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Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Just spend 2 nights there, but the quality of the motel was pretty good! Spacious room, excellent bedding and bathroom with jacuzzi which helps after a day of trekking. Staff very helpful and room amenities top. One minus: there were no proper blinds which means sun at 6am...

Thank Mixalis G
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked and received email confirmation 3 months prior to our arrival in December 2016 but when we got there, they could not find the booking. We opened up our email and located the confirmation, as well as an email from them confirming all details. That lady no longer worked at the motor lodge. Unfortunately there was no rooms left...

Thank Loren72
north carolina
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here 2 nights in mid-Nov, 2016. Very comfortable and clean motel in easy walking distance to the center of Christchurch. Our unit was upstairs and had a sitting/living room, bathroom, and bedroom. Although not modern or new, the unit was very clean and well kept. Bed was excellent. Room was very quiet and we had 2 great nights sleep....

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Not much that stood out unfortunately, but that does mean there was also very little to complain about. No aircon available, but not needed due to the cooler climate, and a heater is available for the colder months. The shower is combined with a bath, and the shower head is bizarre, with no pressure settings, only temperature, and you must...

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Macclesfield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This a "suites" type of accommodation not a hotel. Room was fine and as expected. Motel is towards the top of Colombo Street which is a long road running right through the city centre. No shopping facilities or restuarants particularly close, but this is a problem all over Christchurch as new buildings are gradually constructed to replace the ones destroyed...

Thank William H
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for a night in a 2 roomed apartment. It was a lovely place to stay. The lady at reception was very nice and helpful and was able to direct us to places we inquired about. The apartment was very clean and tidy and the complex was very inviting.

Thank Angie S
Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

We stayed for 2 mights at the end of a recent holiday around NZ. Our studio room was clean, comfortable & we appreciated the kitchenette facilities to make our own cereal/toast/tea breakfast. It was also handy to have space to repack 2 large suitcases without having to clamber over beds etc. The property is a good 10/15 min walk to...

Thank Belinda M
Paris, France
Reviewed 8 November 2016

My request for twin beds rather than a double was catered for without question. The room was clean and well appointed. Laundry facilities available. Off-street parking. WIFI included in the room price as long as you don't burn up your allowance. The motel is clean, staff are friendly, the location is good for the city centre and airport.

Thank Amanda C
Solna, Sweden
Reviewed 2 November 2016

We had a late arrival but were still well received. Room was quite OK, clean and well maintained. Breakfast was provided in the evening so we could put it in the fridge and eat at our own leisure the next morning. Since we are on a tour on the south island we could also store some excess luggage until we...

Thank bgunnarb
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We were travelling with our adult children, stayed 2 nights in 2 bedroom apartment. Wifi is good, clean, warm, well located, quite, close to everything. Comfort bed and good shower, friendly staff arranged shuttle to railway station next day. Will stay again.

Thank Terry K

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Parking
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Airport Transportation
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Winner of the Tripadvisor Traveler's Choice Award for 2011 and 2012, this much sought after central city motel offers quiet comfort and yet is only 400metres to some of the city's best restaurants and bars. Winner of the Summer 2009 Garden Awards for Hotel/Motels, the City Centre Motel is a peaceful haven in the heart of our glorious Garden City. All apartments are set well back from the road and we offer free WiFi and lots of free off street parking. ... more   less 

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Address: 876 Colombo Street | Christchurch Centrial, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $123 - $191 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — City Centre Motel 4*
Number of rooms: 16
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Hotel Style:
#12 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#14 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#17 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#21 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#21 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
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“Upstairs units might be a bit quieter being above the street and parking area level”
 of 5 bubbles nccouple50, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Try to get a room on the higher floor to avoid getting broken into.”
 of 5 bubbles CPP84, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a ground floor room if you have difficulty with stairs.”
 of 5 bubbles Talise_04, 1 Oct 2016 | Read review
“No lift, so downstair room if you have big luggages.”
  • Living Room with sofa bed
 of 5 bubbles 27wendyc, 4 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Not next to the laundry or choose elsewhere”
 of 5 bubbles PaulineN829, 17 Jan 2016 | Read review
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