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Athena Motel & Apartments

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Overview of Athena Motel & Apartments

Athena Motel & Apartments

4.5 star property
Upmarket motel in Christchurch

9.0/10 Superb

140 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Laundry facilities
160 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, 8004

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Riccarton
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 28 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 14 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 20 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 24 min walk
  • Rangiora Station - 29 min drive


  • Park Ranger - 5 min walk
  • Velvet Burger - 5 min walk
  • Benson Chinese Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Fox and Ferret - 6 min walk
  • The Craic Irish Bar - 8 min walk

About this property

Athena Motel & Apartments

Athena Motel & Apartments is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and airport.


Chinese (Mandarin), English, Japanese

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
Guest accommodation is sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Hand sanitiser provided
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 15 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • No cots (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
  • No alcohol served on site
  • No stag or hen parties

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast each morning (surcharge)
  • Room service (limited hours)

Working away

  • Business centre


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


  • 3 buildings/towers
  • Garden


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • Chinese (Mandarin)
  • English
  • Japanese

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • Digital TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillow-top mattress

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom


  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Fees & policies

Refundable deposits

  • Deposit: NZD 200.00 per day

Optional extras

  • Wired Internet access is available in public areas for NZD 5.00 per night (rates may vary)
  • Breakfast costs between NZD 15 and NZD 20 for adults, and NZD 16 and NZD 18 for children (approximately)
  • Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 40.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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

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; guest room doors are sealed after cleaning.

Social distancing measures are in place; guests are provided with hand sanitiser; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms. These are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag and hen parties.

This property does not have lifts.

Guests can rest easy knowing that there's a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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Frequently asked questions

Does Athena Motel & Apartments offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Athena Motel & Apartments 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Athena Motel & Apartments?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitiser and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Athena Motel & Apartments?
Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
Is parking offered on site at Athena Motel & Apartments?
Yes, there's free self parking.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Athena Motel & Apartments?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
Is there an on-site casino at Athena Motel & Apartments?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (10-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Athena Motel & Apartments and nearby?
Athena Motel & Apartments has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near Athena Motel & Apartments?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Park Ranger (5-min walk), Velvet Burger (5-min walk) and Benson Chinese Restaurant (6-min walk).
What's the area around Athena Motel & Apartments like?
Athena Motel & Apartments is a short 13-minute walk from University of Canterbury and 12 minutes' walk from Riccarton House. Travellers say that this motel is in a good location.







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8/10 Very good

Richard, 5-night trip
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6/10 Good

Chris, 2-night business trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great room and value
Great welcome and excellent room for the money, I will use again for sure
Darren, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location and cleanliness plus the owners were so helpful and friendly
1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Good location, friendly owners, nice room. Shower was amazing
1-night romance trip
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8/10 Very good

Great proximity to Riccarton Mall, very comfortable and great facilities. Very friendly hosts.
1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

An old favourite.. love the location.
Chris, 4-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

great location(central to everything) Warm,friendly welcome. Room perfect(private). Downstairs with small courtyard excellent for us.Would book here again. Generally a great experience. Thank-you
whaea, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Very good room serviced every day clean towels handy to riccarton mall and eating places would come here again
Lynn, 5-night trip
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8/10 Very good

It would have been really good if the fire alarm did not go off twice in a row and we had to evacuate twice, which was unfortunate and out of the control of the owners - but it did not make for a very good nights sleep!
Paula, 2-night family trip
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