Location is everything for this well-placed motel in central Christchurch.
Situated on Bealey Avenue, one of the four avenues that frame the heart of Christchurch, Aotea Motel has been accommodating visitors for over 40 years and giving them access to the best the city has to offer.
Close to the action, but quiet and set back from the road, the motel offers everything Christchurch visitors need for a base to work or travel the region.
Te Ara Ōtākaro Avon River Trail is just around the corner, offering a picturesque walk or bike ride that explores Christchurch’s iconic river and green spaces. The Christchurch Tram is a unique way to explore the town centre, and there is a great selection of parks and playgrounds nearby including Hagley Park, the Christchurch Botanical Gardens and the Margaret Mahy Playground.
Visitors will also find a selection of cafés and bars in close walking distance. Most of the central city’s attractions are within a 15- to 20-minute stroll of the motel including dining and shopping districts, supermarkets, and Christchurch Casino. There are also plenty of nearby sports facilities including tennis courts, stadiums, pools and open areas for running.
For those travelling by car, Bealey Avenue provides a quick route to access Christchurch’s suburbs or to get out of the city and visit Canterbury’s attractions. Ski fields are just a two-hour drive away, and nearby destinations include Akaroa, Hanmer and Waipara. The nearby TranzAlpine Railway is also a favourite with Aotea Motel’s guests.
The motel itself has a Qualmark 3 Star rating, and is a clean and comfortable example of an inner-city motel. The units are apartment-style and spacious, with one or two bedrooms each and single, twin, queen and king beds available. Each unit is equipped with a kitchen and everything you need to prepare your own food. Amenities include BBQ facilities, large off-street parking, Sky TV and a laundry, and guests can order cooked or continental breakfast for a good price.
Aotea Motel is a great place to stay for travellers, visiting contractors, event attendees, sports teams and people visiting family in the city. Locally owned and operated, the motel has a friendly team keen to share their knowledge of Canterbury. They can organise shuttles and taxis to the casino, railway station, airport, or anywhere else in the city.