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Arena Motel

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Wellington, New Zealand
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here overnight before being shuttled to the railway station for the Tranz Alpine. Owners were very friendly and the accommodation was ideal. Close to restaurants etc for a nice meal that evening as well. Taxi cost us $40 from the airport to motel which between 4 of us was very reasonable. Would highly recommend this accommodation

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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I see why people complain about staying here with the road noise. We stayed in the far room closet to the road but it didn't bother us if the windows and doors are closed. It did take a while for the room to heat up but when it did it was good. And having the train only 5 mins away... More 

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New Plymouth, New Zealand
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68 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Jessica was friendly and welcoming. Our unit was quiet, spacious, clean and tidy and the bed was really comfortable. The décor was lovely. We made use of their free shuttle too and from the railway station to do the Transalpine trip - Christchurch to Greymouth. We would definitely stay there again and can recommend the Arena Motel.

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Singapore, Singapore
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67 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Arena Motel is in an excellent location. It is near the station for the scenic TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth Scenic Rail, and transfers to the station are complimentary. The shops and cafes are also within a 5-minute walk. Online booking, check-in and out were done efficiently and always with a warm smile. We were in a studio unit that was... More 

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Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

As what other reviewers have mentioned, this motel provides a convenient overnight stay if you're planning to catch the early morning Tranzalpine train ride. There is a free shuttle service that you can arrange at the reception. This place is located on the outskirts of the city hub, so it's close to large retail warehouses but further from central sights... More 

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Beaumont, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

This was a great place to stay before your trip on the Tranz Alpine Train. The accommodations are comfortable and everything you need is provided for you. We had 3 adults (1 couple and 1 single) and we stayed very comfortably in the apartment style room. There weren’t a whole lot of extra frills, but we had everything we needed... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2016

Stayed here on 2 separate occasions in the same trip in June, and was impressed by the friendliness of the host and the cleanliness and comfort of the place. She was always ready to offer advice regarding taking the metro and dining options as well. One may find it inconvenient to get to if one is not self-driving or coming... More 

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Wagga Wagga, Australia
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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016

We stayed here on our first night as we were going on Trans Alpine rail the next Day. The room was very clean and comfortable. Bed was good, bathroom good & room was very quiet & Just a short walk to a pub for tea. Our hostess was very friendly and even though suffering from the flu she rustled up... More 

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Grand Junction, Colorado
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36 reviews
25 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

We had booked a 2 bedroom unit and the first night we were upstairs which was a little hard for one person in our party to navigate, so the owner, Jessica, moved us to the downstairs 2 bedroom unit for the 2nd night. We much preferred the downstairs unit as it was bigger and had a king bed in one... More 

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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016 via mobile

Motel was clean and staff friendly. Very close and convenient to the TranzAlpine railway station (but not really anything else) Shower was difficult to work though and ended up lukewarm with fairly low pressure.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Arena Motel

Address: 30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch 8024, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $95 - $123 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#14 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#19 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#24 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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