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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #1 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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Box Elder, South Dakota
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24 reviews
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“Wonderful room, friendly staff.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2014

We had an excellent stay here. Managers, Pat and Bill, were warm and friendly and quite humorous. They made us feel like long-time friends. The airport shuttle picked us up promptly, our room was ready early (we really appreciated that!) and the room had everything you could possibly need for a comfortable stay. We were especially impressed with how thoroughly the kitchen was stocked. They even provided different types of coffee and tea and both skim and whole milk in the fridge. WOW!

We were also impressed that they had a complimentary washing machine and dryer on site.

Since we had no transportation (we were picking up a camper van the next day) we were able to order take-out from a nearby Thai restaurant and they delivered to our door. The menus of the nearby restaurants were in a book in the room. Very handy.

This is a boutique motel with a warm, friendly atmosphere and terrific service. They do what so many places can't seem to figure out - provide MORE than you expect!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Heather D, Owner at Airport Palms Motel, responded to this review, 12 February 2014
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Pinedale, wy
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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Oxford, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014 via mobile

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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Blue Mountains NSW
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 review, 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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Knighton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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London
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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
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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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