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Arena Motel

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In-room safe, free WiFi
TV, DVD player
In-room safe, free WiFi

Overview of Arena Motel

Arena Motel

2.5 out of 5

4.5/5 Wonderful

Guests rated this property 4.7/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet-friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C
30 Whiteleigh Ave, Christchurch, 8002

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationAddington Raceway8 min walk
  • Popular LocationHorncastle Arena10 min walk
  • Popular LocationHillmorton Hospital3 min drive
  • AirportChristchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.)12 min drive

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About this area


Near a train station, Arena Motel is in Addington, a walkable area in Christchurch with great shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Sumner Beach and Canterbury Agricultural Park, while Canterbury Museum and The Arts Centre are cultural highlights. Looking to enjoy an event or a game while in town? See what's happening at AMI Stadium or Addington Raceway. Guests appreciate the motel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Addington Raceway - 8 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 10 min walk
  • Hillmorton Hospital - 3 min drive
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 4 min drive
  • Westfield Riccarton Mall - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min walk
  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 12 min drive


  • 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
  • Town Tonic - 9 min walk

About this property

Arena Motel

Christchurch motel in Addington, near Christchurch Public Hospital
Coffee/tea in a common area, dry cleaning and laundry facilities are available at this smoke-free motel. Free WiFi in public areas, free self parking and a free casino shuttle are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, tour/ticket assistance and free train station pick-up are on-site. All 10 rooms feature kitchenettes with fridges and microwaves, plus free WiFi and TVs with DVD players. Coffee makers and electric kettles are among the other amenities that guests will find. Housekeeping is available once per stay.
Arena Motel offers 10 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with DVD players and a safe. Kitchenettes offer fridges, microwaves, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and portable fans. Housekeeping is offered once per stay and change of towels can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.

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
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self-parking on site
  • Free train station pick-up shuttle
  • Free casino shuttle

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available for a fee: NZD 5-18 per person
  • Coffee/tea in a common area

Family friendly

  • DVD player
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Free newspapers in reception

Guest services

  • Change of towels (on request)
  • Dry-cleaning service
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (once per stay)
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour/ticket assistance


  • If you have any requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)


  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Portable fan


  • Hairdryer


  • DVD player
  • Premium channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils
  • Electric kettle
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Fridge


  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM


Check-out before 10 AM

Special check-in instructions

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
Guests must contact the property for check-in information


Pets stay for free
Dogs and cats welcome
2 per room
Service animals are exempt from fees

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day.

Payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between NZD 5 and NZD 18 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD 20.0 per day

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts Visa, Mastercard and American Express
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and a security system

National rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our ratings system.

Property is also known as

Arena Christchurch
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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 165 out of 279 reviews
5 - Excellent 59%
Rating 4 - Good. 99 out of 279 reviews
4 - Good 35%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 279 reviews
3 - Okay 5%
Rating 2 - Poor. 1 out of 279 reviews
2 - Poor 0%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 1 out of 279 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Room very quiet, clean and tidy. Helpful staff. Only negative parking spaces too tight.
Stayed 2 nights in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This motel is well positioned close to the train station and the owner offers a shuttle service to or from the Coastal Pacific or Tranzalpine train trips which we took advantage of.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

4/5 Good

Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
We booked through Expedia and paid $150.08 which was collected by Expedia and charged to our credit card at time of booking (25.4.21). We stayed one night on 22.5.21 and $127.57 was deducted from our credit card by Arena Motel on 22.5.21. We have paid twice for one night's accommodation and request a refund. Please advise when we can expect this and whether Expedia or the motel are responsible.
Stayed 1 night in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Business traveller, Travelled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Lovely helpful hosts and very happy with the facilities. The location suited us perfectly. We actually extended our stay an extra day. Highly recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2021

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
The Arena Motel is very close to the inner Christchurch city and railway station if your going on the Transrail. The staff are very welcoming and made our stay enjoyable. The rooms are clean, tidy and have very comfortable beds. We loved Christchurch and will be back.
Stayed 1 night in Apr 2021