Avonhead Lodge Motel
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- High-speed internet in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in room (surcharge)
- Non-smoking hotel
TripAdvisor Reviews Avonhead Lodge Motel Christchurch
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... pretty famous, but since the earthquake in 2011 has sustained major damage to the front facade and is under serious renovation. Ergo, the Cardboard Cathedral was erected to be the temporary church for that congregation until the original one is finished. The Cardboard Cathedral is pretty interesting, it's made of cardboard, wood, and steel, and is SUPER earthquake safe. I won't say earthquake proof because that probably doesn't really exist, but it's ...
... with lunch), we sat down to dine. We were first served organic rye sourdough with butter and local Waipara olive oil. The amouse bouche was a lovely tomato gazpacho with cucumber chutney and an avocado mouse. We both delighted in the starter of goat cheese cigars with beetroots puree, courgette and mushroom, which was amazing and went perfectly with the slightly sweet Riesling. For mains, I had the fresh brill fish with ...
... yesterday - maybe in the mid-60's F with a bit of a breeze. And I arrived at around 4 pm which is usually the hottest time of day. So I may need to acquire another heavy sweater of some kind while here. Especially considering that we're going to be walking up to a glacier in a few days time. Luckily I'm pretty sure there's lots of places to buy that sort of stuff here in Christchurch.
Another slight miscalculation on my part, also due to the fact ...
... to a sea of Hawaiian shirts and was suddenly surrounded on all sides. These men were like Goblins in human clothing, shouting and spitting, attempting to poison our minds with shouts of 'good price'. I decided to venture to a little restaurant to get some food and plan our escape from these creatures, but they even followed me there and waited outside, gesturing to me with hypnotic hand signals. I feared to leave the safety of the restaurant for there seemed to be ...
... big break so moved to NZ.
We had a little excitement on the way home as 3 fire engines turned out for a fire just down the road from our hotel. We did, at first, think it could have been our hotel where a serious fire could have done almost $20 dollars worth of damage. But it wasn't so with the smell of smoke in our hair we retired to bed ready for a walk around Christchurch in the ...