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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 #11 of 139 hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I travel to Christchurch on business often, following the earthquake all the main hotels were closed or destroyed so I choose this motel. I stayed regularly for about 18 months. The motel is very clean and well appointed, the owners are lovely. The price is probably a little high but with the lack of accommodation in Christchurch you have to... More

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Melksham, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The photos on the website don't do this hotel any justice, it is much nicer than it looks. We had one of the upstairs rooms which had the bedroom up a flight of stairs which was really nice. Had everything we needed, the bathroom is a touch on the small side as others have mentioned but it is perfectly adequate.... More

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Graz, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very comfortable and clean rooms. The staff was very friendly and helpful and the motel is within walking distance to the city center. Wifi is free and works fine. All in all it was above our expectations and would definitely stay there again

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Newmarket, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything to like. Large rooms, fully equipped; the facilities were above our expectations. Cosy, relaxing rooms and porches. Walking distance to city. Highly recommended. ......................................................................

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10 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our stay at this motel. Stayed here for 10 days and enjoyed every minute of it. The motel is centrally located within reasonable (15 minutes) walking distance to the city centre. The city still resembles a construction site, but this did not detract from our stay at Colombo in the City. We stayed in a studio apartment which... More

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Kirkcudbright, United Kingdom
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20 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

It was a pleasure to stay at this motel which we found to have a very comfortable room and all the amenities that one could expect. The restaurants and shops were located within reasonable walking distance and the laundry facilities were spot on. Given the damged nature of the city centre this was located in a reasonbaly good place. We... More

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Weedon, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Stayed 2 nights in a ground floor studio apartment and was pleasantly surprised by its size and features. Well appointed with a kitchen and dining area it was very clean and fresh. Sadly due to the earthquake 3 yrs ago the surrounding area still resembles a demolition site and there are numerous road closures everywhere. Luckily the staff recommended an... More

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Morpeth, United Kingdom
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67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014 via mobile

Unfortunately due to earthquake the surrounding area still resembles a bit of a bomb site and it is a good fifteen to twenty minute walk into the main city or what is left of it. Small room with no air con did not justify the price. I would not recommend as we stayed at much better motels in New Zealand... More

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15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a great option for a place to stay in christchurch. Close to city centre, friendly and helpful staff, clean rooms, parking, good wifi. A little on the pricier side for what you get, but it's not offensive. The bathroom is a little small, and not the motels fault at all but if you are unaware, Colombo st was... More

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Delft, The Netherlands
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9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014 via mobile

Friendly reception and well located near the center. Owners helped us out with places to go, restaurants and transport. Clean nice room. Bed with a good mattress. Really enjoyed our stay there. Whe you have the chance go on the bike tour!

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Also Known As:
Colombo In The City Hotel
Colombo In The City Hotel Christchurch
Colombo In The City Christchurch
Address: 863 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#10 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#11 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#12 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:5 star — Colombo in the City 5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Russell & Henri Stevens welcome you to Colombo in the City Christchurch Motel and Apartments, Christchurch. This quiet, modern and luxurious 5 star complex is centrally situated in the Garden City. Colombo in the City is the ultimate place to stay, extremely close to Christchurch Convention Centre, the Town Hall and Casino. Only a few minutes walk to Cathedral Square the hub of this vibrant and beautiful city which offers fantastic attractions, excellent shopping and quality restaurants and cafes. You will be spoiled for choice! ... more   less 
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