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Argyle on the Park motel

145 Deans Avenue Riccarton, Christchurch 8011 New Zealand
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Welcome to Argyle on the Park motel – Affordable Christchurch Central Motel Accommodation jam packed with all the facilities you need to make your stay a comfortable one! Each decadent room is fully loaded with a plasma TV, a kitchenette with a microwave and a fridge, climate control, and complimentary tea and coffee. Argyle on the Park has convenient access to many of the areas features. Catch an exciting game of Rugby down at the AMI Stadium, or a concert at Horncastle arena. Visit the International Antarctic Centre and experience life in the Antarctic. All of these places are extremely close, and for those travelling on TranzAlpine train, the train station is just a two-minute drive away with free transfer offered to all motel guests. We now offer free Netflix in our rooms, you can just sit back and relax watching your favorite movie or show. Need more information? Have any question before booking your stay? Please get in touch with us.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast in the room
Taxi service
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Car park
Wifi
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
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Blackout curtains
Air conditioning
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Microwave
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3.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Park View
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Russian
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Magnus B wrote a review Aug 2023
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Somewhat old and worn but clean with ok beds. The kitchen was not very well equipped but you can make a simple meal and breakfast in it. OK location close to the park and the city center. Good service from the staff.
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Date of stay: July 2023
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ChallisPalace wrote a review Jan 2023
Glenroy, Australia6 contributions1 helpful vote
This is a great place to stay in Christchurch with easy access to Hagley Park and the beautiful botanic gardens. Check-in is easy and friendly and we were made to feel at home immediately. Lena pointed out all the local features including the restaurants and supermarket around the corner. I must say that the bed is one of the most comfortable beds I slept in during our travels with the curtains shut out the light. We began and ended our short trip (Akaroa and Kaikoura loop) at this motel and would highly recommend it to others.
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: The botanic gardens are well worth a visit (or three!) Great coffee at the cafe.
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Vaish wrote a review Nov 2022
Melbourne, Australia4 contributions2 helpful votes
Our flight from Sydney to Christchurch landed at midnight and we had contacted Lena prior to inform her and she indicated that she would keep our room key in the lock box. We arrived at the hotel around 1:30am and opened the lock box to find no key. We called and rang the office doorbell and were greeted by Peter, Lena's husband who checked the booking records and explained that there had been a misunderstanding about the check in date and time and we would only get our room at 10am that morning. We immediately became anxious about where we were going to spend the night in a new and unfamiliar city. Without hesitation, Lena and Peter immediately welcomed us into their home, set up beds for my parents and I in their living room and ensured that we had a warm and comfortable place to spend the night. The presence of mind, compassion and welcoming nature of Lena and Peter is something that we will hold close to our hearts for a lifetime. Despite being woken up in the middle of the night, they had the patience and presence of mind to ensure that after a tiring flight we weren't left on the streets, in the cold. In this day and age, I know of very few people who would so graciously allow strangers into their home and when my father tried to pay for our accommodation in their home that night, Lena refused to accept, saying that we were her guests who she had chosen to welcome into her house. Misunderstandings are a common part of life, but it is the character of those involved and the approach of resolving the issue that makes the greatest difference. We spent a few days in Christchurch, visited Queenstown and then came back to Christchurch for a day before flying back to Sydney. We stayed at Argyle on the Park again as we appreciated the hospitality, convenience of location and comfort of the rooms that contained everything we needed for a reasonably comfortable stay. Lena goes the extra mile to take extra care to ensure that the small things are kept in the room such as cold glasses in the fridge, shower cap, milk in the fridge and a variety of hot beverage items to pick from. This makes your stay an easy one, as you are not running around trying to find things. We are thankful for the wonderful accommodation experience that we had at Argyle on the Park and for Lena and Peter's friendship. If you are looking for a place that feels like home away from home, I highly recommend staying at Argyle on the Park- you won't regret it!
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Linda B wrote a review Oct 2022
Croydon, Australia24 contributions2 helpful votes
From checking in to leaving Lena was pleasant helpful and knowledgeable of the area. Her homely touches in the generous King studio left nothing to be needed. Lena’s attention to detail is very apparent. The bed was very comfortable with excellent linen . split cycle air conditioning. Everything very clean. It is just around the corner from a variety of eating places and across the road from the huge and beautiful Hagley Park and the magical Avon river. There is a onsite laundry with washer and dryer with a clothes line if you prefer.public transport near by with a shopping centre within easy reach.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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L H wrote a review Oct 2022
New Plymouth, New Zealand15 contributions2 helpful votes
This is the 3rd time we've stayed at this motel and we will continue to choose it whenever travelling to Christchurch. Clean and well-appointed rooms, friendly and helpful owner/staff, great location on Hagley, near public transport etc. and fantastic value.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Greg255119 wrote a review Jun 2021
Dunedin, New Zealand8 contributions2 helpful votes
Stayed here as part of our Transalpine train trip. Great location, clean, tidy and close to restaurants, Hagley park and other POI's. Owners are friendly and welcoming. Provided free drop of and pick up from the nearby railway station and were happy for us to leave our rental car at the motel while we overnighted in Greymouth. Happy to stay here again.
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Date of stay: June 2021
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DurhamEvvo wrote a review Jun 2020
Crook, United Kingdom464 contributions191 helpful votes
Stayed for three nights at the end o a month touring NZ. Great hotel adjacent to Hagley park with golf course and cricket pitches nearby. Lovely stroll into the city. Lots happening in the city whilst we were there,food festival,live music and traditional shows. Lovely friendly owners. Rooms were very clean and comfortable. TV had netflix and freeview. All good!!!!
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Lisa X wrote a review Mar 2020
Penrith, Australia1 contribution
Good value and great location right next to the park. Apartment was clean and had enough room for our needs. What really sealed the deal was the free shuttle to the TransAlpine as we are not locals and hadn't picked up our hire car at that stage. Thanks Lena! :)
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Sue G wrote a review Mar 2020
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Will definitely stay here again. Spotlessly clean unit. Helpful, friendly staff. Handy to lots of eateries. Great location. So convenient to get dropped off and picked up for our Tranzalpine trip. Netflix to entertain us during our down time.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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RossandSue wrote a review Mar 2020
Bury59 contributions23 helpful votes
Only stayed one night here as we were between trains - Coastal Pacific and Tranzalpine, but in the circumstances proved just what we needed. The room was a good size, clean and tidy, offering a good size and quality bed, air conditioning, and, if you needed them, Freeview and Netflix. The staff were also lovely, providing a helpful free shuttle service to the TranzAlpine first thing in the morning.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Frequently Asked Questions about Argyle on the Park motel
Which popular attractions are close to Argyle on the Park motel?
Nearby attractions include Masjid Al Noor (0.4 km) and Aurora Arts and Gifts (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Argyle on the Park motel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and laundry service.
Which room amenities are available at Argyle on the Park motel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, air conditioning, and a flat screen TV.
What food & drink options are available at Argyle on the Park motel?
Guests can enjoy barbeque facilities, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Argyle on the Park motel?
Yes, free parking and a parking garage are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Argyle on the Park motel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Thai Orchid, Dux Dine, and Arjee Bhajee.
Are any cleaning services offered at Argyle on the Park motel?
Yes, laundry service and self serve laundry are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Argyle on the Park motel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Russian.
Are there any historical sites close to Argyle on the Park motel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Riccarton House & Bush (1.0 km), Mona Vale (1.1 km), and The Arts Centre Te Matatiki Toi Ora (1.3 km).
Does Argyle on the Park motel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.