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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 May 2014

We recommend this motel as one of the closest to the airport with a good shuttle service. They have built new units which are extremely comfy and the welcome is friendly. We have stayed there numerous times en route or returning from overseas.. last time it was midnight and the shuttle driver came promptly on our phone call. He offered a late checkout too, which was a nice contrast from the Sydney Rydges hotel which wanted extra $75 from us for an early check-in!!
We only ate once at the restaurant and found service very slow indeed. We'll be back though.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

It was phantastic, fresh Flowers , chocholate, beautiful kitchen.
Big Kingsize Bed, after 5 weeks in a campervan we felt like in heaven.
And the Restaurant was good as well, bit long waitingtime.
The picked us up and brought us to the airport'
All in all a very pleasant stay.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Good location. Restaurant meals and service poor. When the waitress messes up the entrée order and blames the customer she should find another job. We had prepaid but they tried to charge us again saying they had no record of the payment. Pleasant outdoor area and facilities ok. Units getting very tired.

Room Tip: Rooms around the back have good outdoor area
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with friends
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Thank Phil H
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

What a terrible disappointment on our last night in NZ. Admittedly we had made our booking at the last minute and under some pressure to find something quickly, as we hadn't had internet access for 2 days prior.
The pictures and description gave us the impression we were booking a 4-star modern establishment. What we got when we arrived late in the afternoon was a very old style, dated, run down room, with old furnishings and curtains, which absolutely did not match the images we had seen online. In fact I had to look it up again to see if we had made a mistake.
What I discovered is that the photos they published are mostly showing the newly refurbished rooms (boutique and executive , I think) with a couple of pics in between of the old economy room. As we were travelling with our elderly father, we didn't follow it up, as it would have been too disruptive for him. Without him I'm sure we would have checked out.

What a shame that reception didn't mention it to us or offer a better rate to reflect the standard.
The rooms themselves were tidy and the towels clean and it was close to the airport with a shuttle service. Unfortunately that's the only positives I have here.
Next time , we'll check the rooms before paying. A valuable lesson learnt.

Room Tip: Make sure you ask for a refurbished room or at least inspect it before you pay.
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

The Good :
-24hr shuttle service to the airport.

The Bad
- Old rooms and furniture. Not for fussy travelers
- If you get a room on the upper level, you have to walk up 2 slippery deck of stair dragging your luggage up.

Room Tip: Skip totally if you dont mind spending the night in the airport for an early morning flight.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

We stayed in a boutique studio room on our arrival from Australia (these are the brand new rooms) well worth paying the bit extra! We phoned the motel when we arrived and we were picked up in a shuttle bus. The 24 hr pick up from the airport is a great service. When we got to our room it was exactly like it was in the photos on their website. Beautiful, new and clean! It was lovely and warm as they had turned the heater on before we arrived. Very helpful staff. Could not fault this place in any way. Would highly recommend it and will definately stay there again next time we visit NZ!

Room Tip: Studio boutique room. Worth paying the bit extra!!
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Reviewed 24 May 2014

We stayed here for 2 nights before flying out of Christchurch, having stayed at a much more expensive hotel previously. This accommodation was far better value and the studio suite was much better equipped, with adequate cooking facilities if needed, and lots of little extras. The bathroom was amazing and there was loads of space in the apartment, even a huge place to park our luggage. The restaurant served an amazing breakfast,so much food that you wouldn't need to eat all day. Could not find anything to complain about and would definitely recommend this place to stay.

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Additional Information about Airport Gateway Motor Lodge

Address: 45 Roydvale Avenue, Christchurch 8053, New Zealand
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
#14 Best Value Hotel in Christchurch
#17 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#29 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: £69 - £115 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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