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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #1 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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Knighton, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
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“Excellent motel”
Reviewed 6 February 2014

Very welcoming manager and clean well looked after facilities. Thoroughly recommended. Close to airport with minibus for transfers. Some rooms close to the road which could be noisy but did not disturb sleep

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Heather D, Owner at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Thanks for your kind words. Pleased you enjoyed your stay.
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Reviewed 3 February 2014

First off, don't make the mistake we made and get a cab at the airport - use Steve's shuttle. The taxi cost $40 to go 5 mins down the road, I'm guessing they added a fee as it was 12.30 at night. The shuttle costs just $24 for two people.

Anyway....the motel was super clean, well equipped and fantastic location close to the airport and car/van rental places.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Heather D, Owner at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
So pleased to hear you found our Motel clean and well equipped .
Yes our location close to the services you required is an advantage in ensuring hassle free travel.
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Reviewed 2 February 2014

The Airport Palms Motel is very close to the airport and therefore a great place to choose for travellers: Very clean and quiet, room in excellent condition and well acquipped, free airport pick up or bringing, breakfast available. We loved it and would book it again!

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Heather D, Owner at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Thank you for your lovely review. We would love to have you stay in the future.
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 1 February 2014

We stayed two separate nights at this motel, once coming in and once going out, as we had a late flight arriving and an early flight departing.
We stayed in a studio room which was small but adequate for one night. The room was spotless, and in excellent condition. The bathroom was a good size, and also spotlessly clean and well-maintained. The room had a kitchenette with a microwave, but lacked hotplates, so you may be limited in what you can cook. The motel itself has no restaurant. They offer a continental breakfast at extra cost if notified before the office closes, but if you are in late, or fancy something more elaborate, the motel across the road has a restaurant open early.
The location of the motel is ideal for the airport, but is slightly off the main road and is therefore quieter. The rooms are double glazed, adding to the quiet, but can get a bit stuffy overnight with the windows closed.
The service was excellent and friendly, with free lifts to and from the airport, and free wifi (we got free wifi wherever we went in NZ - Aussie motels should take notice!) We will definitely stay here again when passing through Chch, but might consider somewhere larger if staying longer.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Heather D, Owner at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Happy to hear you enjoyed your nights at Airport Palms Motel.
Do hope you had a lovely time in New Zealand.
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

We were staying in Christchurch for a wedding and this motel was recommended to us by the bridal couple in their invitation, along with a few others on the same street.
We picked Airport Palms Motel as it was the cheaper option.
The location near the airport was perfect and they offered a free airport pick up service.
The room was very clean and new, the bed was comfortable and the extra towels were great. We stayed for 3 nights and the room was well serviced each day. The unit we were in had a small desk with two chairs, King bed, TV on the wall and a small kitchenette with a microwave and decent amount of glasses. There was an ironing board and iron as well, which was handy when getting ready for the wedding.
The bathroom was a good size and had a big mirror and enough bench space around the sink.
Overall I would recommend this motel to others, the close location to the airport was good and it only took about 10 minutes to drive into town as well. The owners were very helpful and friendly.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ross D, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 30 January 2014
So pleased you enjoyed your stay with us at Airport Palms Motel.
We are happy to hear your expectations were met.
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

We stayed in a 3 bedroom unit, on New Year Eve. The room is very clean and very quiet indeed. Not very spacious but comfortable. It has small kitchen and only one bathroom, but it's OK for a family. Location is close to airport. Good arrangement for late night arrival, easy access to the room key while the reception was close. Room was heated already. Our room was upstairs, a little bit of problems with our luggages when taking them up; but it wasn't a big problem. Easy checkout.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Heather D, Owner at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 8 February 2014
Very pleased you found the service excellent . You mention the three bedroom unit as having one bathroom. We have noted this in the website to ensure guests are aware of what is provided in the unit. While the kitchen takes up a small area, it is fully equipped with a full size fridge, full oven and 4 burner hob, plus range hood, Microwave, and is well equipped with crockery and cutlery for a family of up to 6.
Trust you had a lovely time in Newzealand
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California
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Reviewed 26 January 2014

This motel is among the many motels on this street. There are few restaurants nearby to eat. Not a convenient spot in term of dining, but is close to the airport. The so-called king bed that was advertised by the motel is only a Queen bed. The bathroom is clean. There is a kitchenette with a microwave and some plates. Overall a very basic motel. Do not expect anything else more.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Ross D, Manager at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 28 January 2014
Thank you for your review.
Our beds were purchased as King size in all units ,plus single beds feature in units where there is more than one bedroom.
Studio units should all be equipped with 12 Plates, 4 Coffee cups, 4 Tea Cups and Saucers,4 large Glasses,4 Smaller Glasses, a set of Cutlery for 4 people, Toaster, Electric jug, Microwave, Complimentary Tea, Coffee, and Sugar, Fridge, 42 inch Flat screen TV ,with 7 sky TV Channels, Hi - Speed WiFi available, In Room Heating, Electric Blanket, Iron and Ironing Board, Ipod Station ,A selection of Towels, and complimentary Shampoo ,Moisturiser ,and Soap.
There is a Restaurant available at a Motel just across the street, cafes are situated close by and Avon Head Mall which is approximately 3 minutes drive away, features a Montieths Restaurant.
Avon Head Tavern is approximately 4 minutes drive where well presented meals are available.
Our Information Booklet available in each room also recommends local eating establishments.
We do hope you enjoyed your stay in Newzealand.
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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
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Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #1 of 144 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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