My wife and I stayed at the motel twice during May 2012 as we travelled around the South Island, part of a long, round the world trip. We stayed in many places during our 8 months away but in terms of amazing service, helpfullness and consideration, this was the best anywhere in the world. The studio apartments we stayed in (different ones each time but the same high quality) were spotless, comfortable and had everything we need in terms of equipment. The bed was comfortable, the room was modern, clean and well-heated and fantatsiv value for money.
However, what made our stay at the Motel so memorable was Tina, one of the the wonderful owners. We arrived late at night and she was there to greet us, provide everything we needed and a few extras to make our stay even nicer (the free wifi for both our laptops was a blessing). She was a mine of information about the city, what we could do and where we could go. More than this, she was just so kind and considerate - it is what you always hope to find when staying somewhere but so rarely is it like this. Over the next few days we got to know the other staff and they were equally welcoming. The motel was perfect for the city centre, and the interstate bus stop which we needed to use. We had read about the service at the City Centre motel and hoped it would be good - in fact, it far exceeded our expectations. We would definitely stay there again. What great people!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Winner of the Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2011 and 2012, this much sought after central city motel offers quiet comfort and yet is only 400metres to some of the city's best restaurants and bars. Winner of the Summer 2009 Garden Awards for Hotel/Motels, the City Centre Motel is a peaceful haven in the heart of our glorious Garden City. All apartments are set well back from the road and we offer free WiFi and lots of free off street parking. ... more less
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