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Aotea Motel
Ranked #82 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 25 June 2017

This is a good old fashioned motel, located on the Bealey Ave strip. Very easy to find.

The staff were very friendly and helpful, and allowed us to check-out a little late, which was very kind.

We booked a two-bedroom unit that sleeps four.

It was a well-equipped room. Everything we needed in the kitchen, a good sizeable bathroom, an extra heater. Lots of spare blankets and pillows. And there was free wifi, which while the allowance seemed small, I’m sure the staff would have given us more if we’d asked. Also, it had a dining table that we could all sit around for meals. The room was relatively quiet, despite being right next to a main road.

However, it was a very small space. Beds for 4, but only enough lounge seating for 2. The others needed to perch on uncomfortable plastic chairs. Also in the bathrooms there were only enough 2 hooks for towels.

There were hardly any power points for laptops or phone chargers. In fact, in the kitchen, you could only plug in 2 of the 3 appliances (microwave, toaster, kettle) at one time.

Despite the negatives, it was a pleasant stay. The staff were nice, the room was well equipped and we got a good sleep.

  • Stayed: June 2017, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 April 2017

We stayed here at the beginning and end of our tour - the motel was chosen by the company who arranged our self-drive trip. The motel has a bit of a dull aspect, and a kind of untidy looking office, but the staff were always very friendly and helpful. There are two bedrooms which is great because we were able to spread ourselves out. The rooms are well furnished and contemporary and have everything you need, including some decent coffee.

  • Stayed: April 2017, travelled with family
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61AnnetteO, Manager at Aotea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 19 May 2017

Thank you for taking the time to let us know about your stay. We are continually working to improve our business and appreciate feedback and yes the office needs a tidy up.
Our staff are a great asset to our business and always look forward to contributing to our guests enjoying their stay with us. Really pleased you enjoyed our coffee too. We hope to welcome you back into the future.

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Reviewed 29 March 2017

Stayed here with 7 family members across 2 rooms in late March. Checkin was after midnight due to our flights and the hosts made sure we had instructions for this. Nice! Rooms were basic, but very clean and tidy. Beds were comfortable for all our party (age range from 18 to 75 - so they were picky). Bathrooms were clean and hot water plentiful. Very happy. Hosts were helpful when we needed directions to local stores and the like.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

Lovely place to stay. Owners very friendly and went above and beyond to help with information on the city. Although room very small, it was enough for us and we weren't concerned. Bathroom was beautiful and clean. Small fridge provided and bed was comfortable. Pub close by (5-10min walk). Would highly recommend.

Stayed: March 2017, travelled with friends
Thank Jane B
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Reviewed 6 March 2017

Stayed for 2 nights and this motel more than adequate. Not 4 star but comfortable with kitchen in room. Hosts were very obliging in helping out with information and phoning taxis etc. Had use of barbecue for tea 1 night.

  • Stayed: March 2017, travelled as a couple
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61AnnetteO, Manager at Aotea Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 March 2017

Thank you so much for your comments. Very pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and we look forward to welcoming back in the future.

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Additional Information about Aotea Motel

Address: 302 Bealey Avenue, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #82 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: $105 - $128 (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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