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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
Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Accessible rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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Amanda was extremely helpful driving me around to found a place to rent a car. The place is simple but clean and cozy. We walked to a center with a few options of restaurants, not too far from the Big Mall Westfield . The Christchurch city is beautiful and Amanda gave me so many
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We are a French couple in honeymoon in New Zealand and while in Christchurch we decided to stay at Garden City Motel. We were very happy of our stay, we had the most welcoming arrival, the room is well equipped and clean. It is a cute motel, sunny in the morning, warm and
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We have stayed at various motels in Christchurch but this is the one we'll be returning to! We were in a 2-bedroom downstairs unit that was very spacious, comfortable and fitted with a heat pump. The combination of double glazing and its situation well back from the main
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Three of us stayed at the Garden City Motel in a very well equipped and comfortable 2 bedroom unit. All we needed for our 2 night stay was provided. We were made extremely welcome by the lovely Marie who was most helpful to us. I definitely recommend this motel if you are
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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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Queen bed and sofa
What are office hours? We arrive at airport at 8PM
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 76 - USD 101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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