Our international flight back home is always a morning flight so we have to stay one night in CHC on every visit to NZ... Picked this place (NZD135 for a studio) as the airport motel that we stayed at last year has stopped providing airport transfers.
This place does what it says on the box. Our unit (#11) was cosy and clean, though decor was dated but we don't mind such things (accomm in NZ is too expensive to be picky about furnishing!).
As we arrived in the evening we didn't bother going to the city centre (max. NZD25 one-way for a taxi). The motel provides an information folder which lists all the nearby places that deliver so we ordered from the Chinese takeout joint. Portions are huge! - recommend the sweet sour pork or stir fried veggies (served with rice or noodles).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Airport Birches Motel, built 2001, is located just 4 kilometres from the Christchurch Airport, but out of the flight plan. All our rooms are GROUND FLOOR with NO additional floors on top. We offer our guests the comfort and convenience of being close to the Christchurch Airport, without the noise and hassle.Our courtesy shuttle service operates between the Christchurch Airport and Railway station between 9:00am - 9:00pm everyday, except, Xmas Eve, Day, Boxing Day & New Years Eve, Day. In addition to this we offer a park and fly option for those wishing to leave their cars behind whilst they travel overseas, conditions apply.We are close to both Hornby Shopping mall (2 minute drive, 10 minute walk) and Westfield Riccarton (5 minute drive). We are also one of the closest motels to Riccarton Racecourse & Riccarton Park Convention Centre, we offer a shuttle them during normal shuttle hours. Though it is only a few minutes walk. We are also only 5 minutes walk from a nearby minigolf and driving range, for those interested in Golfing. If you are heading into the city there is a local bus service that is a mere 400m down the road.We are ideally positioned for incoming travellers as we are on the crossroads of both the North and South bypasses. As well as on the main road off to the West Coast. Making us a perfect base to start your holiday. If you are looking closer a field, then Akaroa and Hanmer Springs as well as Arthur's pass are all within around 2 hours drive of us. Along with all the Ski Fields, such as Porters Heights and Mt Hutt.For those hungry travellers a large number of local eateries will deliver to our motel, as well as free transfers to the popular Avonhead Tavern. There is also a 24 hour service station down the road for snacks and goodies.So for a relaxing experience stay, stay with us at the Airport Birches Motel.Kind regards ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Airport Birches Hotel Christchurch