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Aarburg Airport Motel
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Aarburg Airport Motel
Ranked #114 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Palmerston North, New Zealand
1 review
“Cold rooms”
Reviewed 8 August 2011

Heating not good enough for NZ winters. No heater in the bathroom. Rooms very dated. Blown light bulbs not replaced. General below standard for the price. Staff not particularly helpful.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with friends
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Sydney
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Reviewed 12 July 2011

We booked here for our last night in New Zealand as we had to be at airport at 4am. For the price we could have done much better elsewhere. Owners were friendly but room was very dated. It did have kitchen facilities which we made use of but the bathroom was awkwardly set out and the rooms did not have adequate heating. Only one radiator was provided but did little to heat the rooms. It was handy to the airport but next time I will stay elsewhere.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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new zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2011

Our unit was adequate for a one night stay.
The bed was soft and the 100 watt heater was inadequate for heating the concrete block construction.
The kitchen was reasonable and the shower had plenty of hot water..

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
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Aurora, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2011

After taking the Tranz Scenic train ride from Greymouth to Christchurch we were ready to call it a day and we had a room booked at the Aarburg Airport Motel. When we arrived via shuttle (Canterbury Shuttles - great service) at the motel, we apparently interrupted dinner and were not warmly welcomed. The room was average and in need of renovation. We did not have a car and did not have many options for dinner close by so we ordered pizza delivery (Hell Pizza), which was delicious. We were picked up the next morning by Canterbury Shuttle and transported to the airport for an early morning flight. Hotel was close to the airport but no transportation provided at the time we needed.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Brisbane, Australia
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53 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2011

This "hard to find on the net" hotel is a little gem. Oldstyle, but groundfloor, comfortable, clean units. We only stayed the one night at the end of our short NZ tour but the owners were helpful and friendly.
Only problem was that they offer free airport drop-off, but it would appear that as we were leaving 10 mins earlier than their stated start time, we were not eligible...... Still, it onlly cost $11 as the hotel is so close to the airport.
I would stay here again though, if I needed to be close to the airport for a quick getaway :-)

  • Stayed March 2011, travelled with family
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Te Anau
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 August 2010

We stayed overnight at this motel, both on the night before departing for Australia and on the night of our return. The owners were very friendly and helpful on our arrival and were happy to store our car free of charge for the duration of our holiday. They also a free courtesy coach to and from the airport between the hours of 7.00am and 9.00pm.
The room was warm and inviting, but we would have appreciated a heater in the bathroom. On our return visit we were arriving at midnight and the owners had the room heaters on, the electric blankets on and a welcom note accompanying our key at the pick-up point.
These motels are not the most modern in the street, but they are clean and warm, and the owners are very obliging.

  • Stayed July 2010, travelled as a couple
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Toronto
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 February 2010

I booked after picking up a flyer at the Tourist Information office.
The booking was for a queen bed for one night.
When we arrived we were given a double room because someone wanting a queen bed for 4 nights had dropped in and we were bounced without being asked and only found out about the double bed after we had paid. Our schedule gave us limited opportunity to go elsewhere.
The landlady was rude about her guests including us although she was unaware we I was present. The landlord closed off part of the apartment leaving nowhere to hang clothes and I had to call him to get this opened plus provide shampoo which wasn't there either.
All in all a very poor experience and I would recommend giving this place a miss.

Stayed February 2010
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Property: Aarburg Airport Motel
Address: 94-98 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
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Kitchenette Airport Transportation
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Ranked #114 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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Number of rooms: 7
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