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“Not your typical airport hotel” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch

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Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
Ranked #1 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
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Singapore
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17 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Not your typical airport hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

We spent one night here before our early morning flight from Christchurch. Overall, I was very happy with my choice. The hotel is run by a family and this gave it a much more friendly and relaxed feel than the average airport hotel. In the short time I was there I used the gym, had a swim and a sauna, enjoyed a complimentary drink in the bar and had a good dinner in their restaurant. I appreciated the airport pick up and drop off service too. My only grumble is that Internet access is not free. Apart from that minor detail, I enjoyed my brief stay and would happily return.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank KatkinsSingapore
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, January 13, 2012
Thank you for your comments.

We are pleased that you have enjoyed our stay and been able to take advantage of most of the services that we offer.

We have recently made complimentary wireless internet available in our lounge and terrace area and are regularly reviewing our in room internet service. We appreciate your feedback and will ensure your comments are included in our next review.
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Tauranga, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2012

We had a great stay with the help of the most friendly staff and even when my hired van had aflat battery it was no trouble for the staff to go out of their way to get it restarted (many thanks). the restaurant food was above standard in freshness. all the staff had a smile on their dial which made me wear one too.... excellent..

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IHAMartin
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, January 13, 2012
Thank you for your review.

Our staff take pride in their friendly and approachable style and I am pleased to hear that this has helped make your stay an enjoyable one.

Restarting a vehicle with a flat battery is a common problem that our team tackle and we are pleased that we were able to be of assistance.
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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96 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2012

This is more than the normal airport hotel. Although it seems at first to be the usual impersonal airport joint it is far from that. Free bus passes into town , friendly service and large private rooms all made this stand out from the norm. The restaurant serves very good very fresh food and there is even a half decent choice of local beers.

They put the cricket on for us so we could watch Australia trounce India

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Thank hawardTheHague
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Brunei
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

Excellent Hotel. Close to airport with free shuttle service. Nice rooms, very friendly helpful staff. Although the Hotel is in Christchurch it is in an area that to date has not seen any quake damage.
Breakfast was good, Dinner menu and quality was excellent. The restaurant has been awarded NZ Beef / Lamb Culinary awards every year since 1998 or so. Try it and you will understand why..!!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BSAJM
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Melbourne, Australia
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69 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2012

We chose this hotel because of its proximity to the airport as we were arriving very late in Christchurch and joining friends arriving at the airport early in the morning. Its proximity to the airport and its 24 hour free shuttle service were the main drawing points for us. The rooms were good, well appointed, quite and clean. All that we needed for our short stay at this hotel.
I was only surprised at the non availability of wireless access in our room. Wireless access was available only at hotel public areas but then at a charge. A pity, but this is a business hotel!

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank geodali
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, January 13, 2012
Thank you for your comments.

I am pleased that you have enjoyed your stay.

We recognise that wireless internet access has been an issue and are looking forward to having complete hotel wireless coverage by the end of February 2012.
We have recently added complimentary wireless internet access in the hotel lounge and terrace areas.
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Sydney, Australia
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86 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2012

We stayed here en-route to Mt Cook and Queenstown, essentially because we didn't want to stay in Christchurch after the earthquake activity. Our expectations were pretty low, so you can imagine how pleased we were with what we found. We arrived late, around midnight, but were greeted with such warmth and friendliness it could have been midday. We even ordered toasted sandwiches from room service and there was no grumbling, just a genuine effort to make us feel welcome. The beds were really comfy and the rooms really clean and well appointed. We were too Kate for breakfast in the buffet e following morning, but the hotel accommodated us in the restaurant instead. The food was good and well priced, and the service again warm and welcoming. We even got to meet the hotel cat, Ken, a 16 year old lavender Burmese that my children and I fell in love with. The only thing that would have improved our stay would have been an inter-connecting room. A great start to our NZ holiday.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank FamilyinChina
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Singapore
Level Contributor
40 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2011

Our flight was in the morning, so the Copthorne Commodore is a rational place to stay. It is close to the airport and our car rental agency, which made it very convenient. The room is clean and comfortable, the service is excellent, from the porter to the restaurant. We had dinner and breakfast at the Patterson. The food is about average compared to those we had in Queenstown or Te Anau. Still this is convenient place to stay before heading off to the airport. The shuttle to airport is complimentary.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Beachlovers168
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Additional Information about Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch

Property: Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
Address: 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch 4.5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on Christchurch's Memorial Avenue, The Commodore is just minutes away from the Christchurch International Airport and ten minutes into the centre of Christchurch. With an idyllic setting featuring award-winning native New Zealand gardens on seven acres of land, you can be assured of a tranquil stay.The hotel features 157 guest rooms, conference facilities, and extensive free parking. Our 'resort style' leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium. ... more   less 
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