Gothic Heights Motel

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Average rate: $84 - Hotel class: 3 stars
430 hagley ave, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Gothic Heights Motel Christchurch Reviews

gingerbatik gingerba…
533 reviews
Okay Budget Motel Dec 25, 2016
We booked this through Agoda.com as the price is cheaper than other website. It cost NZ$228 for 2 nights stay for two people without breakfast.

The motel located right at the famous Hagley Park in Christchurch and only five minutes’ drive to the Christchurch Art Centre, Botanic Gardens and other places in city centre.

I choose this place as this place has no damage after the big Christchurch earthquake in 2010 and 2011, and we want to be in the safe place just in case the earthquake will strike again when we are there.

We arrive quite late around 7 pm at night and luckily the reception was still open as it said it will be closed at 8pm. After check in and get the room key, we park the car in front of our motel unit and unloaded our luggage. The reception was quite helpful, and gives information where to find restaurant to eat since all places was closed in the whole city at Christmas day, even casino also closed (which I thought would be open – but not the case).

The motel is quite old and showing it is age, however the room is spacious, and we have one double bed and one single bed, a dining table, a sofa, a kitchen with a sink (however no cooking equipment in the kitchen), it only has a microwave, and other utensil, glasses, plates, bowls, refrigerator, etc. Towels provided and change when the cleaner clean the room on daily basis.

There is a separate shower, sink, and toilet in the bathroom (inside the room) which is a normal standard in New Zealand household. Everything working well and it was very quiet at night time even though the motel located at the main street of the Christchurch city. We did not hear our neighbour either. The bed was okay, suitable for sleep but not as good as the one we had in Dunedin.

The reception closed after 8pm and open again at 8am in the morning. This apply to all the services. There are one washing machine and one dryer for guests to use with a small fee. We have to exchange to the special coin at the reception before we can use the machines. The washing machine was okay, however we had problem with the dryer and it did not work properly even after one hour drying it. Our clothes was still wet after all the time finished and we have to hang it out in the room since we need to go out during the day. We told the reception about the problem, however he do nothing about it. Seems he know the problem but did not fix the dryer.

It was an okay stay budget stay in the city centre since we did not venture much in the centre, as the centre of Christchurch is still very much damaged like the 2011.
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Gothic Heights Motel Overview

The Gothic Heights Motelis situated directly opposite Hagley Park and is within easy walking distance to the Arts Centre, Museum, Botanical Gardens, restaurants, Avon River, and City Tramway. The city centre is only a 15 minute walk and the airport is a 15 minute drive.

The motel has 15 ground floor units studio and one bedroom all with kitchen facilities. There is a separate kitchen, double hot plate, microwave and fridge, separate bathroom, shower and toilet, queen bed, some with extra single bed, one studio with three single beds, 10 channels Digital Freeview TV
DVD Player (Selection of movies available at Reception), Direct dial phone, Heating (some units with heat-pumps).

Gothic Heights Motel Amenities

  • Parking
  • Air Conditioned
  • Housekeeping
  • Refrigerator
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • DVD Player
  • Laundry service
  • Direct dial phone
  • Shower
  • En suite
  • Private Bathroom
  • Private Toilet
  • Family Room

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