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CentrePoint on Colombo Motel
Ranked #5 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Fareham, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
435 reviews
59 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
“First rate”
Reviewed 15 February 2014

We started our 5 week visit to NZ here and were not disappointed. After a long journey the team here were just excellent. They provided lots of local information as well as help/ direction as to what to do and see in the time we had in Chch. The room was spotlessly clean, of good size and very comfortable. TV and wifi worked well, as well as the good value laundry facilities. Well done for a smooth and hassle free stay - thoroughly deserving of its high marks.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Hello Ian B and thanks for staying with us for those first 2 nights of your NZ holiday! Also great to see you were not disappointed. Yes!! The team here, right here are excellent! Well, we are as excellent as we can be and its great to see you made the most of our style of hospitality. Thanks for the review enjoy your holiday in NZ, yes, enjoy that 5 weeks!
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Totland Bay, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 February 2014

Stayed here at the start and end of our NZ holiday. Experienced two different classes of accommodation and found both to be of a high standard.
The rooms are a generous size with adequate storage and either leather chairs or a settee which allowed proper relaxation in these quiet rooms. Rooms have a kitchenette with crocks and utensils that were without blemish.
Appreciated the toiletries made from natural ingredients (not chemical soap) and the general commitment to operating a green and sustainable business.
Hosts extremely helpful and knowledgeable which contributed significantly to our stay.
Highly Recommended

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Hello PeterRainman and thanks for the review after staying with us!! Thanks for staying twice, at the start and end of your holiday and thanks for reviewing ...us! The deluxe rooms have leather recliners or settees while the standard rooms just have tub chairs. Our kitchenettes have the microwave, jug and toaster and that is all, as you have so mentioned. Thanks for acknowledging our eco initiatives and that our style of hospitality contributed significantly to your stay in Christchurch!!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2014

You won't be sorry to stay at CentrePoint, lovely people and they think of everything!.
We booked way ahead and when we arrived we had been given an upgrade, wow,. Many thanks. it was a big 2 floor suite with upstairs bedroom. the whole suite was very spacious and spottlesy clean throughout, with all the comforts we needed and a few more.
TV in lounge and upstairs, so you won't miss a thing.

It is well located, but poor Christchurch is a shadow of it's former self, it is such a shame, still an interesting visit. We only stayed one night, but you could live here, it was bigger than our little bungalow at home, really.

Room Tip: I would think they would all be good, but it is on 2 levels, so some people may need/want a ground f...
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
The first sentence sums up how we aim our hospitality, Thank you for that wonderful compliment Baconbuttie - and what a great nickname! The free upgrade, great to see you could enjoy it and thanks for teaching us the real meaning of bungalow! Christchurch is battered after the quakes but it is still a place to come, visit and stay as you have attested to. Thanks for the review.
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 14 February 2014

The motel was in an excellent position for seeing central Christchurch or should we say what is left of Christchurch after the 2011 earthquake. The proprietor and his wife were extremely helpful with regard what there was to see and what was the best place to visit for more information on what Christchurch went through, what it is going through and what is their vision for the future. The proprietor was only too pleased to fill us in on their own experience and how the face of their neighbourhood has changed. They were only too happy to book any outside service anyone wanted which was done very efficiently. Each unit was well appointed, clean and spacious. It was just the little things that made the motel ambience good.

Room Tip: Room 3 looked tucked away but I am sure it was just as good as the rest of them. The motel was on 2...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this review, 19 February 2014
Hello Rose D and thank you for the review in which you mentioned that we were in a great place to see the city - yes we are close to the city centre! The proprietor is myself, Jeff and my wife is Naomi and we are glad you took the time to talk to us and see what Christchurch was all about after the quakes. Great to see you liked our style of hospitality, yes it is the little things that count!
You have mentioned room 3 which was not in service due to a delayed quake repair issue when you stayed with us but yes it is quietly tucked away in the corner and is its own little area of magic!
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

These people know their stuff! I stayed for business as well as having a bit of spare time and the owner's knowledge in both areas was fantastic.

The room was great, the complimentary cookie amazing and their efforts to run their business in a green, sustainable to be applauded.

I encourage those reading this review to choose centrepoint. I will be telling my colleagues to do so.

  • Stayed February 2014
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Hi jleeramp and thanks for staying with us while in Christchurch for work and a bit of spare time. Thanks for recognizing our green policies - we believe in doing what we can. Thanks for encouraging your work colleagues to visit us while in Christchurch. A recommendation is very much appreciated!
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Kettering
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

We stayed at this motel in 2009 before the devastating earth quakes at a time when Christchurch was truly the Gem of the South Island. Colombo street was so alive and the city was the place to be. Nature played a cruel hand to the good people of CHC, and my wife and I very much wanted to return, not to gloat, but to see first hand what the people were doing to fight back and rebuild their city. We stayed for 2 nights (16th - 18th January 2014). Colombo street suffered greatly as a result of the quakes and was almost unrecognizable from it's former glory. However, you could see that the recovery was well under way and I was reassured that CHC will again become the jewel of Canterbury. It will take time, many years I fear, but it will happen. It will happen through the strength and resilience of people like Jeff and Naomi typical of the people I met on this visit. CentrePoint on Colombo Motel still has the same high standard experienced from our previous visit. Wonderfully clean and providing all the facilities you need for a over night stay or longer.(you should consider a longer stay)! I recognise that maintaining this high standard with all that has happened could not have been easy and yet these fine people have done it and retained their own very high standards, providing high quality facilities to visitors of Christchurch. Jeff and Naomi have repeatably been praised in reviews for being able to "bend over backwards" in the interests of their clients. This is true in every respect. The web site of this motel should be visited by any one considering a stay at this motel. Very informative about the current situation, progress regarding the rebuild and a honest appraisal of the facts. Jeff even gave bang up to date information of how to get to the motel when road works in Colombo Street commenced nearby. Now that is service. It is unlikely that we will be able to return to NZ but if we do, CentrePoint on Colombo will be top of the list for a revisit to CHC. We wish you all the best for the future, you deserve a break. (Sorry about the Safe)?

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Hi JayKayKettering and thanks for the long review after revisiting Christchurch and staying with us again after 4 years. Yes, the city has changed but we decided that we weren't gonna let the quakes batter us as much as they did the city. We've tried to provide our style of hospitality to our guests at the same or even a higher level than before the quakes. It is a challenge doing this with the ongoing issues that crop up due to the effects of the quake but we are battling thru! Thanks for you understanding, your support and for coming back to see us!
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Melbourne, Australia
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289 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2014

Stayed here recently and received top service from host who is a great ambassdor for Christchurch- very knowledgeable and helpful to ensure your holiday experience is the best it can be. The Motel style is a little old but is clean tidy, and has good facilities. The bed is a bit hard but that is purely a personal taste. The location is fantastic - walking distance to everything in town and car parking no issue. Recommend.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank annetr48
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Centrepoint1, Owner at CentrePoint on Colombo Motel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Hi Annetr48 and thanks for the review. Thanks for the accolades re being a great ambassador for Christchurch. We believe that we should help people learn and understand about our city as much as possible. Yes, it is a matter of personal taste, and I am the kind who likes a very firm bed. It could be said that our beds are of the harder variety and we are happy with that as we receive oodles of accolades about them. Great to see you loved the location and closeness to town. Sorry but I cannot really comment on the "older" comment cos I'm not really sure what you are referring to but just to say that its not a comment we get that often.... if at all.
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Property: 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 Luxury Hotel in Christchurch
#5 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#8 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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