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Airport Lodge Motel

3.0 of 5 Motel   |   105 Roydvale Avenue | Harewood, Christchurch 8005, New Zealand
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Ranked #93 of 138 hotels in Christchurch
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 4 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Rome, Italy
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We wee obliged to pick a motel in the vicinity of Christchurch airport due to very early and very late flights. Judging by the price of airport motels I imagine many people have the same requirement! Not at all cheap for what it is ($140 a night) this motel runs a shuttle to and from the airport for free, which... More

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Wellington, New Zealand
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48 reviews 48 reviews
24 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel could definitely do with a refurb. It is very dated, couch is uncomfortable, the fridge froze everything. It was cold in there but the heat pump helped. I spent a week here as I had business near the airport but the location is only good if you need to stay near the airport otherwise find somewhere in town... More

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Whangarei, Northland
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34 reviews 34 reviews
24 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

PROS ... Good reliable shuttle to airport Food delivery available to your room from local restaurants if you don't have a car Big room CONS Dirty, tatty furniture, old uncomfortable beds, poorly equipped room - everything very basic and generally poorly maintained. Overall very far below average but price does not reflect this.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
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55 reviews 55 reviews
11 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

This motel is the most dated I have been in, no toilet door, sticky floor, glad we were only there for a brief time. The upside was that it was very quiet, for an airport location. Photos on website looked much better than in reality.

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Oamaru, New Zealand
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We have stayed here numerous times as stopover to and back from overseas and the location to the airport is the key. They offer free parking service while we are away which is a good selling point. Our room was very comfortable and the staff we encountered were very friendly and helpful. Our children always enjoy the playground at the... More

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Los Angeles, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
21 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Worst hotel experience of my life. Owner extremely rude and unfriendly - almost goes out of his way to be unhelpful. Rooms not clean nor heated. Appliances old and not working. Hotel feels and looks extremely dated. Location is not that convenient. I am somewhat amazed that this hotel is still running and charging the exorbitant prices they do. Under... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

At night we turned up this Psycho - Bates Motel. No lights to locate the place. If it wasn't for my GPS, I would not have stopped there. It looked like a landfill site. Rooms were super cold, enough to give you hyperthermia. No heating in rooms, no duvets, just thin flimsy blankets, poor sheets. The manager, most annoying and... More

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AirportLodge, Manager at Airport Lodge Motel, responded to this review

We thank you for the time spend submitting your review of the motel and are sorry your stay was not up to your expectations. Heating is provided in the rooms, and those travellers who arrive late in the evening have them turned on. Further heaters were provided upon your request, with the warning not to have all three going at... More

Adelaide, South Australia
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Stayed here when we flew in at midnite and then were collecting our campervan at 9.30am the next day. We arrived to very wet weather in Christchurch. The airport collection van was effecient. We had a 1 bedroom room. Neat and tidy. Some fixings/furniture a bit dated, but for the price it was worth it. Travelling with a 10 month... More

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Sydney, Australia
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9 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Average location not close to anything such as food or entertainment. Inexperience led me to think being near the airport on arrival and having a transfer was important when I arrived from Sydney but after visiting I realised a cheap bus service Metro No. 3, takes me from the airport straight into town where I could have spent my night/s.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Stayed one night before a very early flight returning from NZ holiday to Australia and I was pleasantly surprised. Huge TV with cable channels, comfy beds and a small kitchen. Staff were very helpful. Nice and close to the airport and was much better than trying to sleep in a departure lounge. I would highly recommend.

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Address: 105 Roydvale Avenue | Harewood, Christchurch 8005, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Airport Lodge Motel 3*
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