Location key for Riccarton motel
It would be hard to find a better location for a new accommodation business than Clarence Street in Riccarton, where the Golden Star Motel is preparing to welcome its first guests.
Located in the city’s western business area, Riccarton’s newest motel is well placed with both Westfield Riccarton and Tower Junction within easy walking distance.
With a bus stop right outside and the city train station also only a short walk away, it is well connected too with all the transport options.
For visitors associated with the education sector, the motel is also conveniently located near the University of Canterbury and Riccarton High School.
“We think it is a pretty good location for a motel,” says Jie Ding, of Eagle Investing NZ Ltd.
“It is ideal for professional people coming to Christchurch on a business trip, group stays or family visits.”
The new complex was designed by leading practice Keith Ussher Architecture.
In total, there are 16 spacious motel units – seven downstairs and nine on the first floor – including residential accommodation for motel management.
Fourteen of the rooms are nicely sized studio units, while the other two are larger options with double bedrooms and can accommodate four to six people.
With air conditioning, SKY TV and WiFi and no expense spared on kitchen and bathroom fittings and furnishings, this motel is poised to make its mark in the medium to upper end of the visitor market.
Bathroom walls and floors are all finished with premium tiling, with shower head and tap fittings sourced from top German brand Hansgrohe.
The motel kitchens are fitted with good quality stone benchtops and appliances and rooms are tastefully decorated and furnished with comfort and elegance in mind. “Everything is really good quality.
All rooms face the north side and are designed to capture the sun’s warmth.
The exterior makes use of two or three different materials so it has a really nice, contemporary style.
Each downstairs room has its own backyard so people can sit outside if they wish and enjoy the fresh air on fine days.” Plenty of onsite parking is available, including two accessible parking spaces.
Golden Star Motel is already listed online and will open as soon as its code of compliance certification has been awarded by the Christchurch City Council.
Located at 128 Clarence Street, the motel will be open for enquiries seven days a week, (Monday to Friday 8am to 8pm and Saturday and Sunday 11am to 6pm).
As well as the Golden Star Motel, Eagle Investing has invested in a number of new homes in Christchurch in the past couple of years and is also currently developing 37 attached townhouses opposite Wigram Health, with the first 10 due for completion this July or August.
Right now, though, the Golden Star Motel is Jie Ding’s main focus and he is looking forward to the first guests arriving this winter and discovering all it has to offer.