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Garden City Motel

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
Wheelchair Access
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Room features
Non-Smoking Rooms
Air Conditioning
Accessible rooms
Refrigerator in room
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Reviewed 17 August 2018 via mobile

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...More

Date of stay: August 2018
Thank SLHK83
Response from gcmotel, Owner at Garden City MotelResponded 20 August 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

Reviewed 11 July 2018 via mobile

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....More

Date of stay: July 2018
Thank Herry G
Reviewed 28 May 2018

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...More

Date of stay: December 2017
Thank Ann T
Reviewed 10 April 2018

What a fabulous choice for us. From the moment we arrived the staff were simply brilliant. The owner even gave me some home made relish to use when I forgot to buy some. How is that for service. Room to spread out was great, and...More

Date of stay: March 2018
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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

I picked this place to stay because of the location and the affordable price. I found it very comfortable and lovely and clean. The owners are very welcoming and friendly and I would definitely recommend this place to others😀

Date of stay: April 2018
Thank Explorer753336
Response from MareeBel, Owner at Garden City MotelResponded 5 April 2018

We are pleased to hear you enjoyed a comfortable stay with us and we hope to see you again in the future. 😊

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29 September 2016|
Response from Julie C | Reviewed this property |
Reception is maned till 9:30pm.
30 December 2015|
Response from gcmotel | Property representative |
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
Aog L
17 July 2015|
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Response from gcmotel | Property representative |
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... More
Room Tips
"Owners more than happy to advise on any needs. Pet friendly."
27 May 2018
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"If any mobility issues go for a downstairs unit as steps could be a bit of a challenge."
10 Apr. 2018
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"We enjoyed unit 4 which has two bedrooms, quiet with nice outlook."
14 Feb. 2018
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"We can only speak for our upstairs unit and that was superb. No traffic noise whatsoever."
14 Jan. 2018
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USD 77 - USD 103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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