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Colombo in the City
Ranked #13 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed October 9, 2013

It is always a bit hit and miss staying in CHC at the moment, especially with the influx of workers post EQ - a lot motels / hotels take a very relaxed attitude towards customer service. However, I am pleased to say this little motel was a star. The manager welcomed me, had the heater on already in my room (it was freezing at 7pm), milk in fridge etc. The room was basic, but very clean, sky TV, good shower and handy little kitchen area. It is close to Bealey Ave and Papanui Rd for eats. Recommend to anyone wanting a clean room and friendly staff (they also offer a breakfast service).

Stayed: October 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed October 7, 2013

Columbo in the City is a convenient middle of town motel with very comfortable rooms, very well maintained and good service. We tend to get the studio room which is a good size, nice and quiet and with a nice view out to the south. Its walking distance to the City Centre although of course not so much to do there except view the earthquake damage but more and more is happening. Close enough to walk to the Cashel pop up mall which is well worth it.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 2, 2013

Great beds, great space, great toiletries, great tea/coffee facilities - COOKIES!

It was a shame to stay only one night because it was so comfortable.

Lady recommended a lot of places for dining and provided maps and directions for us in a city where these things are being changed so often with the rebuild.

Really enjoyed it.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Orourkel
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Reviewed October 1, 2013

This was our last stay after 15 days in the South Island and we were looking for a great, clean, comfortable place with a central location and friendly hosts.

Colombo in the City ticked ALL of that. The rooms were absolutely beautiful, the facilities were all one could ask for - fully equipped kitchen, hi-fi stereo set, TV with cable, beautiful furniture, clean and amazing bathroom and wonderful beds. Not to mention that the hotel is slap bang in the centre of the city, and even more notably just 10 minutes walk from the park.

We were a group of 15 so obviously not the easiest to accommodate but the hosts were perfect, very lovely. This place is definitely value for money and I would recommend it to anyone looking for a comfortable stay in Christchurch with a central location.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank ShazliGhani
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Reviewed September 28, 2013

Cant say enough good things about this place
2BR apartment with 2 kids. Very modern, spacious and clean. Kitchen facilities were great, TVs with SKY were great. Comfortable nights sleep for our last 2 nights in NZ.
Hosts are friendly and welcoming.
If you are staying in Christchurch pick this motel or another motel and give the big hotel chains a miss. Staying at a smaller place will help the people of Christchurch recover from the EQ quicker than giving your money to large multi-national companies who will take their profits overseas.
We will be back to Christchurch in the future and will stay here.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled with family
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Thank cba81
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed here in comfortable room 809 on the top floor as the first stop on our honeymoon road trip around the South Island and we're glad we did. The location is fantastic and completely within walking distance of down town Christchurch, and Colombo in the City provides hotel quality amenities and service.

We'd happily stay again!

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 3, 2013

Nice spacious room with spa bath and good selection of tv channels. The reception is very friendly and took time to explain the current road closures and sites to see in the red zone. The bed was large and comfy with electric blankets

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Colombo in the City

Address: 863 Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: $86 - $131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colombo in the City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Colombo in the City Christchurch Motel and Apartments, Christchurch. This quiet, modern and 5 star complex is centrally situated in the Garden City. Colombo in the City is the ultimate place to stay, extremely close to Christchurch Center, the Town Hall and Casino. Only a few minutes walk to Cathedral Square the hub of this vibrant and beautiful city which offers fantastic attractions, visit our re-start shops and see the rebuild of our city plus quality restaurants and cafes You will be spoiled for choice! ... more   less 
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