 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:
    10

Rooms and availability

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Studio Disability Access
Bed type: King-size bed
Size: 250 sq. feet
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Features kitchenette facilities and a private bathroom with disability access.

Room facilities
    Vita Nova Motel photos Room
    Studio
    Bed type: King-size bed
    Size: 250 sq. feet
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    Features a kitchenette and en suite bathroom. This room has no capacity for additional guests.

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      Vita Nova Motel photos Room
      One-Bedroom Apartment
      Bed type: King-size bed
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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      Located on the 1st floor, this 2-level apartment features a bedroom upstairs and a separate living area with a single bed downstairs. Includes a 32-inch LCD TV in the lounge area, full kitchen facilities and private bathroom. Features internal stairs to the mezzanine floor with queen-size bed.

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        Two-Bedroom Apartment
        Bed type: King-size bed
        Size: 485 sq. feet
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        Situated on the 1st floor, this 2-storey apartment features 2 separate bedrooms offering a queen-size bed on the downstairs level and 2 single beds located upstairs. Includes a 32-inch LCD TV in the lounge area, basic kitchen facilities and a private bathroom.

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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Vita Nova Motel - Christchurch Christchurch location
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          Hotel Address:

          290 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Christchurch
            2.8 mi
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • 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:
            10

          Vita Nova Motel Location

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • Christchurch Arts Centre - 2.4 mi
          • Cathedral Square - 2.7 mi

          Places of interest

          • University of Canterbury - 2700 ft
          • Christchurch City Council - 2.5 mi
          • Christchurch City Council - 2.5 mi
          • Christchurch City Council - 2.5 mi
          • Christchurch District Court - 2.6 mi
          • Cavendish Business Park - 2.7 mi
          • ASURE New Zealand Limited - 2.7 mi
          • Foodstuffs - South Island - 2.7 mi
          • Waterloo Business Park Christchurch - 2.7 mi
          • Anzco Foods Limited / Canterbury Meat Packers Ltd - 2.7 mi
          • Portlink Industrial Park - 2.7 mi

          Shopping areas

          • Victoria Street - 2.4 mi
          • Cashel Street Shopping Area - 2.7 mi
          • Re:START - 2.7 mi

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Bridge of Remembrance - 2.5 mi
          • The Chalice - 2.7 mi

          Stadiums

          • CBS Canterbury Arena - 1.4 mi
          • Westpac Arena - 1.4 mi
          • AMI Stadium - 1.4 mi

          Museums

          • Canterbury Museum - 2.2 mi

          Parks

          • Hagley Park - 1.9 mi
          • Botanical Gardens - 2.0 mi

          Theaters

          • Christchurch Town Hall - 2.7 mi

          Galleries

          • Christchurch Art Gallery - 2.5 mi

          Local attractions

          • Riccarton House & Bush - 1.0 mi
            16 Kahu Rd, Fendalton, Christchurch
          • Mona Vale - 1.5 mi
            63 Fendalton Rd, Christchurch
          • Hagley Park - 1.8 mi
            Riccarton Avenue, Christchurch
          • Earth and Sky - 1.5 mi
            PO Box 112, Lake Tekapo
          • Orana Wildlife Park - 1.8 mi
            Papanui, Christchurch

          Near the hotel

          • Rutherford's Den - 2800 ft
            Christchurch Arts Centre, Christchurch
          • Westfield Riccarton - 4400 ft
            129 Riccarton Rd, Riccarton

          Restaurants nearby

          • Nomads Ethnic Foods - 1200 ft

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

            74% likes this, based on 19 reviews

          • Indian Fendalton - 1500 ft

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

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

          • Tandoori Palace - 1900 ft

            Address: 71 Ilam Road
            Phone: 03 343 4405

            54% likes this, based on 41 reviews

          • Welcome Vegetarian Cafe - 1300 ft

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

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

          • Foo San Restaurant - 1800 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:
            10
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          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
          Superb
          Based on 79 reviews

          Guest reviews

          • Older travelers
            5.8

            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
            10.0

            Great modern apartment, with very fast free wifi

            Nothing really

          • Group of friends
            7.8

            Good location V quiet modern and immaculately clean

          • Older travelers
            8.8

            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
            8.2

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

          • Couple
            7.8

            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
            8.2

            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
            7.8

            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
            8.8

            Clean, comfortable accommodations in a good location

          • Couple
            8.2

            cleaniess

            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
            10.0

            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
            7.0

            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
            10.0

            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
            10.0

            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
            8.4

            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
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          290 Riccarton Road, Riccarton, Christchurch, New Zealand

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Christchurch
            2.8 mi
          Airports
          Restaurants
          • 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:
            10