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Colonial Inn Motel

43 Papanui Rd., Christchurch, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

While the Colonial Inn Motel maybe a bit older than some other motels in the same street (Papanui Rd is full of motels and short term rental homes!) it is a beautiful place to stay - clean, tidy, comfortable, nice set up for the bathroom and kitchen area. We stayed in unit 3 and it offers two bedrooms - one... More

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Appledore, Devon, England
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

A well run, clean motel with ground and first floor rooms. Rooms quite spacious with adequate luggage racks and storage. Beds comfortable and warm. Bathrooms well maintained with shower, and very clean. A laundry room available. Although we did not use the facility, each room had a kitchenette with up to date and well maintained equipment. Friendly staff. Breakfast available... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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40 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2013

Spent two nights here recently, one at the start of our trip and again at the end. Was booked in room 20(upper floor) the first visit and room 2 (ground floor) the second. Both rooms were cosy and functional and also comfortable. Good location as well.

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Brisbane, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

We’ve just returned from a five night stay here. It was above average for this type of accommodation with a separate kitchen and fairly large bathroom. During the day it was more than comfortable ... but if you like soft pillows you’ll need to take your own!!! (I hit the shops the first morning!). The staff were friendly and helpful... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

The lady at reception was very good, giving me directions to a local supermarket that was still open after nine pm. My room was warm and clean and it was a great location for my stay in Christchurch. Will stay again.

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8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2013

this was a very clean unit and lovely stay under the circumstances....but good family time after losing our only aunt!....The room was just a good size for sharing with my sister and the girls where in a lovely studio downstairs... There was plenty of parking and the lovely lady let me park my campervan around the back...Highly recommend this place

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2013

Hotel spotless we had a back room away from the traffic noise nothing is to much trouble for the staff very welcoming an easy walk to the casino and shopping center lots of food places nearby and good petrol station all you need for a short stay.

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17 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

A friend and myself stayed here for just one night as we had bought 2 motorbikes in Christchurch and needed overnight accommodation prior to riding our new machines back the next day. We had a two bedroom family unit and it was faultless. Superbly comfortable beds, very good heating on a chilly winter night, large rooms and great facilities. We... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

I was booked to stay here for two nights. After the first night I took everything with me as I have always done in every motel I stay in for work as I need items in my suitcases for work. When I went to checkout the rude lady behind the counter had a go at me that they thought I... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed for three nights in a two-bedroom unit in January 2013. The motel is well located with restaurants across the road and just down the road. There is a service station just a couple of minutes' walk from the hotel - handy to buy coffee, snacks etc. Merivale Mall (shopping centre) is about ten minutes' walk down the road.... More

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Address: 43 Papanui Rd., Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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