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City Centre Motel
Ranked #28 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 16 April 2014

Travelling at the beginning of winter, great heating, electric blanket on the bed, thick curtains, warm and cosy. Very basic in room services, and everything was immaculately clean. Now that the restaurants are being rebuilt with new venues opening you are within a 2 block walk to the convention centre, and a small strip of food venues for breakfast and evening food. (The Irish pub called the Bog is worth a visit)

Room Tip: choose a room on the ground floor at the back of the complex, room 17 has glass slider doors and an...
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 April 2014

Despite its name, this place is a bit far from everything so I wouldn't recommend it for someone without a car.

Pros:
• Spacious room
• Quiet
• Close to the park for a walk or morning run

Cons:
• Far from shops and restaurants. If your don't have a car, stay on Riccarton Rd by Westfield Mall instead

Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 March 2014

From the moment we arrived the staff were fantastic. Our room was very well finished, cleaned perfectly and in a great location, right in the centre of Christchurch. A very enjoyable experience all thanks to the staff.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

Good location within walking distance from the centre of town and with free parking. Shower was weak. The hotel advertises as having free wifi but its a 2mb limit which is barely enough to send a photo.

Some people say Christchurch is not ready for visitors but I think it was great to visit and see the impact the earthquake has had. The restart mall area is worth a visit

Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
1  Thank roger_10
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CityCentreMotelCHCH, Owner at City Centre Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Hi Roger,

Thanks for taking the time to review us!
I am sorry we didn't meet your expectations, but I can guarantee you all our WIFI tickets come with free 2GB not 2MB usage.
Hope you enjoyed your NZ holiday and once again thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 20 March 2014

Had a great experience at this hotel, friendly and helpful owners/ managers , quiet location, we were upgraded to a two bedroom unit after booking a one bedroom unit as the motel was full ,our unit was situated at the back of the motel, very well stocked with plenty of plates, glasses etc and lots of utensils for cooking if you chose too. Bed linen and towels were of very good quality, new and clean. Although we had a car the city centre, Casino, Hagley park and surrounds is in walking distance and this motel is situated in an interesting area for walking as there were alot of historic buildings, churches etc., although alot of them had been damaged with the earthquakes but still alot to look at in the motel vicinity, and lots of interesting new businesses opening. The only negative I will give is the fold out bed/settee did not make for very comfortable seating, it was small and just not comfy to relax on, overall though I would recommend this motel

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 March 2014

When we arrived the owner very quickly checked us in, helped us with our luggage which was a great help as we had rather a large box to lift. We were given a small bottle of milk to make tea/ coffee great help after long journey. Also very helpful for location of shops and eateries in the area. Even did our laundry for a small fee. The rooms are very spacious and clean, kitchen has all it needs for an over night stop, fridge, micro wave and hot plate. Even offer a book swap if you run out of reading material, plus loan out dvd's if you want to watch a film. Parking is good , plenty of spaces.

Room Tip: Room 17 top floor, look out for broken window catching in the bathroom, nice and light and sun shine...
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

This motel was very conveniently located, quite close to an excellent café for breakfast (Pepperberry), and walking distance to the museum, the botanical gardens, the ReStart retail area, and a range of restaurants. Unlike many hotels in NZ and Australia, wifi was free (although needed to be periodically reloaded), which was nice. Laundry facilities on site were convenient and not expensive (also unlike other hotels down under). Ownership was changing the day we left, so we hope the favorable qualities of this motel continue.

  • Stayed: January 2014, 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 #28 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: £61 - £119 (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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