Overview of Ilam Motel

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96 reviews
Guests rated this property 3.4/5 for cleanliness.


  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Laundry
  • Housekeeping


Explore the area

Popular LocationWestfield Riccarton Mall13 min walk
Popular LocationUniversity of Canterbury14 min walk
Popular LocationMona Vale5 min drive
AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)9 min drive

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  • Standard Suite, 2 Bedrooms, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 6
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  • Standard Suite, 1 Bedroom, Non Smoking, Kitchen

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 4
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  • Standard Studio, Non Smoking (Studio)

    Room amenities

    • Sleeps 2
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About this area


Located in Christchurch, Ilam Motel is in an area with good shopping. Travellers eager for a bit of culture can stop by International Antarctic Centre, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Hagley Park and Sumner Beach. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at AMI Stadium or Horncastle Arena. Our guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Westfield Riccarton Mall - 13 min walk
  • University of Canterbury - 14 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 5 min drive
  • Mona Vale - 5 min drive
  • Hagley Park - 8 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 4 min drive
  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 9 min drive

About this property

Ilam Motel

Christchurch motel in Upper Riccarton, near University of Canterbury
Along with laundry facilities, this smoke-free motel has a 24-hour front desk and free self-parking. WiFi in public areas is free. All 8 rooms provide conveniences such as sofa beds and fridges, plus complimentary wireless Internet access and TVs with satellite channels. Other amenities available to guests include microwaves, premium bedding and coffee/tea makers.
Ilam Motel offers 8 forms of accommodation with coffee/tea makers and free toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. Satellite televisions are provided. Fridges and microwaves are provided.
This Christchurch motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Property amenities


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

Parking and public transport

Free self parking

Family friendly

Free cots/infant beds
Laundry facilities
Sofa bed

Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage

Languages spoken



Smoke-free property

Room amenities


Free cots/infant beds
Premium bedding
Sofa bed


Free toiletries


Satellite channels

Food and drink

Coffee/tea maker





Check-in between 2 PM and 9 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Payment types


Important information

Optional extras

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

  • 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.

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

Ilam Motel Christchurch
Ilam Motel
Ilam Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Ilam Motel and receive a full refund?
Yes, Ilam Motel offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Ilam Motel cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Ilam Motel?
As of 4 Jun 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Ilam Motel on 5 Jun 2020 start from NZ$130, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this property pet-friendly?
No, pets are not allowed at this property.
How much is parking at this property?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 2 PM to 9 PM. After-hours check-in is not available.
What time is check-out at this motel?
Checkout is at 10 AM.
Where is Ilam Motel located?
Located in Upper Riccarton, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Riccarton Road and University of Canterbury. AMI Stadium and Hagley Park are also within 3 miles (5 km).

Guest reviews

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


  • Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

because my origional booking was not available was told this was a up grade not so.

Stayed 3 nights in Jan 2020

5/5 Excellent

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

Stayed 2 nights in Oct 2019

4/5 Good

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

Quick to sort any issues.

Booked a studio unit and as it was so hot and no aircon, a fan was brought in which was great. Good parking in front of unit; can be a little awkward to turn into the motel if it's really busy, as the entrance is right on a set of traffic lights, but I didn't have any problems with it. Handy to both Bush Inn and Riccarton shopping areas. Friendly and helpful owners. Considering the location, street noise wasn't a problem. Only downside this trip was bathroom items weren't left on daily room clean, but this was fixed as soon as it was reported.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2019

5/5 Excellent

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

Very helpful owners and close to university. Comfortable bed

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2019

4/5 Good

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

Close to shops city and airport

Very nice people clean comfortable room in good location

Stayed 2 nights in Mar 2018