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“Nice new motel a bit outside the city”

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Salerno Motel Apartments
Ranked #71 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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Overijssel
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114 reviews
44 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Nice new motel a bit outside the city”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2009

My girlfriend booked a room with a spa for one night in this property. I believe the motel was opened in 2008 so everything was rather new. The room (in fact there were 3) were clean and big enough for two people. Breakfast was a bit sparingly.

It is about 10 minutes to the city on foot. One day in Christchurch is enough in my opionion so we left the next day.

  • Liked — Newness
  • Disliked — Not really downtown
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Stockport, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2009

Salerno first stop on trip round New Zealand after long flight from uk. Rooms really clean and modern. Location is handy for walk into Christchurch. Owners resteraunt recommendations spot on. only downside is view of carpark and road from room,

  • Liked — Clean and modern
  • Disliked — View from room
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Thank Braniff58
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Bellevue, Washington
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58 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2008

A very nice new motel on the north side of Christchurch's downtown area. It's very close to a lot of restaurants and easy walking distance to Cathedral Square and other downtown attractions.

The motel was exceptionally clean with obviously new construction and interior design. The beds were very comfortable with nice linens and pillows. The kitchen area was small but adequate (no cooking hobs). The bathroom was pristine with nice soaps and thick terry towels.

Internet access was an additional NZ $10 and maxed out on iTunes downloads at 68 KB/sec so not too speedy. Being on a major Christchurch thoroughfare there was noticeable road noise, but not overwhelming.

I've stayed in many Christchurch motels and this is one of the better ones. I'll happily stay here again.

  • Liked — Nice new and clean
  • Disliked — Slow internet access
  • Stayed November 2008, traveled on business
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Thank xtrmtrk
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Colchester
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2008

After driving around NZ in a camper van for 3 weeks before arriving in Christchurch, we almost jumped for joy when we saw how nice this motel was.

It was impeccably clean, modern and the bathroom with the jacuzzi bath was a lovely extra. The room was stylishly decorated with a large flat screen TV. The bed was extremely comfortable.

We only had the time to stay one night, but would have been happy to stay longer as there was a small kitchen which we could have used if we had wanted to make our own food.

The owners were very friendly, and were particularly accommodating when we asked for a late checkout to coincide with our flight.

Whilst the motel is on a main road, we heard no noise, and the hotel is in a perfect position to walk into the centre of the city.

  • Stayed November 2008, traveled as a couple
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Kula, Hawaii
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98 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2008

The Salerno was an attractive very comfortable place to stay. The apartment had everything including a washer/dryer. We stayed in a two bedroom two bath apartment and loved the warm bathrooms and great amenities. The owner was very helpful and gave us a great restaurant recommendation when we found that the ones in our guide book had closed! Would defintiely stay there again.

  • Liked — very comfortable and upscale
  • Disliked — washer/dryer a little temperamental
  • Stayed October 2008, traveled with family
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San Francisco
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2008

Traveled to the South Island at the end of March 2008. The Salerno was the first property we stayed at once arriving in Christchurch.
I found the location to be very convenient - a 15 min. walk to get to the heart of the city. The owners are very friendly and had no problem checking us in early, as we arrived around 10am!
Our room was very nicely furnished; clean, modern and comfortable with a flat screen TV on the wall (not that we spent much time watching it, as we started exploring the city almost immediately after putting our bags down!). The following morning we had an hour to kill before getting collected by our car rental agent, and the owners stored our luggage no hassle in their locked garage while we went up the road to get some breakfast. For those traveling with their laptops, they have a Broadband connection in every room (there is an hourly charge for service) and they will lend you a cord if you need it (no charge). The only cons, is that if you are on the second floor, you will need to climb stairs - should request a room on the ground floor if this is an issue. Also, Bealey Ave. is a main thoroughfare and most rooms face the street, so you will get some street noise. Other than that, it was a great place to stay and a wonderful introduction to what was an amazingly great vacation.

  • Liked — Location, good service, nice modern rooms
  • Disliked — Street noise
  • Stayed March 2008, traveled as a couple
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Auckland
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2008

The proprietors of these apartments, went completely out of their way to assist us in our stay in Christchurch. The apartments are of a stunning standard and are appointed in a modern tasteful fashion. Lounging on the floor, on the thick velour chocolate carpet with a glass of red wine, the heater roaring and colleagues to which to debrief, was the best way to conclude a long day of learning.

  • Liked — The proprietors, decor, cleanliness, spa bath
  • Disliked — Stairs
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled on business
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Additional Information about Salerno Motel Apartments

Property: 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
#45 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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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