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TheKwoks
Auckland Central, New Zealand

Not so good budget motel

Review of Athena Motel
3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Apr 2019
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.
Date of stay: April 2019
Trip type: Travelled on business
2.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Reviewed 4 December 2017 via mobile

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

Date of stay: December 2017
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Thank Oleh C
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Reviewed 9 July 2017

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.

Room tip: I was on the bottom floor, but have stayed up on the next floor too ..
Date of stay: July 2017
  • Trip type: Travelled solo
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Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: April 2017
Trip type: Travelled solo
Thank willowdog9
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

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.

Date of stay: March 2017
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank kmnen94
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Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to stay. Friendly staff, clean unit, heater on before we came, had an upstairs mezzanine which was definitely not your usual small mezzanine, close to mall and other facilities. Definitely recommend as a great place to stay in Chch.

Date of stay: September 2016
Trip type: Travelled with family
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