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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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Ranked #23 of 143 Hotels in Christchurch
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kaye D Motueka, 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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Motueka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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6 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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19 reviews
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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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 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
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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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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
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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Katikati, New Zealand
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58 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

Got picked up at the station by the host & delivered straight to the Motel, quick check in, asked if we require a shuttle to the airport in the morning but them I was going to walk to the car rental company to pick a car up. But told that if I didn't mined waiting until about 8:10 she could... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We arrived lunchtime and the hosts were happy to check us in early. We had the 2 bedroom family for 5, which was spacious, clean and extremely well appointed with cooking facilities. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in christchurch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Exceeded expectations! Incredibly clean, free wifi and well appointed kitchen. Our host could not have been friendlier - felt like we should hug as we left! The free shuttle to the airport also added to its good value and Mosaic restaurant just a short walk around the corner is a great value, delicious family meal option.

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