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Hotel Lorenzo Motor Lodge - Riccarton, Christchurch

4 star Hotel Christchurch

36 Riccarton Road - Christchurch

Price starting from NZD 146.56
Close to fine dining, lively cafés, and a stone's throw from many cultural and sporting attractions, Lorenzo Motor Lodge, a 4-star motel in Christchurch, will surely win a place in your affections. Blending the very best of New Zealand hospitality with attractive top-quality accommodation, the motel treats you to a great location, 200 meters from Hagley Park and 5 minutes drive from the city center. Mona Vale, Riccarton House and Bush Walk, the Botanical Gardens, Canterbury Museum, Christchurch train station, and the local golf course are likewise in close proximity. Christchurch International and Domestic Airport terminals are located 15 minutes away from the lodge.

Don't hesitate to ask the friendly, cheerful staff about local transport links and places to explore. As a guest of this Christchurch motel, you can also take advantage of laundry facilities and complimentary WiFi. If you're determined to keep in shape during your stay, enjoy discounted access to a 24-hour gymnasium across the road.

This smoke-free property features secure, complimentary 24-hour parking with video surveillance as well as a reception safe for valuables. Lorenzo Motor Lodge also offers a free shuttle service each evening to Christchurch Casino. 
Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.8 Excellent
Based on 11 hotel reviews © 2015

disappointing to be charged full price while the motel is a construction site

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Breakfast at Hotel Lorenzo Motor Lodge

A full breakfast is served each morning for a fee.

Hotel Facilities at Lorenzo Motor Lodge

  • Bar
  • Laundry service
  • Room service - limited hour
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Garden
  • Front desk - safety deposit box
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Internet/Email services
  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking

Know before you go

  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Check-in: after 1:00 PM.

Check-out: before 10:30 AM.

Guests arriving outside reception opening hours are kindly requested to inform the hotel in advance.


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel 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.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: NZD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: NZD 5 per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®
Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodations in New Zealand. This Motel property is rated 4 star plus and is displayed on this page as 4 stars.

Hotel Lorenzo Motor Lodge is also known as

Lorenzo Hotel Christchurch
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Lorenzo Motor Lodge Hotel reviews

8.2 Very Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Our stay was excellent, the owners were very friendly and helpful, gave excellent recommendations for dinner and breakfast (and even made our dinner reservations). Room was spacious, and well arranged. Our stay was excellent, but when we checked in to our room there was a distinct aroma, not pleasant. The bathroom window was open, and over a period of a couple of hours the smell dissipated.

9.7 Outstanding!
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

Prior to our checkin I was contacted for my arrival time, and when I arrived (about two hours before normal checkin) my room was ready. Mike (one of the owners) was very helpful in recommending places to eat, and how to see the local attractions of the city. His efforts were above normal from other places I have stayed.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

The room felt almost new, immaculately clean and with excellent facilities including a little garden area with table. Staff were extremely friendly and helpful. A wonderful place to stay in Christchurch, near the centre yet easy to get to. I am so glad to hear it has survived the earthquake unscathed.

10 Outstanding!
  • March 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We stayed here for one night prior to flying home from NZ. despite the difficulties and presures all motels and restaurants were having during the earthquake aftermath, our hosts Mike and Mary could not have done enough for us and were kindness itself. .The food at the local Italian restaurant was excellent too. Lorenzo is a great place to stay.

10 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

We were looked after very well by Mary and Mike, i could not praise them highly enough. We had a room upgrade without even asking. The facilities and cleanliness of the room were excellent. We would definately stay here again and would recommend to anyone.

9.5 Outstanding!
  • February 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • United Kingdom

A very welcoming well run hotel

10 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • United Kingdom

Mike and Mary coundn't have been more welcoming and helpful. The accomodation was 5*. Couldn't have asked for more.

9.9 Outstanding!
  • December 2010
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with older children
  • USA

I chose the Lorenzo because it was the motel on the Riccarton strip that was closest to the center of Christchurch. Riccarton Rd. doesn't have much to recommend it, but the city center is a pleasant walk from the Lorenzo through the park. There's a great coffee and breakfast spot across the street, and the Italian restaurant recommended by the owner was just fine. The owners were gracious, welcoming, and helpful. Note that "hotel surroundings" is given a lower rating because Riccarton Rd. is a busy, nondescript thoroughfare; the Lorenzo itself is attractive, and the owners have brightened the street view with a small rose garden.

6.8 Fair
  • March 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • New Zealand

9.9 Outstanding!
  • April 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • GB

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Room Details

Lorenzo Motor Lodge has 12 guest rooms, all with iPod docking stations and designer toiletries. Guests can kick back at the end of a busy day and enjoy TVs with premium satellite channels and DVD players. Business travelers will have access to free wireless high-speed Internet access as well as desks and phones during their Riccarton visit. A good night's sleep in comfortable beds with premium bedding will have visitors waking up refreshed and well-rested throughout their vacation or business trip.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with complimentary toiletries. Irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers can be found in each room to accommodate basic traveling needs. Rooms also include soundproofing and ceiling fans.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Desk
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV
  • Fan
  • Wireless Internet access

Distances from Hotel Lorenzo Motor Lodge

Westfield Riccarton Mall - 0.7 km / 0.5 mi
Riccarton House - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Hagley Park - 1 km / 0.6 mi
Hagley Golf Course - 1 km / 0.7 mi
Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 1.1 km / 0.7 mi
Christchurch Public Hospital - 1.4 km / 0.9 mi
Christ's College - 1.5 km / 0.9 mi
Canterbury Museum - 1.6 km / 1 mi
Punting on the Avon - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Canterbury Brewery - 1.7 km / 1.1 mi
Addington Raceway - 1.8 km / 1.1 mi
Horncastle Arena - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Christchurch Art Gallery - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Westpac Arena - 1.9 km / 1.2 mi
Merivale Mall - 2.1 km / 1.3 mi
The preferred airport for Lorenzo Motor Lodge is Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 km and mile.

Transportation services Hotel Lorenzo Motor Lodge

  • Shuttle service
  • Free parking