Author: Carolyn Tran
Location: 106 Mandeville Street, Riccarton, Christchurch 8440, NEW ZEALAND
Date Visited: July 2012
Perfect for travellers who are looking to be just outside all the action. The Ashley is clean, affordable and well positioned, with fantastic staff who are extremely accommodating.
Clean and affordable, large television, kitchen (dining) is available with the option of breakfast in bed, comfortable, close to the city and shopping centres, close to trains.
The last point is an important one – the proximity to the train station. I wanted to be close to the city as well as close to the train station (KiwiRail). The Ashley was ideal for that reason.
There are two buildings essentially: one is a double storey building; one is a triple storey building. Unfortunately, there are no lifts to transport luggage up and down. The stairwell is quite narrow; extreme care must be taken in order to ascend or descend (especially with luggage). However, the staff is always willing and able to help in this respect.
Whilst smoking is not permitted, there were people who did so at the first room we were allocated to. The staff went above and beyond to rectify the situation, and in the end, moved us to an alternative room.
- Cleanliness - 7
- Service - 9
- Breakfast - Y
- Location (accessibility) - 8
- Amenities - 6.5
- Technology - TV, Internet connectivity, radios - 6.5
- Overall Impression - 6.5
- How likely I will be revisiting: - A reasonable possibility, especially if in need of a motel