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Colombo in the City
Ranked #9 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Oxford, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Good motel, excellent location, friendly, helpful staff”
Reviewed August 3, 2014

This is a good, reasonably priced motel walking distance from the city centre. What distinguishes it, though, is a really nice guy running it. He gave us excellent advice on places to see and where to eat, along with a free map.

The rooms are fine, the wifi works, and the place is clean. You can do a lot worse than this for far more money.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Blenheim, New Zealand
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 26, 2014

This would have to be the most comfortable quiet and well appointed motel .friendly hosts, a warm unit, comfortable bed and pillows and comfortable armchairs. Our studio was well laid out with kitchen and dining areas , all in a modern decor and beautifully presented amazing value for money We will come again!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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2 Thank Frenchfields
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Waitakere City N.Z.
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

Booked this accommodation after rave reviews on trip advisor. The woman at reception was adamant I had booked a twin room, when I hadn't ticked any box as there wasn't one to my knowledge. She provided a Queen bedded room, after some discussion.. Not particularly welcoming, heater seemed to be not functioning properly, never really warm enough.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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2 Thank crocks
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Hastings, New Zealand
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2014

We spent a wonderful week at Columbo in the City. The central location was excellent for exploring the city, on foot or by car. The motel was unbelievably quiet, clean and well serviced every day. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Pamela M
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Nelson, Nelson, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Very close to the heart of Christchurch, this property is ideal for corporate customers but it's also handy to shopping and dining options in the city. Modern and beautifully maintained, it is also very quiet, especially given its proximity to a busy thoroughfare. Affable hosts complete the package, can recommend.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Thank PeteM289
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Tapanui
1 review
Reviewed June 24, 2014

Stayed for 2 nights while in christchurch for ellie goulding concert lovely comfortable room nice and tidy. the only place I have ever stayed that has milo in the complimentary tea/coffee box!! Only thing I disliked was being unable bto connect to the wifi in my room other than that was a great place to stay. Staff were very polite and helpful thank you!

  • Stayed June 2014
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Thank Tamz_Sargent
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed June 17, 2014

We were fortunate enough to visit Christchurch and experience the aftermath of a significant earthquake. Fortunate enough, yes, because we got to experience the resilience of its people
and their fortitude. You walk around a flattened cityscape in awe and need at the end of the day to have time to relax, contemplate and digest what you have seen. Colombo provided that comfort and quiet and normality. Thank-you.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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Thank Paul S
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Property: Colombo in the City
Address: 863 Colombo Street, 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
#10 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colombo in the City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Russell & Henri welcome you 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 Centre, 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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