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“Excellent standard of accommodation” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #2 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Cabarita Beach, Australia
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16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Excellent standard of accommodation”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 4, 2013

I stayed here with my family in July 2012 for 1 nights accommodation due to arriving in Christchurch very close to midnight.

I had pre-booked and been contacted personally by the manager of the motel whilst still in Australia to explain to me the Check In procedure due to the late hour.

Upon our arrival the self check in was simple. The standard of our room was excellent. We stayed in the 2 bedroom unit which easily looked after my family.

The motel is a very easy straight forward drive from the airport and was a fantastic way to start our trip.

I have just rebooked this motel for our return trip this year in 2013.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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75 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2013

We stayed at the motel for one night after our arrival in New Zealand prior to picking up a camper van for a tour round South Island. We arrived early in the morning and phoned the motel to find if we could book in early. Not only could we do so, but they came and collected us from the airport. The lady who picked us up was very friendly and helpful.

The motel is close to the airport (you can walk it in about 25 minutes). It is new, very clean and comfortable. The shower was a welcome relief after a 26 hour journey and there was plenty of hot water. The bed was very comfortable. The motel is situated in a mainly residential area so is quiet. Tea, coffe and fresh milk was available.

The next day, we were driven to the camper van depot which was useful as it was a fair way away, and we were surprised when they driver refused a tip - she said it was all part of the service. Later in our holiday I discovered I had left a fleece in the wardrobe, however we were able to collect it on the way to the airport on our way home.

I would highly recommend staying here, especially if you have just had a long flight.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Bellevue, Washington, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Arriving and departing CHC we request special accommodation of the staff. We had a lot of stuff including needing space to assemble and dis-assemble bikes. They were super and friendly. The rooms are great. The showers are luxurious. They were very helpful with shuttles, bus info, short term baggage storage. In short, the perfect hotel for active travels using the Christchurch airport.

Room Tip: Away from street.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jsbikers
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Brisbane
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70 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Proximity to the airport is probably the only reason to stay there. I can't think of another reason. Mattress was not good, it had partly collapsed on the one side and needs replacing. Internet is not free.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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etown
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

The host picked us up from the airport (5 minutes away) and then after we had settled into the motel, she taxied us to and from the Anartica Center. In the evening, she took care of our laundry because the guest washer was temporarily out of service. The room was very large and had everything you need for a good night's sleep. This has to be the best place to stay near the Christchurch airport, especially for the price.

Room Tip: We were lucky and had a patio near the back of the motel.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 60adventurer
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Wales
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184 reviews
55 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed here on first and last night of our trip to the south island. Great hosts, arranged transport to a local club for meals and enabled us to have a drink. We used this service both times. Rooms were very good and quiet, and an easy run from and to the airport. We recommend this motel without hesitation.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank madasaman
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Launceston, Australia
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 26, 2013

We stayed for one (very short) night before an early morning flight from the airport and were pleasantly surprised by the Airport Palms. The service was great, the rooms were definitely large enough, clean, and actually quite homely. It was a quick drive to the airport which was good in the morning. Even if we're in Christchurch and don't need to quickly duck over to the airport - we will be back.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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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
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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