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Focus Motel & Executive Suites
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Shropshire, UK
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115 reviews
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“Comfortable, great location, friendly & helful hosts”
Reviewed 20 April 2014

What a great place. We were in a one bedroom apartment (room11) and it had everything we required. Spacious, clean, bright and comfortable. Reception was wonderful with Carol being so helpful. We didn't have a car so Carol advised us how to get around on foot and where to go for basic food shopping etc. Kitchen facilities were good and well stocked for cutlery and crockery.The location is excellent. We had been to Christchurch a couple of times before and we really wanted to be able to walk around the central city this time. The location of the Focus Motel was perfect for us.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland, New Zealand
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Reviewed 11 April 2014

Excellent, clean place to stay, very friendly service. Good location, close to city and park. Highly recommended. Perfect sized rooms and kitchen set up. The showers were very good. Really enjoyed my stay.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Grand Cayman
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Reviewed 3 April 2014

We were enthusiastically greeted upon our arrival by Roy who was most helpful with identifying where to walk around on the map and where the best area to eat is located. This motel has good parking and is located directly across the casino parking lot. It is an easy walk to the container mall, cardboard cathedral, Victoria Park and the entire city centre. The bedroom has the ensuite bathroom - our unit had a nice shower stall instead of tub/shower combo. A minor draw back for some may be that the window in the bedroom was very high so you could not see out - not a problem for us as we only slept in the bedroom - you can see from the website photo and some outside units may indeed have another window. The decor and bedding was excellent and all is very clean. The living room area has a big patio door that opens to a small balcony overlooking the parking lot. We had friends visit and it was very convenient having the separate area to visit. There is periodic construction noise, but that will be anywhere is Christchurch as the city remains under major reconstruction. WIFI was free. There was an elevator to access the upper units as well as stairs.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wellington
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

My wife and I have stayed here multiple times and it's always a fantastic stay. Carol looks after us really well going beyond normal service (recently she couriered back my WiFi hotspot I dropped down the lift shaft!).

The rooms are lovely and the location - very close to the casino and obviously in the city - is fantastic.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brisbane
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Fairly small "suite" but with everything you need - fridge, cooktop, microwave, etc. Clean, well appointed and comfortable.
Friendly manager, very helpful.
Location is excellent - an easy stroll to restaurants and the city centre.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 March 2014 via mobile

This is the third time that we have stayed at this little slice of heaven. Roy and Carol are the consummate hosts, nothing is too much trouble. Great location and fabulous facilities. Rooms are well equipped and immaculately presented. Will be back again in a few weeks .

Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 March 2014

I've been traveling to Christchurch for business twice a year for the last 10 years, and this place takes the cake. The staff was incredibly helpful, warm and so very genuinely friendly, and the rooms were spotless and had an appealing modern design that I actually really liked (finally!). I was given a small apartment with a kitchenette; simple, relaxing, quiet. I could have stayed for weeks.

The location is quite good; located in a mixed business and residential area, it's a short walk to the CBD and a short walk to Papanui Rd, where you will find some cafes, restaurants, etc.

I would be breaking all sorts of international laws and would surely be locked away for a long time, but I find myself daydreaming about kidnapping the amazing people who run this place and have them work their magic in my home.
Nah, I'll just go back.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Property: Focus Motel & Executive Suites
Address: 344 Durham Street Nth, Christchurch 8144, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Focus Motel & Executive Suites 4*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Focus Motel & Executive Suites offers warm, professionally styled & luxuriously appointed inner city boutique accommodation for the busy corporate executive or discerning traveler. Our newly purpose-built complex has a contemporary style with up to four-story views and quiet elevator access to each level. You will be perfectly located in the Christchurch CBD, only 150m from the Convention Center, Town Hall, Casino and Victoria Street shops, bars and restaurants, and an easy stroll to the heart of Christchurch???s wonderful cultural precinct, including the Art Gallery, Arts Center, and many other entertainment choices. Ample off-street car parking is both convenient & very secure. All of our suites have a sunny north facing aspect and indoor-outdoor flow to a balcony or courtyard, ideal for relaxing at the end of the day. We even have a sheltered barbecue area for your enjoyment. We offer you an unforgettable, service orientated and friendly experience with competitive prices for luxury accommodation ... more   less 
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