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Bealey Avenue Motel
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   229 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #67 of 139 hotels in Christchurch
London, United Kingdom
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“Basic but clean”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We booked a twin room for one night on our way up the east coast.

The room was large and clean with good kitchen facilities. Though the lighting was very dim with only 4 spotlights in the room and one of those wasn't working. Also the front door to the room was a little unusual as they were patio doors (which still locked okay though). We think that this might have been part of a suite that could be booked.

The location of the hotel could be better though as it is a good 30 min walk to the centre of town and on a major road.

Room Tip: We would advise requesting a first floor room rather than ground floor due to the location
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Wellington
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24 hotel reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Stayed one night, good sized studio with a queen and single. No couch/chair that you kind of expect in most motels these days. Did have a small kitchen table with chairs though. Good sized bathroom.
Was surprised at no aircon, afternoon sun means it got very hot on a 30 degree day, so had to keep curtains closed.
Overall good value.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Booked for two nights and stayed another. Everything was very clean and well maintained. Location was good giving acess to all areas without problems. Good restaurants nearby. Full marks for the servicing which went the little bit extra and all for a good price.

Room Tip: quieter for road traffic at rear
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

The rooms here were very comfortable. We had some friends from Christchurch come over and it was nice that the bedroom was in a separate room. Good kitchen facility, plus table for eating or working. This place is well located for the CBD, of the the few places that did not suffer significant damage in the earthquakes. There were a bunch of young men having a party across the fence one of the evenings we were there, but we really only noticed the noise when we were coming and going to the car.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2012

We stayed here for two night at the start of our NZ travels. Was clean and comfy and had a nice shower with very hot water and good pressure. For the price it was good value and better than expected. Not far from CBD.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012

We stayed at this motel for 0ne night (2 Nov 2012) when we first flew into Christchurch. There were 3 adults and there are was a King sixed bed and a supersingle in the room. There are basic cooking amenieties and you can cook a decent meal. They provide an electric kettle, microwave oven, hob, crockery and cutlery for three. There is also a small dinning table (with three chairs) in the room. Forget it if you hoping to cook up a storm. There is no oven or hood. So be prepared for smells to linger in the room when you cook in the room. However, they do provide ample washing up (dishwashiing detergents, sponges and the like).

The beds were good and they had extra pilows and electric blankets. The night we stayed was not very cold so the room heater was up to the task. The room does not come with an air-conditioner but we supposed that it was because it probably does not get hot in Christchurch. The wardbrobe was a bit small which suited us as we only stayed one nght. The room was spacious and we just left our three suitcases open on the floor and there was still ample to walk around. The toilet/bathroom was adequate with perhaps too litle shelving for toiletires at the sink. The decor of the room was a little dated but it was clean and neat and the room did not smell so we guessed not many people must have cooked meals in that room. The guest laundry room was tight next to our room but we did not hear the machines in use so could not ascertain if it was 'soundproofed' or just that no one used it while we were there.

The area that we were in was quiet and we could hear the brids chirping at the evening and morning. At night, the place was quiet and parking was right outside the room. There are 2 floors and we had a ground unit that was just great as it meant that we did not have to struggle carrying 3 suitcases up and down the staircase. There was not much of a view but the quiet of the surrounding made up for it. The reception had reasonable late operating hours and since the owners live on site, I suppose you could get them if there were issues with the room. It helped that we drove, so supermakets were not far off and two malls (Riccarton and Northland malls) were only short drive away. The motel is also a short way from the City Centre.

Overall, a respectable and decent experience at Bealey Avenue Motel. We rate this motel as average (more of a 3.5 than a 3).

Room Tip: Ask for a ground floor unit if you anticipate trouble haluing luggage up the stairs.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

The room was spacious, spotless and well-equipped. The owner and staff were very friendly and the location was quite convenient to everything and free Wi-fi. Good value for money and overall had a pleasant stay.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Bealey Avenue Motel

Address: 229 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #67 of 139 hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Bealey Avenue Motel 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located 15 minute walk to the central city. Clean, quiet with an affordable tariff. All unit has sky LCD Tv, internet, kitchen, ensuite with shower, double glazing,free car park. 100m to Restaurant & Bar. Near Town Hall, Casino, Convention Centre, in-door pool. ... more   less 
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