Overview of Academy Motor Lodge

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4.2 / 5Very Good
278 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Breakfast Available
  • Laundry



Popular LocationUniversity of Canterbury7 min walk
Popular LocationMona Vale4 min drive
Popular LocationSt George's Hostpital5 min drive
AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)7 min drive

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  • Executive Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

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    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Studio, Non Smoking (King + Single Studio)

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    • Sleeps 3
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  • Executive Studio, Non Smoking, Kitchenette

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    • Sleeps 2
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  • Standard Studio, Non Smoking (Studio)

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    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Academy Motor Lodge is located in Christchurch. Christchurch Gondola is a popular attraction and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Hagley Park and Sumner Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Horncastle Arena or AMI Stadium.

Popular Location

What's nearby

  • University of Canterbury - 7 min walk
  • Mona Vale - 4 min drive
  • St George's Hostpital - 5 min drive
  • AMI Stadium - 9 min drive
  • Papanui Road - 10 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 6 min drive
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 7 min drive

About this property

Academy Motor Lodge

3-star Christchurch motel in Ilam, walk to University of Canterbury
This smoke-free motel features dry cleaning, laundry facilities and free newspapers. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. All 23 rooms provide conveniences such as microwaves and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and flat-screen TVs. Hairdryers, showers and ironing boards are among the other amenities that guests will find.
Academy Motor Lodge offers 23 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions are featured in guestrooms.
Bathrooms include a shower. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Food and drink

Continental breakfast available for a fee daily: NZD 12 per person

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities


Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

Dry-cleaning service
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken



Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Flat-screen TV

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 2 PM and 8 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open Monday - Friday (7 AM - 9 PM) and Saturday - Sunday (8 AM - 8 PM)
If you are planning to arrive after 8 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation


Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types

American Express

Important information

Optional extras

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

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 12 per person (approximately)

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

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be 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.

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Academy Motor Lodge Christchurch
Academy Motor Lodge
Academy Motor Christchurch
Academy Motor

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Academy Motor Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Academy Motor Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Academy Motor Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, only service animals are welcome at the property.
How much is parking at Academy Motor Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Academy Motor Lodge?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 8 PM.
What time is check-out at Academy Motor Lodge?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is this property located?
Located in Ilam, this motel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Riccarton Road and University of Canterbury. Hagley Park and Christchurch Public Hospital are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

Very Good
5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

We went to bed at 11.30pm and due to the noise from other guests (i assume ) we couldn't get to sleep so we packed up and left at 1.30am.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service

Nice linen. Well thought out accessories. It has a really good feel to the place

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Spacious room, friendly helpful staff, great location

Stayed 3 nights in Dec 2019