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“Very pleasant stay, nice staff and great location”
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City Centre Motel
Ranked #26 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 11 September 2013

This is on the airport side of the city centre and very close to Briely St so easy access to other parts of ChCh.

Very nice and big rooms, newly built, and little extras like cooking facilities, cable TV etc

Would stay here again

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 July 2013

We arrived into Christchurch at 5pm not knowing where to stay for the night. The Jasons accommodation book which we had on hand had some motels with text numbers beside to see if rooms were available. We used this to find City Centre Motel. We were made to feel very welcome on our arrival and our room was spacious and spotless and our bed very comfortable. The staff were extremely helpful with places to eat and areas to be avoided with regard to road closures etc. We will certainly be back again! Thank you.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 July 2013

We flew into Christchurch at 5 in the morning and were able to access our rooms straight away. Location is perfect to airport, city centre etc; TIna was very helpful with directions, what to see, restaurants to eat at. Exactly what we needed for our first time to Christchurch. Rooms were very clean, wi-fi, comfy bed. Is exactly what we needed.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Just had 3 wonderful days in Christchurch New Zealand.Our stay was made so much better by choosing to stay at the City Centre Motel,beaut rooms,beds,service second to none.Will return on the final leg of our journey and hope other motel properties we visit on our stay can match the excellent qualities of this establishment.

Room Tip: All rooms are set back from the road and peace and tranquility is superb.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 June 2013

I stayed at this motel since it was any easy walk from the Intercity bus stop, the city center and the botanical gardens. The place was clean and comfortable with a full kitchen. It could use an updating. The room was spacious and quiet. As a solo female traveler, I felt safe. The bathroom had an odd smell. The shower is part of the bathroom and does have a curtain but no step in or out. I did not realize until after the shower that it was not draining properly and when the curtain was reopened after my shower I found a flood of water all over the entire bathroom floor. The water had headed out under the bathroom door and onto the carpet. It was a mess and every available towel was grabbed to try to sop up the water. The woman at the desk (maybe the owner, not sure) apologized and I was moved to a different room. This woman was very friendly and helpful but always smelled of alcohol. There was laundry on site but not in the room which I did not use. No breakfast was provided. The room was adequate but the place could use some updating and the drainage issue was quite the mess. I would recommend early booking since there are limited rooms in Christchurch since the earthquake. There is a small dairy (grocery) store a few blocks away.

Room Tip: Book early since rooms at Christchurch are limited since the earthquake
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  • Stayed: March 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 April 2013

Stayed only two nights as we were really on our way to the Trans-Alpine. Perhaps we could've stayed at a fancier place but Tina's place meets all your needs. We arrived late and she had thoughtfully switched the lamps on and left the milk in the fridge and some biscuits! The second evening we wanted to get to a shop and she offered use of her car. Very friendly lady. Ample towels and toiletries. Good hot shower.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 April 2013

I can recommend this motel whole-heartedly. Tina was lovely, allowing us to check in early after our long flight, and took the time to talk us through the map of the city. She also recommended a great Italian restaurant called Venuti, a few minutes walk down Colombo street. She also has a beautiful and very friendly cat! The room was clean, tidy, and spacious, with all the facilities we needed, and even with a bottle of fresh milk for our tea.

Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about City Centre Motel

Address: 876 Colombo Street | Christchurch Centrial, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #26 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: £61 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Centre Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Winner of the Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2011 and 2012, this much sought after central city motel offers quiet comfort and yet is only 400metres to some of the city's best restaurants and bars. Winner of the Summer 2009 Garden Awards for Hotel/Motels, the City Centre Motel is a peaceful haven in the heart of our glorious Garden City. All apartments are set well back from the road and we offer free WiFi and lots of free off street parking. ... more   less 
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