Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch

Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch

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Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
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#5 of 150 hotels in Christchurch
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.7 of 5 bubbles
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4.3 of 5 bubbles
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Situated on Christchurch's Memorial Avenue, The Commodore is just minutes away from the Christchurch International Airport and ten minutes into the centre of Christchurch. With an idyllic setting featuring award-winning native New Zealand gardens on seven acres of land, you can be assured of a tranquil stay.The hotel features 157 guest rooms, conference facilities, and extensive free parking. Our 'resort style' leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Electric vehicle charging station
Parking
Wifi
Pool / beach towels
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa changing rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Complimentary welcome drink
Kids' meals
Outdoor dining area
Highchairs available
Free airport transportation
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Shuttle bus service
Car hire
Taxi service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
Baggage storage
Concierge
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
First aid kit
Umbrella
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Ironing service
Room features
Allergy-free room
Housekeeping
Interconnected rooms available
Private balcony
Room service
Cable / satellite TV
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Safe
Telephone
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Qualmark.
4.5 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Family
Quiet
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese, Hindi

Location

449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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Greg Fleming wrote a review Nov 2022
Hotel's Favourite
5.0 of 5 bubbles
The Commodore is the most welcoming and delightful place to stay. The food, the rooms, the gym and pool, the gardens and outlook from the rooms, all are excellent. The staff are super friendly and go out of their way to help. I honestly can't rave enough about this hotel....I have travelled quite a bit in Aotearoa, and this stay beats all!
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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rbfic wrote a review Mar 2020
Iowa City, Iowa
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here on 4 occasions (6 nights) during a recent trip to New Zealand. Our experience here was uniformly excellent, beginning even before our arrival when we emailed the hotel to ask for early check because of an early international flight arrival. An immediate email reply assured us that would be fine. When our flight was cancelled, delaying our arrival by one day, another immediate response to our email resulted in a revised reservation. While on the road in New Zealand, I called in to make another reservation and was told the only room available was rather expensive. I went ahead and booked that, but a few minutes later received an email message that a less expensive option had come available and they had switched us to that room. After we left New Zealand, I received yet another email to inquire whether we had left an earring housekeeping found in our room. It wasn't ours, but I was struck by this as one more example of how accommodating are the staff of this hotel.

In person, they were equally accommodating and helpful. A member of the family that owns this hotel always seemed to be present in the common areas and happy to interact an answer questions. One of them went out of his way to make sure we enjoyed our stay. All the front desk personnel were professional and pleasant. The airport shuttle (there are several) seemed to be available immediately on demand, and the airport was only a 5 minute ride away. This was ideal for us, as a base to accommodate our arrival and departure and that of our daughter whose travel dates differed from ours. The hotel has a consistently good restaurant (we are breakfast and dinner there several times) and you can eat outside on an enclosed patio. The rooms are quiet, comfortable and very nicely laid out - two of ours had a balcony out back overlooking a wooded area, birds singing in the morning. The patio is also surrounded by a garden area, and one of our rooms looked out on that. The rooms have all the usual amenities, including a refrigerator and to my surprise a complimentary 240 adapter for those of us accustomed to a different outlet configuration. Complimentary drinks in the evening and the free bus passes for a trip downtown are a nice touch - we made the bus trip into Christchurch several times to enjoy the city and particularly the river walk and the botanical gardens.

