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Garden City Motel

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Certificate of Excellence


Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeaders Gold level
Garden City Motel offers clean, spacious and quiet units and is fondly known to many as their "home away from home", with excellent customer service being our specialty. We are proud recipients of a Green Leaders award, recognising our efforts to manage the motel with ecological sensitivity, and we have gained a Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence. Last summer we won an award from the Christchurch Beautifying Association for our harmonious companion planting of herbs, flowers and vegetables. Our centrally located motel caters for all types of guests, including professionals, couples, families and sports teams. We have a Queen Studio (sleeps 1 - 2), a King Studio (sleeps 1 - 2), Super King Studios (sleeps 1 - 6) and 1 and 2 bedroom units (sleeps 1 - 5). We also have 2 wheelchair access units. All units are self contained and most have generous kitchens, with fridge/freezers, ovens and microwaves. The units have their own heatpumps/air conditioning and there is free WiFi, Sky TV and off street parking. All of our units are smoke free. Our motel is located 10 minutes from Christchurch Airport and approximately 5 minutes from Northwood Super Centre and Northlands Mall, the latter hosting Graham Condon Recreational Sports Centre and Pools and Hoyts Movie Theatre. Just around the corner is a range of superb restaurants, which includes the popular Greek restaurant Costas and Chillingworth Road Fine Dining. Our location makes us an ideal choice for those wanting easy and close access to Burwood Hospital, Bottle Lake Forest, Willowbank, Orana Park and the Antarctic Centre. There are also nine golf courses within a 5 km radius. We offer a complimentary airport shuttle (subject to availability) and there is a free shuttle to and from the newly refurbished Papanui Club. Both being Christchurch born and raised, we have extensive knowledge of the area and are more than happy to offer recommendations, based on your preferences. So if you're looking for a quiet, peaceful and happy place in which to relax, we are just what you're looking for! Members of Hospitality New Zealand and Accommodation New Zealand Some of the positive feedback from our guests includes: - our beds are some of the most comfortable in Christchurch - our units are significantly more spacious than most others in Christchurch - the units are remarkably quiet, ensuring a great night's sleep - our friendly, helpful and caring service is second to none
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Laundry Service
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Self-Serve Laundry
Wheelchair Access
Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Wonderful quiet location in Christchurch ... and pet friendly. Our hosts were the greatest - I highly recommend. This will always be our accommodation choice. Plenty of hot water and unlimited internet.
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Really friendly hosts 5/5. Huge one bedroom apartment with a/c. Very clean. A very basic motel with ageing decor (which doesn’t bother us) but the three single beds in our unit were very soft and uncomfortable. The double bed however was clearly new and extremely
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I needed a pet friendly motel to stay in overnight on our way relocating from the Waikato to Southland, & Garden City Motel we’re quick & efficient at responding to my email inquiry. Reasonable rate for the night & the ability to have our dog stay with us was a bonus. Very
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Response from gcmotel, Owner at Garden City Motel
Responded 19 Aug. 2018
We loved having you to stay, albeit a short one. Thank you for review and we look forward to seeing you again sometime. Enjoy living in the south M&S
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Booked the room from Agoda. Price is reasonable. But the place is clean, quite Spacey for us and we can cook dinner. Yesterday we cooked ravioli. Today, we made our version of Buritos with sirloin steak. The owner attends the receptionist and also answers calls. They are super
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We had a family wedding and made arrangements with owners for any of our out of town guests. They were very friendly and went out of their way to make our guests stay a happy and comfortable one. Highly reccommend. So handy to Northlands Mall and buses at gate if you are wanting
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Dining and single bed
Queen bed and sofa
Reception is maned till 9:30pm.
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How far from airport?
Hi there and Happy New Year! We're about 5 kms away from the airport and if you book directly with us, we can offer you a complimentary shuttle if you're arriving within office hours! I hope this helps! Cheers, Rose
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Hi there, apologies for the delayed response! It would be our pleasure to arrange an exciting and memorable itinerary for you! What previous guests have found, is that it's far easier to base themselves in one spot and then do day trips at leisure. Please feel free to contact us directly and we'll endeavour to sort out a fantastic holiday for you! Kind regards, Rose
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"Owners more than happy to advise on any needs. Pet friendly."
"If any mobility issues go for a downstairs unit as steps could be a bit of a challenge."
"We enjoyed unit 4 which has two bedrooms, quiet with nice outlook."
"We can only speak for our upstairs unit and that was superb. No traffic noise whatsoever."
"All rooms when rented were lovely"
USD 77 - USD 102 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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