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Airport Palms Motel
Ranked #1 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Sydney, Australia
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38 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Trouble-free transit”
Reviewed 16 April 2014

In this location, it's going to be a hotel for 'one-night stands'! We had one night here before an early flight and it was quite delightful - a spacious room with a well equipped kitchenette. We appreciated the free wifi and the fixed-price taxi which was arranged for us (for a 4:30am start). I am very happy to recommend this as a terrific option in Christchurch. And we really enjoyed the spa, after a wet week walking the Queen Charlotte Track!

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Ettalong Beach, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

This hotel was very comfortable and close to the airport. It did cost us quite a bit ($22) to get a taxi from the airport though. We stayed on both our arrival and departure and because our flights arrived late and left early we could not utilise the free shuttle service that the hotel offers. If I was arriving late again, I would consider an airport hotel with a 24 hr shuttle service from the airport.

Apart from that the bed was very comfortable and the shower had plenty of pressure. It is located in a quiet neighbourhood.

For a great traditional Chinese feed check out the Wok in Cafe a short walk away. It offers traditional Chinese food that is well priced in a simple venue.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Ballina
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

Arrived early and allocated room not available so was upgraded to available room (with spa). Nice modern unit with simple kitchenette. Very clean and well presented with nice touches like a desk to use for limited free wifi. Comfortable bed and very large screen TV. Parking immediately outside unit which was handy as it was raining. Staff provided directions to service station (handy for filling rental cars before dropping off) and there was also a supermarket nearby. A little expensive but probably typical for Christchurch location.

I did not use the provided shuttle bus to the airport. Ideal place to stay when flying in or out. Took me less than 10 minutes to drive to car drop off at 5:30am.

Check rental car drop off locations beforehand if you can. There are a lot of roadworks in the area and it can be a bit confusing.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Perth, Australia
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Reviewed 13 April 2014

we stayed here twice, both 1 night stay during transit. we had a family 1 bdrm unit, nice size and clean. staff was friendly with good suggestions to restaurants and attractions. We had a very early flight and the office helped to arrange a taxi, I think the ride was under $20 incl. a tip. will definitely stay here again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
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ashburton
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

the rooms are modern and fresh and well equip. The rooms are quite small however and our unit did not contain an air-conditioning unit so had to leave the window open. they would be warm in the winter

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Spokane, Washington
1 review
Reviewed 3 April 2014

This served as our base for the beginning and end of our NZ trip. Liked the kitchenette. Rooms very clean. Close to airport but quiet. Restaurants and basic shopping within walking distance. Bus stop very close to sightseeing Christchurch. Hosts were great in providing information.

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Oak Park, IL, United States
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Reviewed 1 April 2014

Our room was clean and adequate. It has heating but no AC that we could find, and our room had a western exposure so it was a bit warm. The staff were very friendly and helpful and it was no problem to check out at the same time we checked in so we could leave at 4:30 am for an early morning flight. A short, easy drive to the airport.

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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
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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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