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Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
Ranked #4 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed January 14, 2010

This hotel is about 5minutes from the airport. Smooth checkin, clean room, well appointed. Quiet. If you want to eat dinner outside the hotel, the restaurants in the city center are about 15 minutes away. Nothing close.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 9, 2010

I'm pretty fussy when it comes to accommodation but i couldn't fault this hotel. We booked a very reasonably priced Business Level room which was spotless and the king bed was one of the most comfortable we have slept in for the duration of our South Island trip. The bar staff were very welcoming and the atmosphere in the bar and restaurant was relaxing and fun. The price of the food was surprisingly reasonable and of a decent size. I was impressed with the complimentary drink voucher offered on arrival, and the free shuttle bus to and from the airport and to nearby restaurants. Being a cat lover I will always fondly remember the very handsome Ken, the resident Siamese/Burmese cat. He rules the roost but keeps out of the way if you're not a cat person. He has a Facebook page as well - I miss him already! Definately recommend this hotel, especially if you have an early flight.

  • Stayed: January 2010, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 5, 2010

We have stayed at this hotel quite a number of times & will do so again & again & again.
On our last visit we took our 4 week old & 3yr old & were worried it could be a problem. We couldnt be more wrong. Every staff member we dealt with went above & beyond what we expected every single time.
The restaurant meal was faultless. We eat out reguarly & this is by far one of the best meals I have ever had.
The rooms are spotless & either new or newly refurbished.
The indoor pool is huge & never busy with plenty of clean towels if needed.
The whole atmosphere is totally relaxing.

Stayed: December 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 27, 2009

We stay at the Commodore twice a year when visiting family and friends. In particular we appreciate the excellent service, friendly staff and cleanliness. As a family-run hotel there's always somone on hand who has a keen interest in sustaining their reputation. We now choose an Executive room, though all are well equipped and very comfortable. Some people may prefer a city centre hotel, but we find their free bus tickets into town adequate for our needs. The Commodore is well situated for the airport and the outer ring road. Our repeat visits say it all!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 12, 2009

We booked a Business Class plus room, having decided to splash out for the last day of our holiday in NZ before returning to the UK. The room and buffet breakfast cost us just £100. The room was clean, the bed extremely comfortable and the bathroom facilities superb. I would have expected to pay twice the price for similar luxury in the UK. Swimming pool and Gym were available, as was a free bus pass into the city centre. The hotel provides a free shuttle to the airport with polite and helpful service from the driver.

  • Stayed: December 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2009

Best Hotel Experience I've had in New Zealand....I stay here every year and the things that impress me about the Commodore are:
1) the Hotel Staff are second to none--extremely accomodating
2) the rooms and great, clean and very nice
3) Family atmosphere, the Hotel has a family friendly atmosphere that is inviting
4) the Bar, Restaurant, Pool, Spa, Fitness center, and shuttle vans make your visit easy
5) the bar and Restaurant make dining and socializing a fun part of your stay
Thanks a Million to all the staff at the Copthorne...Regards Sal Salvaggio

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 21, 2009

We stayed at the Copthorne for one night after arrival in New Zealand. We arrived in the early hours of the morning. The hotel has a phone in the international arrival area. We contacted them and around 5 minutes later there was a minibus at the termnal to pick us up and take us to the hotel, Check in was quick, friendly and the driver took all our luggage to our room. The room was clean,modern and quiet. The furnishings all appeaed new. We had breakfast included. This was nothing spectacular, but the staff were friendly and very helpful. I am only disappointed that we did not get the chance to enjoy some of the hotels facilities. Overall an excellent experience and highly recommended,

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled with family
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Thank Yvonne H
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Additional Information about 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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: $131 - $228 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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