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Alpha Motel
Reviewed 27 May 2014

We stayed in 3 bedroom apartment. Very comfortable. Full sized fridge. Spacious. Quiet. One thing that would have made it more user friendly would have been a second bathroom. Lovely and clean, on main road but noise wasn't a problem.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Catherine389
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Reviewed 2 January 2014 via mobile

We stayed here over New Year and were really impressed with the quality of the rooms (brand new and top quality fittings), the cleanliness (spotless) and the helpfulness of the staff (they squeezed us in for an extra night when our plans changed and looked after something I'd left in the room). We'll use them again next time we are in Christchurch.

Stayed: January 2014
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Reviewed 4 December 2013

This is a modern new Motel. It is quite small (looks like a large modern house from the road) so it feels a lot homelier, not noisy. Rooms are more like apartments. They are clean, large and modern. I was in a single bedroom, with separate lounge. My colleague was in a 3 bedroom apartment.....fantastic - full kitchen, with huge dining and lounge area and only $40 more per night. Leather lounge and dining suites, huge TV, and at excellent value (in a town where it seems some other motels/hotels are charging more than the facility is really worth). It could be quite noisy being on a busy main road, but I was in a back room, so it was ok.

Room Tip: At the back/down the side (further from the road)
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled on business
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2  Thank KrisBB
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Reviewed 4 October 2013

Room was very quiet, clean and had everything we needed. All appliances/tv were modern and was a very comfortable 2 nights here. Only thing was water pressure in shower was a little lower than I like otherwise awesome

Room Tip: I stayed in room 9 the 2 bedroom apartment.
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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 10 August 2013 via mobile

Had a lovely stay thanks Charlie , although we were only there for a couple of nights your hospitality was very much appreciated. Business trips are always a pain. The rooms were all we needed and the location was ideal and easily accessible thanks again.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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1  Thank Colinglenwood
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

My mother and I stayed here for one night before we headed down south. I booked and paid through Air NZ and the person at the counter did not know what was happening and asked me to pay, I gave the voucher and said it has already been paid. He said that that this is his friends place and he was helping out - english was a secound language so I am not sure if he understood what I was saying. We booked a spa room, but only 1 bed and I asked him to check as we booked a twin with a Spa. He never came back to confirm so we had to share a bed. I am shocked that the council had signed this place off - when you went to turn the light on the spa bath went on, the button on the spa was a hazard and has not sealed and also no plug either. This is the only reason I chose this place was to have a spa but I did not fancy frying myself. I did not sleep well either as it is located in an industrial area with lots of trucks and business/factories and is miles from any food places and the dryer/washing machine was going until 11.30pm. The next morning yet another person was at the office and asked if I could pay and AGAIN I said that I had already paid - GGrrrr,was glad to get away.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 27 January 2013

our 1 bedroom apartment was spotlessly clean. enjoyed a spa bath after a day of travelling. the rooms are at the back of complex so there is no road noise, it was very quiet. Charlie was very welcoming when we arrived at 7.30pm. would stay here again as it is close to city.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Additional Information about Alpha Motel

Address: 338 Blenheim Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 107 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range: £67 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpha Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Brand new luxury apartment complex opened on October 06, 2008. Created by award-winning Stanley Joblin Allfrey Architects with the most discerning guest in mind. At the Alpha we provide the perfect mix of comfort and style. A sumptuous decor of deep charcoal and sandstone tones, designer furnishings and luxurious bedding has been chosen with your ultimate comfort in mind. Just 5 minutes drive from Hagley Park, Westfield Riccarton Mall, railway station, Hoyts cinemas, cafés, restaurants and bars, Addington Raceway, Addinton AMI Rugby Stadium and Horncastle Events Centre. Only six minutes drive to the CBD and 12 minutes to the Christchurch Airport. All 11 rooms feature big screen LCD Smart TVs ( 42" or 50" ) with 50+ Sky digital channels, free high speed broadband internet and Wi-Fi, direct dial telephone and full size working desk. coffee/tea makers, and hair dryers. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards. ... more   less 
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