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Marlborough, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 19 November 2016 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 12 November 2016 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 8 November 2016 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 23 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
Hastings, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Easy access to train station. Comfortable warm room with all requirements. Not flash but perfect for a comfortable stay. Very friendly staff and even offered to take us to the train station for the Transalpine train which we went on.

Thank Mat S
Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 July 2016

Stayed here overnight before being shuttled to the railway station for the Tranz Alpine. Owners were very friendly and the accommodation was ideal. Close to restaurants etc for a nice meal that evening as well. Taxi cost us $40 from the airport to motel which between 4 of us was very reasonable. Would highly recommend this accommodation

Thank meag237
Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 15 July 2016 via mobile

I see why people complain about staying here with the road noise. We stayed in the far room closet to the road but it didn't bother us if the windows and doors are closed. It did take a while for the room to heat up but when it did it was good. And having the train only 5 mins away...

1Thank pvaglueman
New Plymouth, New Zealand
Reviewed 4 July 2016

Jessica was friendly and welcoming. Our unit was quiet, spacious, clean and tidy and the bed was really comfortable. The décor was lovely. We made use of their free shuttle too and from the railway station to do the Transalpine trip - Christchurch to Greymouth. We would definitely stay there again and can recommend the Arena Motel.

1Thank Jill_445

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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
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  • 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: ₹ 6,127 - ₹ 9,668 (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
#24 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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“We had a studio and it was perfect - everything you need for one or 2 nights”
 of 5 bubbles 85selinat, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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