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Arena Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #39 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Short walk to Addington Coffee Co-op (www.addingtoncoffee.org.nz/) and near to KiwiRail station (www.kiwirailscenic.co.nz/TranzAlpine). Nice/neat room and clean bathroom. Was welcomed by friendly staff during check-in. Next morning had a free drop-off to Train Station. Definitely, a plus/plus!

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed here one night and I only booked it on the day. We were picked up at Christchurch after Tranzalpine which was great and no worries to the hosts. We were upgraded to a bigger room which was tidy, clean and comfortable. As we were running late the lady, forgive me for not remembering name offered to take us... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Room was comfortable but the two single beds were in the lounge area and very bouncy. The shower pressure was almost non existent. Good location and fabulous helpful lady at check in. Decent TV with lots of channels and kitchenette was useful.

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Kerikeri
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This motel was convenient, close to restaurants and train station, and the hosts were very pleasant. The cosy included the early morning transfer to the train station to catch the Coastal Pacific train. Motel was excellent - clean and modern. Definitely would stay here again.

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York, United Kingdom
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59 reviews 59 reviews
43 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Exactly two years since I last stopped off at the Arena and it is as good as ever. We were welcomed back like old friends by the friendly and businesslike owners. A comfortable well equipped room, spotlessly clean, led to a good night's rest. Could not ask for more.

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35 reviews 35 reviews
15 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Good value motel,close to all amenities walking distance from the city,parks and restaurants,nice big comfy rooms,with GR8 service,courtesy bus to the rail station if your taking The Tranz Alpine to the west coast.Free Wi-Fi and full kitchen facilities it needed,we stayed 2 nights and then returned for another night after touring the south island....rooms are spotless with a good quality... More 

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16 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Thanks Arena Motel for the great service we arrived very early in the morning and the owner had gone out of her way to have a room ready for us and we had also been upgraded. The room was lovely everything we could need for our 3 day stay. Very spotless lovely bedding and a lovely comfy lounge and kitchen... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We stayed here on two nights, before and after a train trip to Greymouth. I chose this motel because they offer a free shuttle to and from the station. We found the two rooms to have very comfortable beds and the rooms were clean and well-equipped. Free Wi-Fi was provided and the lady at the desk was very helpful. A... More 

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We stayed in a two bedroom unit. Room was tidy and quiet. Staff were very helpful, offering directions, eating recommendations and umbrellas. The only negative was the shower - it's one of those where to increase the heat of the water, you must turn down the speed of the water. Hence, it was a cold shower or a dribble of... More 

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sydney
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153 reviews 153 reviews
19 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

We stayed here one night prior to going on the Tranzalpine. The room was comfortable enough, and the staff friendly. It was a fair walk into central Christchurch, but the drop off to the train was convenient. It was ok for one night, but wouldn't have wanted to stay any longer...

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Address: 30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#30 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#31 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch

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