Apollo Motel Christchurch
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Apollo Motel Christchurch

288 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand
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4.0
#52 of 97 motels in Christchurch
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Apollo Motel is 10 minutes’ drive from Christchurch International Airport and Botanic Gardens. Guests enjoy free unlimited Wi-Fi and free on-site parking. All rooms include a well-equipped kitchen with a microwave, a fridge and an oven. Each has an iPod dock and flat-screen satellite TV. Some rooms come with a private balcony. There are rooms which feature disability access. Christchurch Apollo Motel is a 7-minute drive from Christchurch Hospital and a 10-minute drive from International Antarctic Centre. The University of Canterbury is 550 metres away.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot bath
Breakfast available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Airport transportation
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Secured parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Snack bar
Shuttle bus service
Taxi service
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Clothes dryer
Self-serve laundry
Washing machine
Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Dining area
Housekeeping
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Walk-in shower
Room service
Seating area
Sofa
Telephone
Wardrobe / wardrobe
Clothes rack
Iron
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Oven
Refrigerator
Stovetop
Electric kettle
Kitchenware
Flatscreen TV
Radio
iPod docking station
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
City view
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Mid-range
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

288 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8041 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Grade: 41 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
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151Sunseeker67 wrote a review Oct 2020
Tauranga, New Zealand62 contributions20 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We've stayed here several times now because of the central location, quick trip to the airport and access to a variety of restaurants and shops.
We were absolutely delighted to be upgraded to a one bedroom unit with a separate lounge/dining area for extra comfort, thank you Apollo team!
The rooms are well equipped with full kitchen facilities for meal preparation, great shower and comfy bed.
Only one thing that we can see improved is a deep clean of the bathroom and shower area to remove dustiness in corners and mould from the shower cavity. Perhaps a good dose of bleach, 30 seconds shower spray and remove and clean the rubber seals in the shower.
We'll definitely be back again.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ushmendra Hardeo wrote a review Jan 2021
Auckland, New Zealand74 contributions76 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice motel to stay in Christchurch. Excellent location with a 10 minute journey to the Airport or CBD. We stayed here for 4 nights in November 2020 while attending a wedding which was 2 minutes walk from this motel. Rooms are very tidy, comfortable and with all amenities. Staff are good, and very friendly.
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Date of stay: November 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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S P wrote a review Mar 2020
Amersham, United Kingdom139 contributions81 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice and affordable 4-star motel with a friendly staff. I've spent there 2 nights and the property met all expectations. It's not on a walking distance from neither the airport nor the central part of Christchurch but there are buses available on the Riccarton Road. So nothing really to complain about.

I recommend this property to everyone
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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444tracy wrote a review Aug 2020
Auckland, New Zealand1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My room was bright, clean and comfortable. The staff were really friendly and super helpful. There was a little road noise, to that's to be expected when you're on Riccarton Road. So close to the mall too!.
Will definitely be staying there again!
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Date of stay: July 2020
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rat1512 wrote a review Feb 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand49 contributions46 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed late January. The chap that booked us in was helpful and friendly and the place was clean. However, it was hot, as Christchurch gets in summer. There is no air conditioner, which is unbelievable. It was 30° during the day and it didn't seem to get much cooler at night. Having the windows open was a good option, but they don't open very far and Riccarton road traffic is relentless and noisy.

We were in an upstairs unit with a pitched roof and there is a window that you can't reach with no blinds. So we were woken by the light at 6am.

Great stay, well, apart from getting hardly any sleep.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: You could ask for a quite room but there aren't any. You could ask for a room with Air...
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Andrea B wrote a review Jul 2013
Motueka, New Zealand16 contributions16 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
This is the second time we have stayed at this motel, and would happily return again on our next visit to Christchurch. The heaters had been turned on before we arrived, so the room was lovely and cosy when we walked in. The unit was spacious, clean and well equipped, and the bed was very comfortable. Noise from the busy Riccarton road wasn't a problem, due to the double glazing. A lovely place to stay for a very reasonable price.
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Date of stay: May 2013
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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PacificFing wrote a review Jan 2013
Australia25 contributions31 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
My wife and I stayed in a downstairs room in the Apollo for one night as somewhere to tide us over between an incoming flight at Christchurch Airport and a long drive down south.

My first impression was that this small two-storey motel was on a very noisy main road and had a very cramped car park, requiring some tight manouvering. The lack of care from some other guests in parking their cars made this even harder -- if you're driving an unfamiliar car you might be best off parking in the small side street nearby. However, on check in the owners were very friendly and helpful, I found Internet access was generous and fast, and the room was clean and tidy.

