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“Great place!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Airport Palms Motel

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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #3 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Aachen, Germany
1 review
“Great place!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

Very modern rooms and very friendly staff. There's a free and very fast pickup service from the airport and it was one of the few places in NZ that had working Wi-fi. It's close to the airport and therefore there isn't much choice in terms of restaurants and shops nearby. If you're there by car this shouldn't be a problem though.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed for two nights before returning to Australia. Spent the day in between exploring Lyttelton, the peninsula, and Akaroa (absolutely beautiful day out -must do! ). The next morning we left at 5am to the airport so this motel was a perfect location.

We had a one bedroom unit on the first floor which was good, clean and functional. The managers here are lovely. The noise is a bit of an issue during the day but at night we didn't here much. We would stay again.

Stayed December 2013, travelled on business
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Brisbane, Australia
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55 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

This neat and modern motel is literally five minutes away from the international airport. It was easy to find and there was a warm welcome. There were several eateries nearby, a couple of which we used, even though our two bed roomed unit had a workable kitchen and dining area. It was clean, modern and a great stepping off point after a long flight.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Montreal
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135 reviews
48 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2013

My wife and I ended our New Zealand journey with a stay at the Airport Palms Motel since we were flying home from Christchurch the following day. One of the real appeals to this place is the complimentary shuttle service to and from the airport. The room we were in had plenty of room, ensuite bathroom, and a little kitchen area too and was very clean.

My only issue with this place was the lack of free wifi. You get thirty minutes for free and then if you need more time, you have to pay. In this day and age, who charges for wifi anymore? Particularly when you're located near the airport, odds are the majority of guests have flights to catch and being able to check flight statuses and get updates is important. I think for the amount you pay to stay here, that should definitely be included.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Scallywag81
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Mumbai
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Since my flight landed after midnight, the manager kept the keys in a Lock Box outside the reception and mailed me the Code for getting the keys. That really helped.
The room was very clean, tidy, spacious enough, facility-wise complete and noise free. We had a very sound sleep till morning.
Since we came late night, the manager allowed us a half hour extended check-out without any hassle.
To summarize, excellent hotel, well located near the airport.
Will highly recommend.

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Timaru
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2013

Very happy with the room. Wasn't there for long - early flight to Melbourne - but the facilities were fine for my needs. Great to have a carpark right outside the room and there was little or no noise from the street or vicinity.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled solo
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2013

My wife and I have stayed at the Airport Palms several times. We return as it is very convenient, is so very quiet and the rooms are just excellent and clean. Lynn Watson and her very competent team are very welcoming and make the stay a joy. We will return again when next in Christchurch as we find the Airport Palms the perfect motel for all our needs. Thanks Lynn our December visit was great - we will be back in April. Robert

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Airport Palms Motel
Address: 56 Roydvale Avenue | Burnside, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Airport Palms Motel 4.5*
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Opened November 2011, Airport Palms Motel offers 22 tastefully decorated and comfortable units as well as friendly and helpful staff. Only 3 minutes drive from Christchurch International Airport, with a wide range of attractions and facilities close by. ... more   less 
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