Gothic Heights Motel
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Gothic Heights Motel

430 Hagley Avenue Central City, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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3.5
#71 of 97 motels in Christchurch
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.1 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.2 of 5 bubbles
Value
Gothic Heights Motel is less than 10 minutes walk to Christchurch Public and Womens Hospitals. Adjacent to Hagley Park and within walking distance of the town centre, we offer comfortable, modern studio and one bedroom units. Self contained and serviced daily with cooked and continental breakfasts available. All units have hush glass to minimise outside noise for your comfort.Qualmark rating three star + and the only Christchurch motel to receive the Enviro-Silver
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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
Shuttle bus service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Express check-in / check-out
Parking
Paid wifi
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Desk
Telephone
Clothes rack
Iron
Coffee / tea maker
Electric blanket
Bath / shower
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
3.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Budget
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

430 Hagley Avenue Central City, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
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Grade: 64 out of 100
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Christchurch Intl Airport
75Reviews0Q+A11Room tips

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Bedouin29 wrote a review Apr 2024
Sydney, Australia287 contributions141 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
We needed accommodation close to the Hospital and it was only 10 minutes walk through Hagley Park so location wise it was great. The had self check in but I could not log in so had to wait until we could find someone, this problem was not theirs as it was the booking agent. As guest have no contact with staff any problems that you find can not be passed on to staff, our unit had a bathroom heater that didn't work. There were a few issues that may cause problems, the bed seems to be on wheels and rolled around the room if you sat up against the wall and the shower rose was about chest height. Overall the place was acceptable.
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Date of stay: April 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Ingevan wrote a review Mar 2020
Orange, Australia62 contributions36 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
advertising picture is deceiving it does not actualy look like this just a very basic place one would not want to stay longer then 2 nights. when checking in the person barely spoke any english in the unit some cutlery missing, no place to realy clote about very noisy and not nice . I would not stay there again the people are nice enough and trying but barely can communicate. for me this place was very depressing
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Date of stay: March 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: there is nothing there to make it any better but it is close enough to the centre of the Town
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slgc wrote a review Oct 2012
Adelaide, Australia38 contributions70 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Gothic Heights has seen better days. The rooms are old and tired, but they are spacious and the beds are firm and comfortable, and the rooms spotlessly clean. It is single-story, safer than multi-story for those that are still concerned about the effects of earthquakes.

The motel is centrally located across the road from Hagley Park sandwiched between two busy roads. However traffic noise is minimal with the windows closed, or even with the bathroom window open - the bathroom is accessed through the kitchen and is far enough from the bedroom that the noise does not penetrate. It's very close to the railway station and the large central hospital.

Some internal renovation would do wonders to this motel, but if you ignore the fake wood panelling its a good value place to stay and sleep close to central CHCH. Anyway, you're there to sleep, not to admire the decor.
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Date of stay: October 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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JamesRushby wrote a review Jan 2012
England33 contributions46 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent motel style accommodation. Good Value. Centrally located and opposite pretty park.

Don't expect luxury but very comfortable and more than suitable for tourists and travellers through the area.

Friendly service and helpful advice. Wifi available for a fee.

Comfortable beds. Quiet. Hot powerful showers. Kitchennette area suitable for making light meals. Free car parking at front of units.

Fairly spacious rooms. A little dated (normal for NZ!) but not problematic.

Recommended for a good nights rest. Some road noise but this was not bothersome and I am a light sleeper.
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Date of stay: January 2012
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 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 with family
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petanne wrote a review Dec 2011
West .Australia41 contributions37 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
With accute shortage of accomodation in Christchurch after earthquake, we were lucky to obtain any vacancy so no great expectations on arrival. However, were immediately impressed with efficient & friendly reception. Studio was roomy , kitch
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Date of stay: November 2011
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 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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jwhite6 wrote a review Nov 2016
Melbourne, Australia35 contributions53 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very simple but clean and tidy. Good location, straight across the road from Hagley Park and walking distance to town and other attractions. Service was very helpful and friendly. Room had a well resources kitchen with everything you could need.
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Date of stay: November 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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CMJONES311 wrote a review Sept 2016
Sydney, Australia56 contributions29 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Was very pleased with my stay at the Gothic Heights. Was extremely clean and spacious. The only thing was that there is not much around so would recommend hiring a car to get around (restaurants etc). Would stay here again.
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Date of stay: September 2016
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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NZConsumer wrote a review Oct 2014
Auckland, New Zealand60 contributions29 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Second time I have stayed at this motel, as it was pre-booked for me, it seemed that is has remained the same over a 3yr period,
A very average unit at best, although roomy.
Heating was pathetic and noisy, to the point were to heat the room we turned on the cooking elements because the wall heater was useless and the fan was noisy.
Avoid the very end unit nearest the main road as it is noisy from both road traffic and a nearby factory. Room was very basic, and not what I would have chosen, but for one night adequate. Desk Service was ok, but not shown to the unit. The whole place could do with a make over. But I understand quite reasonable cost wise maybe that makes up for the rest of it !
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Date of stay: August 2014
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Brianna H wrote a review Feb 2011
Fort Collins, Colorado12 contributions5 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We only stayed in Christchurch for one night, but we were very impressed by this hotel. It was a good price, and the room was very clean. What was most impressive was the customer service -- the front desk staff was VERY nice and even drove us to the train station the next morning. The hotel is located within walking distance of down town, and we enjoyed walking around the botanical gardens (also within walking distance). I'd definitely recommend this place!
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Date of stay: November 2010
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 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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Big_Chris_9 wrote a review Feb 2010
Utrecht6 contributions3 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
This motels offers good, roomy and clean rooms. We stayed three nights. The landlord drove us free of charge to the train station and picked us up at the end of our train journey. Leaving our rental car was no problem. All and all good service with a smile.
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Date of stay: January 2010
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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cheryl m wrote a tip Nov 2021
2 contributions1 helpful vote
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"would not go there again"
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Ingevan wrote a tip Mar 2020
Orange, Australia62 contributions36 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"there is nothing there to make it any better but it is close enough to the centre of the Town"
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Marc Y wrote a tip Aug 2018
Brighton, New Zealand4 contributions2 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose rooms furthest away from Moorhouse Ave"
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Pip W wrote a tip Apr 2018
13 contributions7 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Stipulate if double beds required. Not good if you don't have your own transport. Kitchen equipment very limited."
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travlnsidebyside wrote a tip Nov 2017
Melbourne, Australia17 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Quiet and affordable."
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PRICE RANGE
$94 - $135 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
15
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Frequently Asked Questions about Gothic Heights Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Gothic Heights Motel?
Nearby attractions include Christchurch Botanic Gardens (1.0 km), Hagley Park (0.7 km), and Avon River (1.0 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Gothic Heights Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a golf course, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Gothic Heights Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a refrigerator, and a desk.
Is parking available at Gothic Heights Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Gothic Heights Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Addington Coffee Co-op, Curator's House Restaurant, and Mosaic by Simos Deli.
Are any cleaning services offered at Gothic Heights Motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Gothic Heights Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to Gothic Heights Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (2.1 km), Mona Vale (2.3 km), and Ferrymead Heritage Park (7.4 km).
Is Gothic Heights Motel accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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