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Airport Palms Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   56 Roydvale Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #4 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
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“Very comfortable”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

The light was on and the room nicely warmed for our very late arrival. The key was easy to find and the room was clean and comfortable. We especially liked the bathroom which was modern and well-apponted. The free wifi password was supplied so we didn't have to go asking for it in the morning. The hosts were very helpful and considerate.
Make sure you know the way if picking up a hire car at the airport. It's not very far but we weren't sure we were on the right track at such a late hour of the night.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

We stayed at the airport palms motel for 2 nights and had an enjoyable time. Very well placed for those late arrivals into Christchurch. Only about a 3 minute drive from the airport. Key was left in the night box as stated and our room was easy to find. We had booked a king studio room, which was a small, especially if you had large suitcases. Ok for a one night stay but I would up grade to a one bedroom if staying longer. The bathroom was excellent and had a great shower, with fantastic pressure. We had ordered a breakfast pack which was waiting for us in the fridge and it was more than enough. There is a bus stop just around the corner for an easy trip into Christchurch.
Would recommend this motel and we will stay there again on our next visit to the South Island.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Caterham, England, United Kingdom
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We stayed here twice during our visit down-under and have to say that its the perfect place to crash if you are arriving or leaving the South Island of NZ via Christchurch Airport!

Both times we got a comfortable and clean room. Had a great nights sleep...although the first night we slept soundly having just got off a series of flights from the UK.

The husband and wife team are really friendly and helpful, and dropped us at our campervan rental place the following morning on the first visit and back to the airport on our second visit.

Breakfast is a platter that they provide you with the night before, so think cereals, bread and jams. But it fills you up and is tasty.

Food recomendation for an evening meal is the nearby Copthorne Hotel that has an excellent restaurant attached.

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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I stayed 2 nights. The motel was clean and everything in good condition. It was nice to find a place that replenishes the tea, coffee and milk daily.
The location was very handy and although it was near a very busy road, we weren't disturbed by traffic noise.
Very comfortable.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We had one night at Airport Palms Motel and were glad we chose it. Arrived from a late flight which meant reception was closed, but the keys were easily accessible and room lights were on which was welcoming and great for seeing what we were doing. Modern decor, very comfy bed, and also notably quiet room. Wish we had longer to enjoy it. Basic supply of coffee, tea and biscuits available. Great café called Head Office was nearby for breakfast (you have to try the mushrooms!). Pat and Bill were both very friendly and helpful, even providing a lift to pick up our van when the hire company pick up service let us down. Overall our experience was a great start to our holiday which is just what you want.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We stayed here before and after our road trip around the South Island. Bill at the front desk was great. We had the pick up from the airport on arrival and we took a taxi when we headed back due to the early flight. The motel is new and the rooms are very well set out, all easy access, sliding front door, room keeps heat well when it is freezing outside, bathroom is a good layout heated towel racks are a nice touch. Bed is really comfy and the tv is on a perfect position and is a excellent size for the room. Free 50mb of wifi is a little stingey but you can ask for another 50mb if you require, still not enough. The kitchenette is nice with a microwave and great coffee and tea on offer as is the lite and full cream milk.. Not really close to the CBD or anything but it is a airport motel so of course it is close to the airport. Would recommend and would stay again.

Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014 via mobile

The owners are very kind, friendly and helpful, they have honoured their agreed shuttle services policy despite the changes of the same and have made special arrangements for us...really appreciated . ..the rooms in the townhouse we stayed are clean and nice, like a family house for 7 of us...it's a great place to stay in Christchurch and we will definitely stay here again if we are visiting Christchurch in future...

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Airport Palms Motel

Address: 56 Roydvale Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Airport Palms Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened November 2011, Airport Palms Motel offers 22 tastefully decorated and comfortable units as well as friendly and helpful staff. Only 3 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport, with a wide range of attractions and facilities close by. ... more   less 
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