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Aotea Motel
Ranked #81 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 January 2016

The accommodation here is basic. If all you are after is somewhere to spend the night then you're in luck. I wouldn't recommend a stay of any length though.

The rooms are clean although things are quite tight. The owner is very friendly and helpful.

Room 10 is next to the stairs to the top level and can be a little noisy as guests go up and down. If you are a light (or late) sleeper then another room may suit you better.

Room Tip: Not room 10
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  • Stayed: January 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

One of the worst places I have stayed. Old frayed curtains carpets minimal cleaning. Hot noisy. Hard old beds. Horrible. No soap minimal towels. Scary stairs to upstairs level. Powerpoints in all the wrong places. No room in the bathroom. You can't dry your hair in front of any mirror as no power point.

Stayed: January 2016, travelled on business
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Reviewed 8 January 2016

would have been good if we had just been passing through, but not at the end of our stay in New Zealand. the rooms were dated and there was just not enogh room for all 5 of us and the luggage that we had.

Stayed: December 2015
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Reviewed 5 January 2016

Three of us stayed here for 2 nights at the end of Dec 2015. Very friendly owners.

We had a 2 bedroom unit - very small, one room had 2 single beds which were comfortable but there was no room for bags. Other room had a queen size bed which had roll together, thats why I know the single bed was comfortable.
The lounge has only a 2 seater couch, not good when there is 3 adults wanting to sit down, had to use kitchen chairs.
Location is handy to the central city.
Couldn't hear the traffic out on the mian road.
But the rooms were clean and tidy. Very basic but had what we needed.
Kitchen and bathroom a bit out dated.
We did notice as our unit was down stairs that when the people above came in at 2am we could hear everything, including using the bathroom.

The speights restaurant and bar is handy with a easy walk away.

Room Tip: Ask for upstairs room.
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  • Stayed: December 2015, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 June 2015 via mobile

My husband and myself would like to say thank u to Annette and Steven we stay at Aotea for 2 weeks and had a wonderful time the room we stayed in clean and tidy and also quite they go out of their way to help people and myself and stayed their until we found a place to live Annette done a great deal for us this is the best motel in Christchurch Thank yours both Craig and myself will be telling people to come and stay at Aotea motel even the cleaner u could talk too as well I would like to give this motel 1000 out of 1000 please thanks for everything from Maryann and Craig Dance

Stayed: June 2015, travelled with friends
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Address: 302 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
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Ranked #81 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: $104 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Aotea Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Aotea Motel has 10 apartment style units available at reasonable prices, studio, 1 bedroom, 2 bedroom & interconnecting units all located close to the CBD. Just a 5 - 10 minute walk gets you into our lovely city following the gorgeous Avon River. Handy to supermarket, restaurant & cafes within minutes or venture into the city for lots of other choices. Our friendly, hospitable home away from home awaits your arrival. ... more   less 
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