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Arena Motel

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4.0 of 5
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30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Mittagong, Australia
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

My sister and I stayed here before going on the Tranz Alpine Rail and again on our return. We were taken to and picked up from the station. Friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. We were able to leave our suitcases here overnight and just take what we needed for our overnight stay in Greymouth.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Super friendly staff and great place but noise from other rooms was not great. We heard pumps for jacuzzi bath coming from other rooms late at night and in the early morning. It seems there is very little sound insulation as we heard other guests moving around too.

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Rotorua, New Zealand
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88 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We couldn't have asked for a friendlier host during our stay in Christchurch. We went out for a few hours on chilly afternoon. Coming back I had been wondering how long it would take to warm our room up as I was feeling rather cold. I didn't have to worry as the curtains had been closed and the heater turned... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Lovely friendly staff that went out of their way to accommodate you. Close to train station and were dropped of and collected from doing the Tranz Alpine. The room was clean and comfortable as were the beds.

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Lower Hutt, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Pleasant staff who took an interest in our visit to Christchurch. The room was clean, has good furniture, nice and warm in the middle of winter; perfect for a family (two adults and three children). Down side was the very poor water pressure in the shower and extremely slow internet wifi.

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Melbourne, Australia
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41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We booked a 2 bedroom unit which catered perfectly for us. The unit was very comfortable and clean, the hosts were very friendly and helpful and arranged our early morning shuttle service to the airport. The pickup service the motel provides from the railway station was very convenient and appreciated. The location is very handy, we walked to the city... More 

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Tauranga, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

We recently stayed here the Motel was spotless, warm and cosy beds we couldnt have wished for anything better and to top it off we were taken to the Railway Station the next morning, nothing was any trouble for the hosts. Highly recommend a stay here

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Sydney, Australia
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

We chose this motel because of its convenience to the TranzAlpine train station, but it proved to be exceptionally clean; well equipped( with shiny pots, good crockery sharp knives) and exceptionally helpful host. Our 2 night stay was most comfortable and considering its location, very quiet. Although we cooked our evening meal we ordered breakfasts both mornings and were delivered(... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

the staff were friendly always will to help and took us to the train station with no charge. The room was very clean, very roomy and had a good bathroom. I will be staying at this hotel again. also if you follow the crusaders the stadium is actually across the road. Top marks.

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

we arrived at one a clock in the morning and wer taken to our room the and told they had put heating on we over slept and up at 11 am we went to the reception and they said they left us because we late arrivals we then arranged for transfer from the motel to the railway stn the next... More 

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