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Alpha Motel
Reviewed July 15, 2011

The staff where helpful friendly and kind. The rooms big clean and inviting. Go the spa bath!

  • Stayed: July 2011
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Reviewed June 19, 2011

We loved this motel. The service was friendly and efficient and considering what is going on with the aftershocks from the earthquakes in the perfect position. We stayed all together 5 nights and the manager was keen with information, travel, shopping and dining. He held our luggage while we took the drive to beautiful Hanmer Springs, gave us driving directions and plenty of places to visit. Thanks Charlie and to your family our many thanks.

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 18, 2011

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment. The room looked tidy, until we realised that dirty used towels had been left in the bathroom. Yuck! The rest of the motel looked clean and tidy. It was disappointing when we went to use the spa bath and it kept draining as the plug was not water tight. I would have been happier to pay more and stay somewhere nicer in the city centre. I wouldn't recommend.

  • Stayed: February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 23, 2011

For the price we could have stayed in an up market hotel in the city which would have been much more convenient. Two other families we travelled with payed the same price for superior city hotels. Whilst the apartments are relatively new, they have been built on the cheap and this is starting to show. . Sound insulation is poor with paper thin walls.In the room there was only one cup and two glasses for a family of four. We were there on a weekend with our two children and were kept awake by parties on both nights in neighbouring properties. This is not the managers fault but something for travellers to be aware of. Also be aware if you are the last one home there a insufficient parks and no on street parking
The Managers were obliging enough, but of the 18 nights we spent in NZ this was the only dissappointing one

  • Stayed: January 2011, traveled with family
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Reviewed September 23, 2010

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which we had an extra guest in the lounge. There was plenty of room for everyone. There is also cooking facilities in the apartment which was great.

I am very fussy when it comes to motel housekeeping, but i have to say I could not fault them at all. A very pleasent stay.

The host were very friendly and helpful. Top marks

  • Stayed: September 2010
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2  Thank madkeenkiwi
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Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile
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Stayed: December 2015, traveled as a couple
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Address: 338 Blenheim Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 105 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range: $90 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpha Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new luxury apartment complex opened on October 06, 2008. Created by award-winning Stanley Joblin Allfrey Architects with the most discerning guest in mind. At the Alpha we provide the perfect mix of comfort and style. A sumptuous decor of deep charcoal and sandstone tones, designer furnishings and luxurious bedding has been chosen with your ultimate comfort in mind. Just 5 minutes drive from Hagley Park, Westfield Riccarton Mall, railway station, Hoyts cinemas, cafés, restaurants and bars, Addington Raceway, Addinton AMI Rugby Stadium and Horncastle Events Centre. Only six minutes drive to the CBD and 12 minutes to the Christchurch Airport. All 11 rooms feature big screen LCD Smart TVs ( 42" or 50" ) with 50+ Sky digital channels, free high speed broadband internet and Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone and full size working desk. coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards. ... more   less 
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