The ADDINGTON CITY MOTEL in Christchurch, New Zealand, is the closest Motel to the Christchurch Railway station, only 800 meters away.
Ideal for leisure guests abnd corporate business travellers alike the Addington City Motel is a 5 minute walk to the Addington Raceway, Horncastle Arena (recently known as the CBS Canterbury Arena) and the New CRUSADERS AMI Stadium.
The ideal location for attending concerts, race meetings and, of course, the rugby, the Addington City Motel is opposite local shops, restaurants, bars and takeaways. The Court Theatre and Dux Live are just a short walk away. Hagley Park & Netball Courts are a 7 minute walk: while the Christstchurch City Centre is a 5 minute drive. Bus stops are close to the motel and run into the city and back every 15 minutes. The Christstchurch Airport is just a 15 minute drive.
The Addington City Motel offers ground floor units only for easy access, with a choice of studios and spacious 1 bedroom apartments that accommodate up to 5 guests. Away from the main traffic noise on ground-floor level and set in a quiet garden setting, all apartments offer FREE Unlimited WIFI, private ensuite bathroom with hair dryer and FREE bathroom amenities, kitchen/ kitchenette facilities, direct dial telephone with FREE local calls, 32-inch flat-screen TV with FREE cable TV, FREE in-house movies and a furnished balcony. The 1 bedroom apartments further offer a seperate bedroom, seperate lounge and fully equipped kitchen with full sized cooker / oven and microwave. DVD players are available for hire and over 200 movies to choose from. Tea, coffee, sugar and milk are provided.
The Addington City Moteloffer guests a FREE shuttle to and from the Railway Station for the TranzAlpine and TranzCoastal trips. We are always there to meet you at the station so you do not have to wait to be picked up. (Please book in advance though!) There is also a FREE shuttle service to the Casino in the Christchurch City Centre. (conditions apply - due to increased costs the shuttle TO/FROM the trains are only for guests with no vehicle.) If you have a car at the Motel the drive to the station is 5 minutes, there is ample parking space and it is a quiet security camera monitored area.
Further guest facilites and services include FREE safe car parking next to your apartment, FREE unlimited WIFI, undercover car parking, a guest laundry, BBQ facilities and entertaimning area, landscaped garden, patio, children's playground and trampoline, grocery deliveries, luggage storage, safety deposit boxes, non-smoking accommodation, designated smoking area, daily housekeeping and FREE cot hire. Children under 2 years STAY FREE OF CHARGE when using existing beds.
The Addington City Motel is in association with Abell Car Rentals. Motel guests will receive a discount on hire cars. Mini-buses are also available for hire.
Business facilities include FREE unlimited WIFI in all apartments and throughout the motel, faxing facilities and photocopying/scannning services. A Computer Printer and Label Maker is available. A laptop computer is available for hire.
The Addington City Motel is opposite the Horncastle Arena (Recently known as the CBS Canterbury Arena) for the concerts & Addington Raceway.
Opposite the New AMI CRUSADERS STADIUM
YThe Chrictchurch Railway Station is 1km away.
Shops, bars takeaways, restaurants are opposite
Tranz Scenic Trains - Tranz Scenic runs a number of world renowned breathtaking train journeys, two of which start two minutes from our door!
The TRANZALPINE is the traverse of the Southern Alps between Christchurch and Greymouth. Travel from one side of the south island to the other, beginning near the Pacific Ocean and ending by the Tasman Sea. The train journey offers a wealth of scenery as you travel from the Canterbury Plains, ascending through beech rain forests past spectacular vista’s, along the foothills of the Alps, and through a jumble of gulleys and gorges. There are 16 tunnels and 5 viaducts along the way, the highest being the “Staircase Viaduct” standing at over 70 metres.
Travel one way or do the one day return trip . Another, more relaxing alternative is to get off at Lake Brunner (Moana ) - The Station House Cafe will meet the train ( by arrangement ), have a nice lunch and a walk by the very scenic lake then catch the train on its return trip.
The TRANZCOASTAL travels up the east coast from Christchurch to Picton. Many travellers stop off at Kaikoura on the way to take in the beautiful Pacific Ocean and go on a whale watching tour or swim with the dolphins. The train journey is glorious, with the Kaikoura mountain ranges on one side and the captivating Pacific Ocean seashore on the other. There are 22 tunnels to travel through as the railway hugs the rugged coastline on its way to Picton and the Marlborough Sounds.
5 min drive to Christchurch City Centre. Bus stop close to the motel, buses every 6 mins (during daytime)
Renowned as the Garden City, this beautiful, historic city has so much to offer visitors and locals alike. It is the largest city in the South Island and has a noticeable English flair in the architecture and culture.
Take a leisurely stroll along the Avon River which is a focal point for various activities. Punting, fine dining, the arts centre and the vibrant botanical gardens are just a few of the attractions alongside the Avon.
Other activities further a field from the city centre include:
- Willowbank Wildlife Reserve the only place you’re guaranteed close up encounters with kiwi’s, day and night.
- The Gondola rewarding you with spectacular views of Christchurch, Canterbury Plains, the Alps and Lyttleton harbour.
- At the Antarctic Centre, which is adjacent to the airport, you can get a feel of the gruelling Antarctic conditions with its Indoor Snow & Ice experience and a thrilling outdoor Antarctic Hagglund Ride.
- Take a wildlife cruise around Lyttelton Harbour and swim with the rare Hectors Dolphins.
- Visit Christchurch’s various museums, art galleries, café’s, bars, restaurants and shops.
Tours and shuttle buses availabe localy. We can arrange these for you at short notice. (each about 1.5 hours drive)
Akaroa (80 Minute drive) or book the shuttle bus which goes twice aday across the road from us.
Banks Peninsula was formed following the violent eruptions of two volcanoes. A crater nurses the picturesque harbour of Akaroa with many smaller bays indenting the spectacular coastline. It is the only site in New Zealand of French settlement and it still retains its old French charm, many streets have French names, and there are descendants of the original French families still living in Akaroa. There are boutique shops and fine restaurants along rue Lavaud, rue Jolie and the waterfront. Activities such as swimming with Hectors dolphins, Wine and Cheese tour, horse trekking, paragliding, harbour and sea kayaking and jet skiing all keep the active tourist occupied. Akaroa is also the birth place of Frank Worsley, Captain of the Endurance and Navigator to Ernest Shackleton on his Trans Antarctic expedition.
Most popular for its marine-mammal watching, Kaikoura offers close encounters with the sperm whale, Hector’s dolphin (the smallest and rarest dolphin), the dusky dolphin (found only in the southern hemisphere), the NZ fur seal and the bottlenose dolphin. Other animals and birds frequently seen include the orca (killer whale), common dolphins, pilot whales, blue penguins and the royal and wandering albatross. Kaikoura has a number of dive centres and fishing charters for the more active marine nut.
Hanmer Springs (90 Minute drive)
The resort of Hanmer is famed for its thermal pools, its therapeutic waters offers a relaxing way to spend an afternoon amid the Alpine scenery. The town itself has a relaxed atmosphere with its many café’s and restaurants. Other activities include, two main skiing areas nearby, horse treks, various walks in exotic forestland, popular mountain biking trips and the Thrillseekers Canyon, the towns adrenaline centre for bungy jumping, canyoning, tandem paragliding, jet-boating and whitewater rafting.
So much to do, so little time...