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Arena Motel

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One Bedroom Pet | Balcony
In-room safe, free WiFi
TV, DVD player
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Arena Motel

Arena Motel

2.5-star property
No-frills motel in Christchurch

9.0/10 Superb

307 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
The price is AU$121
Price available on 19/2/2023
30 Whiteleigh Ave, Christchurch, 8002

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Addington
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 22 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 19 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min walk
  • Rolleston Station - 17 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 30 min drive
  • Free train station pickup
  • Free casino shuttle


  • Maxine's Palace - 6 min walk
  • Speight's Ale House Tower Junction - 6 min walk
  • Pepper Bridge - 7 min walk
  • Simo's Mosaic - 7 min walk
  • Addington Coffee Co-Op - 7 min walk

About this property

Arena Motel

Located near a train station, Arena Motel is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say great things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time from 2:00 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets stay for free (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free train station pickup


  • Free casino shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Freshen up

  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs between NZD 5 and NZD 18 per person (approximately)

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Arena Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arena Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Arena Motel?
As of 31 Jan 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Arena Motel on 19 Feb 2023 start from AU$121, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arena Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Arena Motel?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Arena Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Arena Motel?
You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Arena Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (13-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Arena Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Maxine's Palace (6-min walk), Speight's Ale House Tower Junction (6-min walk) and Pepper Bridge (7-min walk).
Does Arena Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and cookware.
What's the area around Arena Motel like?
Arena Motel is a short 9-minute walk from Christchurch Arena and 18 minutes' walk from Hagley Park. Travellers say that the local area is very walkable perfect for shopping.







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Property conditions & facilities




6/10 Good

Kelly, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Excellent stay. Quiet, clean, friendly staff. The room is very well equipped and spacious. Wish we could have stayed longer. Good value
Melissa, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Ayanavo, 1-night family trip
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2/10 Poor

Terrible sleep, terrible shower, terrible facility
Don’t waste your money if you need to sleep, cook, or generally be comfortable. We stayed in Room 1, meant to be a “family apartment”. The king-size bed was 2 kids singles pushed together and they were different heights (and different softness!) One of them was so saggy my husband ended up sleeping on the floor in the lounge. No extra blankets or bedding provided, one towel and one facecloth on the “king” bed, and one on the single in the childrens room. You can hear the people beside and above you going to the toilet. As in, can hear what they are doing. Absolutely no water pressure in the shower, literally basically a dribble comes out no matter what setting you chose. Shower floor is unstable and moves when stood on. “Full kitchen” had 2 small pots and that was it for cooking apparatus. No frying pans, bowls, etc. Nothing safe for microwave use either. Security light outside the room is on all night, shining through the paper thin curtains. I could go on but honestly, just don’t waste your money. There are cheaper hotels with way better facilities. On the plus side, the lady on reception was exceptionally lovely and very understanding but said she had no authority to give us a refund on our additional days (we checked out 2 days early with no refund because of how awful it honestly was). I have no idea how this motel has received such good ratings when it is genuinely so far below the basic standard of even a cheap motel!
Kelly, 2-night family trip
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8/10 Very good

Benjamin, 2-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Dr Rosemary, 1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Clean and tidy unit, comfy beds good value for money. Shower annoying to use and weak pressure.
Kate, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Very helpful staff
AYLENE, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice motel and excellent customer service. Will stay again!
Lou, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Peter, 1-night trip
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