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Colombo in the City
Ranked #12 of 145 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Auckland, New Zealand
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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“Great place to stay!”
Reviewed 10 June 2014

Staying here for business trip. Very impressed. Staff very friendly and helpful, recommended a great restaurant, they even called ahead and got us a reservation even though the restaurant was booked up. Also lent us umbrellas for the walk. Rooms are a good size, heaters and electric blankets were pre-heated for us upon arrival, and really clean. Great # of tv channels, free wifi, good kitchen, biscuits and mints a nice touch. Well priced as well.
Central location. Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Paphos, Cyprus
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116 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2014

We stayed here in a studio unit for one night at the conclusion of our holiday. Being a studio unit, the room wasn't huge, but it was very clean, furnished to a high standard and nice and modern.

Compact but everything we needed was included.

I do remember that the toiletries were also premium products , which was nice.

Walked into Christchurch easily from the motel, so good location.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kawasaki, Japan
Level 6 Contributor
101 reviews
79 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 May 2014

At first glance from the street this looked like an unimpressive motel, but it quickly became apparent that my first impression was incorrect. The rooms are fantastic and spacious - our room came with a nice kitchen area, a comfortable sofa, a new television with a multitude of channels, a clean and modern shower/toilet, and a staircase leading to a second floor with two excellent beds and an ample supply of pillows.

The staff was friendly, and the man at reception gave us an annotated map to help orient us and then offered some recommendations for a walking tour of the city. The motel is only a few blocks away from the city center, and at first it was eerie walking through the quiet streets past damaged and demolished buildings... but the spirit and vibrancy of the city are very much alive and there are signs of rebirth along with plenty of interesting artwork to behold.

I'm not sure what the public transit connections are like in the area, but it is easy enough to get from the motel to points beyond the city center by car.

The only quibble I have is that even though our room was set back from the street, there was still quite a lot of noise from passing traffic and I had trouble falling asleep... until I realized that one of the windows was cracked open. It was fine with the window shut.

Unfortunately we only had one night here at the end of our tour of the South Island, but I certainly wish we could have extended our trip.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with family
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Almere, The Netherlands
2 reviews
Reviewed 5 May 2014

We stayed here for two nights. The staff is very friendly and explain very well where you can go around the city. Sadly Christchurch is still not what it used to be. But there's still a lot of interesting things to see, even seeing the city being renovated.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Keynsham, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2014

We stayed in this Motel in January 2014. Accommodation is still in short supply in the city after the earthquake in 2011. They are just starting to rebuild. The location, just outside the red zone was great as we were able to get around the centre of Christchurch without needing a car.

The owners were very helpful with tips on where to go and where to buy provisions. They also had a great accessible room on the ground floor and as we were on a flight that arrived early in the morning they allowed us to sign in and occupy the accommodation in the morning at no extra charge which was really kind.

There is a well designed kitchenette, free WiFi and car parking so it is a good package. Support Christchurch there is still a lot to see in the area.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Adelaide, Australia
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24 reviews
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Reviewed 26 April 2014

We enjoyed our stay at Colombo in the City in Christchurch! The staff were very friendly and accommodating and were able to assist us with our very late check in. We were provided with good tips on what to do in the local area and how to get around without spending a fortune!

The rooms were comfortable and very clean. The kitchenette was very handy too! The free Wi-Fi worked very well and the free car parking was another added extra which made our trip easier and more comfortable.

We would recommend this place to anyone!

Room Tip: We stayed upstairs which was nice as we had an elevated view.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviewed 20 April 2014

I travel to Christchurch on business often, following the earthquake all the main hotels were closed or destroyed so I choose this motel. I stayed regularly for about 18 months. The motel is very clean and well appointed, the owners are lovely. The price is probably a little high but with the lack of accommodation in Christchurch you have to expect that, especially so close to the city. I would recommend CIC to business and family travellers.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled on business
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Property: Colombo in the City
Address: 863 Colombo Street | City Centre, Christchurch 8013, New Zealand
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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 (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Colombo in the City 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Russell & Henri welcome you 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 Centre, 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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