I stayed here twice, a week apart, in two different rooms. Both rooms were very different.
I was in a room in the front of the building my first night. The room had cosmetic upgrades such as bed coverings and furniture, but still showed it's age with the painted cinder block walls, and slightly out-dated bathroom. The showerhead in the bathroom came up to my armpits (I'm average height for a male). I don't usually have a problem with road noise keeping me up, but with the road right outside and windows that don't keep out all the sound, some people may not sleep well as a result of this. I slept fine but a friend across the room was woken up by it once or twice. Large bed seemed to be ok, small bed felt like it was very tired. No toiletries, but liquid soap and towels are provided.
The second room was better. It was in the back of the building, a must if you are a light sleeper. The bathroom was completely different with no tub and a little more space. The sink didn't have hot water and was a little dirty. Beds were comfortable though.
I rated this a little higher for various reasons though. For the price you are getting a good deal. You're not terribly far from the airport, we could walk to downtown Christchurch and restaurants, the place was easy to get to and the room in the back gave everyone a good night's rest. If you want fancier you'd want to look elsewhere as there were nicer places nearby. Also, both receptionists I dealt with were very friendly. Actually, the guy on duty as we left the first night stopped what he was doing when I asked him for some traveling advice, pulled out a map and offered me amazing suggestions on our road trip around southern NZ. Our trip was twice as good because of his advice. I'm sorry I can't remember his name now (Peter?).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 136 On Bealey Avenue Motel welcomes all guests to enjoy a comfortable stay. Our spacious accommodation and convenient location provides travellers with exceptional affordability. Only minutes from the central city and directly opposite the Southern Cross Hospital the 136 On Bealey has flexibility and options that will suit any guests needs.136 On Bealey offer’s a superb balance of comfort and style with a homely feel every stay. Immaculately clean and well presented Suites the Avenue Christchurch offers 15 smart options with plenty of flexibility. Choose from our Executive King Suite, Queen Twin Suite or Interconnecting Suites we have the options for all occasions. With the following facilities available, daily servicing, tea and coffee making facilities, full kitchen and kitchenette facilities, microwave, fridge/freezer, bath, shower, desk, Sky TV, hi-speed wireless internet, ironing facilities, guest laundry and great breakfast options we have your needs covered. With all these facilities available we also provide every guest with quality service. Whether its local information or planning a day trip we are only too happy to provide 5 star service. We also provide off-street parking and monitored safe parking for motorcycles and bicycles. We can also provide a complimentary shuttle to train station and Casino shuttle service. We would like to thank you for reviewing our property we will look forward to your reservation arrival. ... more less
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