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“DISGUSTING AND BED BUGS.......... DO NOT RECOMMEND !!!!!!!!!!!!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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BeachLife Apartments
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BeachLife Apartments
Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“DISGUSTING AND BED BUGS.......... DO NOT RECOMMEND !!!!!!!!!!!!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2012

Stayed here with my husband and two children while our house was having Earthquake repairs done. We were booked in for 7 nights left after 5 ..... checked in on the Sunday first impressions wasn't good as we had to lug all our gear up 3 flights of stairs (no lifts here) and as others have said awlful views into neighbouring backyards of peoples property which really for us wasn't a big deal just glad to be having our home repaired but would have been extreamly disapointed if we were staying here on holiday. BEWARNED BED BUGS were in our room left straight away Friday morning owner wasn't helpful didn't even come to the room when we rung him also he didn't sound very surprised at all !!!!!!! He denied the fact and accused us of taking them there ...... HA! He's a liar unhelpful and the place was dirty !!!! we were very lucky we saw them as we could have brought them home and could of infested our home with them , once you have them very hard to get rid of .

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Scott S
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    2 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 bubbles
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Hamilton,new zealand
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2012

Avoid beachlife apartments. Very basic for the price , awful location. Poor linen, cheap beds....you will find better, keep looking.

Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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5 Thank Louella D
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Christchurch, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 27, 2011

Whatever you do, don't stay here!

The apartment was very small and sparsely decorated for the price of almost $300 per night. We wouldn't have minded and didn't voice a complaint until we awoke at 1am to find bed bugs crawling all over the bed and biting us. We evacuated the place immediately but are now paranoid about the possibility of having carried the infestation with us home! When we called the management the next day to complain they didn't seem at all surprised and even knew which bed the bed bugs had been seen in without us needing to tell them. How dare they rent out an apartment knowing that it has a bed bug infestation!

We will demand our money back and feel also like claiming for damages except that we also feel sorry for the owner's who have been severely effected by the quakes. Still, earthquakes are no excuse to rent out apartments with bed bug infestations.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Raen M
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Brisbane, Australia
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60 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2011

I wish I had seen some of these reviews before I booked. We arrived late to find the apartment was still being cleaned....at 4.30 in the afternoon....went away after being given a key, and told it would be done in 45 minutes. We moved our suit cases in just after 6pm, the floor was so filthy your feet stuck to it, cupboard doors out of alignment, no toiletries, filthy walls and shower glass in the bathroom.....and on it goes.

The manager moved us to another room just after 7.15pm downstairs with a courtyard. Although this was a bit better....shower glass was still dirty, pillows like pancakes, bed as hard as a rock, saggy inner spring mattress in the second room, dirty cutlery....and on it goes.
Outside was a garden bed the manager was growing strawberries and vegies in, as well as the local cats using it as a toilet.
The manager had removed all the dishwashers, washing machines, and dryers, and converted one of the garages into a pay laundry.

Overall, this is one dump to avoid. I know it is sad to see the devastation that has happened around the New Brighton area, and as we found, there is a high crime rate due to the number of squatters living in the empty damaged houses......but this is no excuse for the pathetic state of these units.

I dont know what idiot rates these, but in my books this does NOT EVEN RATE AS A BAD 3 STAR RATING.

Room Tip: Go somewhere else, and enjoy your holiday.
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Tom S
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Christchurch, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2011

I was very skeptical about renting an apartment here, after reading all the reviews... came in first to inspect it myself and guess what... I checked in straight away! It's clean, well priced, comfortable, warm, has free internet, sky tv and it's just across the street from the beach.
I was looking for a long term accommodation, stayed in 2 different motels in CHCH before finally moving in here!

Room Tip: I prefer the ones with the large living area
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MrMarcin
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2011

Let me give you a brief summary of what happened to us. We booked almost a year in advance an apartment at BeachLife. We were supposed to stay there for a week during Oct11 for the World Rugby match but unfortunately for all of us and specially the people of Christchurch the earthquake changed all the plans. The games that were going to take place there were cancelled.
The advance we gave the owner of the apartment was never given back to us. He kept our money!! Definitely not a person to trust…

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Martin L
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Auckland
Level Contributor
33 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2011

The apartments are quite well kitted out except I noticed the filter for the airconditioning inside was chocked full of dust and had not obviously cleaned out (if ever). The Internet kept on dropping out and the rooms were not serviced daily (which suprised me as the tariff is not exactly budget). The kitchen amenities are adequate (the oven was one of those combined microwave/ conventional ovens)
The choice of SKY TV Channels is more than most Hotels offer.
Overall I would recommend stayihg here--just bear in mind it is not five star!!!! It is just a shame the little things mentioned above let the show down.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Tipene
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Property: BeachLife Apartments
Address: 72 Marine Parade | opp. North Beach Surfing Club, Christchurch 8083, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel Style:
Ranked #74 of 111 Specialty Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BeachLife Apartments 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Christchurch's newest beachside executive 1-2 bedroom apartments, clean, comfortable and safe. Top quality kitchen, flooring (no carpet) and furnishing. Close to city and many attractions. 100 m to Pacific Ocean and 18 km sandy beach, 300 m to a golf course, 1.5 km to 3 more golf courses. Free local calls and own unique direct dial number. Broadband, Satellite TV available. Ideal long or short term accommodation for holiday makers and business travelers. ... more   less 
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