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“Clean, friendly and close to the airport” 4 of 5 stars
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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 142 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sydney
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Clean, friendly and close to the airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014

We stayed one night on the arrival at Christchurch, the flight was the last one into Christchurch at 12:45 am and was delayed by an hour. We got in at 2 am and the hotel had a bus shuttle waiting for us. What a nice surprise!!..

The place was clean, very friendly (organised a shuttle to drop us off to a motor depot free of charge) and very close to the airport.

It is a perfect place to arrive or depart from Christchurch... Very happy.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2014 via mobile

We had an excellent stay at airport gateway on the last night of our 7 week holiday in New Zealand. Everything was superb we stayed in one of the executive studio rooms, decor and furnishings were all modern and although next to main road there was no noise disturbance. We had an eveving meal in the flight lounge which was excellent although rather a lot of it.
We would have liked to stay longer but unfortunately it was time to return to the UK.

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

Great, easy access from Airport, which is important when you have a quick overnite planned, excellent modern and well appointed rooms. The staff were also very accommodating as I required an early check in. This makes it very easy when some of the business day you need a home base to work from.

Room Tip: The rooms closest to memorial are very good, traffic noise is not a big issue
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Ashburton, New Zealand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

We recently stayed in the Boutique Suite. Very well appointed, clean, modern and comfortable. There was absolutely no noise considering the room was alongside a busy road. would highly recommend these rooms.

Room Tip: Boutique suite excellent.
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  • Stayed February 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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Queanbeyan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

This is an excellent very well appointed motel!! Great service at reception, very friendly on duty manager!! Organised early airport transfer! Would highly recommend we were disappointed we only got to stay 1 night!

Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Geraldine, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

Just wonderful place to stay, stayed in one of the new rooms, is just beautiful,had a lovely meal at the resturaunt that night. No problems with getting the free transfer to the airport and picked up after our holiday. Was able to leave my vechile there while I was away. Would definitely stay here again.
Julie P

Room Tip: Reccomend the new boutique suites.
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2014

We booked at this hotel (which came under another the name of Airport Gateway Motorlodge) based on all the wonderful reviews we read and the website which showed clean, modern rooms. Unfortunately the room we were given had not been updated in decades, was far from modern and lacked on the cleanliness. We were told there were updated rooms in a different part of the motel but none available at the time for a family of 4. The management and staff were professional and did not hold us to our booking. Given the price we were paying, I had expected quality accommodation. So buyers beware, when booking ensure you will be allocated one of their lovely updated rooms we had read about.

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Additional Information about Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

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 Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#11 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#15 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#31 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Airport Gateway Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
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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