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Argyle on the Park
Ranked #23 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 11, 2014

This accommodation was great for what we were looking for. But without a doubt it's most outstanding feature was the hosts Bruce and Maggie. Bruce very kindly meet us at the train station from the Tranz Coastal scenic trip which was an hour and a half late ( I did ring Maggie and let her know this as soon as I knew). Nothing seemed too much trouble. They had arranged courtesy transport to the train station the next morning for the Tranz Alpine too which was great, considering how late we had arrived.

The unit was lovely, although if staying for longer I would have found the kitchen and bathroom a little small and pokey, but for the 3 nights we stayed it was fine. Comfy couch and beds and plenty of supplies ( sugar, tea etc) The spa was great after long days and it is was situated near some great restaurants and across the road from Hagley Park. Having said this it is still near the city centre, but not so near that it is walking distance really, so with that comes some degree of noise, especially as we were in the first unit, close to the road.

Overall though a great place to stay if you don't mind traffic noise etc. If we didn't need to be so close to the train station, we would have stayed further from the city, which if we ever visited again we would do, but this motel is great at a good price with the best hosts I have ever come across.

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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 6, 2014

This place has cute and spacious rooms and is well situated. It's a very pleasant walk across the gardens from the Christchurch CBD, and is also walking distance from a lot of shops, including a mall, on Riccarton Road. Some aspects of the rooms are a little dated, reminding me of some past family holidays, but everything is clean and good. Friendly and helpful management.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed March 29, 2014 via mobile

This place is a cozy and an affordable option in Christchurch.Centrally located, it's quite near to malls, grocery stores and restaurants. The owner is an extremely friendly person and helped us out in our day to day activities and requirements. The rooms are extremely spacious and we'll equipped. Highly recommended for a simple,cozy, homelike stay in Christchurch.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 23, 2014

Stayed one night, great welcome at reception. Location is great, with plenty of restaurants just around the corner and a short enough walk into the centre of Christchurch. As said by other reviewers, the rooms are a little dated, but it was good value for what we paid. Perfect for short stays, but I probably wouldn't stay here for a week!

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Stayed two nights at this motel and Bruce the Manager could not have been more helpful with advise and places to visit.
They also provided transport to the train that we were catching to continue our trip.
We stayed in an upstairs King studio.. plenty of room, with a kitchen.
Across the road from the Christchurch Botanical Gardens and a short walk to eateries and the city.
A little dated but very clean and comfortable... excellent value for money.

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Reviewed March 17, 2014

We spent 2 nights here and have no complaints at all. As another person has mentioned maybe the bathroom and toilet is small but totally adequate for short stays.

Staff excellent and helpful.

Highly recommended!

Room Tip: We found the 'continental' breakfasts convenient and not bad value for money. Also the...
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

Flew into Christchurch and driving to Hokatika next day. Hotel is a bit dated in decor and fittings but everything worked well and it met our expectations. Its location meant our shopping for trip supplies was easy. Closeness to the park allowed for a great walk before having dinner at a near by venue. All in all a goog experience.

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Additional Information about Argyle on the Park

Address: 145 Deans Avenue | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#32 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#38 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $82 - $112 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Argyle on the Park 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Argyle on the Park motel. With its unique location right across Hagley Park in the middle of the City, it makes it ideal for travelers wanting to explore Christchurch. For those who wish to catch TranzAlpine or Coastal Pacific trains we provide Free Transfer to and from Christchurch Railway Station. The motel has twelve fully self-contained units. Each unit has full Kitchens, Heat Pumps, Double glazing, Sky TV and Free WiFi. Riccarton Westfield Shopping Mall, many restaurants and cafes are within walking distance. It is also just few minutes' drive from Christchurch famous HornCastle Arena and Addington Raceway & Events Centre. If you are looking for stay in Christchurch then look no further! ... more   less 
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