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Commodore Airport Hotel, Christchurch
Ranked #4 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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“Just lovely ”
Reviewed 14 December 2013 via mobile

I arrived very early hours of the morning after a long flight delay in Sydney . I walked in to be greeted lovely . My room was lovely clean and on the business floor I felt so welcome and it's just lovely service I will use this hotel every time I visit Christchurch really hard to beat

Stayed December 2013
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Kent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 5 December 2013

We only stopped here one night at the end of our three week tour of the South Island and flying out following morning. Hotel has airport shuttle to/ from airport at 10 minutes notice 24/7.
We had a very friendly welcome from reception and we were allocated room 358 in the refurbished section which we had pre requested. We had done this based on reading other reviews.
So glad we did. This room and I presume the others in this section are superb in every detail. Very modern but every detail has been studied and put into the room. Just superb and probably best room we have stayed in during our stay.
Hotel atmosphere again very good and lively in the bar. Food very good choice and value for money.
We would certainly stop here again and although by the airport not far from the city by transport.
I must compliment the hotel and the design staff for their good work and attention. Unfortunately this time we only had a short stay so we did not have the time to use the facilities like the swimming pool, gym, courtyard etc
If you need a hotel in this location don't hesitate book it. A good start or end to a holiday.

Room Tip: We had a superb room in the refurbished section. Room 358. Just superb in every aspect. Very modern...
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 1 December 2013 via mobile

Front desk was personnel and managers around hotel were polite and warm. Great start upon entering the hotel. A free drink voucher at the bar is also provided which is nice .
There's free wifi in the bar and restaurant area as well as a shuttle to the airport .

Rooms are of a good size . Furniture does look a little old but it was clean and presentable . We had a view out into the courtyard which was nice .
Bathroom and amenities definitely need some upgrading. Shower spray was a mere trickle.
It's for for a quick one night sleep before a flight- functional but nothing more .

Gym and heated pool looked inviting although we didn't actually get to try it out .

Definitely convenient stop over and very close to the airport which is a mere 3-4 min drive away.

Stayed November 2013
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Palmerston North, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

We have stayed at this hotel several times and without exception have always had the most wonderful service from the Patterson family and staff. We have stayed in both the older and newly refurbished rooms both were excellent. The hotel has grown in size and can be difficult at times to find your way around but for location, service and amazing staff it can not be beaten. The only criticism I would have would be the Bar and dining area which are really too small for the size of the hotel and are "tired' apparently there are plans for this area to be upgraded, do not let this comment put you off staying here it is a great hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the rooms in the new wing they are fantastic.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

With our flight getting into Christchurch Airport at midnight, and heading out of town the next morning, the CHCCA was a really good choice. Based on one night's observation, it appeared to be a pleasant, relaxed hotel, with good rooms, helpful staff and (most importantly) very close to airport. Sort of had a 70s/80s feel to it, but so does most of NZ. We didn't eat at the r'rant, but lots of others were, and coffee smelt good as we walked passed to checkout. New World supermarket about 2 mins drive away as well, if you need to stock up (our next few night's accomm were self contained, so very handy). Would happily stay there again.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin, United States
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Reviewed 24 November 2013

I'm not one to leave reviews for places, but I had to change hotels to the Sudima Hotel due to a delayed flight and the difference in hotels was notable. The Commodore girls at the front desk and airport shuttle staff were super friendly and helpful, the room was great (except for no A/C, but it was November so no big deal), the complimentary bus shuttle vouchers EXTREMELY appreciated, and all around a great place to stay! The menu was kind of pricey but I used the free shuttle voucher to run to the grocery store and back and stock up on enough food to last through the weekend.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Reviewed 22 November 2013

Introduction
Located about 5 - 10 minutes drive from Christchurch International airport, Copthorne Commodore Hotel in New Zealand is a chalet-esque hotel, with sprawling grounds, fields and trees surrounding it, and styled in wooden and white colours. With a faux stone wall and waterfall out front, this gives Copthorne Commodore Hotel the impression of being a calm and serene place to stay. It also helps that its location is very accessible to several attractions and convienence options around Christchurch.


Ambience
Ambience within Copthorne Commodore Hotel feels natural, with greens, whites and browns complementing each other. Signage is clear, which is essential for the huge layout of the place, and layout is both linear and uncomplicated. Greenery around the hotel lends a touch of atmosphere, as does the well designed Terrace and indoor Swimming Pool. Copthorne Commodore Hotel also functions as the hotel of choice for the Antarctic mission expedition, and photographs of past years missions adorn the walls.


Room
I stayed in the Superior Room at Copthorne Commodore Hotel. Despite the rather small room, they've managed to squeeze both a bathtub and shower in, as well as a small living area and pantry. The room is comfortable though somewhat aging, and there aren't many options on the television. A small balcony adds to the ambience and value, it offers a good view of the surrounding area.


Food
Food at Copthorne Commodore Hotel is limited to dining at Pattersons Restaurant & Bar, which has a limited menu. However, portions are nicely sized and dishes taste good. Ingredients used are fresh, and mostly prepared and served in simple, uncomplicated ways, allowing the natural taste of the ingredients to shine. Pattersons Restaurant & Bar also has a good range of drinks, especially wine.


Service
Service at Copthorne Commodore Hotel is above average, but not outstanding. Staff are friendly and welcoming, with decent product knowledge on the the hotel, and sufficient area knowledge of the surrounding area. The size of Copthorne Commodore Hotel means staff visibility is low, and they will take time to arrive if called. Staff are able to assist efficiently with requests during business meetings, getting requests done quickly.


Facilities & Activities
The facilities at Copthorne Commodore Hotel are average, and while well maintained, also show signs of aging. There are several recreation and sporting options which is great, and they also provide a car rental service. Copthorne Commodore Hotel is located rather close to the city centre, as well as several shopping and entertainment options. A free bus shuttle is provided to some of these places upon request, though it's preferable to drive instead.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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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 Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
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Ranked #4 of 144 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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