We have stayed at the Aachen motel a couple of times prior to our last visit. When we received the booking confirmation it stated.....super suite with kitchenette..... We were most disappointed when we checked in to find that we had been allocated a studio unit! The bed was so close to the window, it was very cold sleeping at night. The confirmation notice also mentioned a desk............not sure where that could have been hiding!!! We also would not accept that a microwave equates to a kitchenett!!!!! Mike did complain when we left and the man was really non-committal except to say why didn't we complain when we arrived. It was actually past 9 o'clock when we did check in and with all the stress we are under with the continuing after shocks in Christchurch and lack of sleep all we wanted to do was get to bed and get some rest. Mike also though $175 a night was very expensive for a studio apartment.
It has certainly put us off staying at the Aachen motel and, of course, if Christchurch people want us to recommend a motel, we couldn't in all honest recommend the Aachen.
The room was clean but again the bed wasn't made on the Saturday when we were at the Shantytown art exhibition for a few hours and the dishes were not done. We have never struck this before in any mote/hotel we have stayed at.
Would you recommend to a friend? No