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Argyle on the Park
Ranked #22 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Level 2 Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Good Location”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed here for the first two nights of our South Island trip. The apartments are in a good location, particularly if you are wanting to see locations such as the Mona Vale, Botanical Gardens and Cardboard Cathedral. These all are within walking distance (about 3km to the Cathedral though so we were lazy and drove). There is also a Westfield close by again within walking distance and a variety of restaurants. The apartment itself was comfortable - the heating worked well, we were offered milk on arrival, wifi access was good and we didn't hear too much road noise. The pressure in the shower however wasn't great but there was hot water. We would stay again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Gandhinagar, India
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96 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Fairly decent hotel in an almost central location with a lot of restaurants and super markets in close driving range.
Has its own parking space and the rooms are spacious enough with a decent supply of utensils, cutlery, cooking ware, gas and microwave.
The owners, who i assume live in a segment of the hotel are a nice and friendly couple; they even waived off wi-fi charges and are particular of the type of websites you want to surf around!

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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30 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 April 2014 via mobile

Stayed here with a family of four, big room with kids having their own room with singles. Place is older and a bit worn down but for one night plenty decent for a pre airport overnight. Super friendly and helpful at the front desk. Tons of restaurants right around the corner two minute walk. Try the steak and burger place highly recommended. Across the street you can walk right into the botanical gardens too. Head through the gardens and check out the museum and then do a city walk. Great late day evening walking tour before settling in. There was tons of road noise but it was Saturday night. Sounded like drag racing and yes you can hear it from every apartment.

Stayed April 2014
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Mangonui, New Zealand
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111 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 12 April 2014

This accommodation was great for what we were looking for. But without a doubt it's most outstanding feature was the hosts Bruce and Maggie. Bruce very kindly meet us at the train station from the Tranz Coastal scenic trip which was an hour and a half late ( I did ring Maggie and let her know this as soon as I knew). Nothing seemed too much trouble. They had arranged courtesy transport to the train station the next morning for the Tranz Alpine too which was great, considering how late we had arrived.

The unit was lovely, although if staying for longer I would have found the kitchen and bathroom a little small and pokey, but for the 3 nights we stayed it was fine. Comfy couch and beds and plenty of supplies ( sugar, tea etc) The spa was great after long days and it is was situated near some great restaurants and across the road from Hagley Park. Having said this it is still near the city centre, but not so near that it is walking distance really, so with that comes some degree of noise, especially as we were in the first unit, close to the road.

Overall though a great place to stay if you don't mind traffic noise etc. If we didn't need to be so close to the train station, we would have stayed further from the city, which if we ever visited again we would do, but this motel is great at a good price with the best hosts I have ever come across.

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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2014

This place has cute and spacious rooms and is well situated. It's a very pleasant walk across the gardens from the Christchurch CBD, and is also walking distance from a lot of shops, including a mall, on Riccarton Road. Some aspects of the rooms are a little dated, reminding me of some past family holidays, but everything is clean and good. Friendly and helpful management.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 March 2014 via mobile

This place is a cozy and an affordable option in Christchurch.Centrally located, it's quite near to malls, grocery stores and restaurants. The owner is an extremely friendly person and helped us out in our day to day activities and requirements. The rooms are extremely spacious and we'll equipped. Highly recommended for a simple,cozy, homelike stay in Christchurch.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 23 March 2014

Stayed one night, great welcome at reception. Location is great, with plenty of restaurants just around the corner and a short enough walk into the centre of Christchurch. As said by other reviewers, the rooms are a little dated, but it was good value for what we paid. Perfect for short stays, but I probably wouldn't stay here for a week!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Argyle on the Park
Address: 145 Deans Avenue | Riccarton, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
#9 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#32 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#38 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Argyle on the Park 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Argyle on the Park motel. With its unique location right across Hagley Park in the middle of the City, it makes it ideal for travelers wanting to explore Christchurch. For those who wish to catch TranzAlpine or Coastal Pacific trains we provide Free Transfer to and from Christchurch Railway Station. The motel has twelve fully self-contained units. Each unit has full Kitchens, Heat Pumps, Double glazing, Sky TV and Free WiFi. Riccarton Westfield Shopping Mall, many restaurants and cafes are within walking distance. It is also just few minutes' drive from Christchurch famous HornCastle Arena and Addington Raceway & Events Centre. If you are looking for stay in Christchurch then look no further! ... more   less 
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