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“Friendly Homely Hotel close to the airport” 4 of 5 stars
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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 #100 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
sydney
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Friendly Homely Hotel close to the airport”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

Just fantastic to have them pick us up really late to get to the hotel from the airport. very friendly service. Good motel standard just what we wanted as we needed get away early. Clean well equiped not expensive.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Canberra
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27 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2012

We had room 24 and it was far better than we had expected.

Full kitchen, lounge room, bedroom, electric blankets,good heating, very clean and welcoming.
It was more like a 1 bedroom home than a motel, i would have loved to stay longer.

The staff were friendly, they have a free DVD collection that you can use and they give you fresh milk in skim or full. In the morning they even gave me directions on where i could go for a run. They let us have late checkout for no extra cost (when i took a long time on my run)

I would stay here again for sure :)
Happy travels

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Cairns, Australia
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2012

For what we paid, the airport lodge motel was an excellent choice. We stayed for one night upon arriving at christchurch then again 10 days later before we left. The staff were able to give us a free transfer from the airport to the lodge and were very cheery and helpful. We were upgraded both times for the accomodation. It was very spacious (a lot bigger than what we were expecting) and included a kitchen and a living room. It is a bit of a drive to the city from the motel, which isnt a big issue if you're just there between airport transfers. There is also a bus stop right in front that can take you to the city. When we were shuttled to the airport, my watch fell off in the bus on the way out. The staff were very kind enough to drive back to the airport to return it. I definitely recommend this as a place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 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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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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36 hotel reviews
Reviews in 40 cities Reviews in 40 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

The service was excellent. On arrival at the airport, a phone call to the motel had us collected very rapidly with a welcoming smile. However, we felt that the accommodation was in need of an upgrade. All the facilites we needed were there, but showing their age. The convenience of a bus stop outside the motel to take us into what, sadly after the earthquake, was left of the city centre was really helpful and the bus driver took on the role of our personal guide to Christchurch. She was the city's best ambassador!

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2012

We made our booking 2 days before we needed the room, we had stayed in Christchurch and decided to stay overnight before our plane left the next afternoon.

We emailed for information and they responded within 15 minutes. We booked online very easily.

On arrival we were upgraded which was nice but it was the attention to detail things that got us. We needed a cot which was set up in the 2nd room for us with a small animal shaped hot water bottle!

The room was clean and well appointed, the laundry facilities were very good and the children's play area excellent and well fenced.

We checked out next day and were taken over to the airport by the free shuttle service. I left a very expensive special pillow behind whic they offered to drive over to the airport for me, unfortunately we had already cleared customs and could not collect so they arranged to take the pillow to the post office and ship it back to Australia for me.

Anyone can give you a clean room to sleep in but the service is what you remember and I will always remember my stay here and will always stay here when we come back to Christchurch!

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 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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Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2012

We used this motel the night of arrival and night of departure, mainly because we needed a room to fit 6 people. Even though it has just been taken over by a very pleasant man two days prior, he was very accommodating. The rooms were clean and comfortable, lovely electric blankets which we were in need of and quiet area. Will be certainly staying here on our future trips to NZ. Close to airport and car rental companies, my only comment would be it that they need a better phone service, when we tried to phone from airport at 7pm for pick up it took approx 10 phone calls going to answer phone before getting answered, which when your phone is roaming can be annoying.

  • Stayed April 2012, 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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Hongkong
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2012

We were picked up promtply at midnight by a lovely lady after midnight.
Motel room is huge, very clean, a bit dated but has everything needed.
Staff are really helpful, they even drop us off to pick up our rental car for free.
Great location and great value for the price.

  • Stayed March 2012, 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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Additional Information about Airport Lodge Motel

Address: 105 Roydvale Avenue | Harewood, Christchurch 8005, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #100 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Airport Lodge Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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