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Manhattan Beach, California
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402 reviews
50 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 186 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 November 2015 via mobile

An EZ 10 minute walk from Addington Railway Station; 3 minute walk to the Court Theatre; 5 minute walk to Addington Coffee Co-Op for your morning buzz and treats (breakfast is awesome); 10 minute walk to Hagley Park. Get the picture, perfect location to walk anywhere and everywhere in Christchurch. Jessica, the always lovely manager, is very attentive to this... More 

Thank ycnans coat
Narooma, Australia
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84 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2015

We spent a comfortable two nights at the motel. The bed was good, the shower hot and the free shuttle to the station meant we had an easy time making the 6:40am train. A good choice of restaurants just round the corner for an evening meal and an easy walk to bus stop to get into the city.

2 Thank RosemaryLT
Wellington, New Zealand
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30 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We were disappointed with our selection of this motel, the room was very small and very basic. Friendly hosts who had the room very clean. Regulating the water temp in the showers was an issue, there was unlimited hot water though. Unfortunately we were awoken at 4.30am by traffic noise, the motel is on a busy road.

1 Thank Rick T
Bendigo, Australia
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2015

I chose this motel as it was close to Christchurch Railway Station. If you are a keen walker it is also a reasonable 30 minute walk from the CBD. First day we took the bus, one price regardless of distance and no one way fares but we opted walk day 2. The only down side was the rather weird shower... More 

Thank Bron E
New Zealand
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78 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2015

If you are looking for a clean, comfortable motel for an overnight stay before or after travelling on the train (e.g. the TranzAlpine) then this one fits the bill. Friendly owner who runs a shuttle to the train station for the TranzAlpine. There is a bit of road noise however and it is out of central Christchurch so I wouldn't... More 

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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43 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2015 via mobile

Chose to stay here because it was walking distance to the arena for a rock concert. Arrived on a freezing rainy night we were a family of 4 who stayed in the 2 bedroom unit. It was small and perfect for one night- water pressure in the shower is very low. Service is what makes this place special- very friendly... More 

2 Thank Kathryn082
Fairview Park, Australia
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10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 September 2015

My sister and I stayed here before going on the Tranz Alpine Rail and again on our return. We were taken to and picked up from the station. Friendly staff and comfortable accommodation. We were able to leave our suitcases here overnight and just take what we needed for our overnight stay in Greymouth.

1 Thank vivtylu
Adelaide, Australia
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141 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2015

Super friendly staff and great place but noise from other rooms was not great. We heard pumps for jacuzzi bath coming from other rooms late at night and in the early morning. It seems there is very little sound insulation as we heard other guests moving around too.

Thank Diverupe
Rotorua, New Zealand
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93 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 August 2015

We couldn't have asked for a friendlier host during our stay in Christchurch. We went out for a few hours on chilly afternoon. Coming back I had been wondering how long it would take to warm our room up as I was feeling rather cold. I didn't have to worry as the curtains had been closed and the heater turned... More 

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Motueka, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 12 July 2015

Lovely friendly staff that went out of their way to accommodate you. Close to train station and were dropped of and collected from doing the Tranz Alpine. The room was clean and comfortable as were the beds.

1 Thank Kaye D

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Shuttle Bus Service
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • 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: RM411 - RM621 (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:
#8 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#19 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#26 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
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“With lots of luggage, you will want to ask for first floor rooms...no elevators to second level.”
 of 5 bubbles 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.”
 of 5 bubbles bliss622, 23 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Two storeyed so some step climbing may be difficult for older folks.”
 of 5 bubbles meag237, 21 Jul 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms on the first or second floor.”
 of 5 bubbles xiaohuiho, 18 Jun 2016 | Read review
“All good from what we could see”
 of 5 bubbles erichM8874DW, 28 May 2016 | Read review
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