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Aotea Motel
Ranked #73 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Broulee, Australia
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112 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“great place”
Reviewed November 13, 2012

great place to stay. The owner was very friendly and helpful.Good location. clean and tidy. Nice queen size beds, quite location, Close to CBD. Free parking. Great place to start our holiday. Good to have an kitchen. Loved the spa.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Retford
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42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2012

Very impressed with this place, everything is quite old but you can tell it's been looked after. It was nice to have a separate area to watch TV instead of just having a Studio!

Only thing that really lets this down is its location - Christchurch is much bigger than we anticipated! We walked around the CBD & botanical gardens for hours, and didn't feel like we did much. Though, due to the earthquake, there isn't much going on in Christchurch at the moment. The only place we could find for drink/food on foot was the Speights just over the road, they do good food and drink, but if you're stopping here it might be worth using public transport or getting a bus just to go somewhere that has something going on.

It was odd walking around the CBD, we saw the ReStart mall, which is the shops from the crippled inaccessible CBD set up in shipment containers! Interesting.

We are going back in a couple of days before we go home, and going back to Speights for another feed, if you do go to Speights you need to book as it's very popular!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank KimShibbyBob
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Motueka
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed April 17, 2012

One bedroom unit (unit 9) which had queen bed in lounge and two singles in bedroom (with room to put up a portacot). Small kitchen but everything you needed. Been renovated and liked quite modern. Absolutely awesom price, with an AA discount on top! Will definitely use again next time in Chch!!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank Becca_Monsta
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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2012

Old place, bit overpriced and rooms not very well laid out, but clean and location ok

  • Stayed March 2012
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1 Thank OliMoz23
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Timaru
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed February 7, 2012

Tidy clean motel We stayed three nights in an upstairs unit Roger was very helpful and even parked our trailor of gear in his garage on the last night

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Happyholsinnz
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Kuala Lumpur
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78 reviews
36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed January 31, 2012

We stayed for the night in a family of 7. We were given two rooms which were on the ground floor. While the property looks rather old, worn out and rather depressing - the kitchen and rooms were clean and comfortable if you are just stopping over in Christchurch for a short stay or layover. The surroundings looked pretty eerie. A dilapidated house which looks like it is about to collapse stood next door and pavement outside the motel had cracks all over. Perhaps due to the previous earthquake (prior to December 2011) of aftershocks. Funnily enough, we left the next morning for Sydney, 48 hours before the 23 December 2011 earthquake hit Christchurch.....

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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1 Thank gemstar1974
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed December 30, 2011

We stayed there in a family of 9 persons(included 2 old folks & 1 child) & booking made thru booking.com. When we arrived, there is no booking made for one of the two bedroom. The owner simply offer another room right opposite the hotel but the room were even suck & his attitute were terrible(maybe because we are asean??). This is the worst stay i ever had in my NZ trips even is just ONE night(that is my last night stay in NZ), their room are too small and not comfortable for family stay. Once enter the room there is one kingsize bed at your living area?? and another seperate bedroom. Is not value for money!!!!

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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
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2 Thank Murphyliew22
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Property: Aotea Motel
Address: 302 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Aotea Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aotea Motel has 10 apartment style units available at reasonable prices, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom & interconnecting units all located close to the CBD. Just a 5 - 10 minute walk gets you into our lovely city following the gorgeous Avon River. Handy to supermarket, restaurant & cafes within minutes or venture into the city for lots of other choices. Our friendly, hospitable home away from home awaits your arrival. ... more   less 
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