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Apollo Motel Christchurch
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Apollo Motel Christchurch
Ranked #102 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“Comfortable, great location, will stay again”
Reviewed 2 April 2013

What a gem the Apollo Motel is! The bed was comfortable, the room was clean and well equiped, the decor was restful and inviting. It felt like there was heating under the tiles in the bathroom.
The hosts were helpful and knowledgeable about attractions around Christchurch. Nothing is a problem, they are willing to go the extra mile for their guests!
We will be booking in again to this wonderful, comfortable, friendly place.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Te Puke, New Zealand
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Reviewed 14 February 2013

The beds were comfortable, rooms exceptionally clean, and the shower had good water pressure which is very important to me! I would definitely recommend this to anyone heading to Christchurch. Book in early though, because beds in Christchurch are fairly limited.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with family
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Rotterdam
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Reviewed 4 February 2013

Apollo Motel is clean, comfortable and value for money.
The rooms are spacious including full kitchen and seperate bathroom.
We stayed for two nights, The owners are well informed and can give you some good tips about Christchurch and surroundings.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Canberra, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2013 via mobile

A lovely and warm reception from the staff and great flexibility with our early and late arrival times due to flights. Great room, small outdoor area and a great feel. Easy trip to town and good spots to eat not too far away. A great place to stay!

  • Stayed January 2013
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Canberra, Australia
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 1 February 2013

We had a lovely stay. The owners are helpful and very friendly. Rooms were much nicer than we were expecting and the well-maintained flower gardens were a pleasant touch. We have been back again, and have been more than satisfied with Apollo on both occasions.

  • Stayed January 2013
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Australia
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Reviewed 22 January 2013

My wife and I stayed in a downstairs room in the Apollo for one night as somewhere to tide us over between an incoming flight at Christchurch Airport and a long drive down south.

My first impression was that this small two-storey motel was on a very noisy main road and had a very cramped car park, requiring some tight manouvering. The lack of care from some other guests in parking their cars made this even harder -- if you're driving an unfamiliar car you might be best off parking in the small side street nearby. However, on check in the owners were very friendly and helpful, I found Internet access was generous and fast, and the room was clean and tidy.

The room had basic self-catering facilities (bar fridge, microwave, hot plates, kettle), which was fine for a short stay and seems to be the standard for self-catering motels in New Zealand, but would have been a bit lacking for a stay of any longer than a few nights. The room was very cramped, though, with a queen bed, bedside tables, and small two-person dining table with two chairs and a lounge chair all squashed into square footage that could only really accommodate the bed and side tables. Again for a single night it was okay, but even then my wife and I got in each other's way and had to continually move our luggage around; for a longer stay it would have been frustrating.

The bathroom was okay, although the shower was one of the non-recessed (flat floor) access types with a nylon curtain, and it didn't quite work right; the water dribbled from the shower curtain straight out towards the bedroom and was only stopped by placing a towel carefully to mop it up before it reached the carpet. (The obvious water damage around the bottom edges of the bathroom doorway showed that I was not the first guest to discover this design fault.) Supplied soap was very nice, but the conditioning shampoo (no separate conditioner) was in a pump affixed in the shower, and wasn't the best.

The most disappointing thing about our stay, however, was the noise during the night. The road noise was very loud, even with the double-glazed windows, but even worse was the noise from other guests moving around upstairs and going up and down the stairs early in the morning. We both slept quite poorly.

Overall the Apollo was okay, but the crowded nature of the place, the noisy location on Riccarton Road, and worst of all, the noise from other guests late at night and early in the morning, marred what would otherwise be a much more pleasant place to stay. We can only assume that if we stayed in an upstairs room we would have had considerably less broken sleep, although being slightly higher up may increase the road noise.

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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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62 reviews
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Reviewed 20 January 2013

We booked over the phone and were impressed with the service, this was confirmed when we arrived. The motel operators were very friendly and helpful. Our room was lovely and clean. Despite being the closet room to Riccarton Rd we found the room to be quiet due to the double glazing and room layout. Excellent free Internet and a selection of Sky TV channels. Handy location, we will return

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Apollo Motel Christchurch
Address: 288 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#25 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#52 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Apollo Motel Christchurch 4*
Number of rooms: 11
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