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Arena Motel

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #35 of 138 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014
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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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153 reviews 153 reviews
19 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 hotel reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

I spent five nights here and it was bliss. My room was spotless each day. The kitchenette was perfectly functional. A good vareity of food outlets are about a 5min walk away. A small Supervalue supermarket is approx 20min by foot. The bed with its thick topper was very comfortable. Each morning..I had delivered right on time a beauitifully cooked... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

I think for most of the travelers who choose this motel is to take advantage of its proximity to the train station and the free transport provided by the motel. Other than that this is just another ordinary normal motel. The host was friendly and helpful. The facilities provided by the motel was just adequate.A plus point is that it... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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49 reviews 49 reviews
24 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Located on a fairly busy road, it's not a quiet place unfortunately. The rooms are ok, with a basic electric heater to try and keep the place warm. It only just succeeded. You get 500Mb free wifi which is helpful - this worked without issue. Shower only just managed to get hot enough. Continental breakfast and a cooked breakfast can... More

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Auckland, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Excellent location for travel on Tranzalpine train trip. Free transport to and from railway station a real bonus. Friendly and helpful hosts. Only had a 2 night stay and room was serviced which was an unexpected surprise for motel accommodation.

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Singapore, Singapore
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

My husband and I chose Arena Motel as our last stop of our 14 days self drive trip in South Island because of its proximity to the train station and the free transportation service provided to/from the station. We took the TranzAlpine ride from Greymouth to Christchurch. Upon arriving at the Christchurch train station, we made a free phone call... More

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Fort Mohave, Arizona
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136 reviews 136 reviews
31 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

My friend and I stayed here on two different occasions while we were in NZ. Within 3 blocks from the train station. An easy walk. Upon arriving as we were a bit late due to the train being down and had to be bused from Kaikoura to Christchurch, Dale welcomed us with a very friendly greeting and checked us in... More

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Nelson, New Zealand
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

My wife and I traveled with a friend to attend the Christchurch Food Show at the Addington Raceway Arena. We chose to stay at the Arena Motel due to the good reviews on Tripadvisor, being walking distance to the arena, and the reasonable price. We stayed in the one bedroom unit which had a queen bed in the bedroom and... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

we arrived in late on a Sunday night and we were still greeted by Patrick and shown to our room. This motel was suggested to us for its location, as we were travelling on the Tranzalpine in a few days. I would recommend this motel for its location to the railway station, it's cheery motelliers, clean and comfortable rooms, ability... More

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Wollongong, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Booked Arena because of the location and our late arrival at Christchurch railway station. We were picked up by a cheery Dale who was just so very helpful. Everything we needed...Clean spacious room...comfortable...good value....close to several dining options...able to fix our own Breakfast...and most of all friendly cheerful service. This stay was so good it motivated me to make a... More

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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*
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