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“Great service and good location”
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Arena Motel
Ranked #31 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 2, 2013

We only stayed one night but the service was friendly, helpful and efficient. The owner spent time giving us information on Christchurch and suggestions of where to eat and visit. All excellent. Spacious and clean room. Very good breakfast. We were on our way to Auckland on the Coastal Pacific Express. Very close to station and shuttle service provided. A very good experience. Can certainly recommend this motel. Only drawback it is on a busy main road during the day but at night much quieter.

Catherine and Philip Hampshire UK

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

We stayed here two nights while taking the TranzAlpine and Coastal Pacific expresses. It is very handy for the station and provides a shuttle service to meet these trains. We had an upstairs unit which was spacious and provided everything we needed. The unit was clean and quiet and the bed was very comfortable. We walked to two local shopping malls - Tower Junction and Riccarton. There are many eating places locally - we found a Speights Alehouse at Tower Junction which serves great bar food

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

This is a great motel if you are planning to leave early to go on the TranzAlpine. It is clean and well managed and they will arrange a shuttle to take you to the train station. Great customer service and price. There are several restaurants that you can walk to from the motel. For what it is (a motel) it is excellent. We only stayed 1 night

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed February 10, 2013

This is a great motel, close to the station for the Tranz Alpine and within easy walking distance to a variety of restaurants. There is a shuttle bus from C'church Airport to the motel and the friendly owners kindly drive you to the station in the morning. The room was scrupulously clean with a small kitchenette and modern bathroom. Because of the rebuilding and road closures in the city centre, there was quite a bit of redirected traffic going past when we arrived around 5pm, however it did quieten down in the evening and we had no problem sleeping. Definitely a great value for money motel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 8, 2013

Well appointed room. Good location. This is a popular motel. Don’t leave your reservation until the last minute. In the high season they can be booked up weeks ahead. I am staying here again on my return to Christchurch.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

We stayed there for one night (14th January).
The management were both friendly and helpful.
The two bedroom unit was clean and comfortable.
The cooked breakfast was very tasty, very filling and delivered to our unit with a smile !
Transport to the railway station was prompt and courteous.
However - after arriving at the railway station I discovered that I had left some documents back at the motel - I telephoned the motel and the manager told me that he would deliver the documents to the railway station within 5 minutes - which he did, he refused to accept any payment for this service.
Yes, I would use this motel again and highly recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed overnight as we wanted to be near the station - we were catching the early morning train to Greymouth. The owners were very friendly and helpful and even kindly drove us to the station. Accommodation was simple, pleasant and quiet.

Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Arena Motel

Address: 30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#13 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $87 - $137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Arena Motel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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