4.5 out of 5

"Not the flashiest, biggest, newest motel & it could do with some tidying up BUT had everything we needed, everything was clean, shower has awesome pre ... " More

By a verified traveller on Fri 12 Jan 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 refrigerators, 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.

Standard Studio Non Smoking Kitchen (Small Studio Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$85 per night

Family Suite 1 Bedroom Non Smoking Kitchen (Family Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Suite 1 Bedroom Non Smoking Kitchen (Suite)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Suite Multiple Bedrooms Non Smoking Kitchen (Deluxe 3 Bedroom Unit)

Bed Count 5 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 7 Max

Standard Suite 2 Bedrooms Non Smoking Kitchen (Unit)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 6 Max

Deluxe King Studio Non Smoking Kitchen

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Apollo Motel Christchurch ratings based on 156 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

All you need.

Not the flashiest, biggest, newest motel & it could do with some tidying up BUT had everything we needed, everything was clean, shower has awesome pressure (bathroom is small & steamy but good shower pressure over rules negatives here) & great location. Having 2 bedrooms without breaking the bank was fantastic (travelling with 2 children) & we would definitely stay here again.

Posted by , from Nelson, NZ on 12 Jan 2018

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Jan 2018 by Carol

Dear Trudy. Thank you for staying with us and we really appricate you taking the time to post your re-view, as every re-view is very important and we take all suggestion on board to make sure we are offer servcie of the highest standard. We are just looking at some refurbishment at the motel. Take care and we look forward to meeting again soon Kind regards Carol

4 out of 5

Convenient to university and mall and on key route

Clean and tidy. Shower didn’t shut properly so water leaked onto outside floor. Phone didn’t work. Neigbours played music too loud from 11 pm to 12 midnight. Kept me awake. All else good

Posted by on 21 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Dec 2017 by Carol

Thank you for taking the time to post a re-view. All comment are very important to us and we take them on board to amend any problems We wish you a very Merry Chrsitmas and a great New Year form all the team at Apollo Motel

5 out of 5

Great motel.

Pros: The layout of our room.
Cons: Nothing in my opinion.
Location: The location was good for us as our daughter lives just down the road .
Apollo Motel was simply lovely. Close to everything we needed. Not too much road noise. The room was very nice. Comfy bed. Super high pressure shower was awesome. I'd definitely stay here again. Thanks Apollo Motels.

Posted by , from Nelson on 19 Oct 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

12 Dec 2017 by Carol

Thank you for taking the time to post a re-view We really appricate your feed back Take care and have a Very Merry Christmas and great New Year From all of us at Apollo Motel

2 out of 5

damp cold dirty hotel

Old sheets from previous people still on bed socks nappy wipes under bed from previous people - very very damp rooms and cold - both hand/shower washes completely empty - generally had dirty feel

Posted by on 16 Jul 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

4 Sep 2017 by Jay

Dear guest - Thank you for staying with us and for taking the time to review us. As a valued guest, we appreciate your feedback and apologize for what you are not happy with. We would take you kindly review and advice to improve our service. We would love to welcome you back when you are in Christchurch again. Thank you again! Kind Regards. Jay, Apollo Motel

4 out of 5

Nice motel close to Riccarton Mall and Bush inn

Great easy 3 night stay, comfortable and well positioned. Good sized room with extra bed.

Posted by , from Waikato, NZ on 25 Jun 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

29 Jun 2017 by carlso

Thank you so much, I am so pleased that enjoyed your recent stay with us here at the apollo motel.

5 out of 5

A Great Find

Pros: We had a great sleep
Cons: Nothing
We booked this at the last minute ..and had no idea what to find.. We found a place we will try to book every time we pass through Chistchurch.. It was clean, the beds were very comfortable. We heard minimal noise from other guests or neighbours. The staff member at reception was pleasant and very helpful. I am always impressed when I am given a decent amount of milk fo tea/coffee on arrival ( we were given a 300ml bottle). Our unit had a queen bed in the lounge and twin beds in the bedroom. The shower had good pressure and there was ample soap and shampoo.. The kitchen was well stocked with cutlery and crockery..and had a twin element stove as well as microwave..All in all, a great find..

Posted by , from Brisbane on 29 Apr 2017

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5 out of 5

Convenient location

Pros: Service and convenient location. Virtually no noise transfer from adjacent occupied units.
Cons: It would be good to have more outside seating but difficult because of confines of site.
Very helpful owner who took us by car to the shops and restaurant at no cost as we had no transport and it was raining. He also offered to pick us up again after dining but this was not necessary.

Posted by on 20 Mar 2017

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4 out of 5
Great location, and great service. And this site is making me write more but I have nothing more to say.

Posted by on 23 Feb 2017

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5 out of 5

Stunning hotel and great staff

Pros: everything was great
Cons: fan or aircon in the rooms would be great
Location: Location is room would stay again.
The hotel was positioned in a good location, staff was fantastic, would stay again.

Posted by , from Queensland on 7 Feb 2017

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3 out of 5

Comfortable and well appointed

Ok, comfortable, clean and good facilities. Not close to shopping facilities

Posted by , from Perth AUS on 3 Feb 2017

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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
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Free cribs/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking


  • 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 refrigerators, 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
  • Refrigerator
  • 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.


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 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 office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.


  • 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)!


  • No pets allowed


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


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.

Official New Zealand Rating provided by Qualmark®