We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
4.0 of 5 Motel   |   30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Hotel website
Hotel amenities
Arena Motel
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 9 more sites!
Save
You added Arena Motel to your Saves list
Ranked #32 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 5 days ago
lejog2009 Brisbane, Australia
Write a Review

109 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    49
    49
    9
    1
    1
See reviews for
27
49
8
4
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (15)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (109)
  • Mar-May only
    (30)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (21)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (23)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (35)
All months
Brisbane, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW via mobile

Our host couldn't have been more friendly or helpful. As we arrived my husband caught his thumb in the taxi door and our host immediately produced an ice pack to relieve the pain. When we left the next morning she allowed us to keep the ice pack as it was still needed. We stayed at this hotel as we were... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
16 hotel reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very good motel. We used here as a base for TranzAlpine train journey. Faultless room and service. Collected us from Picton train, Took us to station and collected us after day on TranzAlpine train. Took us to station for the return journey to Picton. Not only free Wi-Fi but it worked.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bangalore
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
45 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had to spend 1 night in Christchurch before embarking on Tranzalpine to Greymouth. This is an excellent place to do the same as they provide a courtesy van to the railway station. They are very close to the station and it hardly takes any time. It is close to Lincoln Avenue which has a few good places to eat,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Riverina
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
24 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at this motel twice after completing a return trip on the TranzAlpine. The motel is very conveniently located with their courtesy bus to the Christchurch station a terrific service. Good recommendations for local dining were also provided.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Excellent place to stay if you're heading out of Christchurch on the TranzAlpine. It's super close to the train station and they'll provide transport. Also close to Lincoln Avenue where there is a good variety of places to eat out.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Very warm welcome on arrival, showed us directions to local swimming pools and provided free wifi details. Room quality was very high, nice and new and modern. We had a very comfortable stay and the drop off service to the Coastal Pacific train was also very handy. I would highly recommend this Motel to families and couples.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015 via mobile

Very friendly helpful people, helped us find a restaurant for dinner and allowed us time after checkout while we sorted out rental cars. lovely clean units with modern kitchenette and bathroom and very tasteful decor. handy location. No complaints at all and would definitely stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

On the night I flew to Christchurch I arrived at the arena motel sypposedly only to find out we had booked for the wrong month. Well how wrong was I. The lady at the reception was extremely helpful in finding a hotel with an avaliable room.I vowed to return (jokingly).So a week later, the night I was returning to Christchurch... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wollongong, Australia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
7 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Easy airport access with SuperShuttle. We had a 2br s/c unit. Good location - 10 min walk to shops. Motel is on main street, however not much street noise. If you stay more than 1 or 2 nights and you want to unpack your clothes, there is only a small wardrobe in the lounge area which had fan and ironing... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We stayed here for two nights as during the full day we did a trip on the Trans Alpine train. The motel offer a free shuttle to the train station and pick up on your return. Could not fault the accommodation or the very helpful owners!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to Arena Motel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Arena Motel

Address: 30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone Number:
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
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Expedia, Cheap Tickets, Agoda, Hotels.com, Orbitz, Despegar.com, Priceline, Travelocity, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your Arena Motel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#26 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#26 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#27 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch

27 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (20)
Viewed
Room/suite (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (1)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Bathroom (4)
Viewed
View from room (2)
Viewed
Other (5)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (7)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/suite (1)
Viewed
Other (3)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay