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Arcadia Motel

564 Ferry Road Woolston, Christchurch 8023 New Zealand
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#90 of 156 hotels in Christchurch
Arcadia Motel offers air conditioned studio, one-bedroom, and two-bedroom accommodation just outside of Christchurch's central business district and 450 metres from Garrick Memorial Park set in historical Woolston, on the banks of the Heathcote River. All rooms are spacious and feature kitchenette or full kitchen facilities, including a dining area, separate sitting area and Smart TVs with SKY and Netflix. Guests can enjoy the comforts of unlimited free WiFi, an outdoor BBQ area, on-site garden and children's playground. The spacious grounds offer extensive secure parking for a wide range of vehicles including trucks, boats, mobile homes, motorcycles, trailers and caravans. Arcadia Motel is on the "P" Christchurch Airport bus route (currently just a $8.50 ride away) with stops at the gate or shuttle transportation can be arranged for you (fees apply).
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast available
Children's playground
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Car park
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Complimentary tea
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Kids' outdoor play equipment
Highchairs available
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
Dining area
Flatscreen TV
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Private bathrooms
Electric kettle
iPod docking station
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Landmark view
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Grade: 50 out of 100
14Restaurantswithin 1 km
2Attractionswithin 1 km
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Moofe wrote a review May 2020
Nottingham15 contributions39 helpful votes
We had the pleasure of staying at the Arcadia Motel for 37 nights after becoming stranded in New Zealand during the COVID-19 lockdown. The room with kitchen facilities was very clean, spacious and comfortable, with excellent free WiFi and Netflix. Geoff (motel owner) and ‘The Girls’ (housekeeping) were amazing, friendly, helpful and hospitable. Geoff’s knowledge of the area and history is amazing. The motel is located next the river with plenty of riverside walks. There’s a New World supermarket and a pharmacy within walking distance. Although not open during Level 4 there are plenty of food outlets and The Tannery is also nearby. The motel is also on the metro purple line which is convenient for the airport and for getting into central Christchurch. We will definitely stay here again when we return.
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Date of stay: March 2020
Cosmopolitan576075 wrote a review Nov 2019
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Thanks so very much Geoff Lester for another great 10 night stay at your spotlessly clean, cosy motel in Christchurch NZ.👍 So very convenient to shops and bus services.👍 Your staff are excellent!👍 Will be back for another stay!😊 Carol, Brisbane, Australia.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Travelled on business
Nikki L wrote a review Oct 2019
Townsville, Australia3 contributions1 helpful vote
Had the pleasure of staying at this cute little place for a month, Such lovely staff, very friendly Well cared for motel, had the pleasure of meeting the owner, absolutely top bloke Looking forward to another month here next year
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Travelled with family
Jobeli wrote a review Apr 2019
Nashville, Tennessee14 contributions1 helpful vote
If you are looking to explore Christchurch and for reasonable accommodations, the Arcadia is the place to be. Centrally located to Christchurch center and the trendy shopping area, “The Tannery”, the Arcadia motel is perfect. It is located in a quiet neighborhood with restaurants and other necessities. The staff is welcoming and very knowledgeable/helpful. Great walking and running trails border the property. Arcadia is a pretty cool place, if you’re not hooked on “little boxes on a hilltop” it will suit you wonderfully.
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Date of stay: April 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Joy H wrote a review Mar 2018
New Plymouth, New Zealand62 contributions13 helpful votes
We stopped one night in this motel while our fifth wheeler was having some maintenance/work done on it.. They're pet friendly and were very welcoming. Our rooms were clean and warm - it had everything we needed. The beds and shower were great; we would certainly stay again should the need arise. We ended up leaving a mobile phone charger behind by mistake, and they posted it to us but would accept no remuneration.
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Date of stay: February 2018
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
US$81 - US$130 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Arcadia Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Arcadia Motel?
Nearby attractions include The Tannery (1.0 km), Locked in Christchurch (1.2 km), and Deluxe Cinemas (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Arcadia Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Arcadia Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Arcadia Motel?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Arcadia Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Ferry Indians, The Twisted Hop Gastropub, and Mitchelli's Cafe Rinato.
Does Arcadia Motel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Arcadia Motel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are pets allowed at Arcadia Motel?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Arcadia Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (6.8 km), Mona Vale (6.5 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (2.8 km).
Is Arcadia Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.