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Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Ranked #21 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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“Much better the second time around”
Reviewed March 4, 2013

I was through Christchurch last August and stayed Sudima Hotel and The Elms. Trust me - Sudima is hands down far better of the two. It's close proximity to the airport was key for me. I was able to secure a room for two nights and had an updated room this time. It was quite comfortable and clean with all the basics. Wifi connection was fine in my room, no broken connections while video chatting with my wife. If/when I come through again on business, I will request a room here.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled on business
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WarrenBarnes, General Manager at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for your positive feedback following your recent stay with us. We look forward to welcoming you again soon.
Regards,
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Reviewed March 3, 2013

The hotel is within walking distance of the airport hotel but offers a courtesy coach if needed.

Our room was a good size and comfortable. The restaurant provided an excellent dinner and breakfast. The swimming pool was very pleasant. Staff were welcoming and helpful.

This is a good hotel to stay in before or after a flight.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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WarrenBarnes, General Manager at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed the convenience of our close proximity to the airport, your restaurant meals and the encounters with our staff along the way.
Regards,
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Reviewed March 1, 2013 via mobile

Location is the best part of this hotel! Room has two different style, room number start with 6 are better part. Room number start with 8 are old style with view of swim pool. And the service is excellent

  • Stayed March 2013
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Thank fmyang
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Warren_Barnes, General Manager at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, responded to this review, March 3, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for sharing your feedback on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us.
We are pleased you found the hotel 'above average' and the service received from our staff 'excellent'.
Regards,
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Halifax, Canada
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Reviewed February 24, 2013

We stayed at the Sudima as part of a tour package. Understanding that there is a lot of pressure on hotel properties in Christchurch due to reconstruction of the CBD, we were nonetheless disappointed at not being a little closer to the city and a greater selection of restaurants. That being said, the Sudima's restuarant offers a very good menu and the evident high through-put of clients did not over-whelm the kitchen staff as service was prompt. Our room was spacious, clean and comfortable.

Room Tip: There is a lot of bus tour traffic, try to get a room away from the main entrance.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank R S
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Warren_Barnes, General Manager at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, responded to this review, February 25, 2013
Dear Reviewer.
Thank you for sharing your very positive review on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us.
We appreciate the feedback and your recommendation very much.
Regards,
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed February 23, 2013

We arrived in Christchurch on 4 Feb and overnighted in the Sudima to join our tour the next morning. We had an excellent late lunch and after visiting what was left of the city centre returned to have dinner at the Sudima. We found the restaurant food to be of a high standard and the staff all very friendly. Breakfast the next morning too was excellent. Then we returned at the end of our tour on 10 Feb and everything was repeated. We found all the staff to be very helpful and cheerful, and definitely recommend the Sudima as a convenient stopover in Christchurch only an interesting suburban bus ride from the city. The Antarctic Centre next door is a worthwhile excursion for a couple of hours too.The couple of bad reviews I have read most definitely do not reflect our experiences one little bit and might say more about the reviewers than the hotel.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Warren_Barnes, General Manager at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, responded to this review, February 28, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stays with us. I am pleased you enjoyed your dining experiences and the service provided by our hard working staff on both occassions.
Your feedback has provided us with some positive encouragement.
Regards.
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

We needed a a night to get over our flight before we started our travels round the south island, and so booked this hotel due to its proximity to the airport, which was also where we were picking up our hire car. The room we had was spacious and modern, we were impressed with the hotel and found the staff helpful.

It was nice to be able to sit out by the pool area for a drink in the sunshine and we found the room surprisingly quiet, given the position in relation to the airport.

We dined in the hotel and found the restaurant was pretty good. The breakfast buffet was good too.

All in all we thought this was a good hotel by airport hotel standards and was also good value for money. It fitted the bill for our travel plans.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LondonClaireW
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Warren_Barnes, General Manager at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for your feedback following your recent stay with us. I am pleased you enjoyed all aspects of your stay including the rooms and our restaurant. I hope the sun continues to shine for you as you continue your journey around the South Island.
Regards,
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed February 19, 2013

We arrived for the last leg of our trip in NZ and must say was little disappointed with outside of hotel but this did not reflect the inside. Spacious lobby and dining area. Reception staff very efficient and without us asking they enquired about time of flight and offered to extrend our check in time at no charge.
Lovely room, very comfortable bed. The smell of the complimentary toiletries was fantastic.
Had evening meal in restaurant, great quality food and service. Breakfast had a very good variety and again quality good.
All staff very friendly, everyone you met greeted you with a smile.
Lovely looking pool but no time to try.
Would stay here again.

Room Tip: Only has two floors and lift so suitable for all ages and mobility
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Elizabeth/Peter W
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Warren_Barnes, General Manager at Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport, responded to this review, February 21, 2013
Dear Reviewer,
Thank you for sharing your experiences with us on TripAdvisor following your recent stay with us.
We appreciate your feedback. Your comments about the exterior of the hotel looking dated are noted and I am pleased to advise a substantial refubishment of the hotel including the exterior facades is planned for late this year.
Regards,
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Property: Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Address: 550 Memorial Avenue | PO Box 14-043, Christchurch, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#18 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport 4.5*
Number of rooms: 156
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Two-story Hotel located next to golf course & recreation center, adjacent to airport (free transfer) & 10 km from city center. ... more   less 
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