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Arena Motel

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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 change half way. Linen and towels supplied.

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.

Stayed 2 nights before catching the train to Greymouth, well appointed rooms, very clean with everything we needed, host drove us to the station which was much appreciated & she was extremely helpful, bus service to the city is very regular, clean and easy to work out

We booked for a night prior to travelling on the Tranzalpine Express. The Motel provides a free shuttle to the train station. Lovely clean and comfortable facilities with a kitchen. A good way out from the CBD but there were places to eat and drink locally

Very clean and tidy room with well equipped kitchen. The bed was very comfortable. We were upstairs and were a bit concerned about the road noise but no problem at all. Easy walking distance to train station but a free shuttle bus is provided if you want to use it. Jessica the owner/ operator was very friendly and helpful with local information an places to eat. Also close to sports venues as well. Would definitely recommend and would stay again.

Very clean and tidy room with well set up kitchenette facilities. The motelier was very friendly and helpful with local information. A free shuttle service was offered to take us to the train station for our trip on the Transalpine. Would definitely stay again.

A nice clean motel, with a friendly and helpful Motelier. Very handy to the railway station (with free transport there & back if travelling on the TransAlpine train journey). The only negatives were - there was no air conditioning in the Unit resulting in it being too hot to have the windows closed, and too much road noise to have them open; and, a weak pressured and rather complicated shower system.

We needed a room to stay by the transalpine train station for one night. The room was exactly as advertised and also up the ante. The bed was super comfy.. the room was very spacious and clean.. the kitchenette was adequate pots pans dinnerware , wine glasses , microwave toaster kettle and coffee tea cocoa provided. The shower had soap and shampoo. It was easy to switch on the button and the water was warm quite instantly. Besides being muy sympatico and a gracious host / owner , Jessica also offered us some milk of our choice light/regular. She dropped us at the station on time. Compared to where we are at now , the stay at arena motel is defy topping our accommodations so far. I wish Jessica the best !

We choose this motel because it was close to the football stadium as we were going to a Rugby League World Cup game. The owners were excellent, very friendly and helpful. The bed was really comfortable. The motel is close to several restaurants and takeaways in Addington and not too far from a supermarket and a Westfield. Also you can walk from town if you are after a bit of exercise.

We stayed here as a couple and one extra in Room one, which was a two bedroom apartment. The room was clean, modern and tidy with everything we needed. Staff were very friendly and helpful. My only complaint about the room, and to some this might not matter but it did me, was the shower. I like a decent shower and the pressure in our room was just a trickle. There was some sort of unit in the shower that heats the water which we were told you have to run for 3-4 minutes for the heat to come through. This seems like a tremendous waste of water to me. Other than that, no complaints!

30 Whiteleigh Ave Christchurch

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Laundry facilities

Located in Addington, Arena Motel is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as Riccarton House and Canterbury Museum. This 10-room apartment welcomes guests with in-room amenities like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. AMI Stadium and Horncastle Arena are a short walk away.


For your convenience, breakfast is available for a fee.


The 10 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. TVs come with DVD players, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Apartments also include phones. Limited housekeeping is available.

Property features

Arena Motel features free WiFi in public areas, coffee in a common area, and laundry facilities. Transportation is made easy with a free train station shuttle. Staff members are on hand to provide dry cleaning/laundry services, tour or ticket assistance, and luggage storage.

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

90.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 206 reviews