Athena Motel
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4.5
#101 of 150 hotels in Christchurch
4.7 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.8 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
4.4 of 5 bubbles
Service
4.3 of 5 bubbles
Value

See why so many travellers make Athena Motel & Apartments their hotel of choice when visiting Christchurch. Providing an ideal mix of value, comfort and convenience, it offers an array of amenities designed for travellers like you.

Athena Motel & Apartments offers guests an array of room amenities including air conditioning, a refrigerator, and a kitchenette, and getting online is possible, as free wifi is available.

The hotel offers baggage storage, to make your visit even more pleasant. Guests arriving by vehicle have access to free parking.

Close to some of Christchurch's most popular landmarks, such as Peacock Fountain (1.7 mi) and Canterbury Earthquake National Memorial (1.9 mi), Athena Motel & Apartments is a great destination for tourists.

While you’re here, be sure to check out some of the cafes, including C1 espresso, Ilex Cafe, and Lemon Tree Cafe, all of which are a short distance from Athena Motel & Apartments.

Looking to explore? Then look no further than Hagley Park (1.2 mi), Mona Vale (0.9 mi), and Riccarton House & Bush (0.4 mi), which are some popular Christchurch attractions – all conveniently located within walking distance of the hotel.

We’re sure you’ll enjoy your stay at Athena Motel & Apartments as you experience all of the things Christchurch has to offer.

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Property amenities
Free parking
Wifi
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Paid wifi
Laundry service
Ironing service
Room features
Air conditioning
Kitchenette
Refrigerator
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
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.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Quiet
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese

Location

160 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
Getting there
Somewhat walkable
Places to stay are graded on a 0-100 scale. The higher the grade, the easier it is for travellers to find restaurants and things to do within walking distance.
Grade: 72 out of 100
72
Christchurch Intl Airport
39Reviews0Q+A6Room tips

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caroline w wrote a review Dec 2012
Sydney, Australia55 contributions36 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here recently and enjoyed our stay. We were able to be upgraded to a 3 bedroom property which was a few houses up from the main apartments which was great for us as a traveling family. We did stay one night in the 2 bedroom apartment as well. Furnishings were lovely and had a modern feel. A few minor things were 2 bedroom lacked a hairdryer and the wifi wasn't working well but that was the providers fault not the team at Athena. Overall we were pleased with our stay and would stay again. Great location right next to Riccarton Westfields and a very easy few minutes to walk there and back.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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 with family
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Tracy Chua wrote a review Dec 2012
Singapore, Singapore4 contributions5 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed at Athena on a few days back upon the recommendation of a friend. It was a great choice as the room is well-equipped and very clean. The location is a plus point as it is right across Westfield Mall. Adequate parking lots.
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Date of stay: December 2012
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Nelson_NewZealandSue wrote a review Feb 2011
Nelson, New Zealand18 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed for 2 nights. Beds were comfortable. It was quiet for Riccarton Road given the rooms were at the back. Really a clever design and layout. The rooms wery comfortable and well appointed. The staff friendly and efficient. Can't fault it.
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Date of stay: February 2011
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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Avtar_Sydney wrote a review Aug 2009
Sydney7 contributions19 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We were impressed with the decor and cleanliness of our room. The hotel staff were well presented and very helpful. The location is great - close to shopping centre.
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Date of stay: July 2009
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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931Kate1959 wrote a review Nov 2014
Christchurch, New Zealand22 contributions11 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A modern well appointed motel, room came with kitchenette. Very helpful and friendly owners. Excellently located opposite to the Westfield Shopping Mall and within easy driving distance to other ChristChurch attractions.
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Date of stay: November 2014
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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TeamAitken wrote a review Oct 2014
Wellington, New Zealand107 contributions51 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean and tidy but poor room layout. Couch in front if ranch slider door, couldnt use table properly as blocked in on the sides by couch and tv. Handy to shops. Would probably not stay there again. Small wardrobe and nowhere to out bags other than on the floor in the lounge
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Date of stay: October 2014Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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AuntyChezzaNZ wrote a review Sept 2014
Hokitika, New Zealand27 contributions11 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Clean, tidy & central. Just be careful if you are booking through a third party ie booking.com, as they have a chopped up house next door that they use. It's ok but wouldn't have been a first choice. Not enough bedding for cold nights so a good idea to request more if it's chilly.
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Date of stay: August 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Walter A wrote a review Jul 2014
18 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Fantastic place! The staff are VERY personable and very helpful. The older gentleman and I were practically family by the time I left! I have stayed here twice for business and both times I was in the same room and everything was perfect. The rooms are clean, comfortable and better than my apartment! I will definitely stay here again when I am in town.
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Date of stay: June 2014
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: There is a mall 2 minute walk away and the best restaurants 5 minute walk away.
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GRAHAM H wrote a review Mar 2013
Taunton, United Kingdom14 contributions6 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Seriously I have stayed in a fair few places and this place ranks as one of the best. The rooms are extremely modern bathroom and kitchen fittings etc perfect. LED lights flat screen TV Aircon. Although on the busy Riccarton Road less than a mile from Hagley Park you can't hear the traffic at all. Our room balcony opened onto wooded area. William on reception was both a mine of information and helpfull into the bargain. The motel is opposite a shopping Mall where you can find everything you need. After only booking two nights initially we decided to make it our base. We are off on a two day trip tomorrow and William will store our major luggage so that we can travel light. Great place you won't regret coming here.
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Date of stay: March 2013Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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VianaFarris wrote a review Dec 2012
3 contributions3 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The motel is just across the road from Westfield mall.There are also many shops & restaurants nearby.As for the room,it's cosy,clean and with a well equipped kitchenette and spa bath.Lovely little balcony too.
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Date of stay: December 2012
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
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Local tourist wrote a tip Jul 2017
Tauranga54 contributions14 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"I was on the bottom floor, but have stayed up on the next floor too .."
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alex311327 wrote a tip Apr 2015
Timaru, New Zealand164 contributions55 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Any apartment made of rebuilt house will suit travellers . Not sure about rooms in Motel."
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LyleandChristin... P wrote a tip Apr 2015
Christchurch, New Zealand240 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Average to quiet noise at rear room. Front rooms could be noisier."
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BenYangtheTourist wrote a tip Jan 2015
6 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The rooms are further back from the entrance to the motel, so all rooms are relatively quiet. If you prefer quieter rooms, just ask for one further from the carpark"
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Walter A wrote a tip Jul 2014
18 contributions20 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"There is a mall 2 minute walk away and the best restaurants 5 minute walk away."
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PRICE RANGE
$212 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
NUMBER OF ROOMS
9
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Frequently Asked Questions about Athena Motel
Which popular attractions are close to Athena Motel?
Nearby attractions include Riccarton House & Bush (0.6 km), Christchurch Farmers' Market (0.5 km), and Westfield Riccarton (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Athena Motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free parking, a business centre, and dry cleaning.
Which room amenities are available at Athena Motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a refrigerator.
Is parking available at Athena Motel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Athena Motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Rogues of Rotherham, Dux Dine, and Drexel's Restaurant.
Are any cleaning services offered at Athena Motel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Athena Motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Athena Motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (0.6 km), Mona Vale (1.5 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (2.7 km).
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