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UCA Village

Affordable short stay accommodation for groups and individuals in Christchurch

Just a short walk to the main University of Canterbury campus, both University Hall and Sonoda Village are ideally situated. Located next to the picturesque campus visitors can take advantage of the vast Ilam Fields, and are just a short drive away from the heart of the growing and innovative city of Christchurch as well as shopping and dining in Westfield mall in Riccarton.  Sonoda village is surrounded by a beautiful Japanese Style Garden.  We have a wide range of accommodation available throughout all year round, fully catered or self-catered.

groups and conferences

great on-site facilities and amazing location for groups of any size

UCA Village is located in a great central location with good transport links to central Christchurch and on the University of Canterbury Campus. Your group will have access to  all our on-site facilities including large communal areas, laundry facilities, parking, and great outdoor spaces. Perfect for groups of any size!

We can offer catering and conferencing facilities, please enquire today.

Email: or call 0800 22 88 00

5 Bedroom Apartments

Our apartments are perfect for families or small groups and include 5 single bedrooms with a large open plan kitchen for self-catering, dining and living area. All bedrooms have got single beds and there is 1 bathroom with showers and the lounge offers comfortable sofas with flat screen TV.

single bedrooms

Our single bedrooms are spacious, light and airy and offer all the amenities you require for a comfortable stay. All rooms include a single bed, large desk and chair, wardrobe and mirror as well as access to a shared shower and toilet and communal area with kitchenette. Tea and coffee making facilities and fresh bedding, linen and towels are provided in all our rooms.

communal spaces

We have several light and spacious common areas which include a games and SKY TV area, communal kitchen as well as study rooms. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout.


Here at UCA Accommodation we can offer full catering on site. We are happy to offer bespoke menus and can cater for all dietary needs.

features & amenities

Common room with pool table and TV

Fully Catered

Free Wi-Fi

Secure bike storage

Laundry facilities with washers and dryers

Sports Grounds



Conference Facilities


Christchurch is an exciting city that has lots to offer. With the Alps and skiing on one side and the ocean with beautiful beaches and water sports on the other, there is always plenty to see and do. Many parts of Christchurch see urban regeneration, creativity and innovation flow through the city with new restaurants & bars, street art and vibrant new retail areas all throughout the city.  Alternatively, you can take a stroll in one of Christchurch’s many gardens and parks or make a trip to the Port Hills with stunning views over the region.


local attractions

Christchurch Botanic Gardens

Quake City

Christchurch Gondola

Canterbury Museum

Willowbank Nature Reserve

Christchurch Art Gallery

Christchurch Tram

Westfield Riccarton

getting here

The Village is easily accessible via bus/coach, car or air. The information below provides further detail on the various options available.

by air

  • Christchurch airport is a 15 minute drive away. You can get to the accommodation via taxi or shuttle.

by coach/bus

  • Local bus station is a 2 minute walk away. You can find out more on

by car

  • The village is located on the outskirts of Christchurch in Ilam and parking is available free of charge on-site.


Address Uni Hall
9 Maidstone Rd, Ilam
Christchurch 8140

Address Sonoda Village
32 Dovedale Avenue, Ilam
Christchurch 8140

Contact details
t: 0800 22 88 00