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Colombo in the City

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863 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Mount Maunganui, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great location, easy drive from airport and a main road to city centre. Very clean and tidy. Hosts absolutely lovely and even made sure our room was heated seeing that we were late home, fabulous as it was frosty in Chch. Weekend paper delivered for free. Only thing to look out for was the bathroom, got very wet after shower,... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The accommodation was excellent, with the rooms very clean and warm in the winter months. A nice touch, was coming back to the room at night, and the electric blankets and heaters were all on. Great when it was zero outside.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What luck we had in booking this motel. It was so clean, quiet and warm. Walking distance to everything. Very comfortable, the service was great, and it ticked all our boxes! Definitely keen to stay again.

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New Zealand
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16 reviews 16 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I very much enjoyed my stay. The rooms was spacious and toasty warm in winter.I particularly appreciated the leather sofa, being very comfortable - this is often lacking in hotel rooms. Host very helpful and friendly. Room spotlessly clean. Generous parking onsite.My feedback would be that if other guests had made use of the smoking facilities on the verandah outside... More 

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Ipoh, Malaysia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This motel was definitely excellent in hospitality of the owners, cleanliness and comfort of the studio unit, cleanliness and the spaciousness of the car park. wonderful convenient location and quietness. Love it and will definitely stay there again when I visit Christchurch

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Auckland
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17 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Colombo in the City is a perfect option for those wanting a spacious room with good amenities and excellent service close to the CBD. Paid for a studio and ended up with a 2 storey room with kitchenette, lounge and bathroom in the ground floor and bedoom upstairs in a loft style. Not sure if they are all like this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Had a fantastic stay at this motel. The owners were very helpful and provided lots of useful local information. They even helped with booking a shuttle to the airport when departing. The room was clean and comfortable with everything you could ask for. Would definitely stay here again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

We planned one night in this hotel. Lovely accommodations! Then I needed to be rushed to the hospital for emergency care. The hotel owner helped get an ambulance and let my husband extend our stay for nearly a week until I was out of the hospital and feeling better. It was a pleasant spot to spend a couple days recuperating.... More 

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27 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Stayed here on a recent visit to New Zealand on arrival and again the night before I left. Cannot fault the accommodation, spotlessly clean, has a dressing table with mirror which was lacking in most other places we stayed. Bed was a super king and very comfortable. Great selection of toiletries in the bathroom. Extremely helpful reception ladies, free pint... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

We chose this motel as it was within the Christchurch CBD. Firstly the hostess was very helpful, obliging and informative, and shared her experience of the tragic earthquake. The unit had great bed, very comfortable leather lounge chairs, spacious room, great kitchen facilities and double glazing to ensure quiet and temperature control. The motel is in easy walk distance to... More 

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