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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
3.5 of 5 Motel   |   45 Roydvale Ave, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #28 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Lismore, Australia
1 review
“Very helpfull”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

Nice,clean,very help full and friendly staff, close to airport and the transfers to and from was no l hassle at all....GREAT.
Only problem was the shower in the top floor unit has a high step into it and my wife when getting out of the shower misjudged the height and slipped and had a bad fall.

Room Tip: Ground level rooms
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 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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John_Lankshear, General Manager at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for the review.
Sorry to hear about your wife's fall, I hope she has fully recovered.
We look forward to accommodating you next time your in Christchurch.
Cheers,
John
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013

Food is awful. lacks flavour and inspiration. very basic meal. We ate 3x due to conference and quality was poor.Rooms need an overhaul as they are dated and very worn. quite disappointing. Staff seem very disengaged.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Canberra, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

I found the service outstanding. On our arrival, the reception staff was incredibly helpful. Our booking confirmation stated that the shuttle service is not available for pickup from car rental/campervan places so we expected to drop off the van then walk back to the motel. However without us even asking they said we should give them a call when we dropped off our van and they will come and pick us up. They also suggested a number of places to pick up something to eat before dropping off the van, giving us various options and making suggestions based on price and convenience – it all showed they were really trying to make things easy and convenient for us. We’ve had bad experiences with tour companies and the campervan rental company during our trip so this was just a wonderful way to finish it off and leaving New Zealand on a good note. I highly recommend this motel to anyone – especially if good service is important.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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John_Lankshear, General Manager at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review.
Exactly the experience we aim for our guests to receive.
Cheers,
John
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Wanganui, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

Warmly welcomed and when we explained that we had forgotten to mention one of our party had recently had a double knee replacement, we were changed to a downstairs unit with walk-in shower, complete with shower seat. We had arrived a little early but they happily stored some perishable items until our unit was ready. Returning to the motel our room was ready complete with our perishables in the fridge. The unit was 2 bedroom with excellent facilities. The lighting was exceptionally good including good reading lights over the beds. The unit had excellent heating, so we were cosy even though the outside temperature was down to zero. The beds were very comfortable as was the sofa and easy-chair. The compendium was the best I have ever seen, complete with what to do in event of another Christchurch earthquake = well done. Although there was a restaurant available we did not use it. I found this complex worthy of my highest recomendation.

Room Tip: We chose this motel as it is close to the airport, and has a courtesy shuttle
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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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John_Lankshear, General Manager at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review.
Exactly the experience we aim for our guests to receive.
Cheers,
John
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50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

This is a very nice little hotel 5 mins from the airport. great services, pick up drop off from airport and rental car/ campervan places. I took the standard room dispite reception trying to talk me into upgrading but it was Very nice! there was nothing else I needed. The menu was great and my 3am wake up call and drop off at airport was easy!

Room Tip: They are all very nice and quiet
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled solo
    • 4 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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John_Lankshear, General Manager at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review.
Exactly the experience we aim for our guests to receive.
Cheers,
John
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Greymouth
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

Excellent units, very modern. We had two family units and they were very comfortable and the restaurant food was lovely.
Also later when some of the family moved into a single room they were amazed at the beautiful new unit, nice surroundings.
The staff are pleasant and always ready to help.
Very easy access from the airort.

Room Tip: New single units are very modern. Familt rooms are two bedrooms, comfortable.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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John_Lankshear, General Manager at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review.
Exactly the experience we aim for our guests to receive.
Cheers,
John
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Blenheim, New Zealand
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013

As usual we booked in prior to our trip to Australia and aranged to leave our vehicle in their care for 26 dyas. Transport to the airport at 4am was provided. On our return at 1:15 am we were again picked up and transported to our new room. The car was parked adjacent to our room, the electric blankets and air con were on and we had been upgraded to one of the new supreme studios. What a treat ! We stayed in a very expencive hotel in Broardbeach on the Giold Coast which was well appointed, but the accomodation at the AGML beat it by a country mile....well done ! Dave and Pam G

Room Tip: Ring or email them directly for requirements
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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John_Lankshear, General Manager at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, responded to this review, November 27, 2013
Thank you for your review - Shame it wasnt 5 stars!
Exactly the experience we aim for our guests to receive.
We look forward to storing your vehicle next time you head off overseas.
Cheers,
John
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Address: 45 Roydvale Ave, Christchurch 8004, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#18 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#27 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Airport Gateway Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest Motel to Christchurch International Airport. Free 24 Hour a day Airport Transfers. Restaurant and Bar onsite. 40 motel units with all with Kitchen facilities. ... more   less 
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