Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

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4.0
#13 of 97 motels in Christchurch
4.6 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.4 of 5 bubbles
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4.0 of 5 bubbles
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Closest Motel to Christchurch International Airport. Free 24 Hour a day Airport Transfers. Restaurant & Bar onsite. 40 motel units with all with Kitchen facilities.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Free airport transportation
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Parking
Wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Vending machine
Free shuttle or taxi services
Airport transportation
Taxi service
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Room service
Safe
Telephone
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Iron
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Kitchenette
Microwave
Minibar
Refrigerator
Kitchenware
Hair dryer
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Suites
Family rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
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4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
Green
Family
Languages Spoken
English

Location

45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch 8053 New Zealand
Getting there
Car recommended
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GizmoCairo wrote a review Mar 2020
Province of Alicante, Spain
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in was quick and we were given fresh milk (after 10 days staying in various motels it was still a novelty to receive it). We had a superior room which was upstairs, the room was large with lots of space for luggage storage. There was a huge TV on the wall, a desk and chair and also a chair by the bed. The bed area was very nicely lit with subtle recessed lighting and the bed made for a comfy night sleep. The bathroom was large with plenty of fluffy towels and a good range of toiletries including a large bottle of moisturiser. The filter on the hairdryer was broken but it still worked. The kitchen area had a hob, kettle etc and the usual array of equipment but my only complaint was that the bi-fold doors which screened off the kitchen area, when open, reduced the entry space to the bathroom - a bit of a design fault in my opinion.
We arranged the shuttle and left our luggage so that we could spend the morning at the Antarctica centre which was only a 20 mins walk away. The shuttle driver was very friendly and chatty and there was only the 2 of us with all of our luggage so far less cramped than some shuttle trips we have taken recently.
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Date of stay: March 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Marian B wrote a review Jun 2020
Edmonton, Canada
3.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked this hotel online in advance and were charged 48 hours prior to arrival. Although we had booked their shuttle to meet our 10 pm flight, confirmed by email, it was not there when we arrived. We called from the airport the very courteous driver came immediately and picked us up. There seemed to be no record of our reservation even though we had already paid, but the driver checked us in and all seemed good. The room was clean and quiet and the staff were very pleasant and helpful. We discovered that we were charged again on checkout so were in contact with the hotel but our repeated emails were ignored. To be fair, this was during the chaos of the rising pandemic when things were changing rapidly; however, we finally had to dispute the charge with our credit card company in order to get our money back with no response whatsoever from the hotel over several weeks. I would say that this is a good place to stay, convenient to the airport with friendly, caring staff, but service may not be reliable and keep an eye on your billing.
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Date of stay: March 2020
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. During this time, it was chaotic and I apologize for the inconvenience this has caused. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Sachitha Wickranaarachchi wrote a review Feb 2020
Doha, Qatar
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was amazing stay in Airport Gateway Motor lodge and space, facilities provided exceeds our expectations. All staff members are very friendly and helpful. The hotel location is very closed to the airport and We were very comfortable staying in Airport Gateway Motor Lodge.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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AECPJ wrote a review Jan 2020
Corowa, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
I can’t recommend this motel highly enough. After a late flight we contacted the shuttle service at about 1am for our transfer. Simon was our very cheerful, friendly and well organised driver and transported us and another couple of families to the motel. Our 2 room budget suite was spacious enough, if a little tired, with comfortable beds and everything else we could need for our stopover. Room service was able to provide us with a couple of ( slightly dear) but delicious pizzas at 2am and these were apparently prepared and delivered by our driver with the same friendly cheerfulness we had experienced earlier. When we checked out the following morning we requested transfer to our car hire and this was agreed to by our (different) driver in a similar friendly manner.
This motel was a lovely welcome to NZ and if we are fortunate enough to visit again we won’t hesitate to rebook.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Maria S wrote a review Aug 2021
Palmerston North, New Zealand
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very convenient pick up and drop off service from Christchurch airport. We arrived before normal check in time due to our flights thinking we would be able to store our luggage and continue with our day until our room was available. We were pleased to find a room was already available so we were checked in and settled early at no extra cost. Room was tidy and clean. No complaints and would stay again
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Date of stay: August 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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James wrote a review Jan 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
The room was great in appearance, and was attractively designed. Good quality bed. Very clean, although a couple of essential items were missing (ironing board cover and coffee plunger mesh filter).

Staff lacked customer focus on a very chilly day for a customer with a room with a heat pump that would not heat. The motel was pretty quiet that day, so there was no excuse. There was certainly no excuse for their attempts to influence me to accept the situation instead of providing a solution.

Beware: I was advised by the motel staff that their HVAC is configured to not heat in summer or cool in winter, regardless of what the weather is doing. I don't know whether this was true, or simply another mischievous attempt to get me to accept the situation. Either way, you've been warned.
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Date of stay: January 2020
3.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled on business
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. What a wonderful tale you weave, heat pumps are controlled by the user, I am sure the porter would have resolved the issue of the ironing cover and a new coffee plunger straight away. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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E Badd wrote a review Jan 2020
Cotswolds, United Kingdom
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Shuttle from airport was quick and easy to arrange, although staff member was a little 'stand-off ish'. We arrived too early to check-in but helpful staff member behind desk securely stored our bags and talked us through options to do while we waited (bus to get into centre of Christchurch).

