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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 144 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Wellington, New Zealand
1 review
“Can't get much better”
Reviewed 29 June 2014

I asked to change here after hearing about bad experiences at other Christchurch hotels. The staff were friendly, my room was perfect, plesantly supprised about my heated bathroom floor. Only advise I have is; I was slightly confused about breakfast, the menu in the room has a list of items, but when I arrived in the lounge I couldn't have what was on the menu? I was really looking forward to my pancakes too.

Stayed June 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

We have stayed here on several occasions in the past before our flights back to UK and found it to be very good. We are now living in New Zealand and made a conscious effort to stay here whilst going to a concert in Christchurch - I think that is recommendation it itself. This time we stayed in one of the re-furbished rooms and it was excellent - very comfortable and warm. All the staff were extremely sociable - highly recommended.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Waimate, New Zealand
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Reviewed 28 June 2014

Lovely new room, great decor, very helpful service. Left car at property while away for 2 weeks in Australia, and excellent friendly service shuttle to airport very early morning, and very late evening pick-up. Would definitely use again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Nelson, New Zealand
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Reviewed 27 June 2014

I stayed here on a work trip and everything was fine. I was rung several weeks later and asked if I had left a ring in the room. I didn't realise I had and they tracked me down to find out if it was mine. It was returned to me immediately. A great effort!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
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Invercargill, NZ
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Reviewed 25 June 2014 via mobile

Everything was great! Picked up quickly at airport by a lovely lady, nice room, great bed, awesome shower! Restaurant meal was lovely too.. Nothing was a hassle to the lovely staff.. Shame it was such a short stay, would love to have stayed longer!

Stayed June 2014
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

This accommodation is part of Airport Gateway Lodge and is called Airport Boutique so not to be confused. Room was excellent, new and beautifully decorated. Has small kitchen facilities.
Gorgeous warm bathroom.
We stayed overnight enroute to Fiji and by arranging in advance was able to leave car on property at no cost which is a fantastic offer. Free shuttle to and from airport. Friendly staff.
We dined at Flight lounge restaurant and had a very tasty well presented meal at reasonable cost.
Service was a little haphazard as was busy and appeared understaffed.
Will definitely stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

Our entire trip was booked from home on the web and the Airport Gateway Motor Lodge was our first experience of New Zealand.
We arrived on the red eye special at 5.30 am and were met at the airport by the motel courtesy bus. We were driven to the door of our studio room. The lights and heater were on, our bags were carried in, paperwork signed and we were told to sleep as long as we needed.
Early afternoon, as arranged, we went to reception to be driven back to the airport to collect our rental car. The car rental company we had booked didn't have an outlet at the airport so, to eliminate a probable wait, we were driven direct to their office - no charge, we didn't ask - it just happened.
Dinner in the restaurant that evening was a very good meal and excellent service.
The king bed was very comfortable, the near new studio room well appointed and warm. Double glazing eliminated traffic noise.
Overall our stay was excellent.
We couldn't possibly have asked for more.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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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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