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Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
Ranked #4 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
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Port Townsend, Washington
Level 5 Contributor
88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
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“Yet another trip to New Zealand”
Reviewed 12 October 2013

Despite it being kick-off season for Ant-artica - meaning all the American, Kiwi, teams etc were staying at the hotel - so it was full - prior to departing to ant-artica for the summer research season, the service was good, and relatively prompt. The room - in the new wing - was large, comfortable, and the linens were first class.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Christchurch is suffering from a hotel/motel room shortage, and the owners of these establishments are not afraid to charge what they like. So choosing something convenient with prices that don't remind you of the Hotel Cipriani in Venice is easier said than done!

This place is perfect for airport lay overs. Its been refurbished and the staff are excellent. Affordable too!

I literally walked to the reception, gave my ID and took the key in under a minute!

Big, though basic room. Quiet but not so comfy.

Good restaurant.

I would stay there again.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Singapore, Singapore
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32 reviews
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Reviewed 1 October 2013

We stayed there for only one night. We stayed in premier room in rimu wing. the room was quite squeezy and small. the view is completely blocked by trees which gives a smaller feel to the room. we only ordered lunch for in room dining and i must say that the food is extremely horrible. worst pasta and rice i ever had! the bath tub seemed not very clean. not value for money. the hotel is just very near to the christchurch airport and they have complimentary shuttle 24/7. that was the only plus point. nothing else was that great.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, 3 October 2013
Dear zeroLoose,

Thank you for posting your online review of your recent stay.

I apologise that you found your room rather dark as a result of the trees in our garden, the garden is due for a spring trim and I will ensure that our landscaping team are aware of your feedback.

All of our rooms are a minimum of 30 Square metres and for those guests who require more space we have a number of suites available.

I apologise that your room service lunch did not meet your expectations, our Kitchen team work hard to produce quality meals and this would appear to be an uncharacteristic slip in that quality.

I do hope that we get an opportunity to welcome you back to the hotel and that we may have an opportunity to redeem ourselves.

Kind regards,

Michael Jane
Rooms Division Manager
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Taupo, New Zealand
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Stayed here for a small function and had an amazing stay. The service, front office, restaurant, porter etc was really, really good and the room was incredible! Huge comfy bed, big bathroom, very smart. Had 3 meals here also and especially the dinner was so yummy!
Thanks to all the staff, they were all very welcoming.

Room Tip: Business Suite was perfect.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 29 September 2013

Location is perfect with 24 hour free shuttle to/from airport. Service at the front desk, in the bar/restaurant and from the shuttle drivers was excellent. We enjoyed complimentary WiFi in the bar area. Pool was indoor and ideal on a cool, wet evening. We stayed for three nights......complimentary bus tickets took us into downtown Christchurch. Not much in the way of food close by, so ate at their restaurant ....every meal was perfect. We discovered it is a family owned hotel/conference center. it is ideal in every way.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, 29 September 2013
Dear cyoung95
Thank you for your review. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us and were able to take advantage of some of our leisure facilities.
We have offered the complimentary bus ticket for a number of years as a way of bringing the city centre "closer to the hotel".
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel.
KInd regards,
Michael Jane
Rooms Division Manager
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Level 5 Contributor
80 reviews
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

This was my first stay at this property in Christchurch since my ‘usual’ place is no longer around after the earth quake, and I have to say I will be back!

The staff on check-in were extremely friendly and welcoming, I was in a Business Level room in the new wing, and the rooms were of a good standard, rooms were clean, big, well lit, and bathrooms were great. Ample parking if you have a car.

Checkout was efficient and a free shuttle to the airport terminal was convenient and again staff were only too happy to help.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, 29 September 2013
Dear VoyageReport,
Thank you for choosing to stay with us. It is unfortunate that so many hotels were forced to close as a result of the Christchurch Earthquakes, however we are pleased that the Commodore has been able to offer you an experience that meets you needs in Christchurch.
We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel on your future visits to Christchurch.
Kind regards,
Michael Jane
Rooms Division Manager
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Auckland
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Reviewed 27 September 2013

Unfortunately, we only stayed a day and one night at the hotel.

It was excellent.

We were collected by the hotel shuttle from the airport - complimentary service.

Our room was luxurious and well stocked with drinks & nibbles. The television was a large screen and we could get every channel. The bed was like sleeping on a floating cloud.

We had a lovely rural view on to a paddock complete with horses.

Although we had rested in our bed in the afternoon, when we came back from dinner in the evening, the bed had been re-made and turned down.

We met friends for dinner in the restaurant downstairs. The staff were friendly and very helpful with the menu and drinks.

The food was 'out of this world' delicious and our guests really enjoyed themselves.

It was a very happy and excellent stay.

Although it was my first visit to the hotel, my husband has stayed here several times previously.We will be staying here again in November and for much longer than our short stay last week-end.

Staff , restaurant , efficiency, friendliness and helpfulness = 200%

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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michaeljane, Front Office Manager at Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch, responded to this review, 29 September 2013
Dear pacificflower.
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed the rural outlook from your room. Being on the upper floors of the hotel, our Business Level rooms offer specatular views over the canterbury plains to the southern alps. The complimentary evening turndown service is exclusively available to our guests staying on the Business Level.
I will ensure that your comments about the restaurant food and service are passed onto our food and beverage team.
Kind regards,
Michael Jane
Rooms Division Manager
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Property: Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
Address: 449 Memorial Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch 4.5*
Number of rooms: 157
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on Christchurch's Memorial Avenue, The Commodore is just minutes away from the Christchurch International Airport and ten minutes into the centre of Christchurch. With an idyllic setting featuring award-winning native New Zealand gardens on seven acres of land, you can be assured of a tranquil stay.The hotel features 157 guest rooms, conference facilities, and extensive free parking. Our 'resort style' leisure facilities include an indoor swimming pool, spa, sauna and gymnasium. ... more   less 
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