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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Comfortable, cosy and cost-effective”
Reviewed July 26, 2012

Stayed here one night for business in a studio room. Very comfortable queen bed, big flat screen tv and lovely big heater. Very well kitted out kitchen with microwave and the continential breakfast - well spoilt for choice! There is a hotel/motel nearby where you can have dinner otherwise you need a delivery service if you don't have a car. Lots of this information contained in your room. Manager very friendly and helpful. Would certainly stay again for business or pleasure. Veryc lose to the airport with dedicated per room parking.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 19, 2012

We needed a very brief stay in Christchurch, arriving late and leaving for the airport before dawn. The 'motel' reference certainly concerned me however when we arrived, the service was excellent, room was warm, comfortable and clean with a small kitchen (we had the two bedroom apartment) and even had a spa in the bathroom. The complex is only a year or so old and certainly exceeded our expectations for the 'quick stopover' we were looking for.
Being a motel, there are no views to speak of but that wasnt an issue for us.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Katrina L
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Sydney, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2012

We arrived close to midnight and were so pleased to find our room was lovely and warm when we entered. We were travelling with two young children and stayed in a large one bedroom apartment. This worked really well for our family as the children each had a a single bed in the lounge and my husband and I had a separate bedroom. The rooms were extremely well equipped, beds were very comfortable, with modern decor and very handy for the airport.
We enjoyed our first night so much we booked a return stay for our last night. Lyn, the owner was so friendly and helpful, nothing was too much trouble for her. She kindly picked us up after dropping our camper van off and then dropped us at the Antarctic Centre on her day off. As we were on an early flight Lyn also arranged a taxi for us at considerably less than we would have had to pay ourselves. This place is a wonderful find and we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Sally W
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Atlanta, Georgia
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63 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 10, 2012

We stayed here twice when flying in and out of Christchurch. The room was clean and modern and served its purpose. Our first stay we arrived after hours and the lock box was broken, we eventually contacted staff for our room number...would have been nice to receive an email with the change/issue instead of spending 20 minutes trying to figure out how to contact the staff.

Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Perth, Australia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 9, 2012

We had a great experience at this motel recently.

After making a booking for a midnight check-in, I received a prompt email advising me how to locate my room-key for after-hours arrival. In the early hours of Sunday morning (about 1:30am) we arrived after a short taxi ride from the airport to find the key was not where the email said it would be! We called the reception\'s after-hours number and received a hasty response - \"I\'ll be down straight away!\" Despite the midnight wake up callm, the owner came down quickly and gave us a warm welcome - it was soon discovered that the midnight booking was mistakenly made for the following night!

No bother at all, apparently! Even though it was my error the owner promptly found a room for us, apologised that she had not had a chance to warm it up for our arrival and shifted the booking in her computer system without any fuss! She even asked us how we would be getting to the airport and informed us of the free shuttle the motel provides. This was at nearly 2am!

The room was clean, bright and had everything we could possibly need, including a fantastic guide on local amenities, restaurants and cafes. My partner and I had recently stayed at a five-star hotel at great expense and I commented that, apart from 24-hour room service, this room fit the bill!

In the morning we gingerly asked if the airport shuttle was still available and we were greeted even more warmly by the same owner whom we'd awoken that morning! Within minutes we were on the road again and being given some great tips on places to visit during our NZ stay. The only reference to the previous night's mix up was another apology that the room was not heated up on our arrival!

After 10 hours on airplanes and arriving so late at night, we had such a wonderful experience that it set the standard for a great New Zealand holiday. We stayed at a different motel or hotel on almost every night of our ten day visit but none of them left the impression made by the wonderful hospitality and comfortable, inviting rooms at this hotel.

What a great stay!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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Timaru, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed June 21, 2012 via mobile

From the friendly welcome to the warm goodbye, we enjoyed our stay in this almost-new motel. It was warm, quiet and nicely decorated. The wet-floor shower was great, and the bed very comfortable. Plenty of good parking, and it would be ideal if you were arriving or leaving through the airport.

Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank inapinny
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Nelson Bay, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Brand new motel - self contained units - the one we stayed in had three bedrooms, kitchenette and single bathroom. It was immaculately clean - and all the comforts - large screen tv's - one in the master bedroom. The staff were wonderful, and could not have been more helpful.

Just down the road from the airport - an $11 taxi fare - and the motel provide a shuttle service within certain hours.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
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Thank anne k
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Property: Airport Palms Motel
Address: 56 Roydvale Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
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Hotel Class:4.5 star — Airport Palms Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened November 2011, Airport Palms Motel offers 22 tastefully decorated and comfortable units as well as friendly and helpful staff. Only 3 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport, with a wide range of attractions and facilities close by. ... more   less 
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