We were upgraded to a 'business wing' apartment which gave us a big spacious clean room, with good amenities and clean shower/bath. Wifi worked well, fast and reliable. Best wifi we had in accommodation in the South Island. Good nice sleep in King size bed with bedding/pillow options. Plenty of space for parking.

Did not take up option for food in either evening or morning. Laundry was convenient, with washing powder provided. Cheapest we used on the South Island.
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Date of stay: December 2019
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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C v wrote a review Jan 2020
Purmerend, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Stayed one night in this motel and found the motel spottlessly clean , very comfortable accommodation, tastefukky furnished, where you really feel comfortable and pleasant.
All in all great place to stay, very nice staff, both at the reception, breakfast room and the lady driver taking me to the airport. Would certainly stay here again
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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rpOreNZ wrote a review Jan 2020
Auckland Central, New Zealand
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nice location, quite near the airport. We were picked up from the airport by a friendly shuttle driver. Checking in was a breeze. Room was as expected.

The downside was that we were told by the shuttle driver that shuttle service to pick up our rented car near the airport the next morning was free, but the receptionist said it will cost $20 - take it or leave it! We took Uber instead and cost us only $8!

Anyway, will definitely stay here again!
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Date of stay: December 2019
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 24 Jul 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Phil N Robbie M wrote a review Apr 2023
Toowoomba, Australia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Air New Zealand bumped us to a flight that arrived CHC Sunday morning at 00:30, unimpressed, but we had to deal with it. Rang the motel courtesy shuttle & Tash was at CHC International Airport in a few minutes, very happy lass, despite the local hour, dropped all on board to our various rooms and brought some milk once she had all dropped pax off at a little after 2am! The 'room' was a great surprise, it was actually a little apartment with open plan lounge / dining / (full) kitchen with separate hallway with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. No claustrophobia here! Spitfire Square shopping centre close by, walked there in the rain and caught cab back with grocery shopping. Plenty of room to re-organise all luggage after the BS of Customs / Airline requirements. Made a relaxing & welcome start to our NZ holiday. Only negative (hence Very Good and not Excellent rating, sorry) is that the Continental breakfasts we had ordered the week before were not in our room as promised and had to wait until office hours Sunday before we could eat as nothing in room.
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Date of stay: March 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ensure you have some food with you if you have to arrive late /outside hours
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Response from John Lankshear, Owner at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Responded 19 Jun 2023
Thank you for choosing to stay at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge. There is always a porter available to help guests with luggage and requirements during your stay. Airport Gateway offer guests a free shuttle service 24 hours for drop off and pick up from Christchurch Airport. There is a onsite restaurant offering quality dining including breakfast lunch and dinner. Room Service is available for late arrivals. Airport Gateway Motor Lodge is a friendly family operated business delivering best practice service to all guests. Enjoy the rest of your travels.
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Answer from Julie M
Melbourne, Australia50 contributions21 helpful votes
Review was 2017 .. message them can't remember
Answer from 289PossumDunedin
Dunedin, New Zealand31 contributions25 helpful votes
Best to contact the property direct as I dont work there
Answer from Muzzerg
Wanaka, New Zealand35 contributions3 helpful votes
Sorry your will need to contact them
Christina T asked a question May 2016
Is your security 24/7?
Answer from Marg22
Ashburton, New Zealand305 contributions86 helpful votes
We have stayed at Gateway and left our car many times over the past few years and never had a problem. It is in a very safe part of town.
Answer from Lois D
Te Anau, null, New Zealand47 contributions14 helpful votes
Very close to the airport. About 5 mins using the shuttle - book the night before. They have a restaurant that has a breakfast menu - opens early but can't recall exactly what time. Think McDonalds could be further than the airport.
GeordieKiwi wrote a tip May 2024
70 contributions22 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Seriously consider the park and ride offer- its value for money"
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Sh0na55 wrote a tip May 2024
Invercargill, New Zealand7 contributions3 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Friendly restaurant staff"
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Tourist13914750407 wrote a tip Apr 2024
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Old, out dated rooms. Not worth the money they are charging. Plenty of newer, cheaper & cleaner options available in the area."
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Terry G wrote a tip Mar 2024
Melbourne, Australia57 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"There's no food available after hours and nothing in the vicinity."
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Phil N Robbie M wrote a tip Apr 2023
Toowoomba, Australia92 contributions23 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Ensure you have some food with you if you have to arrive late /outside hours"
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PRICE RANGE
S$109 - S$148 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
72
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Frequently Asked Questions about Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
What are some of the property amenities at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and barbeque facilities during their stay.
Is parking available at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
Does Airport Gateway Motor Lodge have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Airport Gateway Motor Lodge offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Does Airport Gateway Motor Lodge have airport transportation?
Yes, Airport Gateway Motor Lodge offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Airport Gateway Motor Lodge offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Is Airport Gateway Motor Lodge accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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