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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 148 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Dunedin
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great room”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2014

When we arrived we were advised that we were getting a room upgrade. The room was very modern and clean. Great location 5 minutes from the airport. We were able to leave our car well we were away and they took us and picked us up from airport in their own shuttle.
I would highly recommend this accommodation and service.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bob175
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Ashburton, New Zealand
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21 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014

Some rooms are better than others so be clear what you are getting when you book, but you are delivered and picked up at the airport in a very timely manner. We had an issue while overseas so were a week late back to New Zealand and staff couldn't of been more helpful with regards to our vehicle. Our original room was charged but we hope to get that back from room service.

Room Tip: It may be worth paying a bit extra for the nicer rooms, and if you have luggage ask for a downstairs...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sharon W
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New Plymouth, Taranaki, New Zealand
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14 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2014 via mobile

Great rooms. Great service. Friendly. Awesome shuttle service. Even fresh flowers in the room. Would totally recommend this motel and is so close to airport. We didn't eat at the restaurant so can't put a review for this

  • Stayed May 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Melissa B
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Invercargill, New Zealand
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57 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank aeoliansands
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Brisbane, Australia
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73 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Edeltraud K
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Himatangi Beach
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Phil H
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Melbourne
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30 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles 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
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Solsista
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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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