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City Central Motel Apartments

252 Barbadoes Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Ranked #62 of 143 Hotels in Christchurch
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4 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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39 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Found the location of these apartments excellent as we were only in Christchurch for three days and were able to get out and about without any difficulties - once we worked out the one-way roads! Just down the road from the 'Cardboard Cathedral' so we were able to walk there. An excellent base for us in our 'View the City'... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived with family as we were over for my cousins wedding. I requested a twin room for myself and my uncle however when we got into the room it was a double bed. I went to reception to speak to them about it and they said they would put a sofa bed in which was comfy. It was far... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great place to stay, spacious apartment with sky tv, free wifi and great service would stay again! Shame Christchurch city is still so devastated from the earthquakes the rebuild is nowhere near i expected.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This place was very clean and spacious. The service received was excellent. When we were going anywhere, we were given a map with the directions marked on it. If we had time to spare, we were always given suggestions on things to do according to our time frame. Many thanks to Mark and family.

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Waikawa, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

If you need somewhere close to the city and at a more affordable price then its ok. Mark the duty manager was very good and helpful. The room is below the standard of what I would normally would like. Cleaning the rooms looks to be an issue or is hurried at best - Dust is evident, some brown powder was... More 

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chriss252, Manager at City Central Motel Apartments, responded to this review

Hello Carl G. Thank you for your critical review. I can assure you all of our staff have been made aware of your review and we will be working upwards from here. However i would like to point out that some of your photos are very deceptive. Deceptive in the sense that when you walk into the room, and even... More 

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

The place is pretty standard and not pretty to look at. It does the job of providing a room central to the city for I guess a reasonable price. The Windows were filthy, the walls are thin and the free WiFi is limited on its freeness. I would probably find somewhere else to stay for anything more than a night... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

we have just returned from a trip to new zealand and stayed here for four nights .the room was spacious and spotless .mark the manager was on holiday .reading a lot of reviews we were looking forward to seeing him .shame he was off but his stand in peter was fantastic nothing was to much trouble for him .wether it... More 

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chriss252, Manager at City Central Motel Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words and taking time to review us. We are very happy we made your stay with us a pleasent one. We strive to give great customer service, as we are a smaller place of accommodation, we believe we must go further in helping our guests compared to some of the service you may get from... More 

Sunshine Coast, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

My wife and I stayed here for two nights while visiting Christchurch on our honeymoon. The accommodation was great value for money and was in walking distance of most of the attractions we wanted to visit. The standout here was the service. Mark the duty manager was friendly and very helpful. An overall fantastic experience. Would recommend for sure.

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chriss252, Manager at City Central Motel Apartments, responded to this review

Thank you for a great review! We are very pleased to hear our staff gave you great service during your stay. As mentioned many times before, customer service is something we take pride in and we will always strive to give the same level of service to all of our guests. Thank you again for taking your time to review... More 

Rome, Italy
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31 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

The motel is conveniently located 10 min by foot from the central Christchurch area, which makes it possible to just leave the car at the motel and walk to the center. Our room was large and clean, and we were very positively impressed by the extremely friendly duty manager who gave us plenty of information on the area. In addition,... More 

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chriss252, Manager at City Central Motel Apartments, responded to this review

Thanks for giving us your time to make this review. We are very pleased to hear you were happy during you stay with us. As Christchurch is under construction, many things around us are being upgraded. Some of the upgrades include Fiber Broadband which is being laid in the surrounding City streets which we will have at the Motel very... More 

Bucharest, Romania
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32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I arrived on Easter day, the atmosphere was so quiet, the room was well heated. Pete was full of hospitality and the second day, Marc was the best duty manager , giving me all the details I needed, maps to succed in visiting the town. Thank you both of them!

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