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“A very tidy, clean and quiet motel. Handy to town”

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Colombo in the City
Ranked #14 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 30 December 2013

We stay here two nights and enjoyed the quiet comfort of the room. Good wifi coverage and a comfortable bed, small but adequate bathroom. Good off street parking. A very well run motel with friendly people

Room Tip: The are probably all OK at the moment with the bridge closed and not much taffic.
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 17 December 2013

We spent our first night in New Zealand at the Colombo in the City and had an excellent stay. The owners were fantastic and gave us a clear guide on where to go in the city. The accommodation was very spacious and clean. I would definitely recommend it as it is not far from the airport and within walking distance of the centre.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 November 2013

This Lonely Planet recommended motel was lovely and would actually have been perfect for our entire Christchurch stay. The unit was spacious and included a small kitchen, a desk, and a couch. The wireless internet worked perfectly and we were able to use two different devices. The hosts were so friendly and helpful. The Himalaya Restaurant is close by so we feasted on Indian food. While we could hear people in the other units outside, it was very quiet at night and we were able to sleep well.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This small property was our favorite of all our accommodation in New Zealand. It took some effort to find it after we missed our bus stop, but the place was well worth the walk. The owner offered us a bottle of fresh milk for our coffee, gave us a map and advice about where to dine in Christchurch, then led us to what was really a small studio apartment. Having huge windows on both sides, the spacious, modern room was sunny, bright and warm, with two leather easy chairs facing blooming roses just outside our door. The very nice kitchenette had cookies, and the bed was huge and comfy with nice linens. The owner also arranged for a free shuttle to pick us up next day for our Tranzalpine train, and for another shuttle to take us to the airport. The property was quiet, immaculately clean and blooming with spring flowers. With its sliding door and walk in shower, the room was also ADA accessible.

Room Tip: There were upstairs rooms, but we loved our first floor room with the roses.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 3 November 2013

Stayed for 3 nights, beds were uncomfortable as they are very hard and only two single beds pushed together, great bathroom, kitchen, located in a nice and quite area. Will stay again but hopefully by then the beds will be softer! They really were the only let down which made traveling around very difficult as we were still tired.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 24 October 2013

We stayed here on our first night of our journey around south Island first impression very friendly owners showed us to our room which not meany owners do. The heater was already on and room was welcoming and warm. They were also helpful on where to have a look around in the Red Zone of christchurch. Comfy big bed. would stay again if we returned.

Room Tip: Its a good 10 to 15 minutes walk but better than staying in where the destruction is.
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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 October 2013

It is always a bit hit and miss staying in CHC at the moment, especially with the influx of workers post EQ - a lot motels / hotels take a very relaxed attitude towards customer service. However, I am pleased to say this little motel was a star. The manager welcomed me, had the heater on already in my room (it was freezing at 7pm), milk in fridge etc. The room was basic, but very clean, sky TV, good shower and handy little kitchen area. It is close to Bealey Ave and Papanui Rd for eats. Recommend to anyone wanting a clean room and friendly staff (they also offer a breakfast service).

Stayed: October 2013, travelled on business
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Additional Information about Colombo in the City

Address: 863 Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Free Parking Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#16 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: £74 - £92 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Colombo in the City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Colombo in the City Christchurch Motel and Apartments, Christchurch. This quiet, modern and 5 star complex is centrally situated in the Garden City. Colombo in the City is the ultimate place to stay, extremely close to Christchurch Center, the Town Hall and Casino. Only a few minutes walk to Cathedral Square the hub of this vibrant and beautiful city which offers fantastic attractions, visit our re-start shops and see the rebuild of our city plus quality restaurants and cafes You will be spoiled for choice! ... more   less 
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