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Rotorua, New Zealand
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We couldn't have asked for a friendlier host during our stay in Christchurch. We went out for a few hours on chilly afternoon. Coming back I had been wondering how long it would take to warm our room up as I was feeling rather cold. I didn't have to worry as the curtains had been closed and the heater turned...

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Motueka, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 July 2015

Lovely friendly staff that went out of their way to accommodate you. Close to train station and were dropped of and collected from doing the Tranz Alpine. The room was clean and comfortable as were the beds.

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1Thank Kaye D
Lower Hutt, New Zealand
Reviewed 8 July 2015 via mobile

Pleasant staff who took an interest in our visit to Christchurch. The room was clean, has good furniture, nice and warm in the middle of winter; perfect for a family (two adults and three children). Down side was the very poor water pressure in the shower and extremely slow internet wifi.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We booked a 2 bedroom unit which catered perfectly for us. The unit was very comfortable and clean, the hosts were very friendly and helpful and arranged our early morning shuttle service to the airport. The pickup service the motel provides from the railway station was very convenient and appreciated. The location is very handy, we walked to the city...

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 20 June 2015

We recently stayed here the Motel was spotless, warm and cosy beds we couldnt have wished for anything better and to top it off we were taken to the Railway Station the next morning, nothing was any trouble for the hosts. Highly recommend a stay here

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 9 June 2015

We chose this motel because of its convenience to the TranzAlpine train station, but it proved to be exceptionally clean; well equipped( with shiny pots, good crockery sharp knives) and exceptionally helpful host. Our 2 night stay was most comfortable and considering its location, very quiet. Although we cooked our evening meal we ordered breakfasts both mornings and were delivered(...

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 28 April 2015

the staff were friendly always will to help and took us to the train station with no charge. The room was very clean, very roomy and had a good bathroom. I will be staying at this hotel again. also if you follow the crusaders the stadium is actually across the road. Top marks.

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1Thank garymcp99
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 April 2015

we arrived at one a clock in the morning and wer taken to our room the and told they had put heating on we over slept and up at 11 am we went to the reception and they said they left us because we late arrivals we then arranged for transfer from the motel to the railway stn the next...

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1Thank Christopher M
Katikati, New Zealand
Reviewed 11 April 2015

Got picked up at the station by the host & delivered straight to the Motel, quick check in, asked if we require a shuttle to the airport in the morning but them I was going to walk to the car rental company to pick a car up. But told that if I didn't mined waiting until about 8:10 she could...

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3Thank algor50
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 April 2015 via mobile

We arrived lunchtime and the hosts were happy to check us in early. We had the 2 bedroom family for 5, which was spacious, clean and extremely well appointed with cooking facilities. Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend to anyone looking for a place to stay in christchurch.

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • 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 - $183 (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:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#19 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#25 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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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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