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Colonial Inn Motel

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Room & Suite (3)
43 Papanui Road, Christchurch 8014 New Zealand See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Air Conditioning
Non-Smoking Hotel
Airport Transportation
Family Rooms
3 Star accommodation
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Nelson, New Zealand
Reviewed 3 days agovia mobile
When staying here you need to remember that you get what you pay for. Unit has everything you need but is getting old. For some the shower would not be great as there is a big step up and down to get in and out. Owners are very friendly and it is very close to town.
Thank owlesey
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago
We had an enjoyable one-night stay at this motel.

It was very easy to get to after coming in to the city from the North. We found it conveniently located with easy access to the CBD and Hagley Park. We asked for a quiet room and were given a room towards the back that was quiet especially given that Papanui Road is busy at times.

Our unit had everything we needed for a short stay and we felt it was good value. We would certainly stay again.
Thank Gavatron07
Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand
Reviewed Oct 31, 2018
We got a good deal through Booking.com and checked with TripAdvisor. It is near St George's Hospital which suited us. The toilet, shower and sinks were clean. The bed comfortable. The staff were nice to us. However:- The whole motel complex needed TLC as it looked very worn. In our unit, The furniture was a bit battered, the carpet was rippled and looked grubby. The skirting boards were dusty. The window ledge in the kitchen was dirty and greasy. The oven had the last guest's drippings in it. The top of the microwave felt dusty. There was only a wok and one pot which made self catering difficult. No pot scrub. The sheer privacy curtains were very dirty and in the main room, torn. Apart from the bathroom the whole room was dim. Although there were plenty of working lights most bulbs needed to be bigger and the light shades cleaned. The shower had been updated and this meant that the step up into the shower was more than the usual step size, probably to accommodate the new P-trap. This is ok, but a hand hold or rail is needed as it is difficult to exit the shower without it. The walls of the unit were thin allowing noise to transfer. Our unit had road traffic noise. Normal price would have far too high for the standard of accommodation. Its the first time Booking.com and TripAdvisor have put us wrong.
Thank Alys847
Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed Aug 25, 2018via mobile
This motel is a winner. It would be the most spotlessly clean accommodation we’ve ever stayed at, it is up there with 5 Star hotels. The service is also 5 star. Fresh milk in 100ml bottles, not in tiny UHT 10ml packs. The heat pump turned on for you on arrival, and as you will see in the photos, the surfaces are immaculate. Well done Colonial Inn Motel, you are a credit to NZ hospitality and you should increase your tariff as you deserve more reward for the effort you put into your business, thank you
Thank JanMac76
robin p
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed Aug 6, 2018
We chose this motel because of the price. It is a little dated and maybe the room was smaller than is usual however very clean room with separate kitchen etc, very comfortable bed. The staff were very friendly and helpful. For those on a budget, highly recommended.
Thank robin p
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Air Conditioning
Airport Transportation
Laundry Service
Non-Smoking Hotel
Refrigerator in room
Self-Serve Laundry
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$62 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Hotel class
Room types
Kitchenette, Non-Smoking Rooms, Family Rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
$62 - $120 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Traveler (11)
Room & Suite (3)
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"Better to go elsewhere if possible."
Oct 31, 2018
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"Ground floor as far back from the street as possible"
Mar 13, 2018
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"We are in 8 and it is quiet enough"
Dec 7, 2017
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"Ask for the room right down the back to the right :)"
Mar 13, 2017
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