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4.0 out of 5

"Good sized unit, set back from road and very quiet. " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 12 May 2020

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Hotel Description

At Garden City Motel you'll be 4.2 km (2.6 mi) from St George's Hostpital and 4.6 km (2.8 mi) from Merivale Mall. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchens and free WiFi.

All 10 individually decorated rooms feature LED TVs with digital channels, and you can enjoy patios, private yards, and DVD players. Kitchens come with refrigerators and microwaves, making in-room dining convenient. Nice touches to enhance your stay include rainfall showerheads and free toiletries, while Tempur-Pedic beds and premium bedding invite a good night's rest. Additionally, coffee/tea makers, free local calls, and hair dryers are available.

This pet-friendly motel offers free WiFi in public areas, a terrace, and a garden. Other amenities include laundry facilities, a picnic area, and express check-in. Continental breakfast is available. There's also the convenience of RV/bus/truck parking.

Places within a 15-minute drive of this 3.5-star Christchurch motel include Christchurch Casino and New Brighton Beach.

Standard Queen Studio

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$103* Per night/room 20 Jun. - 21 Jun.

King Studio

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Apartment, 1 Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Deluxe Super King Studio, with Extra Bedroom

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Comfort Apartment, 2 Bedrooms

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 5 Max

Garden City Motel ratings based on 41 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.0 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Garden City Motel

Everyone (21) Couples (12) Family (7)
4 out of 5
Good sized unit, set back from road and very quiet.

Posted by on 12 May 2020

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5 out of 5
Wonderful unit and great location. We will definitely like to stay here again on our next visit to Christchurch.

Posted by on 30 Apr. 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

1 May 2019 by M&S

Thank you and we are pleased you enjoyed your stay with us. See you again when you are next in Christchurch. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Only spent a short time hear but wish it could have been longer thanks the the owners.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2019

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22 Jan. 2019 by M&S

Thank you so much for your review. We hope to see you in the future. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Hands down the best place we have stayed with our family. Fantastic owners that made everything so easy. Highly recommended this place for anyone looking to stay in christurch.

Posted by on 21 Jan. 2019

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22 Jan. 2019 by M&S

Thank you for your review on staying with us recently. With our large spacious units it gives families room to relax without being on top of one and other. Hope to see you again soon. Kind regards

5 out of 5
Would totally recommend this motel, the unit was very spacious, spotless, excellent linen & every thing you could want.

Posted by on 6 Dec. 2018

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10 Dec. 2018 by M&S

We look forward to having you stay with us again in the future. Thank you for taking the time to review our Motel. Kind regards

5 out of 5

Comfortable and affordable motel handy to shopping

Pros: The friendly and accommodating staff. The heating made the rooms very cosy. Lovely and quiet.
Cons: A bench and chairs along the TV wall would help with using our laptops. Having mixer taps instead of separate hot & cold would be good.
Location: With a car it's very handy to shopping malls and main highway north.
It was a little like "coming home" having stayed here for 3 nights a week earlier. Being upgraded to a larger room was a lovely touch and we appreciated it.

Posted by , from Maryborough Qld on 5 Jun. 2018

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26 Jun. 2018 by M&S

Thank you for your comments Brian which will help us with future updates. Hope to see you again. Kind regards M&S

4 out of 5

Spacious and comfortable in excellent position

Pros: Large and spacious room, used second bedroom as "walk in robe", heating and proximity to shopping.
Cons: Needs more comfortable chairs and desk space for using computer would be good. Not sure about the yappy dogs or the uncertainty of getting a park.
It was comfortable, clean and close to shopping, airport and main road north. Excellent large shower and comfortable bed. Very adequate heating.

Posted by , from Maryborough Qld on 20 May 2018

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26 Jun. 2018 by M&S

Thank you Brian. Being Pet Friendly does sometimes mean we have little yappy dogs - but not often. We are currently in the process of adding a couple of extra carparks which will be invaluable in the future. Kind regards M&S

2 out of 5

'Reserving the right'

Pros: Near airport (11 KM)
Cons: Communication re changes in booking would be appreciated. Also we used AMEX to book but were told on arrival that they did not accept AMEX
Location: Have no idea where the photo was taken - but it was a lot smaller and more crowded in realtity.
We arrived to find that the two bedroom unit we had reserved had been given to another client as the manager 'reserves the right' to do this. We were put into a one bedroom unit with another bed in the TV area. While it was clean and comfortable, it was not what we asked for and were looking forward to.

Posted by on 3 Oct. 2016

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Comment from Hotel Management

17 Nov. 2016 by Owner

Hi, thanks for taking the time to writer a review. We're not sure what photo you are referring to, but all of our photos are an accurate and honest representation of the motel and have been verified as such. While we always do our very best to ensure that our motel meets guests' expectations, occasionally we are unable to do this. In your case for instance, earthquake victims were forced to stay here longer than originally expected, as their home hadn't been repaired in time. We made a call to accommodate you in another unit rather than kick them out. We're very sorry to have inconvenienced you. Thanks

4 out of 5

Excellent value for money

Pros: Room clean and lovely smell
Cons: More milk
Location: Well located. Rooms at back so traffic noise minimum. Close to bus stop
Some features were outdated, however the cleanliness outweighed the dated features. Will rather have clean, working facilities than the most modern features but filthy.

Posted by , from new zealand on 27 Oct. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Nov. 2015 by Rose

Thanks for your nice review. Cleanliness is very important to us so it's great when guests notice and appreciate it! There is never a shortage of milk around here - just ask! Regards, Rose

4 out of 5

Really nice people - well layed out room - :)

Pros: Nice coffee was available for the morning - not just instant
Location: Joes Garage for breakfast
Great people. Arrived late and they had already put the heating on - very nice welcome

Posted by , from Moranbah on 17 Sep. 2015

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Nov. 2015 by Rose

Lovely to have you stay with us Richard and thanks for taking the time to write a great review - much appreciated! We're coffee lovers too, so good coffee is a must! Hope to see you again in the future. Thanks and regards, Rose

Property Features

Garden City Motel offers its guests a terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and a garden. WiFi is free in public spaces. Garden City Motel also features a picnic area, laundry facilities, and express check-in. Free self parking is available. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this 3.5-star Christchurch motel.

  • 10 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Built in 1991
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-in
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry facilities
  • Full-sized refrigerator/freezer
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking , RV, bus, truck parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (8.7 km / 5.4 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (8.1 km / 5 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Garden City Motel offers 10 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to patios. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Tempur-Pedic beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch LED televisions come with premium digital channels. Accommodations at this 3.5-star motel have kitchens with full-sized refrigerators/freezers, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include bathtubs or showers with rainfall showerheads, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Christchurch motel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • In-room kitchen
  • Private patio
  • Separate bedroom
  • Tempur-Pedic beds
  • Private outdoor space
  • LED television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator (full size)
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (air conditioning)
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

Guests can enjoy continental breakfast for a fee.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 8:30 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM. 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. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:30 AM - 8:30 PM.
To arrange for check-in, guests must contact the property at least 24 hours prior to arrival using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests arriving after 7:30 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Guests must contact the property for check-in instructions.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pet Policy

  • Pets: NZD 10.00 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room
  • Certain rooms only
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Policies

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No lifts

Fees

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: NZD 10.00 for adults and NZD 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: NZD 10.00 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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

You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Pets are welcome in specific rooms only, which can be requested by contacting the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation (please see the Fees section for related charges).
  • Alcohol isn't served at Garden City Motel.

National Rating

This property does not have a Qualmark® rating. For the benefit of our customers, we have provided a rating based on our rating system.

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