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“Excellent location & service”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Airways Motel

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Airways Motel
Ranked #12 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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Calgary, Canada
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82 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Excellent location & service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 20, 2013

Great location - 5 minutes from the airport. Owner is a great guy - a bit rough around the edges but very sincere and will definitely oblige most requests. Room was very clean - he also allowed us to check in early which is a great bonus instead of having to lug your gear around. I would definitely recommend this hotel to all friends and family

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

We have just returned from Christchurch, after attending a wedding.
We choose to stay at this motel as it was conveiently located to the bride & grooms place and as my husband was in the wedding party, was the perfect location.
On arrival the manager was more than helpful but found the room to be quite musty smelling, although after keeping the sliding door open for some time this dissapated.
For the 2 nights we were there this motel certainly accommodated our needs. It was clean and the rooms are certainly modern looking and the whole team at reception to cleaning staff were polite.
If we had to have accommodation in CHCH again I would not hesitate to stay here again.
Thank you

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with family
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Newport, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2013

Pick up from the airport was prompt. The room is very small, but hey it was just overnight. The staff were very pleasant and arranged for our car hire company to pick us up from the motel.
People were arriving and leaving at all hours so expect a bit of noise, not the motels fault but wish some people could be a bit more considerate.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2013

The location is good, the rooms clean and nicely presented but the staff let the whole motel down. The lady who provided the transfer belittled our children. I was astounded at how rude she was to them. Not a great introduction to Christchurch. The man who did the checking out procedure wasn't very endearing either. Also organising the promised transfer was difficult, infact they refused to provide a previously promised transfer to our car rental. Very poor considering how much we paid.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank Luczaks
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Airways7, General Manager at Airways Motel, responded to this review, February 5, 2013
Hi
Thank you for your review. It is extremely helpful receiving feedback in order to improve customer relations.

The couple referred to were infact new Motel Minders over the period November 2012 to January 2013.
These staff members have since moved on into other employment .

Airways Motel Ltd apologise for this inconvenience during your stay.
Airways Motel have worked hard over the past 10 years to ensure we cater to our travelling guests requirements, in the easiest, and most helpful way possible.
We ask you please contact us directly on our free calling national phone number 0800737893, or, from overseas by email, advising your phone number in order for us to contact you directly and for Management to put this right. Thank you.
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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Not the cheapest but a nice little place close to airport. We arrived at 00:30 midnight and they happily came to pick us up. Place is small, but clean. Has a kitchenette. When we were there it was rather hot and we coudnt find the A/C. Windows can be opened but there is no flyscreen, so bugs do get in. Nice down to earth people, old fashioned, no pretentious ties and suits. Office often unattended because they often have to go to the airport and pick up guests - so plan ahead and it will be fine.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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Gladstone, Australia
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87 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2013

Perfect one night stayer, got collected from airport within 10 minutes of phone call at midnight, and picked up in morning from shoestring car rental, all easy to arrange. Room clean and tidy, good nights sleep

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled solo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

Was an overnight stay so location was good, steep price compared to other locations, really clean and tidy, towels lovely and fluffy white! Excellent idea having a zip frying pan.
Found couple not inviting or welcoming and made an issue of time to leave to airport the next morning which was unnecessary - but valued that they provided the service to take guests to airport.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Property: Airways Motel
Address: Cnr Russley Rd & Dinton St, Christchurch, New Zealand
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Location: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#18 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#19 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#31 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Airways Motel 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you arrive in a strange city, it's nice to know you've got friends just minutes away. Your hosts at the Airways Motel in Christchurch, pride themselves in offering friendly, personalised service and clean, comfortable, stylish motel accommodation - serviced apartments just 5 minutes from the Christchurch Airport. Whether you are bringing the kids to visit family for the week, on your way to ski fields or just in transit, at the Airways Motel we have a range of Christchurch accommodation to suit your needs and all accompanied with the warmest of welcomes. Our Christchurch motel is located on the North/South Bypass and at the West Coast cross roads,10 minutes from the city centre , 5 minutes from the Airport and is ideally situated for all travellers. With 19 modern motel units to choose from you're guaranteed a comfortable and affordable stay in Christchurch. Our special accommodation feature is a fully self-contained Townhouse with a private garden, spa bath, and full laundry facilities. Ideal for families relocating, long stay guests, larger groups, or for those who prefer extra space and the home away from home feel. When it's time to go home, remember, the Airways Motel is only 5 minutes from Christchurch international/domestic airport and provides a Free Airport Shuttle Service by pre-arrangement (8am-8pm on the hour). PLEASE NOTE: SHUTTLE DOES NOT OPERATE ON CHRISTMAS EVE, CHRISTMAS DAY, BOXING DAY, NEW YEARS EVE AND NEW YEARS DAY. ... more   less 
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