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Salerno Motel Apartments
Ranked #70 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Reviewed January 11, 2014

Spent 2 nights here with my in-laws in a 2 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartment. It was excellent. Beautifully presented and very clean. Dean on reception was very helpful. Kitchen was well equipped for what we needed. Showers were great. We had an apartment towards the back on the second level and it was nice and quiet. Only criticism was price of wifi.

Christchurch is a city in recovery. Take the open top bus tour and support the rebirth of this city.

Room Tip: Apartment 14 was great
  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 6, 2013

Located about 20 minutes walk from the remains of the city centre, Salerno motel is at the edge of what is considered the CBD. If you have a car this is no problems and even if not Christchurch is pretty flat so it is not too tough to the places of interest.
We had a two bedroom apartment. Each room was of a good size and of a high quality. The apartment had a dishwasher and a washing machine / tumble drier (though leave a good 6 hours if you plan to use the latter as the drying took forever - we left with wet clothes).
The downside is the price and the internet. Christchurch is expensive but this place is far from cheap. Also for the price you'd think they would include wifi for free. However, it is only available for an extra charge.
Despite all that the room was excellent and the owners very helpful

Room Tip: The Thai container located 3 minutes walk to the north west is great value and super quick - well wo...
  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 27, 2013

We had a few days in Christchurch at the beginning of October so my daughter could go to a music concert. We found the apartment to be of a really good standard. When we originally booked through expedia, we booked for two adults and a child aged 16 and received a price for the room. However, that price from expedia didn't include the 3rd occupying cost, so this made the room really expensive $220 per night (which is more than we paid for a 4 star hotel in Times Square in NYC), but maybe I'm being tight.

Positives - The location was good, set back so you didn't get any road noise, close enough to walk into the CBD and handy road access to other places.

Negatives - Price and you need to pay an additional cost if you want wi-fi which I think was around $15 per day. Also the apartment we had only had a microwave, so the shopping we did on the way into Christchurch was a bit wasted.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

The owners live on site and care for the accommodation mostly themselves. They are more than willing to provide advice, suggestions, etc. on almost anything you need. Hotel accommodation in Christchurch is scarce due to the earthquake several years ago so reserve early..

This was the best hotel we stayed at during our 11 week trip to Aussie / NZ. Being two couples we had the two bedroom apartment suite. It had two full bathrooms, a complete kitchen and living room. Well located on bus routes and for the time being at least there is pick up /drop off point for bus pass users about 3 minutes walk fro the Salerno.

Most day tour operations will pick you up and drop you off from here. There is a Speight's Pub a 5 minute walk away, which has terrific food and meal / drink specials.

Room Tip: Due to the earthquake in Christchurch. hotel accommodation is scarce as the tradespeople rebuilding...
  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Stayed here in August 2013 and found the room to be lovely - nicely decorated, clean, plenty of space and lots of little extra's that other motels we stayed in didn't have, from the fudge on the pillows, cookies, sandwich toaster in addition to the kitchenette usuals, extra towels and the most comfortable bed. The motel is walking distance to the city centre and botanical gardens. It is located on a busy road but the room is fairly quiet. Having stayed in a few motels in Christchurch now, this was the best so far. Owners were helpful and offered to book us a restaurant for dinner, which we didn't take up but was a nice gesture.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 1, 2013

Clean and good quality accommodation, everything you need to be comfortable. Especially love the generous spa bath! We stayed on a Saturday and the traffic was a little noisy this time. We will be back though, we always enjoy our stay here. Well located too :)

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 25, 2013

I called to book as I knew my flight arrived in Christchurch after midnight and there wasn't a 24 hour reception at the motel. On the call, I was advised by the owner of Salerno of my apartment number, that the door would be unlocked, that the heater would be on & just to head on in on arrival... I did and it was all that they said. Apartment was clean, fudge on the pillows, cookies on the bench for a cup of tea as well as being spacious, safe and warm. The next morning, dropped in to the office to complete the necessary paperwork and was told - its not needed, we trust you! Stayed in the motel for 4 nights, found the place to be relaxed, inexpensive and totally satisfactory. Only suggestion would be to consider having mattress toppers to soften the mattress but aside from this - would recommend staying here to everyone. Locating high quality/low cost accommodation in Christchurch is challenging, Salerno is low maintenance and high satisfaction.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Salerno Motel Apartments

Address: 148 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#24 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#29 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#44 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $85 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Salerno Motel Apartments 5*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Salerno Motel is the complete accommodation experience. Combining the lovely decor and amenities of a five star quality hotel, with personalized service usually only associated with a fully serviced motel. Well-placed in the business, culture, sightseeing area of Christchurch city and close to the city as it is being revitalized, Salerno Motel Apartments provides a most conducive spot for you to take a break.From here, guests can enjoy easy access to all that the city has to offer. A haven of rest and relaxation, the 5-star motel will offer total renewal just steps away from the city's numerous attractions such as the Canterbury Museum and the Botanic Gardens as well as being close to Victoria Street Cafe's, Bars and Restaurants. The Southern Cross Hospital is also an easy two minute walk and it is a 5 minute walk to North Hagley Park and the Events Pavillion.At Salerno Motel Apartments, every effort is made to make guests feel comfortable. To do so, the hotel provides the best in services and amenities. For the comfort and convenience of guests the hotel offers, Wi-Fi in public areas, disabled facilities, laundry service/dry cleaning, car park, and cooked and continental breakfasts.Salerno's accommodations have been carefully appointed to the highest degree of comfort and convenience. The motel's host of recreational offerings ensures you have plenty to do during your stay. Salerno Motel Apartments is a smart choice for travelers to Christchurch, offering a relaxed and hassle-free stay every time. ... more   less 
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