Overall, we came to think of the Commodore as our "home away from home" in Christchurch, and would encourage others to enjoy it in that same way.
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: We really enjoyed second level rooms on the back of the hotel, with small balcony overlooking a...
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Response from Michael Patterson, General Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear rbfic Thank you so much for your time to write us a lengthy Trip Advisor review after your recent stays with us here at the Commodore Hotel. We are very proud of our family owned hotel and what we have on offer for our guests. It is great to know that our friendly team of staff we have working for us were all professional and delivered great service. We do hope you had a safe trip home. Kind regards Michael
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Tracey P wrote a review Mar 2020
Kerikeri, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed here overnight admidst the chaos of the NZ COVID-19 lock down. We were so grateful for the availability, warmth, calm and welcome afforded to us by the staff at the Commodore Airport Hotel. Everyone went out of their way to make us feel cared for and for "business as usual and normal" despite the circumstances and their own personal situations. The staff all put our safety and comfort to the foremost. We also enjoyed a huge well appointed room with extremely comfortable large beds for a reasonable price. The resteraunt and bar are very attractive and the menu options varied and interesting. Once again the staff were attentive and professional and both food and drinks arrived quickly - all of which were delicious. The airport shuttle bus was available on demand 24/7 and our excellent driver, Elliot, was helpfulI and a pleasure to talk to. It was a wonderful relief and respite to have the calm luxury and warm hospitality of the Commodore Airport Hotel available to us. I would recommend absolutely this family run hotel.
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Date of stay: March 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Michael Patterson, General Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch
Responded 3 Apr 2020
Kia ora Tracey, Thank you for choosing to stay at the Commodore. I do so hope that you are safe and well up there in Kerikeri. For our team it means so much to hear that you enjoyed your stay. I know that Elliot was particularly proud to be mentioned in your comments. We look forward to welcoming you back when things settle down. Nga mihi Michael
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cushlamonk wrote a review Feb 2020
Sydney, Australia
2.0 of 5 bubbles
They took a $240 security deposit on check in and processed the payment. It has taken me over a week and it still hasn’t been returned. Phone calls from Sydney to the Manager have produced no progress. Most unsatisfactory. Our room had a shower over the bath with a shower curtain - how archaic is that?
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Separate shower not over a bath.
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Response from MTPatterson, General Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch
Responded 17 Feb 2020
Dear cushlamonk Thank you for choosing to stay at the Commodore Airport Hotel recently and we are sorry to hear that the room you were allocated did not meet your expectations. We have been attempting to resolve your credit card authorisation with your provider but unfortunately this issue now lies with your bank. We hope it is resolved soon for you. Kind regards Michael
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Dapper_p wrote a review Jan 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Although we only stayed for only one night before our international flight, the service we received was exceptional from the help with our bags and strollers, the quick turn around in bringing milk for our baby, the friendliness of the staff , the free drinks at the bar (we were given a free packet of crisps for our toddler) and the recommendation on pizza delivery (i,e Spagalimis), the quality and abundance of parking and not forgetting the free shuttle pick up/drop off to the car rental and airport. Okay this hotel might not be in the city centre but if you want a good base to explore this region e.g. 2 hours drive to kaikoura - id highly recommend staying at the commodore. Just want to commend staff and management for getting customer service to an exceptional level really understanding the needs of families...and thank you for a great send off leaving New Zealand ,,,,you have made us want to come back again soon and you are more than just an Airport Hotel !!!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Snowflake wrote a review Mar 2020
Stonehenge, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant hotel and spa only about 2 km from airport, which makes it a very helpful starting point in this area or in New Zealand after a long-haul flight. Friendly and helpful staff, excellent coffee and service at breakfast. Free airport shuttle is very helpful and is offered also when you need to pick up your car from the airport. Since we have arrived on an exceptionally cold day, we have appreciated very much that the heating was working although formally it was mid-summer.
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
5.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Michael Patterson, General Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch
Responded 10 Mar 2020
Dear S4569MNpeterb We certainly do appreciate our guests writing reviews for us on Trip Advisor, thank you. We are very proud of our hotel and the facilities we are able to offer our guests here. We do hope you had a good trip home and hope that you may get the opportunity to come and stay with us again. Kind regards Michael
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WanderingButterfly wrote a review Jan 2020
Newcastle, Australia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
My partner and I overnighted here after flying in from Australia, in order to collect a vehicle from the airport the following morning and begin our tourist drive.
