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4.0 of 5 Motel   |   30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Ranked #34 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 4 days 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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Wollongong, Australia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

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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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

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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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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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:
#26 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#28 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#32 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch

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