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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
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Melbourne, Australia
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36 reviews
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“Convenient stop for late arrival”
Reviewed 28 February 2014

We arrived in Christchurch around midnight . The free shuttle service was prompt and welcomed .
The hotel staff couldn't have been more helpful with a late check out and driving us directly to the rental car office. The rooms are showing their age a little but have been fitted out as well as could be expected. All in all a pleasant transit stop and I would recommend it highly

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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Reviewed 28 February 2014

We stayed here the night before our departure flight back to the US. I wish the hotel was in a resort area because we were blown away by how nice the hotel and rooms were. We had one of the updated rooms for a few extra dollars. It has a new LCD TV, surround sound (with in-wall speakers) and bluray player. There are modern outlets around the room which have a blue LED that turns on when you plug in a device (unfortunately there is no way to turn the LED off, aside from unplugging...this give the room an unfortunately bright glow when you turn the lights off.
The bathroom is gorgeous with a nice shower, marble tiles..the works. Very impressed for the price.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Fordingbridge, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 25 February 2014 via mobile

Two night stop prior to transfer via airport to Sydney. The location is perfect for airport and the provision of free transport at any time is a real plus. The superior studios are outstanding , tastefully finished to a high standard. reception staff were excellent and very helpful. Situated on the edge of Christchurch a car is useful for visiting though public transport is available. Transferring customers did cause a little disturbance overnight

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bucks
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Reviewed 21 February 2014 via mobile

Fab motel so near the airport. Very clean with everything you would need for the stay. Everything was very clean.plenty of room to park the car. Also easy to return rental car from here which was a bonus.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

We stayed in one of the older 2-bedroom units as there were four of us. While the décor might have been somewhat dated, I couldn't fault the cleanliness. It was spotless, and we were pleasantly surprised by the living area and lovely gardens that we overlooked at the back. Note that there is only one bathroom, so you need to plan your access to it with four people going on an early morning flight. The second bedroom was pretty small and had no wardrobe, so it might not suit a longer stay, but for an overnighter it's fine. The courtesy bus runs 24 hours a day, which is terrific for getting to and from the airport and will save you a lot in taxi fares. We also ate at the restaurant and found it to serve good, not-too-expensive food. This is a better option than traipsing into the CBD, which is still a bit desolate after the quake.

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Australia
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Reviewed 20 February 2014

In the unusual situation of arriving at 5am after a 4 hour flight. Knew we would need sleep, but few local hotels appeared to be open. This was, picked us up and took us straight to room; no hanging around checking in. Just what was needed. Rooms basic but clean and fit for purpose.

Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Timaru, New Zealand
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

We arrived in pouring rain, manager helped with our bags despite the rain. Great service, excellent meal. Great location to airport, got dropped off for early flight and picked up on our arrival back into Christchurch even though we weren't staying on our return. Friendly and accomodating. We had older two bedroom unit so a bit dated but we expected that anyway. Bathroom looked like it had been recently renovated which was good. Are planning on staying again.

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Property: Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Address: 45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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Region: New Zealand > South Island > Canterbury Region > Christchurch
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#13 Romantic Hotel in Christchurch
#17 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#29 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Airport Gateway Motor Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 72
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Closest Motel to Christchurch International Airport. Free 24 Hour a day Airport Transfers. Restaurant & Bar onsite. 40 motel units with all with Kitchen facilities. ... more   less 
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