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All reviewstrain stationmotor lodgetrans alpinenext morningroom was cleanlady ownerwithin walking distancegreat place to staymain roadminute walkbusy roadwestfield mallgreat accommodationhagley parklate checkstay there againenjoyed our stay
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Reviewed March 11, 2013

We stayed 2 nights organised, attending the Glenn Frey concert only a short 10 minute walk to the CBS Canterbury Arena.
The accommodation was excellent, roomy, quiet and extremely comfortable. Fully self contained and close to the city centre. The owners were extremely obliging and I would stay there again.
Overall excellent value for money.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Happycamper311327
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Reviewed February 18, 2013

Stayed just one night, place chosen to be convenient for the early morning Picton train, which it was.

Arrived about 1pm, and asked about touring the earthquake-hit red zone in the centre of town. The lady owner could not have been more helpful. She phoned immediately, got me on the last tour of the day and even got her son to give me a lift there! And then the next morning was up at the crack of dawn to make sure we got our transfer to the station.

Moreover the apartment room was very well appointed, providing scope to cook if you were so inclined, and also providing plenty of tea/coffee options, plus free milk of a type you choose on arrival. No wifi but cable internet worked very well. Room was spotless and the bed very comfortable.

My only issues were unrelated to the accommodation. Someone tried to run me over on a pedestrian crossing (deliberately) nearby, so beware, and the maps that you get from the tourist office show roads that don't exist, which means they are no good for navigating around the train station.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled solo
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Thank sno878
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Reviewed January 23, 2013

I booked a studio room at this Motel as it was close to the railway station for the Trans Alpine Express,, we arrived to find we had been upgraded into a 1 bedroom assisted unit - at no charge - the unit was spacious with high quality furniture & fittings - extremely well equipped with a wet area bathroom - heated towel rail very comfortable bed & outside garden area, The hostess was so friendly & informative - giving us a discount voucher for a resturant within walking distance & taking us to the station next morning & offering to pick us up on our return from our overnight stay in Greymouth - holding our luggage for us as well. We arrived back to be welcomed like old friends & our luggage had been left in our room which was a studio- once again very spacious, clean & comfortable, with our own deck she arranged a taxi for us to go into Christchurch central the next day for a tour & also our shuttle back to the airport the following day - while this is not a central city location for walkers, it is only a short trip by car & I strongly recommend it to anyone looking for affordable comfort close to the station & Addington Race Course I would definately go again!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Norma E
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

We found clean rooms in an apartment-like suite that really felt like a sort of villa. The place feels very new and even somewhat on the luxurious side. The host was extremely accommodating, and chock-full of helpful information about the area.

My one disappointment is that it is not well-located for travelers who intend to explore Christchurch on foot; it is on a busy road, and is probably just a little too far from the middle of town for walking there and back. It *is* quite close to the train station, which is nice if you're planning to take the rail trip across the Southern Alps.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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Thank blacra
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Reviewed January 1, 2013

Tower Junction is a very nice motel - we had a spacious room with a good bed, new furniture and a well equipped kitchenette (both microwave and two gas cooking plates). The bathroom was new as well and spotlessly clean. The hosts were really friendly and gave us lots of information about sightseeing in Christchurch. Wifi is available against a charge.

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the end, away from the busy street.
  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Donegal119
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