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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We arrived late in the afternoon and were greeted with a friendly smile, prompt service and an offer to call local restaurants to see which were open (it was a Sunday and new years day). Our large ground floor room had a very clean kitchenette, was well stocked with soap and towels and crockery, and the bed was very comfortable....

Thank Selina T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed twice in December during a tour of the South Island and both times the owner could not have been more helpful or welcoming. She went out of her way to help us and i would recommend to anyone , we stayed as a family of 4 , the rooms were clean , had sufficient room and facilities and was...

Thank Pilchard64
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Family of 7 booked 2 rooms for a weeks' holiday. Hosts were lovely, very accommodating and helpful. The 2 adjoining rooms were clean, we'll equipped and serviced daily. Nothing to fault, a perfect choice for accommodation..

Thank Pacaldy
Zeeland Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

the apartment is clean, spacious, very well maintained, and the lady of the house is so helpfull, I would recommand it to everyone who is looking for a good place to stay for a few days. The City centre is a 20 minuten pleasant walk and if you go with the Alpine train you will be picked up and dropped...

Thank dieneke2015
Mombasa, Kenya
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice small motel. I think about 10 rooms. Reception was very friendly and very informative. We were upgraded from 1 bedroom to a 2 bedroom apartment. Rooms were nice, cosy and clean. Beds and pillow very very comfortable. Bathroom was big and clean with an excellent shower and running hot water. Fully equipped kitchen. Basically this was a home away...

Thank HuseinE
Brevard, North Carolina
Reviewed 9 December 2016

Location good for TranzAlpine train. Hosts will drive you to station or it is a short walk. Not many restaurants nearby but Speights is good. Accommodation exceptional. Ours had large bathroom with jetted tub,

Thank kaharris2016
Hamilton, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 December 2016

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 3 December 2016 via 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 30 November 2016

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 30 November 2016

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

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • 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: $120 - $188 (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
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#7 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#19 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#22 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic 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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