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City Central Motel Apartments
Ranked #73 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Reviewed 3 June 2017

This is basic hotel/motel accommodation, but the room was tidy, comfortable and quiet enough for our 3 day stay, and suited our purposes just fine ... we arrived via a VERY late flight and didn't get to the motel till well past midnight, but we had advised this with our booking, and kudos to the manager as there was someone still awake to give us our key. Big thanks for that! The office staff were also friendly and helpful with directions and advice on getting about. The furniture and fittings are modest, but functional, as was the small kitchenette. The LCD TV wasn't great quality either, with wiring dangling about the place (a bit of a nightmare with kids!) but had 50 Sky & freeview channels available. The weather was chilly when we were there, so we spent all our time at the motel in the room, but the outdoor areas would benefit from some refurbishment. The motel has ample on-site parking and free Wi-Fi.

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

Thank you very much for taking the time reviewing our motel.We are very glad that you enjoyed the stay here. We will keep going to provide better services for all the customers. Yours sincerely, City Central Motel

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Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Stayed here as I was attending a course at LesMills. Not the best place in the world no flannels or milk. Just missing those little touches you expect to see in a motel. Also found a fake nail beside my bed so makes me think not the cleanest of places.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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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 that you like our location. We are currently gradually updating our facilities. And we will keep going to improve our service for all our customers. Yours sincerely, City Central Motel

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Reviewed 24 March 2017

When my friends and I arrived after check-in, the kitchen was very filthy and dirty; the floor was stained with food from the previous occupants; we had to call management and have someone thoroughly clean the kitchen otherwise we would not have been able to cook our dinner. The 2 bedroom service-type room was basic necessity with clean towels and bedsheets; bath with good running hot water; and automatic dishwasher. There were complimentary instant coffee and tea, however, we provided our own. City Centre was about 2 kilometers from a Pak-N-Save which provided food provisions. Although City Centre Motel was not fully booked, the management seemed to be quite busy with other matters beside guest relations.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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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. 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 23 March 2017

I arrived at the end of March looking for somewhere affordable and comfortable for a few nights in Christchurch to do some sightseeing. Upon arrival the room was spacious, clean and had all the basics required. Parking was free and more importantly hassle free unlike at some of the bigger hotel's I've stayed at. Staff were friendly and helped us settle in giving us free fresh milk for tea and coffee (very important) and gave us directions for close by attractions. Overall a good stay that I'd recommend if your just in town to be out of the property for sightseeing. Ohh and Wifi signal was strong and easy to connect to, very important.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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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. We will keep going to provide better serve for all our customers. Yous sincerely, City Central Motel

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Reviewed 26 February 2017 via mobile

Okay so read mixed reviews on this place but decided to make my own opinion and reasonably happy I did.

Location was great, rooms I wouldn't say are 'stylish' more basic than anything but I was happy with my stay. Customer service was 10/10, but still ok. Wifi 5/10 - not the best, not the worse. They also describe on there outside sign that it's a quiet accommodation - again it wasn't party party super loud but it was hardly quiet. Rooms could do with a revamp , however I overall I would stay again.

Stayed: February 2017, travelled solo
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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. We will keep going to provide better serve for all our customers. Yous sincerely, City Central Motel

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Additional Information about City Central Motel Apartments

Address: 252 Barbadoes Street | Christchurch Central, Christchurch 8011, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #73 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: €72 - €104 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — City Central Motel Apartments 3*
Number of rooms: 26
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer 26 stylish, self contained and well appointed quality apartments catering for the corporate traveler, couples and families.City Central Motel Apartments are within 5-7 mins walk of local attractions and the Central Business District. ... more   less 
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