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Arena Motel, Christchurch

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30 Whiteleigh Ave, Christchurch, 8002, New Zealand

Apartment with kitchenette, near AMI Stadium
  • Free WiFi
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From 229 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveler Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Best value for money
Fantastic service
Great location

Arena Motel, Christchurch

from $71
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio
  • Studio, Accessible

What’s around Arena Motel, Christchurch


  • In Addington
  • Riccarton House - 30 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 31 min walk
  • AMI Stadium - 2 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 10 min walk
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 27 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 35 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 43 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 12 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min walk
  • Rolleston Station - 16 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 30 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free casino shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 apartments


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. Guests arriving late won't be able to check in until the next morning. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property ahead of time using the information on the booking confirmation.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station pick-up


  • Free casino shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the property

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

In the apartment

Home comforts
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Air conditioning
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils

Arena Motel, Christchurch’s small print

Also known as

  • Arena Christchurch
  • Arena Motel
  • Arena Motel Christchurch
  • Arena Hotel Christchurch
  • Arena Motel Apartment
  • Arena Motel Christchurch
  • Arena Motel Apartment Christchurch

Optional extras

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

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 90 reviews

Good 6.0
Not so great
The hostess was not friendly nor helpful—seemed that we were too much trouble to her, although we had no special needs.
Marsha, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Highly Recommend - Great Service
We stayed at The Arena Motel because it was close to the Trans Alpine train, and they provide a free shuttle to the train each morning. That worked out very well. The motel was clean and comfortable, and we enjoyed our stay. What was really exceptional was the help that Jessica provided when I lost apiece of luggage and needed help recovering it after I had left New Zealand. She went beyond anything I would have expected to help me get the bag back. Thanks again.
shawn, usRomance trip
Very Good 8.0
Family overnight stay for Trans Alpine Express
Very helpful owner. We were a family with a 90 year old so proximity to the station, free shuttle and caretaking of our bags for the day was very much appreciated. Thank you!
Robin, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great spot
This is a great place. Highly recommend!
us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Unassuming Gem
Arena Motel may not look like much from the outside, but we were very happy with our large clean room, quiet location, helpful and friendly management. Close to interesting restaurants and a shopping centre. We picked up simple food to fix in our room (2 burners, microwave, fridge and well stocked cooking implements) but also ate out. Wonderful free shuttle service to and from the train station which is close by. (We took the TranzAlpine Train.) Good guest laundry facilities and lots of info about things to do in Christchurch. Great WiFi.
Sherrie, us1 night romance trip

Arena Motel, Christchurch

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