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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #1 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We chose the Airport Palms due to its proximity to the airport for an early morning departure. Room was very clean, well appointed, large spa bath, kitchenette and free use of a washer and drier. Paid $5 for 24 hour wifi. Friendly, helpful staff. Reasonable rates.

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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

Booked the Airport Palms following reviews on here and were really pleased with what we found. This was a first venture into the motels of New Zealand and have decided they are one of the best forms of accommodation to go for. Given the reasonable price for such close proximity to the airport, we were rather dubious about what we would find, but our room was perfect - clean and modern, with a very comfy bed. Prior to arrival we'd had a few questions, and our hosts had been great at responding. As we arrived on such a late flight and were only staying one night, we only found out when we got to our room that we could have booked breakfast and a late check out (maybe we had missed it in the pre-arrived info) by which time it was too late, but that would be my only criticism of what was a great place to stay.

Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 February 2014

We stayed at the Airport Palms for only one night after a family visit to Christchurch. Our plane was due to depart very early in the morning so the location was ideal for us. We were warmly welcomed and a taxi was booked for us as the motel's shuttle bus operates only during certain hours. The room was spacious, well-equipped and comfortable. Even though we didn't use the kitchenette it is an ideal feature as it enables guests to prepare their own meals if desired. The taxi was waiting at the appointed hour anf the fare was reasonable.

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Heather D, Owner at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2014

Thank you for your nice review. Pleased to hear you were happy with your stay at Airport Palms.
Hope you enjoyed your stay in New Zealand.

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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 reviewResponded 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 reviewResponded 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 reviewResponded 8 February 2014

Thank you for your lovely review. We would love to have you stay in the future.

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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 reviewResponded 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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Additional Information about 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
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Ranked #1 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range: £78 - £101 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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