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Take advantage of our quieter winter months and come and stay for a fraction of the cost - nobody leaves here disappointed! Base yourself here for the convenience of the nearby Northlands, Northwood or Merivale Malls, or the short trip into the city centre (bus stop almost outside the door). Only a short trip to and from the airport, too.

Order a free continental breakfast for two if you are staying here during June, July or August. During this time we are also able to offer complimentary upgrades, subject to availability - just ask at time of check in.

Take advantage of the earlier nightfall, book for at least two nights and enjoy a movie for two at the nearby Northlands Mall with our compliments! Guests often comment on how welcoming it is to return to their motel units too, kept warm and cosy by the powerful heatpumps. 

Book with us directly and receive $10 per night off your stay of two nights or more in a 2-bedroom, deluxe 1-bedroom or Super King unit. 

Courtesy shuttle to and from the airport (subject to availability).

Free shuttle to and from the neighbouring Papanui Club, which is extensive, impressive and newly opened to the public.

We have now received a "Green Leaders" award, acknowledging our efforts to manage the motel with ecological sensitivity. This sits nicely alongside our recently awarded "Certificate of Excellence", which accompanies a banner hanging proudly from the side of our building - look out for it, along with our landmark letterbox. Several weeks ago we also won an award for the garden from the Christchurch Beautifying Association, most likely due to the random planting of herbs, flowers and veggies, which seem to grow and flower so harmoniously together.

If you're new to Christchurch, let us advise you about all the local attractions that may be of interest to you. Both of us being Christchurch born and raised means we know our stuff and would love to share our knowledge. 

So, if you're looking for a quiet, peaceful and happy place in which to relax, contact us. Some of the positive feedback from our guests includes:

- our beds are some of the most comfortable in Christchurch
- our units are significantly more spacious than most others in Christchurch  
- the units are remarkably quiet, ensuring a great night's sleep
- our friendly, helpful and caring service is second to none 

Research clearly defines our points of difference as being our very spacious units and our commitment to excellent customer service. 

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Welcome to the Garden City Motel, highly recommended by recent Trip Advisor reviews for excellent customer service and fondly known as “home away from home” to our many returning guests. Garden City Motel has exceptionally spacious and sunny units which are all smoke free and serviced daily to a high standard - come and experience for yourself the many reasons why people love to stay here! Great for business or pleasure. Free Wifi, free local and national phone calls, free booking for all trips and free, well-lit off-street parking, two disabled units. 6 Sky channels and all other free-to-air TV channels. Laundry facilities available, free use of BBQ, outdoor seating areas. Being an environmentally conscious motel, we endeavour to use chemical free products, where possible. Sample our yummy organic fair trade coffee from Peru while you’re here.

Being set back from the road, the motel offers genuinely quiet units allowing for a great sleep, while the main road offers the convenience of public transport, with a city and airport bus stop only metres from the front door. Free shuttle to and from the Casino. We can also arrange transport to the airport, train station etc. Our location is great; we're situated roughly halfway between the central city and Christchurch airport (both approximately 10 minutes drive). We're close to Hoyts movie theatres, St Bedes College, Papanui gym and pool, Northlands Mall and Northwood and Merivale shopping centres, Burwood Hospital and only a short drive from the beach. Costa's Greek Restaurant, Joe’s Garage and the Lone Star Bar & restaurant are just 2 of the many eateries that surround us and we’re one of the closest motels to the Papanui Workingmen’s Club. Good proximity to the Antarctic Centre, Orana Park, Willowbank, Ko Tane Maori Village, Clearwater, Pegasus and Waitikiri golf courses and many first class wineries. 90 minute drive to major ski fields. Kiwi hosts, who speak fluent French and partial German. Members of Hospitality NZ. Short and long term guests welcome.


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Garden City Motel
242 Main North Road, Christchurch, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 352 4059 | Fax (03) 352 4058
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