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All reviews on arrival adjoining rooms central heating upstairs room stayed here for one night small kitchenette good size walking distance a great place to stay comfortable bed motel accommodation dishwasher heater cathedral chch
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Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Please note change of ownership 1 month ago may have changed these appartments. Now run by a Chinese couple with poor English skills. They were unable to help us with local information past the basics which we can get from a guidebook. There were also problems with our booking, and they handled this by speaking loudly In Chinese to each other, rather than in English to me, the paying customer.
There were also beers go missing from our room during cleaning mid way through our stay. When we complained, these were located in the office fridge...so clearly had not been thrown out as rubbish. Very strange.
I think if they market to a Chinese clientele, and I am sure this will work better.
As appartments they have very basic self catering facilities. Really only breakfast facilities.
They were central and clean, but I think much better can be found in other parts of Christchurch. We would stay in merrivale area next time.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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rickenli, Manager at City Central Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time reviewing our motel. We are glad you enjoyed the kitchen facilities here. We are sorry about the chaos as we just took over the business. And sorry again for the missing beer, I have investigated that it is the housekeeping people's mistake for the missing beers. Thank you for your suggestions. We are currently updating our facilities. We will keep going to provide better services for all our customers. Yous sincerely, City Central Motel

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Had an excellent 2 nights in a two bedroom unit, though it had little natural light. It was quiet but close to the central areas. Good furnishings and large shared table and chairs on balcony.

WiFi was an issue for some of the party, also weak shower over the bath.

Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
Thank Jasonflk
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rickenli, Manager at City Central Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time reviewing our motel. We are glad you enjoyed the stay here. Thank you for your suggestions. We are currently updating our facilities. We will keep going to provide better services for all our customers. Yous sincerely, City Central Motel

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Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

Motel is located in a walkable distance from the town centre, half an hour by car from the airport. Rooms spacious and clean. Staff OK. Parking on the yard. No restaurants nearby. Higher price than value, but OK place to stay.

Stayed: January 2017, travelled with family
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rickenli, Manager at City Central Motel Apartments, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2017

Thank you for taking the time reviewing our motel. We are glad you enjoyed the stay here. Thank you for your suggestions. We are currently updating our facilities. We will keep going to provide better services for all our customers. Yous sincerely, City Central Motel

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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Location is fairly central - was happy to walk here from the central bus interchange.

The no vacancy sign was out (NB. we had booked) so I was pleasantly surprised to be offered upstairs or downstairs. Guess that means most the rooms are the same layout.

Seemed that most Sky TV channels were available - great.

Bathroom OK, facecloth provided but no hand towel. No extractor fan from memory.

Compact but good kitchenette (NB. no hotplates, but microwave/toaster/jug/fridge). Crockery/glasses fairly minimal but enough to get by on, e.g. 1 wine glass and 2 other glasses.

Main room was a good size and included two seater sofa as well as another small table and a couple of chairs.

Bed and bedding were OK, comfy enough without being amazing.

Seemed to be pretty clean and well maintained.

Checkout is a very strict 10am but the benefit is that people can check in from 1pm.

A "high 3" rating - it was good without having a wow factor, and price-wise it was probably fair enough but not a bargain.

Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
Thank glennomeister
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Reviewed 14 September 2016

The motel sits beside a main road with barely a 5 minutes drive to city central. The receptionist is helpful and directed some recommended places for our consideration.

Our 2 bedroom apartment is on the second level that is tucked away at the center. It is less visually appealing compared to full length glass doors and windows of the majority studio rooms.

The kitchenette is well equipped (even with a automated dishwasher) and all the rooms are large, inviting and comfortable to be in. The downside is the furnishings are dated and the size of the television seems more like a surveillance monitor. The lights are surprisingly dim and even though the rooms are clean, The dim lights exerted a dirty and tired feeling.

Overall, the apartment provides sufficient and essential elements for a clean and comfortable stay for a small family or a small group of friends.

Room Tip: Studio units have more modern outlook.
  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled with friends
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