4.5 out of 5

"Hotel was comfortable, clean, easy parking. conveniently located. We had a pleasant experienced " More

By a verified traveller on Sat 21 Apr 2018

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Hotel Description

At Apollo Motel Christchurch you'll be 1.6 km (1 mi) from Riccarton House and 4 km (2.5 mi) from Canterbury Museum. Highlights at this motel include free self parking, and in-room kitchenettes and free WiFi.

LCD TVs with digital channels are featured in all 11 rooms, and you can enjoy free wired Internet, balconies, and tablet computers. In-room dining is easy with kitchenettes that come equipped with fridges, microwaves, and stovetops. IPod docks, sofa beds, and dining areas are also available.

This motel has free WiFi in public areas, tour/ticket assistance, and luggage storage. Added amenities include laundry facilities. Continental breakfast is available daily.

Within a 30-minute drive of this 4-star Riccarton Road motel, attractions include International Antarctic Centre and New Brighton Beach.

Apollo Motel Christchurch ratings based on 167 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.5 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5
Hotel was comfortable, clean, easy parking. conveniently located. We had a pleasant experienced

Posted by on 21 Apr 2018

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22 Apr 2018 by Carol

Thank you for choosing to stay with us Apollo motel and taking the time to write your re-view. Take care and all the best from the whole team

3 out of 5

convenient value

Pros: great bed
handy to UC. reasonable price for one night stay. we were street side and it was a bit noisy. nice welcoming staff and room very clean. great bed, so a good sleep.

Posted by on 16 Mar 2018

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16 Mar 2018 by Yan

Hi, Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Apollo Motel and taking the time to post your comments. We really appreciate your feedback It was lovely meeting you Take care and we look forward to meeting again

5 out of 5

Clean comfortable convenient

Pros: Friendly helpful staff, clean & comfortable.
Location: In Riccarton & has restaurants, cafes, shopping, medical clinics & sports grounds handy. Also on one of the main routes to city centre.
Great place to stay, wasn't expensive & was spacious & clean. Had very comfy beds. Staff were very friendly & helpful plus restaurants, cafes & shopping in walking distance. Will definitely stay there next time in Christchurch.

Posted by , from Invercargill, NZ on 11 Mar 2018

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11 Mar 2018 by Carol

Hi Mary Thank you for staying with us at Apollo Motel. It was a pleasure meeting you. We would like to thank you for taking the time to post your re-view, as all comment made are very important to us. This make sure that all our guest have a very enjoyable stay with us. Take care and we look forward to meeting again soon on your return to Christchurch.

4 out of 5

Very comfortable and frienfly reception

Pros: Proximity to CBD and motorways
Cons: NIL
Location: See comment above
Enjoyed my stay. found the close proximity to the Lone Ster/Bush Inn hotel for dinner very convenient.

Posted by , from Tauranga on 8 Mar 2018

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11 Mar 2018 by Carol

Dear Graeme Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Apollo Motel and taking the time to post your comments. We really appreciate you feed back It was lovely meeting you Take care and we look forward to meeting again.

4 out of 5

Great location

Pros: Suited us to a tee
Cons: Not really
Location: Close to large Westfield -and city centre
Had everything we wanted - clean -affordable-mid range -would stay again

Posted by , from brisbane on 4 Mar 2018

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4 Mar 2018 by Carol

Hi David and Heather Thank you for choosing to stay with us at Apollo Motel and taking the time to post your re-view. Take care and we look forward to meeting again.

4 out of 5

Handy for airport and shops

Hotel is spotlessly clean. Loved the small touches; the pull-down seat in the shower, the coffee plunger etc. Three things hampered my stay...the constant noise from trucks going by, all of the pillows were too high for me and I had a fitful sleep without any pillow, and no matter how hard I tried, I couldn't prevent shower water from going all over the bathroom - leaving huge pools of water on the floor. Curtain seemed insufficient. But these could also be personal - traffic noise and pillows may not be a factor for someone else. Carol (in the office) is an absolute gem!! Goes out of her way to be helpful.

Posted by , from Brisbane on 27 Feb 2018

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2 Mar 2018 by Carol

Hi Judi Thank you for stay with us. It was a real pleasure meeting you. And I have pasted on your comments about the room. For the shower we will look at this urgently. (thank you) Pillow. We do have an extra supply in our store room and if we had known we would have certainly given you options. However I do thank you again as all re-view are very important to us and are taken on board quickly. Take care and when you are over this way again I certainly look forward to catching. You are a lovely lady

3 out of 5

Maybe a three star

Pros: Large rooms
Room was very clean but very much in need of updating furniture. Desk had drawers that were broken and off their tracks, couch that was old with arm rests that was becoming thread bare, tv mounted to wall at an angle that could not be adjusted, and no air conditioner or fan. Recently under new management. Not a four star hotel.

