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Sudima Hotel Christchurch Airport
Ranked #21 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
95 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“Convenient”
Reviewed April 28, 2013

This hotel is just across from the airport, so there's no need to take a taxi, and no one would drive after a long haul flight as we had. It was clean, the staff were helpful (even saving us a lot of money by giving us some advise about phone use), there's a bus stop to Christchurch just outside, although there's no free wifi, and you pay to use their computers. (It's free in the airport arrival lounge, by the way.)

A word of advice if you visit Christchurch by bus - as you're at the Sudima you pay for a bus ride from there, and back again. Don't ask for the airport as it'll cost you twice as much just to get a bus there just to save you crossing the road.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Wellington, New Zealand
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Reviewed April 25, 2013

I am ok with mediocre service. this hotel has the worst service i have ever seen in a hotel in new zealand. actually in the world.
arrived around 8pm on business trip. had worked all day and not eaten.
went to hotel restaurant and was told because i had not booked (well how could I - I had just arrived), i would have to wait for food, because the chefs needed a break. they were still serving and the restaurant wasn't full. i asked how long the wait was? it was 45 mins. so i wouldnt be ordering till 9.15 and eating till 9.30pm at least. that's a long time without food in a day.
i've never encountered a hotel which turns people away from their restaurant.
wouldnt have minded but there were no other options for food in the area, other than mcdonalds.
restaurant staff were rude and unfriendly. i told reception staff that it's ridiculous i can't get food in the hotel restaurant. they suggested mcdonalds.
i went there. mcdonalds service WAS friendly and helpful.
sudima staff could learn a lot from mcdonalds.

Room Tip: avoid this hotel at all costs
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Timaru, Canterbury, New Zealand
2 reviews
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Reviewed April 24, 2013

Rooms very dated and dark, Needed to ask for another lamp. On first floor with no easy access out of room if there was an earthquake and the door was jammed. Fridge in room had a dangerously hot casing as it wasn't ventilated properly.
Service in restaurant was slow and meals were not anything special for the price. It took well over an hour to get our meal last night. Coffees at breakfast were awful and we watched a staff member make a delicious cappuccino for himself this morning while restaurant goers had to put up with the stewed brew in the café maker.
On a positive note the beds were comfortable and the rooms and bathrooms clean. Location is fantastic for anyone needing to get to the airport quickly. You can just walk across the roundabout and through the car park and you're at the terminal. Reception staff were very nice.

Room Tip: Ask for room with a balcony or sliding doors to courtyards in the upgraded part of the hotel
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed April 23, 2013

I opted for this hotel just because it was the closest to the airport but was terribly disappointed by the service. The hotel is quite outdated and the service is pathetic. Nobody helped us or even asked if they can help with our luggage, We had to manage and drag all of them to our room, on our own. I asked for internet and the person at the reception told me that it would cost 5$ for 12 hours and 10$ for 24 hours, I wanted it only for a few hours so I asked to a 5$ pack and they didn't have it so I had no option but to get the 10$ pack which I didn't need in the first place. We ordered a paneer tikka masala and it was some strange version of the same but then I shouldn't have expected it to be like the one we get in India or like some, please take it off the menu till your chef learns to make it properly, for 21$ its a rip off. We stayed in Copthorne Hotel in Queenstown and thought it would have been a bit better if we opted to stay with them in Christchruch as well. Lastly the room arrangements in this hotel itself is so complicated , it looked more like an hospital rather then an hotel to me. Motels are much better . I stayed in room number 762, checked in on the 19th April and checked out on 22nd April 2013.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Agree with all other reviews - very convenient to terminal, we found the staff very friendly. The room was very dated and could use an update. Next time would ask for a room in a different section of property. Buffet a bit pricey and way more food then needed so we ate in the bar and were pleased.

Room Tip: Lots of people stay their for early flights so the door noise is a bit annoying.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Kiama, New South Wales, Australia
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49 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed April 20, 2013

Our room was comfortable but nothing special, We decided to have dinner at the hotel and were very pleasantly surprised by the quality of the meals and the standard of service of the staff. The staff at reception were also very helpful. A good choice for a hotel, if like us, you have an early flight and have to drop a car off at the airport.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Andrew P
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AUssie
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26 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

This hotel is well priced, clean and comfortable within walking distance to the airport. It's not fancy but has everything you need and surprisingly quiet. The restaurant was nice (not wonderful) but the staff were wonderful and very helpful. Walking distance to Antarctic centre (which is very expensive) and would say this is one of the best places to stay in Christchurch at the moment even though it is at the airport!

  • Stayed July 2012
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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:
#16 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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