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Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An ideal location close to buses and the train station, and there is a variety of restaurants within easy walking distance. The owner was very friendly and helpful and the shuttle to and from the train station was an added bonus. Our motel unit was clean and spacious - towels changed daily. Would definitely stay there again.

Thank Dianne61_11
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Good tidied place, well presented. Great location and shopping areas. Could do with another light switch in lounge, the only one wasn't in best location. Shower was over a bath, making it harder for elderly person.

Thank emmakG5453BJ
London, England
Reviewed 1 week ago

We had three separate one night stays here on our recent five week trip to NZ as we used Christchurch as an overnight stop off point as we moved around the country. It is a comfortable, practical motel. Certainly well located for the railway station, but also sufficient eating places available within ten minutes walk. Rooms and parking good, but...

Thank JohnT42
washington, d.c.
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very clean, modest motel that is close to the train station and thus super convenient. The owner is very nice and accommodating. She met our train in the evening and took us back to catch the morning Transalpine. Could not have been more helpful, and we really appreciated it. Also, many choices nearby where you can walk...

Thank tripforfun
Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If what you want is somewhere clean, comfortable and welcoming to recover from jet lag and to sort yourself out ready for the next step of your journey, then this is ideal. No frills but no problems either. Lovely and helpful welcome. Nowhere nearby to get provisions but only a 20 minute walk to the centre of Christchurch.

Thank SueOwen7
Hong Kong
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Given the price, the motel is up to standard. The best thing is that it provide free shuttle service to train station for the transalpine train to Greymouth, which is something that we need. There are plenty of food option within 10 min walk. However, it is far from Christchurch city center.

Thank Tsui K
Long Beach, California
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly nicer for a motel. It was not what I was expecting based on previous reviews but it worked for our one night stay. There aren't many options in Christchurch so this one seemed to be one of the best options. It is definitely a motel.

Thank loyamyam
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Very nice place and Jessica has the knack of personal service. It is extremely well located, just a short walk to lots of places to eat. Clean place and reasonably priced. Great wifi that is free and unlimited.

Thank Charles B
Helensvale, Australia
Reviewed 22 October 2016

Run by a hard working owner, who is full off local knowledge and information, if you ask. She's happy to collect from the train station. We followed her hints and tips and found all we were looking for including some local restaurants and a trip to the new start mall. LARGE room that had everything we wanted. EXCELLENT included WIFI,...

Thank Sonjabs
Reviewed 23 September 2016

I booked into the Arena Motel and upon entering was immediately impressed by the spaciousness of the one bedroom unit. In the main living area there is a sofa, desk and chair, table and three chairs, and a single bed. The additional kitchen area (part of living area) had a refrigerator, hotplate and microwave, plus sufficient crockery and cutlery to...

Thank bliss622

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Laundry Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Self-Serve Laundry

Additional Information about Arena Motel

Address: 30 Whiteleigh Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $122 - $182 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Arena Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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Also Known As:
Arena Hotel Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#19 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#25 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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“With lots of luggage, you will want to ask for first floor rooms...no elevators to second level.”
 of 5 bubbles tripforfun, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The rooms are spread over two levels, but other than that they are all facing the same direction, as far as I could see.”
 of 5 bubbles bliss622, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Two storeyed so some step climbing may be difficult for older folks.”
 of 5 bubbles meag237, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms on the first or second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles xiaohuiho, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All good from what we could see”
 of 5 bubbles erichM8874DW, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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