We stayed for two nights prior to departing NZ after a 9 day holiday in the South Island of NZ. The hotel is well located, and although only a couple of minutes from the airport, there was very little aircraft noise.
We had a large well appointed room with a QS and 2 single beds. It also had a large flat screen tv with sky channels, a wet bar area with fridge and microwave, plenty of storage space and an additional 'vanity' area outside the bathroom which gave greater flexibility for a family of 4 sharing the same facilities. Our ground floor room was at the rear of the hotel and backed on to a beautiful fernery with waterfall and stream. The only down side was the room was too warm and stuffy at night , the room temp appeared to be fixed at 23.7 degrees and could not be altered. The window opened only a few centimetres and while there was a large sliding glass door, it had no fly screen so we did not feel comfortable sleeping with it wide open at night. Hence we had two nights of tossing and turning in what would have otherwise been very comfortable beds!
The hotel has excellent facilities, including a tennis court, with complimemtrary rackets and balls. It also has a gym and indoor pool with spa and sauna and the use of complimentary towels.
It is a 17-20 minute drive into Christchurch CBD, with Westfield shopping centre at Riccarton only 10 minutes drive away.
We would highly recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Christchurch and wishing to be in close proximity to the airport.
- 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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