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Colombo in the City

5.0 of 5 Motel   |   863 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Ranked #13 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Rooms
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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61 reviews 61 reviews
50 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars NEW

Stayed here for 2 nights while the Cricket World Cup was on in Christchurch and it didn't disappoint. The owners were immensely friendly on check in and provided all the information we needed for our stay including place to go and eat and drink. The location of this place is great, I hadn't been back to Christchurch since the earthquake... More 

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hong kong
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146 helpful votes 146 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived Christchurch late and took a cab to the motel. Cost of the cab ride is over fifty New Zealand dollars. Room is bright and clean. There is a paid self service laundry. 10-15 minutes walk to city center. Casino is also nearby but did not visit. Free wifi supports one device only. had to pay NZD20 per day for... More 

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Auckland, New Zealand
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Highly recommended. Extremely helpful staff, very clean room and excellent facilities and fittings. Walking distance to some great restaurants and the Casino. Look no further for a really great place to stay in Christchurch.

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new zealand
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98 reviews 98 reviews
26 hotel reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Friendly people, clean , tasteful , well equipped room with filter coffee, biscuits etc. The grounds are well kept with lovely plants It is very conveniently located for the centre of Christchurch. Couldn't ask for more really.

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Toronto, ON
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21 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at the Colombo on our last night in New Zealand. The room was very clean and roomy. Good size bathroom with strong water pressure and lots of hot water. Our room has a small back patio for some private morning air but you do face another motel. Great location, walking distance from the heart of town and close... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I suppose the man at the front desk was fairly abrupt which kind of put us off. The rooms are ok, do have to say they're clean which was nice. Stairs to get up to bedrooms are quite narrow so we left our baggage downstairs so as not to damage walls. Bathroom is quite small / just fit in the... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights. Room doesn't look like the pic.. Ok size for the price. Location good, able to walk into centre of Christchurch. However very let down that we couldn't drink the tap water on the room.. Disappointed.

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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Comfortable and well run. Close to city centre - car not needed. Well placed to be shocked by the destruction if a city then awed by its rebirth. The spirit of the rebuilding city us inspiring. The units have basic motel equipment in kitchen area but if used as a hotel room, this is irrelevant.

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Copenhagen Region, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Had a good experience and good service staying at Colombo. Very helpful staff. Nice kitchen facilities. Peaceful location although central. Dined at fiddle sticks restaurant twice one of the few good places to choose from in Christchurch after the earthquake. A little strange odor in the room probably due to the wall to wall rugs.

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Picton, New Zealand
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11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

This was the 4th motel of our road trip and by far the smartest, best equipped and most modern. Check in was also the most helpful and informative we'd experienced. Our ground floor studio was an impressive size with an enormous bed, dining table and comfy easy chairs. Sky's 50 channels, DVD and CD player, free Wifi, a lovely kitchen... More 

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Address: 863 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Colombo in the City 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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