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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #1 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Woombye, Australia
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Like MacArthur, we'll be back”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

***** Five-star personal, helpful and friendly service. Room comfortable, very clean and well equipped. Met all our criteria. Hotel manager arranged courtesy transport for us and other guests to and from a nearby excellent tavern which had an extensive and well-priced menu. This hotel is a fine contrast to the many crammed and jammed airport hotels in which guests feel more like worker ants than paying visitors.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2013

We stayed twice in a large one bedroom unit, and it was perfect for what we needed. Apparently only about a year old, everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable. I was grateful for the free laundry facilities, but the not-free wifi was a bit disappointing especially after so many places have that now. Really helpful manager who booked our very early taxi in the morning, and gave directions to various things. I'd stay here again if passing through Christchurch aiport.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Nelson, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2013

Good location near the airport. Comfortable rooms. Only complaint was that there was no air conditioning which seemed odd given the standard of the fit out. It was a hot night! Manager welcoming and helpful.
There seems to be nowhere close to eat so be aware of that.
Good experience and quiet location which is important in Christchurch.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Lynn W, Front Office Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Thank you for your review, we appreciate all feedback. We do have fans available at reception upon guest requests. There are many restaurants and cafes in the area as stated in the compendium in the units. The closest is the Flight Lounge Restaurant located across the road and several other restaurants in the area do pick ups and drop off at no charge. We thank you again for your review and look forward to seeing you in the future.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 15, 2013 via mobile

All is new & good, very clean and comfortable beds. We had the 3 bedroom unit and fit 5 of us nicely. It would be perfect if the shower has a proper pumping system so we don't have to keep opening the shower door to take a breather.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Lynn W, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, May 1, 2013
Thankyou for your review which helped us to address a minor plumbing issue - this has now been resolved.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 13, 2013

Room was clean and catered to our needs with young children.
Hosts were outstanding, very helpful and friendly. Our room was closest to the road but it was still quiet in the evening. Totally recommend this Motel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed at the motel for one night after arriving in New Zealand from the UK. The manager picked us up at the airport within 10 minutes of calling her. The standard of accommodation was excellent and the unit was very well equipped . The manager was extremely welcoming and very helpful. We would have no hesitation in recommending this accommodation.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2013

We stayed for one night prior to flying out of the South Island. We booked a spa bath deluxe room - after a week in a camper van I thought we deserved a treat!!
The room was spacious, spotless and the spa bath was amazing!
The staff recommended local restaurants, gave info on buses into the city and even took me to the airport ready for my flight....a great place to stay and will be recommending you to my friends.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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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
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Ranked #1 of 144 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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