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Alpha Motel Luxury Apartments
Timaru, New Zealand
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“A wee bit disappointing”
Reviewed 19 February 2011

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment. The room looked tidy, until we realised that dirty used towels had been left in the bathroom. Yuck! The rest of the motel looked clean and tidy. It was disappointing when we went to use the spa bath and it kept draining as the plug was not water tight. I would have been happier to pay more and stay somewhere nicer in the city centre. I wouldn't recommend.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 24 January 2011

For the price we could have stayed in an up market hotel in the city which would have been much more convenient. Two other families we travelled with payed the same price for superior city hotels. Whilst the apartments are relatively new, they have been built on the cheap and this is starting to show. . Sound insulation is poor with paper thin walls.In the room there was only one cup and two glasses for a family of four. We were there on a weekend with our two children and were kept awake by parties on both nights in neighbouring properties. This is not the managers fault but something for travellers to be aware of. Also be aware if you are the last one home there a insufficient parks and no on street parking
The Managers were obliging enough, but of the 18 nights we spent in NZ this was the only dissappointing one

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled with family
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 23 September 2010

We stayed in a one bedroom apartment which we had an extra guest in the lounge. There was plenty of room for everyone. There is also cooking facilities in the apartment which was great.

I am very fussy when it comes to motel housekeeping, but i have to say I could not fault them at all. A very pleasent stay.

The host were very friendly and helpful. Top marks

  • Stayed September 2010
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Property: Alpha Motel Luxury Apartments
Address: 338 Blenheim Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette
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Ranked #26 of 103 Speciality Lodging in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Alpha Motel Luxury Apartments 4*
Number of rooms: 10
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