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Arena Motel

2.5-starThis property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.
30 Whiteleigh Ave, Christchurch, 8002, New Zealand

Convenient to Christchurch Public Hospital
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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  • Stayed in the 1 bedroom apartment and it was ample and in great condition. The hotel is…Jan 1, 2021
  • Good location for tranz alpine rail trip, and was great to have a shuttle service to the…Nov 25, 2020

Arena Motel

from NZ$96
  • Apartment, 2 Bedrooms
  • Apartment, 1 Bedroom
  • Studio
  • Studio, Accessible
  • Studio Pet
  • One Bedroom Pet
  • Two Bedroom Apartment Pet

What’s around Arena Motel


  • In Addington
  • Christchurch Public Hospital - 27 min walk
  • Christchurch Botanic Gardens - 34 min walk
  • Hagley Park - 35 min walk
  • Christchurch Casino - 43 min walk
  • AMI Stadium - 3 min walk
  • Addington Raceway - 8 min walk
  • Horncastle Arena - 10 min walk

Getting around

  • Christchurch Intl. Airport (CHC) - 12 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min walk
  • Rolleston Station - 17 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 30 min drive
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Free casino shuttle

At a glance

Key facts


  • 10 rooms


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-8:30 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • New Zealand may have travel restrictions in place, including self-quarantine, due to COVID-19.
There is no front desk at this property. This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in. To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 24 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

Travelling with others


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free train station pick-up


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Free casino shuttle

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the motel

Food and drink
  • Breakfast (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Freshen up
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • TV
  • Premium TV channels
  • DVD player
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • In-room safe

Arena Motel’s small print

Also known as

  • Arena Christchurch
  • Arena Motel Motel
  • Arena Motel Christchurch
  • Arena Motel Motel Christchurch
  • Arena Motel
  • Arena Motel Christchurch
  • Arena Hotel Christchurch


Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.

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

The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

This property accepts credit cards.

Optional extras

Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day

Breakfast costs between NZD 5 and NZD 18 per person (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Arena Motel

  • Does Arena Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Arena Motel does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Arena Motel?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Arena Motel?
    Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Are pets allowed at Arena Motel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Arena Motel?
    You can check in from 2:00 PM - 8:30 PM. Check-out time is 10 AM.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Arena Motel?
    Yes. Nearby restaurants include Speight's Ale House Tower Junction (6-min walk), Pepper Bridge (7-min walk), and Simo's Mosaic (7-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Arena Motel?
    No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (12-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.2 From 68 reviews

Exceptional 10.0
Graeme, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Great place to stay close to railway for Trans Alp
Lovely comfy bed and excellent service included pick up from railway station
GRAEME, nz1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Room was very comfortable the service was excellen
JASON J, nz1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great for city, station and great owner
Great location for Christchurch city break and proximity to station for the awesome Tranzalpine rail journey. Very good food nearby too. Accommodation ideal in every way but what makes this place really special is the owner Jessica who goes above and beyond to make sure guests have and know everything to make their visit work, even taking guests to and from the station if required.
Rosalind, nz1 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Bit of an older motel but the service was excellent and the room comfortable enough. We even got dropped off at the train station as part of the service. Great location if you are planning on going for a Crusaders or All Black rugby game.
Ian, nz1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Clean, basic motel that is the closest to the departure point of the TranzAlpine train. Many eating places nearby and the CBD in walking distance (or a cheap Uber). Recommend.
Tim, au1 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
great location. We walked to the train station and downtown. nice little kitchen. Jessica the property manager was absolutely lovely. Slow internet. Bed was just ok. Very good value for the money
us3 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is an excellent place to stay. Jessica (The owner) was very friendly and extremely helpful. The property is very close to the train station and just a short walk to buses that take you into Christchurch. There are shops and restaurants nearby. Property was very clean. Would highly recommend.
gb3 night family trip
Good 6.0
The Wi-Fi is very very weak. Mostly the Wi-Fi doesn’t work at all. When most of the hotel guest are using the Wi-Fi it simply will not work. Only if you wake up at 3 AM and no one is using it then it might work. But even then it will work very very slowly!
us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
A gem!
A one-night stay before taking the coastal express up to Picton. On arrival, the manager offered to drive me to the station the next morning at 6.30 for free! Very clean, comfortable bed, a jug of fresh milk was provided (I love that touch!). About 20 minutes to walk downtown, through the park, for an excellent meal at the Old Government Buildings. I'll certainly stay here next time I come to Christchurch!
Simon, gb1 night trip

Arena Motel