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160 Riccarton Road, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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#99 of 159 in Christchurch

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
Breakfast in the room
Golf course
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Dry cleaning
Paid wifi
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Air conditioning
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
Smoking rooms available
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Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Japanese
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TheKwoks wrote a review Apr 2019
Auckland Central, New Zealand27 contributions7 helpful votes
I am a regular guest of the hotel and over the last 4 bookings at the motel, I have been put up at different room, different motel and a house! upon arrival. Security is paramount to me as I am a single business woman traveller. The main lock to the room is not secure. Locality is ideal being across the road from Westfieild Shopping centre, but traffic noise starts early about 5am. Room is tidy but shower head and pressure needs to be looked at. There was no hot water in the shower in one of my many stays at the motel.
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Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled
Oleh C wrote a review Dec 2017
Adelaide, Australia202 contributions33 helpful votes
Located on Riccarton road which is busy. McDonald’s & Westfield shopping centre (Has KMart, Farmers variety stores, Pack N Save grocery, movie theatre plus large number of other shops). Resteraunts just down the road. Venue is about 10 min by bus cost $4. Bus stop within 100 metres. Met by friendly staff. Our studio consisted of 2 levels. Top level had aircon & Large queen bed. Comfortable. Aircon on this level however large skylight directly above bed which makes you wake about 5.30am. Toilet on this level. Ground level has single bed, 2 chairs and 2 person table. No aircon on this level but very large skylight which can heat area up. Shower/toilet on this level. Cooking difficult as no range hood plus smoke alarm near hot plate area. Signage advises renter will bear cost of fire brigade call out if alarm activated. Tv channels limited but then again same all over NZ except Dunedin. Would I stay again YES but if issues remedied. Rated 7/10
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled
Local tourist wrote a review Jul 2017
Tauranga54 contributions14 helpful votes
This place is close to shopping, food, central christchurch, and the university. The people are lovely, helpful and polite and the room was spotlessly clean and warm with a great shower. The bus is close by or Taxis are available. The resturants on Riccarton Road are great, Indian, vegetarian, classic or trendy. I definitely recommend this place.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled
Room Tip: I was on the bottom floor, but have stayed up on the next floor too ..
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willowdog9 wrote a review Apr 2017
Paeroa, New Zealand160 contributions24 helpful votes
Firstly, great friendly service. Tidy room with small patio, really nice sheets and good quality kitchenette. I'd give it four stars but the shower head drooped (screw needs tightening) my room had no a/c though it was cold so the heater was enough. Also, the door lock was a bit dodgy. Price was fair for the room and they're in a great location for food. I would go back.
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Date of stay: April 2017Trip type: Travelled
Kiri wrote a review Mar 2017
Auckland Central, New Zealand30 contributions6 helpful votes
My family stays here every time we come to Christchurch. The location is great, close to riccarton mall and close to the farmers market. The bath is to die for! So nice! It just makes it so much better, and when the Christchurch weather isn't it's sunny self, it's nice to relax in a warm bath.
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Date of stay: March 2017Trip type: Travelled
US$98 - US$172 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New ZealandSouth IslandCanterbury RegionChristchurch
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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, Drexel's Restaurant, and Dux Dine.
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).