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Garden City Motel

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Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom | Living area | 42-inch LED TV with digital channels, TV, DVD player
Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms | In-room dining

Overview of Garden City Motel

Garden City Motel

3.5 star property
Redwood motel in shopping district
8.4 out of 10 Very good
8.4/10 Very good

108 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
The price is NZ$146
Price available on 09/06/2023
242 Main North Road, Redwood Papanui, Christchurch, Canterbury, 8051
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Picnic area
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
For families
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Kitchen
  • Private bathroom
  • Separate bedroom
  • Premium TV channels
  • Garden

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Redwood
  • Hagley Park - 7 min drive
  • Christchurch Casino - 8 min drive
  • Cathedral Square - 9 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 14 min drive
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 22 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 27 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 10 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 11 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 20 min drive
  • Rolleston Station - 24 min drive


  • McDonald's - 3 min drive
  • Curry Time Indian Restaurant - 6 min walk
  • Redwood Souvlaki - 12 min walk
  • Brazooka - Bbq Brazil - 3 min drive
  • Cosy Cafe - 2 min drive

About this property

Garden City Motel

Located near a train station, Garden City Motel is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. Free perks include WiFi and self-parking. A terrace and a garden are offered, and in-room conveniences include fridges and microwaves. Fellow travellers say good things about the helpful staff and airport.



Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time from 2 PM until 8:30 PM
  • Express check-in/out available
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM
  • Guests must contact the property in advance for check-in instructions; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
  • If you are planning to arrive after 7:30 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required


  • Pets allowed (1 per room)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking
  • On-site motorhome/coach/lorry parking (fees apply)

Other information

  • Designated smoking area (fines apply)
  • No alcohol served on site

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 8:00 AM–8:30 AM


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage


  • 2 buildings/towers
  • Built in 1991
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • Accessible bathroom (selected rooms)
  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)
  • Roll-in shower (selected rooms)

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • 42-inch LED TV
  • Premium digital channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning (climate-controlled)
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board

Sleep well

  • Tempur-Pedic mattress
  • Free cot/infant bed
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Patio
  • Garden

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls

Food and drink

  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Kitchen
  • Cookware, dishes and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately NZD 10.00 for adults and NZD 10.00 for children


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of NZD 10.00 per pet, per night

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place and staff at the property wear personal protective equipment.


Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
This property does not have lifts.
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Also known as

Garden City Motel
Garden City Motel Christchurch
Garden City Christchurch
Garden City Motel Motel
Garden City Motel Christchurch
Garden City Motel Motel Christchurch

Frequently asked questions

Does Garden City Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Garden City Motel does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Garden City Motel?
As of 29 May 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Garden City Motel on 9 June 2023 start from NZ$146, including taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Garden City Motel?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, social distancing measures are in place and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Garden City Motel?
Yes, pets are welcome, with a limit of 1 per room. There's a charge of NZD 10.00 per pet, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at Garden City Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking. Motorhome/coach/lorry parking is available.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Garden City Motel?
You can check in from 2 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM. Express check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Garden City Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (8-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Garden City Motel and nearby?
Garden City Motel has a picnic area and a garden.
Does Garden City Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchen is available in every room, and also includes a coffee maker, cookware and a fridge.
Does Garden City Motel have any outdoor private spaces?
Yes, every room features a patio and a garden.
What's the area around Garden City Motel like?
Garden City Motel is a short 17-minute walk from Northlands Shopping Centre and 18 minutes' walk from Murchison Park. Travellers say that the area is walkable and ideal for skiing.



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8/10 Very good

Good location and friendly and helpful hosts.
Philip, 4-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great owners, very helpful.
Cynthia, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Nice location, lovely room! Everything was there that we needed, sink in the bathroom had some dirty marks in it but apart from that minor detail everything was great!
Amy, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Kevin, 1-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Rooms were a little old fashioned in styling but were really good. Had decent shower pressure, shower is also massive but could do with a little more bathroom storage. Rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and enough space to move around. Got air conditioning and rooms are soundproofed. Barely heard any cars on the main road. Staff are absolutely lovely. Would definitely stay again
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Old decor but clean and very spacious. Friendly staff and short drive from city centre and shops
Evie, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Service was lovely, will be back again! Only note was that there were little spots of mould in one of the bedrooms and bathrooms - just needs a wipe :)
Chris, 1-night romance trip
Verified Wotif guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely friendly people
Janine, 2-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

easy access and friendly management made our stay comfortable
1-night family trip
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