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“train station”(46 reviews)
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We needed a place close to Alpine Train station to stay for one night in recent trip to New Zealand and booked at Arena. Owner, Jessica, was awesome! I feel like she adopted us due to a couple travel issues we were having and she...More

Thank Poodle2014
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent motel if you're attending any events at Horncastle Arena or AMI Stadium, friendly staff, excellent clean and tidy room with a comfy bed and great shower. All Sky Tv channels. Will be staying again.

Thank KazzaMatt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's no secret that the Arena Motel is "the" place to stay when connecting with the TranzAlpine scenic train at nearby Christchurch Station. Reviewers have said as much. What really impressed us, besides the nice big rooms and convenient location, was the friendly hospitality of...More

Thank CarolDM1900
Reviewed 30 March 2018 via mobile

Good clean motel very near railway station. Free shuttle to rail station only takes 5 minutes. Recommend you use the super shuttle service from the airport as apparently Uber doesn't go there and the bus service is a bit of a trek requiring a bus...More

Thank YorkshireTeabag
Reviewed 20 March 2018

The room was spotlessly clean. Reception service was very good with free shuttle to and from the train station. Very handy for all we wanted to do. Close to Horncastle Arena and Addington Raceway too if you need those sporting facilities.

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Amenities
Top amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Shuttle Bus Service
Laundry Service
Self-Serve Laundry
Dry Cleaning
Room amenities
Refrigerator in room
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US$87 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
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Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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US$87 - US$137 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#23 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms
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Nurugsanoi
9 February 2017|
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Response from HuseinE | Reviewed this property |
Take the airport shuttle. Cheap and it's good.
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Lynne L
6 November 2016|
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Response from Jill_445 | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure, we were only there for one night. They offer a laundry service but that doesn't mean they have driers for your to use. I am sure if you emailed them they will be able to answer your question
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