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City Centre Motel
Ranked #26 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed June 25, 2014

Stayed at Centre point great service friendly people wonderful.
Helpful guides for the city.
This couple have a good approach to customer service, We were central to the city and to all we wanted to see and do.
I would stay again without hesitation

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms have good views
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rob R
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Reviewed June 16, 2014

We booked blind and had a very pleasant surprise. Management were open and friendly with their welcome put themselves out to ensure your comfort and were extremely helpful with directions, ideas of where best to eat . Place was sparkling clean and garden was peaceful to sit in even in the winter evening.. Easy walk to the city Prices were very competitive Would defiantly recommend

Room Tip: This was quiet as it was the weekend but rooms are back from the road and road noise is minimal.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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1  Thank patriciaVenice
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Reviewed June 4, 2014

Our recent flight out of Brisbane was horribly delayed, meaning that instead of getting to Christchurch just after midnight, we didn't arrive at the motel until just after 5.30am. I had emailed Renbin to tell him we would be late and that we might require a slightly later checkout. We landed in the most freezing cold, bitterly conditions with wind and rain and hail - you name it. Having accidentally booked a stupid manual car and then dropping the duty free and smashing the bottles we were in a far from good mood! However, the door was unlocked, the fan heater was blowing up a storm - we dropped into bed like a couple of stones. It's the little things like Renbin's goodwill, telling Naomi in reception to leave us be until after 11.00am - (thank you!!) that keep me coming back here every time I'm in Christchurch.

The only criticism is the lack of a heater of some sort in the bathroom - we were almost hypothermic after a shower - definitely need something warm in that bathroom in the depths of winter!!

Room Tip: We had #4 this time - was pretty quiet. Separate bedroom with a queen-size bed, plus a single bed in...
  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank MazNewZealand
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stated here for one night before heading to the airport early the next morning. Joey checked us in and was so friendly. The two room apartment was spacious and clean. Beds were very comfortable. Very close to everything.

Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Travelingfamily465
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Reviewed May 8, 2014

I stay in this motel very often when on business trips to Christchurch and never have been disappointed with the quality of the service, quietness and tidiness of this place. The place offers very good value for not very high rates and the loaction is very central with easy walking distance to the center of the city, as the name suggests.

Andrzej S

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled on business
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Thank Andrzej56
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

As a solo-traveller, I stayed in Christchurch two times. And I stayed in two motels in
Christchurch. This motel was a better choice. This motel is about 15 minutes walk to the
inter-city bus stop. The way to get there is easier. (The center of Christchurch is still
a construction site and many roads are blocked.) The location of the motel is good.
There are four restaurants and a supermarket a few blocks away (10 minutes walk).
The botanical garden and shopping center are within walking distance (15 minutes walk).
The room was clean and quiet, and the bed was comfortable. The owners of the motel
were helpful. They offered road intructions as how to go to the Antarctic Centre (they gave
me a coupon of NZD5.00 for purchasing the ticket at the Antarctic Centre) and
helped me book the shuttle bus to go to the airport. They even gave me some advice
on Nelson when they learned I was going there! I would stay there again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Thank yyf2014
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Reviewed May 2, 2014

Stayed here during April for 2 nights then another 3, changing a booking from another hotel after realising how nice this one was. Manager and staff were lovely, pleasant, helpful. Rooms spotless, lovely clean bathrooms and linen. Would highly recommend and would stay there again.

Room Tip: We chose a ground floor unit for ease of carrying bags up stairs.
  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Kaye R
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Additional Information about City Centre Motel

Address: 876 Colombo Street | Christchurch Centrial, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: $74 - $132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Centre Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2011 and 2012, this much sought after central city motel offers quiet comfort and yet is only 400metres to some of the city's best restaurants and bars. Winner of the Summer 2009 Garden Awards for Hotel/Motels, the City Centre Motel is a peaceful haven in the heart of our glorious Garden City. All apartments are set well back from the road and we offer free WiFi and lots of free off street parking. ... more   less 
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