The room had basic self-catering facilities (bar fridge, microwave, hot plates, kettle), which was fine for a short stay and seems to be the standard for self-catering motels in New Zealand, but would have been a bit lacking for a stay of any longer than a few nights. The room was very cramped, though, with a queen bed, bedside tables, and small two-person dining table with two chairs and a lounge chair all squashed into square footage that could only really accommodate the bed and side tables. Again for a single night it was okay, but even then my wife and I got in each other's way and had to continually move our luggage around; for a longer stay it would have been frustrating.

The bathroom was okay, although the shower was one of the non-recessed (flat floor) access types with a nylon curtain, and it didn't quite work right; the water dribbled from the shower curtain straight out towards the bedroom and was only stopped by placing a towel carefully to mop it up before it reached the carpet. (The obvious water damage around the bottom edges of the bathroom doorway showed that I was not the first guest to discover this design fault.) Supplied soap was very nice, but the conditioning shampoo (no separate conditioner) was in a pump affixed in the shower, and wasn't the best.

The most disappointing thing about our stay, however, was the noise during the night. The road noise was very loud, even with the double-glazed windows, but even worse was the noise from other guests moving around upstairs and going up and down the stairs early in the morning. We both slept quite poorly.

Overall the Apollo was okay, but the crowded nature of the place, the noisy location on Riccarton Road, and worst of all, the noise from other guests late at night and early in the morning, marred what would otherwise be a much more pleasant place to stay. We can only assume that if we stayed in an upstairs room we would have had considerably less broken sleep, although being slightly higher up may increase the road noise.
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Date of stay: May 2012
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: An upstairs room should reduce noise from other guests in the early hours.
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BusinessG wrote a review Apr 2007
San Ramon, California23 contributions77 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apollo Motel is located on a major road into town, about 10 minutes from the airport and 10 minutes from the town centre (by car). Town centre is not within walking distance, so a car is required.

Rooms are spacious, new, clean and well equipped (kitchenette).

There is some traffic noise from the nearby road, but it's more than acceptable.

Staff is very friendly and helpful.

Prices are pretty competitive!

i would definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: April 2007
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesCheck-in / front desk
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesBusiness service (e.g., internet access)
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Wander16801 wrote a review Jan 2005
NZ, formerly England1 contribution3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Arrived with eight cases and three kids at seven in the morning and could not wish for a warmer welcome.

Kevin & Janet (the owners) went out of their way to help us, advise us about schools and car dealers, direct us to the best chippie and generally made us very welcome during our two week stay.

The room was clean with clean towels daily and sheets changed every three days.

All in all a great motel which I would whole heartedly recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2005
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Che O wrote a review Mar 2019
Melbourne, Australia53 contributions34 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at the Apollo motel for 3 nights and was very impressed with this motel. Very spacious rooms. All the amenities you need. Off street parking. Only 2 km outside the city on Riccarton Rd. Very helpful staff, if back in Christchurch would definitely stay again.
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Date of stay: March 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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rat1512 wrote a tip Feb 2020
Dunedin, New Zealand49 contributions46 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"You could ask for a quite room but there aren't any. You could ask for a room with Air conditioning, but there aren't any"
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lynettecruden wrote a tip Mar 2018
Manawatu-Wanganui Region, New Zealand9 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ask for a room at least 3 back from the road"
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Ron S wrote a tip Feb 2016
Saskatoon, Canada5 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don't stay in #1"
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120Petunia wrote a tip Jan 2016
Timaru, New Zealand174 contributions17 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Upstairs good but no view"
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RobNoel wrote a tip Apr 2015
Whangarei, New Zealand42 contributions31 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ground floor units possibly quieter than top floor ?"
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PRICE RANGE
$112 - $153 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
11
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Frequently Asked Questions about Apollo Motel Christchurch
Which popular attractions are close to Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Nearby attractions include Kate Sheppard House (1.0 km), University Bookshop (0.7 km), and Bryce Art Gallery (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and airport transportation.
Which room amenities are available at Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Guests can enjoy breakfast, barbeque facilities, and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Yes, free parking, secured parking, and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Coriander's, Hello Vietnam, and BurgerFuel Riccarton.
Does Apollo Motel Christchurch have airport transportation?
Yes, Apollo Motel Christchurch offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Yes, self serve laundry and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Apollo Motel Christchurch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Apollo Motel Christchurch?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (1.5 km), Mona Vale (2.4 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (3.7 km).
Does Apollo Motel Christchurch have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the city view available here.
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