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Arena Motel

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  • Excellent50%
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  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“free shuttle”(17 reviews)
“next morning”(19 reviews)
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Non-Smoking Hotel
Kitchenette
Wheelchair access
Dry Cleaning
Self-Serve Laundry
2.5 Star Hotel
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All reviewstranzalpine trainfree shuttlenext morningeasy access to train stationcheerful servicehelpful with local informationbus servicelincoln roadone nightwindows closedmins walk awaytrans alpinetower junctionroad noiseami stadiumbus routesovernight stop
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very clean and tidy room with well equipped kitchen. The bed was very comfortable. We were upstairs and were a bit concerned about the road noise but no problem at all. Easy walking distance to train station but a free shuttle bus is provided if...More

Thank Janice P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very clean and tidy room with well set up kitchenette facilities. The motelier was very friendly and helpful with local information. A free shuttle service was offered to take us to the train station for our trip on the Transalpine. Would definitely stay again.

Thank Karen Y
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice clean motel, with a friendly and helpful Motelier. Very handy to the railway station (with free transport there & back if travelling on the TransAlpine train journey). The only negatives were - there was no air conditioning in the Unit resulting in it...More

1  Thank Malcolm W
Reviewed November 26, 2017 via mobile

We needed a room to stay by the transalpine train station for one night. The room was exactly as advertised and also up the ante. The bed was super comfy.. the room was very spacious and clean.. the kitchenette was adequate pots pans dinnerware ,...More

Thank Anuja B
Reviewed November 4, 2017

We choose this motel because it was close to the football stadium as we were going to a Rugby League World Cup game. The owners were excellent, very friendly and helpful. The bed was really comfortable. The motel is close to several restaurants and takeaways...More

Thank Angela A
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Dry Cleaning
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
Details
Price range
$88 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
$88 - $141 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Nurugsanoi
February 8, 2017|
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Response from HuseinE | Reviewed this property |
Take the airport shuttle. Cheap and it's good.
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Lynne L
November 6, 2016|
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Response from Jill_445 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, we were only there for one night. They offer a laundry service but that doesn't mean they have driers for your to use. I am sure if you emailed them they will be able to answer your question
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"room was quite on the ground floor as far as we were concerned we did not notice any traffic noise etc."
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