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Arena Motel

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05/06/2017 06/06/2017
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Bendigo, Australia
Reviewed 3 March 2016

Free transfer to and from train station, easy walking distance to bus stop for trips into city centre and close to food outlets, free parking. Only $3.50 for bus to town, ticket valid for 2 hours. Jessica the host is very friendly and accommodating.

Thank Jenni C
Chessington, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 March 2016

We had been to Arena Motel before back in 2013. On our arrival the memories came flooding back, our room was very comfortable and extremely clean, we stayed for six days before moving on to Rangiora. If you are fortunate enough to find they have rooms available, grab it, you won't regret it in the least.

Thank 203colinh
Dunedin, New Zealand
Reviewed 26 February 2016 via mobile

I chose this motel due to its proximity to the Horncastle Arena and I was not disappointed with my decision. Being just a few minutes walk away from the arena makes it very easy to get away from any show without the hassle of navigating traffic. The motel is small but the rooms are surprisingly large. There is no air...

Thank Gnuthad
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 February 2016

The Arena Motel caught our attention because of the shuttle service to and from the nearby railway station. As we were traveling on both the TranzAlpine and the Coastal Pacific we needed accommodation near the station. The Arena provides that with a cheerful smile, prompt service and comfortable rooms. They will also drive you to the nearby Speights Ale House...

Thank 367john
Exeter, United Kingdom
Reviewed 29 January 2016 via mobile

Jessica collected us from the station - only a few minutes wait. Studio was great. Spacious, comfortable and with everything you could need. Jessica ( owner ) was helpful & friendly. Plenty of good restaurants and takeaways nearby. An excellent stop if using the train.

Thank DandR-Exeter
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Very clean and comfy room. Close to the Tranz Alpine Train station. The lady owner was very helpful and friendly. Were given directions on places to eat as we arrived late in the evening. We were taken to the train station the next morning which was very nice of the owner. Great value accommodation.

Thank willieson
Reviewed 7 January 2016

Not luxurious, but great kind staff, fully equipped, comfortable beds and all you need for a restful night. We had 2 bed apartment no. 1 which was nice and quiet. They kindly looked after our baggage for us while we went on a tour during the day. Highly recommended, and v close to Tranzalpine station too.

Thank Familyadventurersha
Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 23 December 2015

We selected this motel because of its proximity to the train station (with free pickup and dropoff) and restaurants. It turned out to be a good choice. Pickup from the train station --- requested by a free phone call from inside the station --- was prompt and problem free. Dropoff the following morning also worked perfectly. The Intercity bus station...

Thank EdMed
Reviewed 2 December 2015 via mobile

Pickup at train station and drop off. Really friendly staff. Comfortable room they even moved us from being on first floor to make it more convenient for us. Without being asked. I would highly recommend this motel

Thank Kim K
Horsham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Very friendly welcome. Nice big room, but we booked late so we had to take a 2-bedroomed. Not too expensive though. Good facilities, comfy bed and lift to the station the next morning. We ate just round the corner. Plenty of choice nearby.

Thank iacamp

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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: $109 - $173 (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:
#19 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#26 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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“We preferred the ground floor”
marianneh928, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Railway Location”
jaiganeshd, 28 Jan 2017 | Read review
“We had a studio and it was perfect - everything you need for one or 2 nights”
85selinat, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“With lots of luggage, you will want to ask for first floor rooms...no elevators to second level.”
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.”
bliss622, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
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