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City Central Motel Apartments
Ranked #66 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Reviewed 2 September 2017

Check-in was easy, and after a long day travelling it was welcomed to be given a Snickers, a small milk, and a packet of crisps (although disappointing that the crisps were stale).

I was only in Christchurch for just over 24 hours, and the bed seemed comfortable enough for one night. In the room the major problem was the heating (or lack thereof). The Central Heating doesn't seem to work at all times (in fact they told me at reception that it only comes on at certain times) however there was a bar heater provided in the room which helped (although connected by a series of extension leads which could be dangerous if you had a child with you or were a bit clumsy).

The bathroom was small and pokey, and whilst it was cold there was a heater in this area as well which worked nicely. I'm not a heavy set guy, but if I was I think I'd probably struggle with the small shower.

If I was coming to Christchurch for a very short period of time (aka one night) I'd probably stay here again however for anything more than a day or so I'm sure there'd be similar options for the same price point.

  • Stayed: July 2017, travelled on business
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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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Thank marknmeils
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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
Thank Sarahroseconroy
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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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Thank Tim A
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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 #66 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: €70 - €107 (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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