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Vanessa Lamb
Dunedin, New Zealand

The bed was really comfy but that was it

4.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 26 May 2024
The bed was so comfy but that was it. I would normally book through Booking.com but as my husband is in a wheelchair I thought I would ring the motel directly to make sure we got an appropriate room. I explained we needed a ground floor, wheelchair accessible room, with room down the side of the bed for the chair and with a patio out the back so we could smoke. She said that's fine and room 3 would be perfect. We got there and they gave us room 2. The inside was comfortable enough and was what we asked for. Parking isn't so great unless you like imitating a sardine. The only wheelchair park was in the corner by the skips, that you couldn't actually get to, and it was no bigger than a normal size park. Luckily, we were able to get the chair out of the boot and into the room. There was a step into the room, but we got the chair over it. The patio out the back had such an awkward step we couldn't manoeuvre the chair out there at all. The front door must have had a screw loose as it was difficult to close the door nicely - we had to slam it to close it each time. We didn't realise the motel was right in the middle of an intersection so coming in and leaving again was interesting. We stayed for 2 nights but if we ever go back to Christchurch, we certainly won't be staying there again.
Date of stay: May 2024
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Reviewed 17 March 2024 via mobile

A girls weekend in Christchurch. Weather wasn’t great neither was the accommodation- all a bit lack lustre.
Bellanio maybe ‘trendy, modern, boutique’ from the outside, but under the hood it’s tired and dated.
We had a groundfloor room in the corner at the back. The little courtyard patio was the best thing about the room.
The bed was old, soft and saggy. The throw was scratchy vinyl. The dated scruffy faux leather couch was uncomfortable like the bed.
Another redeeming feature- the shower was hot and powerful. Alas all single use products in the bathroom.
Kitchenette is well equipped- with mismatching random utensils, not needed with a microwave. There’s no in room recycling, but there are DIY bins in the yard.

The situation isn’t helped that a lot of hotels, apartments and Airbnb in Otautahi Christchurch have been rebuilt or remodelled or are new build. These new, fresh modern places just make Bealey Ave motels look more tired.

Date of stay: November 2023
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 4 March 2024

Be aware that L O U D construction is currently taking place on the motel, from about 7am right on top of the roof. Wasn't mentioned at all in booking or check in. A guy could see through the bathroom window one morning unexpectedly, and loud banging continued through the day. Couldn't take any remote meetings and had to go to a cafe. Bath was also dirty, shower curtains weren't clean and had hair on them.

Date of stay: January 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled on business
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Have not stayed recently but it is concerning that their website is so hopelessly out of date. Information was posted by previous owners over 8 years ago! The information shown is misleading to people potentially expecting some dining experiences that don;t even exist now.

Date of stay: February 2023
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 24 February 2024 via mobile

We stayed here 3 nights and had a great stay. The rooms are spacious, well equipped and immaculately clean. The rooms were serviced beautifully each day with new toiletries and tea and coffee etc. The motel is in a very handy spot and is easy walking distance to the central city. Would stay here again.

Date of stay: February 2024
Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Reviewed 2 April 2023

Fabulous motel in terms of quality, proximity to conference centre and city, cleanliness and facilities. Well worth the short walk and away from the bigger hotels. Staff were really friendly and helpful.

Room tip: The spa bath was heaven after a long day at a conference.
Date of stay: February 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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