Posted by on 25 Feb 2018

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2 Mar 2018 by Carol

Thank you for staying with us at Apollo Motel and taking the time to post your comments As the new owners have not been here long they realize that there are up grades and maintenance to do. All this has been noted on a plan has been put in place. When this season is a little quieter all theses issues will be a tended to. Once again we thank you and are excited about the improvements ahead Take care

4 out of 5

A Great Stay

I picked Apollo due to its proximity to UC and Riccarton Mall and it was great. Friendly staff, plenty of cafes and restaurants to choose from and handy to pick up or drop off son on campus. Only niggle is traffic noise from a busy Riccarton Road.

Posted by , from Auckland on 11 Feb 2018

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12 Feb 2018 by Carol

Hi Lee Thank you for choosing to stay with us Apollo Motel. We appreciate you feed back, as all comments are very important to us. Take care and we look forward to catching up again when you come to visit your Son

5 out of 5

Great location and very friendly staff !

Pros: Cleanliness, Staff, Amenities, Location.
Cons: Car Park too small.
Location: Christchurch City Attractions are very close by,
We stayed here for the last 3 of the 10 nights on the road ! This was our best stay of the lot in terms of bedding, location, facilities, cleanliness and staff friendliness. We had a late check-in due to the weather and the staff accommodated that on the phone and went out of the way to make us feel welcome by extending the office hours (the family which owns & runs the place lives on site). There is an after hours phone for any et al enquiries ! The towels were replaced everyday and room serviced every other day/on request. The rooms were very well furnished and had all the amenities we could think of. Overall 5 star experience !

Posted by on 7 Feb 2018

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12 Feb 2018 by carol

Thank you for staying with us at Apollo Motel. We really appreciate your feed back and take every comment seriously as we pride ourselves on giving a great servcie tp all our guests. Thank you again and take care

5 out of 5

Outstanding facilities at a most reasonable price.

I required just a one night stay between the CBD and the airport. The location of the motel was excellent for my purposes. The size and comfort of the room with full kitchen facilities was outstanding. All the staff I had contact with were both very friendly and most helpful. I was most impressed. Trevor, Australia

Posted by on 6 Feb 2018

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6 Feb 2018 by Carol

Hi Trevor Thank you very much for taking the time to post your re-view. It was lovely meeting you. We appricate you choosing to stay at Apollo motel, and I hope we have the chance to do so again in the future. Take care Carol

About the Apollo Motel Christchurch

Location 288 Riccarton Road, Christchurch, 8004

Property Features

Apollo Motel Christchurch offers its guests tour or ticket assistance and on-site laundry facilities. WiFi is free in public spaces. Free self parking is available.

  • 11 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Property
  • Free WiFi
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Separate dining area
  • Sofa bed
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Free cots/infant beds

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: Christchurch (CHC-Christchurch Intl.) (6.7 km / 4.2 mi)
  • Train station: Christchurch Railway Station (3.1 km / 1.9 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Apollo Motel Christchurch offers 11 forms of accommodation with tablet computers and iPod docking stations. Rooms open to balconies. This accommodation offers separate sitting areas and includes sofa beds. LCD televisions come with premium digital channels. Accommodation at this 4-star motel has kitchenettes with fridges, stovetops, microwaves and separate dining areas. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Christchurch's motel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary weekday newspapers and telephones. Additionally, rooms include coffee/tea makers and an iron/ironing board. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Private balcony
  • Dining room
  • Sitting area
  • Pull-out sofa bed
  • Tablet
  • iPod dock
  • LCD television
  • Digital channels
  • Premium channels
  • Fridge
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Stove
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Cribs (free)
  • Rollaway beds (surcharge)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Weekday newspapers (free)
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Wheelchair accessible

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Accessibility

If you need to make special requests for accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when booking your stay.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time ends at 9:30 PM
  • Check-in time starts at 1 PM

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:30 AM until 9:30 PM

Guests will receive an email with check-in instructions prior to their arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for NZD 20 per night.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

  • Noise-free rooms not guaranteed

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: NZD12 per person (approximately)
  • Rollaway bed fee: NZD20 per night

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

Hotel Names

National Rating

Qualmark® assigns an official star rating for accommodation in New Zealand. This Motel property has been rated 4 stars.

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