A one night stay in a very pleasant, modern and clean motel room with kitchenette and lots of parking. It was only a few minutes walk into the city from the motel. We dined at Little India, Merivale, which was only a couple of minutes drive away. The wifi was free, which is always a bonus. It is sad to see the city of Christchurch so devastated. It will obviously take some time to recover financially from the effects of the earthquake.