Arena Motel

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Overview of Arena Motel

Arena Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Christchurch

9.0/10 Superb

290 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
30 Whiteleigh Ave, Christchurch, 8002
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Breakfast available
  • Free casino shuttle
  • Free train station pick-up
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Air conditioning
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Limited hour front desk
For families
  • Kitchenette
  • Premium TV channels
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Limited housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing
  • Sheets and towels washed at 60°C

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Addington
  • Christchurch Casino - 12 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 22 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 18 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

About this property

Arena Motel

Motel in the heart of Addington
Arena Motel provides dry cleaning/laundry services and more. Stay connected with free in-room WiFi.
Other perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Breakfast (surcharge), a free casino shuttle, and free newspapers
  • A front desk safe, smoke-free premises, and coffee/tea in the lobby
  • Guest reviews say great things about the quiet location and helpful staff
Room features
All guestrooms at Arena Motel boast perks such as air conditioning, as well as amenities like free WiFi and safes.
More amenities include:
  • Heating and portable fans
  • Kitchenettes with refrigerators, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils
  • TVs with premium channels and DVD players
  • Electric kettles, daily housekeeping, and phones

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter

Social distancing

Social distancing measures in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 10 rooms


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

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests must contact the property for check-in information
  • 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

Required at check-in

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


  • Pets stay free (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free onsite self parking


  • Free train station pick-up


  • Free casino shuttle

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area


  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • In-room accessibility

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • DVD player
  • Television
  • Premium TV channels

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning and heating
  • Portable fan
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Electric kettle

Freshen up

  • Hair dryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishes, and utensils


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

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

Children & extra beds

  • Rollaway beds are available for NZD 20.0 per day

Hygiene & cleanliness

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.

Social distancing measures are in place.


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

This property accepts credit cards.

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Frequently asked questions

Does Arena Motel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Arena 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 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 and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Are pets allowed at Arena Motel?
Yes, cats and dogs stay free, with a limit of 2 per room.
Is parking offered on site at Arena Motel?
Yes, there's free self parking.
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.
Is there an onsite casino at Arena Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (12-min drive) is nearby.
Are there restaurants at or near Arena Motel?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Maxine's Palace (6-min walk), Speight's Ale House Tower Junction (6-min walk), and Pepper Bridge (7-min walk).
Does Arena Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a refrigerator, a microwave, and cookware.
What's the area around Arena Motel like?
Arena Motel is a short 3-minute walk from AMI Stadium and 8 minutes' walk from Addington Raceway. Travelers say the local area is very walkable perfect for shopping.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



8/10 Very good

Ryan, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

1-night business trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Property looking old but was clean and linen was fresh and crisp.Ideal setup for a one night stay. On noisy main road.
Mike, 1-night trip with friends
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

We like the location of the hotel, close to city centre. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Unfortunately rooms needs some attention, beds and sofa beds were very uncomfortable and had no stove vent when cooking. Had tight restrictions on using the washing machine, which was a hassle, and had no washing line to use.
James, 7-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Allows pet but there is no grass on site Beds and pillows could be alot more comfortable
laura, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

All good and tidy
Leon, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

Room very quiet, clean and tidy. Helpful staff. Only negative parking spaces too tight.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This motel is well positioned close to the train station and the owner offers a shuttle service to or from the Coastal Pacific or Tranzalpine train trips which we took advantage of.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

We booked through Expedia and paid $150.08 which was collected by Expedia and charged to our credit card at time of booking (25.4.21). We stayed one night on 22.5.21 and $127.57 was deducted from our credit card by Arena Motel on 22.5.21. We have paid twice for one night's accommodation and request a refund. Please advise when we can expect this and whether Expedia or the motel are responsible.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Lovely helpful hosts and very happy with the facilities. The location suited us perfectly. We actually extended our stay an extra day. Highly recommended.
2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review