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City Central Motel Apartments

4.0 of 5 Motel   |   252 Barbadoes Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 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
    5 of 5 stars
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Auckland, New Zealand
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

The upstairs unit we had was quite large but the standard was only average and did seem a bit overdue for refurbishment. As its name says, it is indeed a central city location but there is not much in the way of attractions nearby (although easy to get to in the roading network if you have a car). Stairs only... More

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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We know central accomodation is hard to come by in Christchurch but this place was very overpriced for what we got. I would not have wanted to stay more than one night. Our queen bed was two singles pushed together and not at all comfortable. There was no hand towel or dish washing liquid. While it looked new, the lino... More

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Orange City, IA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
17 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

I chose this motel, primarily because it was the closest I could find to the InterCity bus stop for an evening arrival. Overall, I'd say my experience was quite good. I was delayed by credit card issues and had to shift my booking forward one night. Peter was most most helpful and, since it was off-season, allowed the change without... More

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I cancelled my booking at this establishment after I was delayed elsewhere in New Zealand as a result of Cyclone Lusi. I emailed them far in excess of 48 hours prior to my visit however I received a reply stating the full payment had been deducted from my account. I queried this and then received a series of rude emails... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

Spent two nights in City Central Motel being redirected there from Avalon Motels due to overbooking. On arrival check in procedure went without greater trouble, except for the fact that receptionist had no idea about Avalon Motel's overbooking issue and without even checking the computer he informed us that we came to a wrong place. Fortunately I had a copy... More

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4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

Biggest problem with this hotel is that wi fi is very limited so if you have to make reservations or plan your trip ahead, wifi ends up being completely useless. For tourists it's very hard. Additionally, walls are very thin. We could hear our next door neighbors till late at night. I would not recommend this place, if you need... More

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

I booked this hotel on a work trip. It's close to the city and walking distance to all the attractions. Just 2 mins from the cardboard cathedral. The staff were very friendly and welcoming and were always on hand to help. It seems to be a family run place and they're interested to stop and just chat for a while.

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Wellington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2013

I stayed here for 2 days on business. Nice spacious room, basic but clean and had most things I needed. Was upgraded to a balcony room which was nice. The owner stayed up to greet me as I had a late check-in (10.45pm by the time I arrived) and was very friendly. The receptionist who was on the next day... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

This motel is close to the CBD area and it's within walking distance to the city centre. However, as major reconstruction is still going on, there is little to see there (in the CBD). The room was spacious and clean. Good sky tv channel selections and even comes with a dvd player

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Sarina, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013 via mobile

We arrived in Christchurch from Australia at 12:30 at night for our honeymoon. We had called a couple of days beforehand to get the key left out. The gentleman was very friendly on the phone, we arrived and our key was there. Although the rooms aren't 5 star quality, it was very warm and we had a great sleep, still... More

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Address: 252 Barbadoes Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — City Central Motel Apartments 4*
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We offer 26 stylish, self contained and well appointed quality apartments catering for the corporate traveler, couples and families.City Central Motel Apartments are within 5-7 mins walk of local attractions and the Central Business District. ... more   less 
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