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CentrePoint on Colombo Motel
Ranked #6 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 4 July 2012

If you are looking for a very comfortable, quiet, relaxing , spacious, central , modern , clean and welcoming place to stay in Central Christchurch....look no further!! Seriously, lots of Motels claim to have it all but CentrePoint on Colombo really is exactly as described. Jeff goes out of his way to help in every way he can, including making sure the room is warm and your electric blanket is turned on . Thanks Jeff, you made our trip to Christchurch really memorable....we will definately stay with you again !!

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  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 27 July 2012

Hi there Debbie B and thanks for staying with us while in Christchurch and thanks for the review. Thanks for all the wonderful adjectives you've used here and its great to see you made use of and enjoy our style of service. Glad we helped to make your visit to Christchurch a memorable one - hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 30 June 2012

Before the earthquake I imagine this would have been the perfect place to stay. The rooms are spacious, clean and well-appointed, the staff are very friendly and helpful, and it's a nice and comfortable place to relax. However since the city centre is now closed, there are quite limited eating and shopping options and the remaining tourist sites are now not close by with the exception of the container mall and the botanic gardens. Overall I'd stay here if I was doing something in the area (family, business, etc), but otherwise I'd look elsewhere if I'm a tourist.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Hello dlanods and thanks for the review
Thank you for complimenting our motel – the spacious, clean and well appointed rooms, the friendly and helpful staff and that we are a nice and comfortable place to relax. We are glad that you were more than happy with that aspect of your stay. These are things we can control so we are glad to see you are happy with them.
The effects of the quakes is largely beyond our control but we take steps including providing an interactive guide to all guests to show what is available close to the motel.
It is true that while some of the centre of Christchurch is still closed, and there are not as many restaurants as before the quakes, our position still offers positive benefits for all visitors to Christchurch.
We are still one of the very few accommodation options in Christchurch where you can easily walk to the accessible central city area including the Container Mall, Botannical Gardens and the Canterbury Museum that re-opens 2 July. If time in Christchurch is limited and you want to see the central area – including the havoc the quakes have wrought - then we are still a very viable option.
While we do not have as many restaurants as before the quake, we do have 19 food options (fish ‘n chips to fine dining) within a 1km radius and many more just outside this.
Our current situation also means that we are very quiet at night, which may explain the 5 stars for Sleep Quality – that’s a relief cos in a way sleep is what we sell! The other great things about this location is that it is easily accessible to all parts of Christchurch and is not affected by the congestion other parts of Christchurch can be.
While things are not the same as before the quakes we still offer an accommodation option satisfying to many people.

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Reviewed 29 June 2012

I am not sure if this really is THE best place in christchurch to stay, but it is a decent motel. All rooms are well appointed and everything works. there are some great little touches like shampoo bottles that are contain decent shampoo and even tho not huge the baths do have a 'spa function' Owner is great- loved his sense of humor and he knows what he is doing. Lastly - no free internet but being charged $5 is fine (unlike big chains which can charge $30 +) Best thing was it is centrally located, away from Bealey ave and quiet

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled on business
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Thank craigsmithdc
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Hello Graigsmithdc and thanks for reviewing us. We've never claimed to be and we do not think that we are “THE best place in Christchurch to stay” (but we do not mind others saying so) but the total package that we offer, and you were able to experience it – makes us a truly desirable option for some. We must be – you came to stay with us!! We do concentrate on the little things that may make a stay memorable, one of which is my (Jeff's) sense of humour (some may disagree, I know but….) and that yes, I do know what I am doing!! Thank you oh so much for the most wonderful compliment!!! (makes me smile) Our internet is not free, but it utilises the quality Vistagate system, is both cabled and wireless, is unlimited over 24hrs and we do not throttle back the speed. Hence we have no hesitation in asking users (many guests still do not use the internet) for $5 to cover the costs involved. Great to see you found the central location the best thing, provides a contrasting view to the review before after yours……..

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Reviewed 17 June 2012

We reached the motel on our first day of our trip. Jeff and his wife were really friendly and service oriented. They provided us with useful maps with restaurants, shopping areas, and pubs all marked out. We were then brought to our first room which came with microwave, blanket warmer, small nice dinning table. My fiance was clearly delighted with the service and the nice condition of the room (although the blind in the first room could not be completely closed).

On the last day of our trip, we came back again. Upon knowing that we have just been engaged, Jeff gave us a really good surprise by upgrading us to a really nice room. We know that this is an exceptional arrangement and really appreciated the nice gesture.

*Jeff, thanks again!

This motel is located close to the red zone and botanical garden, and thus it will be easy for one to make a visit to these areas. But do seriously take Jeff's suggestions with regards to eating places and pubs. Else, if you do go on the wrong areas (like we did), it will take you a really long walk before you hit the malls that are still open after 6pm.

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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank juzzbe
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Hello juzzbe and many thanks for the review after staying with us both at the start and end of your holiday. Great to hear you were happy with both of your rooms including the free upgrade. (not sure about the curtain, maybe you didn't tug the drawcord enough and if others are ever worried please ask us cos they do indeed shut!) Also great to hear you appreciated our personal service and guide to the area around us. Thanks for making the point that guests need to get the info pack we provide so that they can fully enjoy the central city area. Great suggestion!! We wish you many happy years together and are happy & proud that we were able to be a small part of such a special time in your lives!!

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Reviewed 17 June 2012

Jeff, thank you for your hospitality. Our holiday started off to a bad start but ended up ok. A very nice,comfy place and central to the city.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank PennyAnn50
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2012

Hello PennyAnn50 and thank you for reviewing our accomodation option after staying with us. I will take the liberty of expanding on your review because there is a chance that some readers may think that the "bad start to the holiday" comment may relate to our motel or service.
The "bad start to the holiday" refers to Penny Ann50 losing a personal item while out for dinner at a restaurant about 10 minutes walk from here. This resulted in them having to staying with us an extra night while things were sorted out and they could continue their holiday.
We are glad you found our motel to be a comfortable place for your extended stay in central Christchurch.

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Reviewed 15 June 2012

Three fabulous nights in fresh and clean room.
Jeff is a rock star...
Strongly recommended

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Thank duygUgur
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Many thanks for the review duygUgur - 3 great sentences. Thank you for liking our rooms, me (Jeff - not really a rock star), and for saying we are strongly reccommended. Thanks for syaing that in your opinion, we are the Best Accommodation in Christchurch!

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Reviewed 30 May 2012

Clean, fresh and friendly
For when I changed my booking Jeff was very accommodating and was very friendly on arrival. You don't get this good a service every day.
Thank and see you soon.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled on business
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Thank Charles H
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Management response:Responded 1 July 2012

Thank you for the review Charles H. Greta to see that you found out motel to be what you were looking for and that you did enjoy our level of service. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Additional Information about CentrePoint on Colombo Motel

Address: 859 Colombo Street, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Christchurch
#4 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#5 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#6 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#9 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: £73 - £106 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — CentrePoint on Colombo Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
CentrePoint on Colombo Motel is Qualmark 4-Star Plus accommodation with modern facilities, a wide range of services, relaxed quiet atmosphere and free car parking, all in the heart of Christchurch. You will be only 5 mins. (450m) walk to Southern Cross Hospital and the Casino and 15 minutes walk to the "Re:Start" Container Mall - the new centre of Christchurch, and 20 minutes walk to the Botannical Gardens. ... more   less 
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