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Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
Ranked #3 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Home away from home”
Reviewed October 27, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I recently stayed at this hotel and weren't disappointed. From check-in to departure we were well looked after. The room was great (plenty of storage, iron, ironing board, and even an adaptor in the room if you had forgotten yours)! The breakfast was great too ($22.50 for continental) with plenty to choose from. There was also a cooked version too. Their dinner menu looked good though we didn't get a chance to try on this occasion. Plenty of parking and close to our room so very handy. Nice checkout time of 11am which didn't make you feel rushed to leave. Close to city centre, Orana wildlife park and golf courses.

Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MichaelPattersonGM, General Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, October 31, 2013
Dear JaneK,
Thank you for your positive review, gaining good feedback certainly helps add to our job satisfaction and makes us feel incredibly proud of our Hotel. We look forward to welcoming you back.
Yours sincerely
Michael Patterson
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

This hotel is definitely outstanding, from the rooms to the service, I could not fault it.
We were picked up from the airport by the hotels shuttle bus, our driver was excellent! Our room was on the business level of the hotel, it was very roomy and well presented. We had dinner in the restaurant and the staff were excellent, very helpful and cheery! Our food was also very good. I highly recommend this hotel if you are staying in Christchurch - we only stayed the one night unfortunately as we were flying back to Sydney the next day, it is exceptionally handy to the airport. We will stay here again for sure!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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MichaelPattersonGM, General Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, October 24, 2013
Dear Karinajr007,
Wow!! Thank you for such positive feedback. As an Owner Operators we are very proud of our Hotel and Team of Staff. It is so good to hear that you enjoyed your stay, and we look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards
Michael Patterson
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

This Hotel was outstanding as always.Over the years I have stayed here and the stay has been excellent. Where it is situated in a great place that is handy to everything is great.We took two of the girls to the One Direction concert and we had a ball.The beds were very comfy .The food cooked to perfection as per usual .The General Manager came out and talked to us at the breakfast table and asked the girls how the concert was so that was great all on its own. The staff were all pleasant and happy and very helpful .I would recommend this to any body coming into New Zealand and any body wanting to stay in Christchurch to stay at this lovely hotel .Thankyou to all the Copthorne Hotel Commodore Christchurch staff for the great time we had there and cant wait to stay there again. Thankyou from Andrew and Mary Harrington.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Abingdon, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

We stayed here on the last night of our honeymoon before our flight home. On arrival we were pleased to see the Christmas tree all decorated in the foyer! (we stayed in late November). We were weary from a long journey and check in was thorough and efficient which we were very grateful for. It wasn't long before we were standing in our room, which was spacious and comfortable although the bathroom was in need of some modernisation. Various parts of the hotel were undergoing some renovations when we stayed, but this was well managed and we weren't affected by it. We had dinner in the restaurant, which was lovely and we enjoyed our meals and the convivial atmosphere. A pleasant stay.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Port Townsend, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed October 11, 2013

Despite it being kick-off season for Ant-artica - meaning all the American, Kiwi, teams etc were staying at the hotel - so it was full - prior to departing to ant-artica for the summer research season, the service was good, and relatively prompt. The room - in the new wing - was large, comfortable, and the linens were first class.

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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed October 4, 2013

Christchurch is suffering from a hotel/motel room shortage, and the owners of these establishments are not afraid to charge what they like. So choosing something convenient with prices that don't remind you of the Hotel Cipriani in Venice is easier said than done!

This place is perfect for airport lay overs. Its been refurbished and the staff are excellent. Affordable too!

I literally walked to the reception, gave my ID and took the key in under a minute!

Big, though basic room. Quiet but not so comfy.

Good restaurant.

I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

We stayed there for only one night. We stayed in premier room in rimu wing. the room was quite squeezy and small. the view is completely blocked by trees which gives a smaller feel to the room. we only ordered lunch for in room dining and i must say that the food is extremely horrible. worst pasta and rice i ever had! the bath tub seemed not very clean. not value for money. the hotel is just very near to the christchurch airport and they have complimentary shuttle 24/7. that was the only plus point. nothing else was that great.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, October 3, 2013
Dear zeroLoose,

Thank you for posting your online review of your recent stay.

I apologise that you found your room rather dark as a result of the trees in our garden, the garden is due for a spring trim and I will ensure that our landscaping team are aware of your feedback.

All of our rooms are a minimum of 30 Square metres and for those guests who require more space we have a number of suites available.

I apologise that your room service lunch did not meet your expectations, our Kitchen team work hard to produce quality meals and this would appear to be an uncharacteristic slip in that quality.

I do hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel and that we may have an opportunity to redeem ourselves.

Kind regards,

Michael Jane
Rooms Division Manager
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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 Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #3 of 144 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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