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City Central Motel Apartments

252 Barbadoes Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Ranked #60 of 142 Hotels in Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Waikawa, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
6 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 32 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I think the first thing that impressed me about this property was the attitude of the duty manager, Mark Smith. I have never, in all my years of travel, encountered anyone with his level of clear and natural intent to ensure that his guests have a comfortable stay. His attitude to service is quite remarkable. For location, it suited me... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

Fully refurbished, spacious apartments. Fantastic customer service - so friendly and helpful with all our requests (additional pillows, restaurant info, casino shuttle booking etc). Class to CBD. Plenty of free car parking onsite too. Would definitely stay again!

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Hastings, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

Stayed during a recent business trip. Found staff to be accomodating and very helpful as I had not been in city since before the earthquake. Room was comfortable with good facilities and well presented. Especially liked the wet area shower as it alowed ease of use.

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4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We booked this to be near City centre but unfortunately there is not a lot to see in Christchurch city now due to vacant blocks & empty buildings - very sad Not up to expectations - reception had strong cigarette smoke smell Bed & pillows uncomfortable Woken by car doors banging & people talking outside door due to shuttle drop... More 

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