Ratings based on 147 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.5 out of 5
95% of guests recommend
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.8 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.4 Hotel condition
Expedia Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
5 out of 5
by Jacob from Houston, Texas, USA

Arena Motel

Posted Jun 1, 2016 on Hotels
This was a great place to stay before your trip on the Tranz Alpine Train. The accommodations are comfortable and everything you need is provided for you. We had 3 adults (1 couple and 1 single) and we stayed very comfortably in the apartment style room. There weren’t a whole lot of extra frills, but we had everything we needed and the staff put it over the top. Jessica greeted us when we arrived and was wonderful. She got us all checked in and gave us all the information we needed about wifi, etc. and asked if we wanted milk for coffee the next morning. She told us she would be the one driving us to the train the next morning and gave us a lot of insight about what to expect when we got the train station and even recommended somewhere to eat breakfast nearby. She even offered to print our ticket confirmation for us, but said that we definitely wouldn’t need it to get checked into the train. She was there bright and early the next morning ready to go at the time we’d agreed to and drove us over to the train station, answering questions for us as we went. The hotel was good, but the staff was great and really made our stay great.
5 out of 5
by Matthew from Seal Beach, CA

Spacious and Clean, worthy of an "H" not "M"(otel)

Posted Jun 1, 2016 on Hotels
Free shuttle to the TransAlpine and TransPacific was awesome. Reasonable rate, especially considering 3 can comfortably sleep in a "studio" (double bed + single bed).
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

location

Posted Apr 30, 2016
Pros: Comfortable,location,friendly staff,
Easy to find and close to shopping centre and food outlets, close to railway station, good rooms.
4 out of 5
by David from East Perth

Train travel special

Posted Apr 27, 2016 on Hotels
Very friendly and obliging owner / operator.
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

This traveler left a rating score only Posted Apr 27, 2016 on Hotels
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Handy to town, easy to find, comfortable.

Posted Mar 22, 2016
Pros: Location
Cons: On a busy road so can be noisy, but we knew that
Been there before so knew what to expect. Easy to find, close to ammenities
5 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Posted Mar 20, 2016
Great place to stay just over the road from the horncastle arena for concerts and not to far to walk to the shops
5 out of 5
by Philip from England

Excellent Stay

Posted Feb 27, 2016 on Hotels
To visit a show at the Arena
4 out of 5
by Peter from Brookmans Park, UK

A first class motel which met all our needs.

Posted Feb 23, 2016 on Hotels
We stayed twice at Arena Motel; our first night in New Zealand and our last night in South Island. The booking was handled efficiently and in a friendly manner. Everything we wanted was present in spacious rooms and there were washing facilities on site. The friendly owner was happy to offer us a lift to the rail station which was most helpful and thoughtful.
5 out of 5
by Laura from St Paul

one night in Christchurch

Posted Feb 23, 2016 on Hotels
it is not great if you don't have a car...like being in the suburbs of a western american city...long distances into the CBD