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“train station”(46 reviews)
“free shuttle”(21 reviews)
“tranz alpine”(11 reviews)
Free Wifi
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Non-Smoking Hotel
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Dry Cleaning
Self-Serve Laundry
2 Star Hotel
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Reviewed 22 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
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...More

Thank meag237
Reviewed 16 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...More

1  Thank pvaglueman
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....More

1  Thank Jill_445
Reviewed 30 June 2016

Arena Motel is in an excellent location. It is near the station for the scenic TranzAlpine Christchurch to Greymouth Scenic Rail, and transfers to the station are complimentary. The shops and cafes are also within a 5-minute walk. Online booking, check-in and out were done...More

1  Thank Spooky T
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Certificate of Excellence
Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Dry Cleaning
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
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Price range
USD 93 - USD 145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
Details
Price range
USD 93 - USD 145 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel class
Hotel Style
#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Nurugsanoi
9 February 2017|
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Response from HuseinE | Reviewed this property |
Take the airport shuttle. Cheap and it's good.
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Lynne L
7 November 2016|
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Response from Jill_445 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, we were only there for one night. They offer a laundry service but that doesn't mean they have driers for your to use. I am sure if you emailed them they will be able to answer your question
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"Upstairs room with the Queen bed and single is brilliant for a couple"
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"Spa Bath room great for relaxing after long train ride"
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