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Arcadia Motel

564 Ferry Rd, Woolston, Christchurch 8023, New Zealand
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Naracoorte, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We had driven from Picton to Christchurch and by the time we got here we were ready to collapse. I had booked on hotels.com and we were very pleasantly surprised. Yes the place is a bit old but I don't really care about that. The room was 2 bedrooms with the main bed in the kitchen/tv area. It was clean... More 

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38 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice welcoming. Got a lot of documentation. The last hotel on our round trip of the south. Old charm but everything we needed. Fully equipped kitchen, very good bed, tidy shower and a terrace at the sunny side. Located steps away from supermarket, burger restaurant and Indian restaurant. Located at the bus stop of the Purple Line. Easy way to... More 

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Oxford, Ohio, United States
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

First I will mention that we did not stay in the accomodation provided at this business. However, I would stay here given the chance over many many others after our experience. We arrived late at night looking for a place to park our camper. We had contacted a hotel that we stayed with previously and they said even though we... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for 10 days last year. Recommended to us by friends. If we hadnt paid in advance we would have moved on. It is very tired and our bathroom and toilet were far from satisfactory. It had a musty smell and we were uncomfortable the whole time. It was roomy I must admit and handy to bus and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located at Woolston, which is about a 20-30 minute drive from the Christchurch International Airport. Now, we had taken Jetstar flight from Sydney which got us into the Christchurch at about 12:30 A.M. After Immigrations and customs, luggage collection and getting the car, we managed to arrive at about 2:30 A.M. We had already spoken to the owners and they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Thanks for a great place to stay! The unit was comfortable, clean, quiet and in close proximity to shops and the city centre. The hosts were very helpful - thank you! Recommended to all and will definately be staying here again.

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Mojave California
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85 reviews 85 reviews
14 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed a few nights stay at the Arcadia. Very clean and onl about a 15 minute drive to Christchurch city centre. This is an old style motor lodge as would be typical in decades past. This adds to the charm. Very roomy and comfortable. Clean. If you are seekig modern cons, this may not be the place for you,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015

We stayed at the Arcadia Motels last weekend and found it spacious and comfortable and great bang for your bucks.The Staff are friendly and knowledgeable and the hotel is close to shops and bus routes. The room was quiet and beds comfortable andwe had a great sleep

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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

i recently stayed at the arcadia motel in woolston christchurch it was one of the best motel,s i have ever stayed in everything was top grade modern in everything that you would need very comfortable very very clean the grounds were great it was next to the heathcote river which has a great walking track it central to everything you... More 

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Wellington, New Zealand
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

The Arcadia on Ferry Road is a traditional kiwi Motel. It offers good value, its units are spacious and even have enough room for a couple of leather lazyboys. There is plenty of space around the units. It is easy to access being near the newly formed ring road around Christchurch

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