We utilised a free shuttle service to and from the airport; this was super convenient and the gentleman driving had superb hospitality.
Our room was nice and spacious, looking out to a nice garden area. The bar and restaurant onsite were both great, offering a relaxed and welcoming feel.
Would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from MTPatterson, General Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch
Responded 28 Jan 2020
Dear WanderingButterfuly27 Thank you for choosing to overnight with us at the Commodore Airport Hotel recently before commencing your tourist drive. We do hope if you get the opportunity to stay again, you can spend more time with us and enjoy the leisure facilities we have to offer our guests. Kind regards Michael
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Passenger66174458341 wrote a review Nov 2022
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I ended up here by accident as a result of a travel delay, and on arriving I was immediately struck by a really friendly culture, and also very impressed by all the establish native gardens. This is obviously a place that cares about people and the environment - great efforts to sustainability in the rooms as well. I definitely recommend!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Kegwylo wrote a review Jul 2020
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We came into supervised isolation at Commodore Airport Hotel to find a superb environment, thoughtful staff and well organised team, comfortable rooms. We loved the kiwi bush and birds (which we fed daily), the birthday cake (sons birthday) and food, the personal giving of items by staff to make the time more manageable. A time of therapeutic rest rather than restricted movement. Wow - 5*’s to the whole team and a big thanks to everyone
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Date of stay: July 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Alison W wrote a review Sept 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I am here for managed isolation and I could not be more impressed with the Commodore. The room is spacious and comfortable. There is a small balcony with native trees outside. More importantly, the staff are amazing! Somehow, they manage to look after everyone staying here, delivering fresh meals to our rooms and readily fulfilling special requests with unflagging friendliness and good humour. I really feel very well looked after!
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Date of stay: September 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Answer from 109malcolmm
Morrinsville 45 contributions6 helpful votes
Hi I m booked in next week to stay at the Commodore . The hotel is being used as a quarantine hotel. The procedures used by the Hotel are that all people under quarantine will be housed in wings separate from regular guests. No contact will be permitted. The management of the Commodore set high standards and the staff are first class. I hope that you enjoy your stay
Answer from Eugene
Melbourne, Australia692 contributions72 helpful votes
Yes the shuttle is both ways, just let them know 10 minutes before you want to travel and they will get it sorted for you.
Jessica O asked a question Dec 2018
London, United Kingdom7 contributions5 helpful votes
Hi, do you provide a shuttle into Christchurch / a free bus pass? Thank you!
Answer from MTPatterson
Christchurch NZ1 contribution1 helpful vote
Hello Jessica Our friendly reception team will be able to assist you with a complimentary bus passes into the city. The bus stop is right at our gate. Just ask one of our team for a pass. We look forward to welcoming you to the Commodore. Kind regards Michael
Aminswiss123 asked a question Nov 2017
133 contributions73 helpful votes
Hi, do the rooms have a proper fridge with freezer space?
Answer from Lorraine B
Sydney, Australia36 contributions8 helpful votes
no...from memory the room had a bar fridge. ..
Aminswiss123 asked a question Nov 2017
133 contributions73 helpful votes
Hi, do the rooms have a proper fridge with freezer space?
Answer from DarrenWR
Murrumba Downs, Australia139 contributions43 helpful votes
Yes but not a full size fridge. The rooms have a small bar fridge with a very small freezer section.
Colin W wrote a tip May 2024
Richmond, Virginia53 contributions49 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"You get so much for the price!"
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Nicky wrote a tip May 2024
Mangere, New Zealand2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Choose this hotel"
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Paul B wrote a tip Apr 2024
Taunton, United Kingdom11 contributions8 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just stay here, do not look elsewhere!"
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BrentenB wrote a tip Mar 2024
3 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Brekkie is incredible "
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PAUL J wrote a tip Mar 2024
Camberley, United Kingdom26 contributions4 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Nothing I can criticise and I'm picky ! Well done made me refreshed & happy "
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S$180 - S$200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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157
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Frequently Asked Questions about Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch
Which popular attractions are close to Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
Nearby attractions include Mike Pero Motorcycle Gallery (0.4 km) and Mike Pero's Real Estate Company (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pattersons Restaurant & Bar, Lone Star Spitfire, and Little India.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness centre, and a sauna during their stay.
Does Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch have airport transportation?
Yes, Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business centre, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Commodore Airport Hotel Christchurch?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Chinese, and Hindi.
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