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Arena Motel, Christchurch

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30 Whiteleigh AveChristchurch8002New Zealand

Apartment with kitchenette, near Riccarton House
  • Free WiFi
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Value for money
Best value for money
Fantastic service
Great location
Great room
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From 216 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Arena Motel, Christchurch

from $66
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio
  • Studio, Accessible

What’s around Arena Motel, Christchurch


  • In Addington
  • Riccarton House - 29 min walk
  • Canterbury Museum - 32 min walk
  • AMI Stadium - 2 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 7 min walk
  • Addington Raceway - 9 min walk
  • Hillmorton Hospital - 20 min walk
  • Westfield Riccarton Mall - 25 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min walk
  • Rolleston Station - 24 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 37 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free casino shuttle

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2 PM-9:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
There is no front desk at this property. There is no after-hours reception at this property. 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

Other information

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

In the hotel

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

In the room

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


Parties and events are allowed on site. 

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 99 reviews

Arena Motel, Christchurch
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, us1 night trip
Arena Motel, Christchurch
Very Good8.0
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
Arena Motel, Christchurch
Great spot
This is a great place. Highly recommend!
A Traveler, us2 night romance trip
Arena Motel, Christchurch
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
Arena Motel
This was a great place to stay before your trip on the Tranz Alpine Train. The accommodations are comfortable and everything you need is provided for you. We had 3 adults (1 couple and 1 single) and we stayed very comfortably in the apartment style room. There weren’t a whole lot of extra frills, but we had everything we needed and the staff put it over the top. Jessica greeted us when we arrived and was wonderful. She got us all checked in and gave us all the information we needed about wifi, etc. and asked if we wanted milk for coffee the next morning. She told us she would be the one driving us to the train the next morning and gave us a lot of insight about what to expect when we got the train station and even recommended somewhere to eat breakfast nearby. She even offered to print our ticket confirmation for us, but said that we definitely wouldn’t need it to get checked into the train. She was there bright and early the next morning ready to go at the time we’d agreed to and drove us over to the train station, answering questions for us as we went. The hotel was good, but the staff was great and really made our stay great.
Jacob, us1 night trip with friends

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Arena Motel, Christchurch

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