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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The owner was very friendly on check in. The one bed unit was quite spacious. A bit dated inside, but looks like they are renovating some of the units. The shower had poor water pressure. Kitchenette was well equipped with hot plates and a microwave. Despite being on a busy road due to the layout, the rooms are very quiet... More 

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Thank Nathan C
61AnnetteO, Manager at Aotea Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comments. Our renovations are coming along nicely and we will discuss the water pressure with our plumber. Great to hear you were happy with your stay. We look forward to your next visit. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Arrived at about 1130pm to very friendly notes on our doors with keys attached. Always had a nice chat with the owner on the times we saw her at reception. Very accommodating & helpful, rooms were everything we needed and the location was fine for us to walk to the city each day. Definitely recommend.

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Thank Chris P
Hastings, New Zealand
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 21 July 2016

Thank you Aotea for accommodating us at the last minute after family wedding in July and being available to meet our requirements of a second night at a moments notice. Truly appreciated the effort made to make sure we were warm enough, thank you. Room was a bit dated but reflected in the affordability, was clean and comfy.

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Thank 55Donnah56
61AnnetteO, Manager at Aotea Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments and taking the time to review us. We strive to keep our standards of cleanliness high & are pleased you were comfortable. We are currently working our way through refurbishing our units and hope the next time you stay with us your will enjoy the improvements. More 

Westport, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 May 2016

Owners are so nice and accommodated us so well we had a 3 females and couple. we had such lovely rooms and would recommend to any one. good price and good value. very close to town and all the malls etc. would not go any where else now I know about this place.

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Thank awylde
61AnnetteO, Owner at Aotea Motel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. It is always pleasing to hear our customers enjoy their stay with us. Look forward to your next stay. More 

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9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 May 2016 via mobile

I booked the morning of my stay as I had a work dinner in town and didn't want to drive after a few drinks (45min) and the wonderful hostess made me feel like i was welcome and not just a pain... Easy booking and clean tidy room. I'll be back... thank you

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Thank kaimoanaNZ
61AnnetteO, Manager at Aotea Motel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your lovely comments. A pleasure to welcome you to your stay. Look forward to your next stay anytime. More 

Whakatane, New Zealand
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

About the fourth time I've stayed here. Just fantastic as usual. Annette bent over backwards to help us out with an extra room. Always friendly and they have the best beds ever. Wouldn't stay anywhere else while in Christchurch.

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Thank Neil R
61AnnetteO, Manager at Aotea Motel, responded to this review

Hi Neil. Thank you once again for your lovely comments. Always great to catch up & lovely to meet your family on this trip. See you next time. More 

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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 April 2016

First experience of a Motel in NZ. Clean and tidy with comfortable queen sized bed but decor a bit shabby hence 3*s. Adequate space and similarly equipped to other Motels used subsequently. Good location and within walking distance of a supermarket. Owners were very helpful when first aid was needed.

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Thank Barry S
Sunshine Coast, Australia
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33 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2016

We were moved to this accommodation when our original motel double booked their property. We had no idea what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. The rooms were clean and comfortable. Kitchen facilities great. yes, rooms were small, but it was all we needed as we were out exploring Christchurch all day. Owners were very helpful. Would thoroughly recommend.

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Thank Azette L
Australia
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20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The accommodation here is basic. If all you are after is somewhere to spend the night then you're in luck. I wouldn't recommend a stay of any length though. The rooms are clean although things are quite tight. The owner is very friendly and helpful. Room 10 is next to the stairs to the top level and can be a... More 

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Thank J_Traveller_99
Waikanae, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

One of the worst places I have stayed. Old frayed curtains carpets minimal cleaning. Hot noisy. Hard old beds. Horrible. No soap minimal towels. Scary stairs to upstairs level. Powerpoints in all the wrong places. No room in the bathroom. You can't dry your hair in front of any mirror as no power point.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Spa
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  • Spa
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aotea Motel has 10 apartment style units available at reasonable prices, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom & interconnecting units all located close to the CBD. Just a 5 - 10 minute walk gets you into our lovely city following the gorgeous Avon River. Handy to supermarket, restaurant & cafes within minutes or venture into the city for lots of other choices. Our friendly, hospitable home away from home awaits your arrival. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aotea Motel

Address: 302 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: €73 - €94 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aotea Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
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“Recommend motels . Quiet and was so taken care of.”
 of 5 bubbles awylde, 6 May 2016 | Read review
“Not room 10”
 of 5 bubbles J_Traveller_99, 31 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Ask for upstairs room.”
 of 5 bubbles primar_12, 4 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We were in a downstairs room and unfortunately could hear the guests above us using the bathroom during the night”
 of 5 bubbles DianeQuilts, 10 Mar 2015 | Read review
“It is on a main road, Bealey Ave however when I go to sleep, I sleep through anything. And it was a weekend night. :-). The Speights Ale house is up the road which is a great place. Some of the local restaurants deliver which is fantastic. We had Thai orchard - excellent.”
 of 5 bubbles JosephineT249, 17 Aug 2014 | Read review
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