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“All you could want from a stopover” 4 of 5 stars
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Airport Delta Motel
4.5 of 5 Motel   |   61 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand   |  
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Ranked #13 of 137 Hotels in Christchurch
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18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
“All you could want from a stopover”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We did not book ahead for Christchurch since we weren't sure where we'd be at the end of the day. Not to worry - we'll head for the airport and find somewhere, rather than go into the city, where we had been told all the rooms were taken by (re-)construction workers.

Hmm. Finding a motel near the airport was not easy - nothing on the main roads as we expected there would be, so we headed down a pleasant drive towards the city. Found this place quite by chance and took the second room that was offered - ground floor on the corner.

Perfectly comfortable and well equipped. Would stay here again if we were flying from Christchurch but probably nearer into the city if wanting to explore there. Driving in the next day there seemed to be plenty of vacancies in the motels, despite the warnings we'd received.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa E, Manager at Airport Delta Motel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Well, we are glad that you turned down Roydvale Ave and chose to stay with us. Thanks for taking the time to write the review. You are quite correct in that it can at times be very difficult to find accommodation in post-quake Christchurch. Monday to Friday can be particularly busy in the airport area with the weekends often a bit quieter. We hope to see you again when you are next in town.
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sydney
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

We found this motel had everything we needed for a 2 night stopover.
Easy to locate
Close to a shopping centre (small) but adequate
Wi fi although it would be nice to have a greater allowance but the extra is cheap enough
Buses into Christchurch
Warm towel racks and a heated floor were comforting.
Noise was not a problem
I would stay there again

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Lisa E, Manager at Airport Delta Motel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We are one of the only motels in the airport to offer complimentary wifi. Like yourself, all of our guests enjoy this service and as a result of your review we have now increased the daily free component for you to enjoy when you are next with us.
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Dunedin, New Zealand
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

When I arrived it was in pouring rain. I dealt with the son of the owner. He gave me the key to my upstairs room and watched me (a 60+ lady) struggle in the rain and haul my suitcase upstairs. The key didn't open the door. I went back downstairs and told the son, who gave me a key to a downstairs unit this time. Again, he watched me as I had to reclimb the stairs, retrieve my suitcase and struggle with it down the stairs. I ended up talking to some staff who told me that the parents are lovely, but the son is not, and treats his staff poorly. Will never stay there again and warn all my friends off. Apalling service.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We spent 2 nights at this hotel and it was ideal .
Kitchenette ,spacious rooms, heated floor and bath towels with a room heater that was easily regulated made for a very pleasant stay.
The city bus where you can pay cash for a ticket ( you can't in Melbourne) outside the motel was a bonus and you get to see the real people who we found very friendly and courteous .
I wish the Melbourne commuters thanked our bus drivers like we witnessed in Christchurch.
The Avonhead Shopping centre was a short walk away .
Quiet area ,ample parking and the shuttle to the airport were all noted.
The Airport Christchurch Motel is on the same site and looked just as good but I liked the big bedroom room in the Delta section.
I would recommend these motels and would use them again.

Room Tip: Downstairs request if stairs and luggage are not your thing.
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  • Stayed May 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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Lisa E, Manager at Airport Delta Motel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Thank you for such a thorough review! Yes, our local bus service we believe is fabulous. We are within walking distance of three different services that will all get you to the city centre. A local tip - you can use your same ticket for your return journey if you are coming back within a few hours!
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Gosport, United Kingdom
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We stayed at this motel on our Inward and Outward journey of New Zealand's South Island. The family run motel was excellent. Near enough to the airport so at not to rush there or back for the return flight but far enough away from the noise and hustle and bustle of the airport.
Breakfast has to be booked separately, but is delivered freshly cooked to your room.
The motel has a free courtesy mini bus to and from the airport.

Room Tip: Easy access to Christchurch airport ( I actually walked there and back just for something to do). T...
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  • 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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Lisa E, Manager at Airport Delta Motel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Like yourself, a lot of guests are surprised by how quiet our units are. We are only 2.2kms from Christchurch International Airport and Memorial Avenue, the main thoroughfare to the airport. After business hours Roydvale Avenue has very little road traffic and what there is is blocked out with our double-glazing. We are pleased you chose to stay with us on both ends of your journey and look forward to welcome you back to Christchurch in the future.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

heated floor...oh my!
comfortable bed
great location
accommodating staff
only one minor problem, i requested a twin room and ended up with a king bed instead of 2 x king singles. my weird teenager refused to share the bed with me and slept on the couch instead.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Lisa E, Manager at Airport Delta Motel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review. Indeed you did book a twin room and the room that you stayed in generally has two single beds in it. Regrettably our housekeeping staff had missed 'splitting' the bed for you. If we had been made aware as soon as you checked in we could have rectified the problem immediately. We would hate to think that a 'weird' teenager would have to share a bed with her mother :) Oh, I remember those days! We look forward to welcoming you both back in the future.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

Stayed at the Airport Delta on the way out of Christchurch. Very clean and comfortable. Heated floor in the bathroom was very nice in the middle of the night. Bus stop to Christchurch centre right out the front Bus no 17 takes you to central station. Five minute drive to the airport. Lovely cafe around the corner for a coffee. No airport noise either. Owners very friendly and helpful.

Room Tip: We had a one bedroom unit. Small complex.
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  • Stayed April 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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Lisa E, Manager at Airport Delta Motel, responded to this review, September 9, 2014
We are very pleased to hear that you found our rooms, 'clean and comfortable' and that like many of our guests you enjoyed our heated floor tiles (as we do too). We are very lucky to have the wee cafe within walking distance. When you are next with us you could try walking in the other direction as there are two more fabulous cafes open for breakfast and lunch.
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Address: 61 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#9 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#12 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#12 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#18 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Airport Delta Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 15
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Christchurch Airport's newest motel Airport Delta is now the only airport motel to be awarded a Qualmark Environmental award in addition to our Four Star Plus accommodation rating.Only 3 mins from the Airport by courtesy shuttle our 15 stylishly appointed units offer the highest standards in modern accommodation with warm contemporary furnishings.Standard features include; wireless internet, sky tv, dvd's, king-size beds, double-glazing, under-floor heating and state of the art kitchen facilities. ... more   less 
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