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Arena Motel

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In-room safe, free WiFi
Fridge, microwave, coffee/tea maker, electric kettle
Hair dryer
Free self-parking

Overview of Arena Motel

Arena Motel

2.5 star property
No-frills motel in Christchurch
8.8 out of 10 Fabulous
8.8/10 Fabulous

332 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pet-friendly
  • Free parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Laundry facilities
  • Non-smoking
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

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Addington
  • Hagley Park - 2 min drive
  • Cathedral Square - 7 min drive
  • Christchurch Casino - 7 min drive
  • Sumner Beach - 25 min drive
  • New Brighton Beach - 22 min drive
  • Lyttelton Harbour - 15 min drive

Getting around

  • Christchurch International Airport (CHC) - 19 min drive
  • Christchurch Railway Station - 10 min walk
  • Rolleston Station - 17 min drive
  • Rangiora Station - 30 min drive
  • Free train station pickup
  • Free casino shuttle


  • Addington Coffee Co-op - 6 min walk
  • Selwyn Fish Supply - 2 min drive
  • McDonald's - 17 min walk
  • Oddfellows Cafe - 19 min walk
  • Madam Kwong's Restaurant - 17 min walk

About this property

Arena Motel

Located near a train station, Arena Motel is a great choice for a stay in Christchurch. You'll have free perks such as WiFi and self-parking. Fellow travellers say great things about the comfortable beds and helpful staff.

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 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 until 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 for free (dogs and cats only, 2 per room)
  • Service animals welcome


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Free on-site self-parking


  • Free train station pickup


  • 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 reception
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk


  • In-room accessibility (selected rooms)

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

  • Hairdryer

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

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


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Fees & policies

Optional extras

  • Breakfast costs approximately NZD 5 to 18 per person

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 that there's a smoke detector and a security system on site.
This property accepts credit cards.

Also known as

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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 that you 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 on-site casino at Arena Motel?
No, this motel doesn't have a casino, but Christchurch Casino (7-min drive) is nearby.
Does Arena Motel have self-catered rooms fitted with kitchens or kitchenettes?
Yes, a kitchenette is available in every room, and also includes a fridge, a microwave and cookware.
What's the area around Arena Motel like?
Arena Motel is a short 3-minute walk from Orangetheory Stadium and 9 minutes' walk from Christchurch Arena. Travellers say that the local area is very walkable perfect for shopping.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




4/10 Fair

A filthy room with no refund given
I checked into was unfortunately a quite dirty room. I have taken photos and attached most of the ones I took. More than happy if it’s a dirty towel to ask for a new one but this was the pillows, duvet, shower, microwave, cutlery, lipstick on glasses and I think what appeared to be mold in the corners of the bathroom, I did use the toilet once, with the small amount of toilet paper that was left on the roll and turned the shower on and off again but did not use any of the facilities. No staff were available to raise concerns with so I checked into a new motel. When contacted the next morning to explain situation and request a refund, I was countered with an offer to change rooms (subject to availability and no guarantee that the next room would be any cleaner) and a breakfast. I explained that the shift to a cleaner, more suitable accommodation was already done, but they still refused. They also explained that due to staff sickness, and the age of the facilities, that it was not unsurprising that the room was not as clean as it should be. However, the state of mould in the room indicates the room has not been properly cleaned in a long time. Save your money and health - find somewhere else.
3-night business trip
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8/10 Very good

Rosalind, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Micheal, 1-night family trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Great Motel &Hostess
Great Hostess welcoming, friendly and helpful. Perfect location for Lincoln street - shops, takeaways and pubs - we enjoyed the evening meals at Woodstock bar and eatery. Going on the Coastal pacific or trans alpine trains just ask and the hostess will arrange to take you to the station. Wanting to go into Christchurch pick up the bus on lincoln rd $2.10 per person return within 2hrs over 2hrs in city pay again. You can get an all day bus pass for$5 which you can use on all buses!
Sandra, 3-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

1-night trip
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4/10 Fair

Units need maintenance
Lisa, 3-night family trip
Verified Wotif guest review

8/10 Very good

JOHN, 1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Location is great with plenty of parking around.
Chang, 2-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Jane, 1-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Scott, 1-night trip
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