City Central motel apartments

252 Barbadoes Street Christchurch8011New Zealand
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About City Central motel apartments

City Central motel apartments is a low-rise motel located in Christchurch, just five-minutes’
walk from the city centre.

All rooms and apartments include double glazing and central heating, together with a kitchenette, Sky satellite TV, en-suite bathroom and limited free Wi-Fi. Accommodation opens out onto a balcony, or a covered walkway at ground floor level.

Facilities and services include free off-street parking, a tour desk, and a guest laundry and dry cleaning service. There is a computer for guest use. An airport transfer can be arranged.

With the well-equipped kitchenette, guests may choose to self-cater. Those who would like to eat out will find a range of cafes, bars and restaurants only a short stroll away in central Christchurch.

The temporary cathedral is a five-minute walk from City Central motel apartments. Canterbury Museum is just over a kilometre and a half away. Christchurch Casino is just over five-minutes’ drive away while Christchurch Airport is 20-minutes’ drive.


252 Barbadoes Street , Christchurch, 8011, New Zealand
Telephone: +64(3)3790540 | Fax: +64(3)3664700 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • Computer with internet
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Terrace
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with shower
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Free WiFi in rooms
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible paths / hallways
  • Wheelchair accessible

For children

  • Child / Baby crib
  • Childcare / Babysitting

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 14:00
  • Check-out: 10:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

The motel is just a short walk from the city centre, so there are shops, cafes and restaurants nearby. It is central to the popular tourist destinations, with most being within walking distance, so guests find this motel is well located for exploring Christchurch.

Excellent staff are a real asset

You will find that the staff are very friendly and helpful. They are always available whatever the time, happy to answer any questions, and offer valuable local advice and are very obliging of any requests. Nothing is made to feel like too much trouble.

Clean and comfortable

Cleanliness and comfort are always high on the list of priorities for guests and those at this motel say that rooms and apartments are a good size and well laid out. They are nice and clean, including the bathrooms and kitchens, and have comfortable beds and pillows.

Negative Reviews

No air-conditioning

Rooms at the property face the sun and so can get hot and sticky during the summer months. Unfortunately, there is no air-conditioning, which is a disappointment for some guests, although there are fans are available on request.

A little bit dated

Some guests find the property to be a little bit dated, saying that the décor is tired. However, rooms and apartments are noted for being very clean and comfortable and so the fact they are not the most modern is not a huge issue overall.

Can be noisy at times

Some guests report being able to hear traffic noise which was a disturbance, although it was noted to be quieter after rush hour. It should also be noted that there is large scale rebuilding going on in Christchurch, and it is perhaps inevitable that there will be some noise from this.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 501 reviews across the web
8.1 /10
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    8.3 /10
8.1 out of 10 based on 501 reviews