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Toronto
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64 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Comfortable studio unit with small private courtyard, which would be lovely in warmer weather. Huge king sized bed was nice and comfortable. Nice touches such as cookies, and bottle of milk besides the usual tea and coffee. Staff are helpful and recommended restaurants and an airport shuttle service. Good wifi. Was very quiet. Carpeting and couch were a bit tired... More 

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Austin, Texas
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47 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The positives of Colombo in the City - it appears well maintained and clean, the beds are comfortable and it is a fairly convenient location. The not so positives - we were never asked if stairs were an issue and were put in room #810 which is not only up a flight of stairs, but it is a 2 floor... More 

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ColomboInTheCity, Owner at Colombo in the City, responded to this review

Sorry you were not up to climbing the stairs but that is the way the place is designed, and as for the smokers in this world we have to accept it if we wish to or not they do ruin it for a lot of people. We are trying to encourage non smokers in New Zealand but that it taking... More 

Blenheim, New Zealand
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53 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for two very comfortable nights and walked to all the places we wanted to visit in the city. The room was large, well furnished and clean. Parking immediately outside. Although the motel is on a busy road, our room was very quiet. Our hosts were very helpful.

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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed for two nights. Close to the city centre so it is easy to walk in and with ample off street parking we could safely leave the car behind. When asked, we were given a suggestion for dinner, which turned out to be a lovely meal just a couple of blocks away. The room was a good size with a... More 

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Dunedin, New Zealand
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 October 2016

When we arrived we found out that our credit card had been debited that morning before we got there. We had booked on the internet on the basis that we would "pay at hotel on arrival". We didn't want to incur credit card fees and were going to pay cash on arrival as had been the case in every other... More 

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ColomboInTheCity, Owner at Colombo in the City, responded to this review

Firstly it is usual practice to take payment once the credit card has been given to secure booking which is done on the day of checkin. Secondly we were not to know a downstairs room was required, as it was not stipulated in the booking, we would have provided this if asked she could have had a super deluxe room... More 

Banff, Canada
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 28 October 2016

I have had the privilege of staying at Henri and Russ' Colombo in the City for at least two nights per week for most weeks over the past four years whilst commuting to Christchurch for work. They are the perfect hosts, always smiling and willing to help. With the motel being my home away from home I never looked for... More 

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ColomboInTheCity, Owner at Colombo in the City, responded to this review

Thank you Peter we enjoyed your weekly visits and miss you coming so regularly, but hopefully christchurch is still on your lists of favourite citys to visit. More 

Shanghai Region, China
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Undoubtedly our best stay in New Zealand. Affordable rates, spacious rooms in a very quiet environment, within walking distance to the centre. It really made our already wonderful experience in the city even better.

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ColomboInTheCity, Owner at Colombo in the City, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed the accommodation as we take great pride in our rooms - hope to see you back in NZ soon. Thanks More 

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Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

We arrived early in the morning. They were very accomodating & let us in the room at 8.30am so we could prepare for my daughters wedding. Than they called a taxi for us at 11am to go to the wedding. Very friendly & accomodating moteliers & lovely accomodation. Would definitely recommend & stay again. I recommend you pop up the... More 

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ColomboInTheCity, Owner at Colombo in the City, responded to this review

Glad you had a good time and enjoyed the accommodation. Yes we are very handy to most things in the city being the closest motel to all the best restaurants and bars. Thanks for taking the time to review us. More 

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12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We spent two nights in the two bedroom apartment and two nights in the one bedroom apartment as a five person family (baby in a portacot). General comments - polite and helpful managers with good local advice. Easy off street parking. Comfy portacot. Comfortable beds. Everything very clean and comfortable. The two bedroom was well appointed, including an oven and... More 

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Melbourne
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40 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016 via mobile

We flew in from Melbourne and arrived on the doorstep for our 2pm booking at 8am. This was not too much trouble for the owner who informed us that he could have our room ready for 10am. Great customer service. Clean room. Friendly owners. Would stay here again and would recommend to anyone.

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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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 

Additional Information about Colombo in the City

Address: 863 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Price Range: $161 - $186 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Colombo in the City 5*
Number of rooms: 12
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Also Known As:
Colombo In The City Hotel Christchurch
Colombo In The City Christchurch
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#14 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Family Hotel in Christchurch
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“Downstairs rooms most accessible”
 of 5 bubbles TNT505, 11 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ground floor rooms 801 and 802 are great and large”
 of 5 bubbles Z2932VCpeterd, 27 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Every thing looked Good”
 of 5 bubbles sunilkirti, 6 Sep 2016 | Read review
“all rooms are great, so no matter where you are it will be awesome”
 of 5 bubbles moe_lesthim, 7 Aug 2016 | Read review
“we stayed on the Ground floor and were very comfortable Two room next to the Laundrette and facing the Road,”
 of 5 bubbles 515sunila, 25 Jul 2016 | Read review
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