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Airport Gateway Motor Lodge
Ranked #8 of 146 Hotels in Christchurch
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We stayed here for the first night of a short tour of the lower South Island, having arrived on a late afternoon flight. This motel offers free airport pickups, which was great. The person picking us up was professional and friendly and the vehicle comfortable and clean with plenty of room for luggage. It was just a short ride to the motel. The room was wonderful, being in the new refurbished wing, with beautiful furnishings, good lighting and storage. The bathroom was really good, as was the kitchenette which had microwave, toaster, cook top. Everything was spotlessly clean, and there was a tea box with a good selection of teas, real coffee and a plunger which was a very classy touch. We appreciated the free Wi-Fi (one of the criteria for our choice of accommodation), and that the room was family friendly. There is a mini-mart a couple of blocks down the road where you could get supplies, and in the same block of shops a couple of take-aways. There were only two things which disappointed us; a person smoking right outside our room when we returned from the shops, and the discovery that the payment card details used to secure my booking had been saved and printed (visible to another guest and multiple staff) despite being told that they would not be stored by the hotel. There are safer ways of securing customer card details than this, which pleasingly, the duty manager assured me they would look into. If smoking is to be allowed on this property, I would suggest a rule stating that guests cannot smoke within a reasonable distance from the entrance to guest rooms.

Room Tip: Ask for a refurbished room. We stayed in a boutique studio which was great.
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 July 2014

Great location for airport, clean room and lovely food. Good value for money. Great transport to and from airport. Only downside no early morning wakeup call made after requested. Would definately use again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

Room immaculate in new wing and would happily stay there again. Service at desk a little gruff. Menu at restaurant limited especially for offered room service. Overall though great and shuttle to airport early in morning appreciated. .

  • Stayed: July 2014
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We have stayed at the Airport Gateway recently after completing our RV trip. The location is perfect - the rooms (in the new blocks) are modern, nicely decorated, well out fitted and the bed very comfortable. We had everything was that was needed for a short stopover. The staff was friendly and helpful, including picking us up at the RV dropoff. The 24 hour airport shuttle was nice since we needed to leave at 0430. We would certainly stay again and would recommend it.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 6 July 2014

We have stayed at the Airport Gateway twice recently - once when catching an international flight and the second time to enjoy family time in Christchurch. The location is perfect, the rooms (in the new blocks) are modern, nicely decorated in neutral colours, the bed very comfortable and everything was there that is needed for a short stopover. We were upstairs and although the kitchen window faced Memorial Avenue and all the traffic, with that window closed there was no road noise. We were very surprised. We were very warm in the room even though it was very cold outside. When travelling to the airport the service was excellent with a shuttle to the door and nothing was a problem. We would certainly stay again and would recommend it. The only difference next time is that we would also consider leaving our vehicle rather than paying extra to a storage business.

Room Tip: We enjoyed being upstairs - although guests would need to be aware that there isn't a lift - the...
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  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled as a couple
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John_Lankshear, General Manager at Airport Gateway Motor Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 13 February 2015

Thanks for the fantastic review,
We look forward to accommodating you next time you stay in Christchurch,
Cheers,
John Lankshear

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Reviewed 5 July 2014

We (3 adults) stayed at theAirport Gateway Motor Lodge for two nights on our recent trip to the South Island - once coming in from Australia, and again the night before leaving for home. We had a 2BR Unit on each occasion, which was clean, very comfortable and quiet - despite the motel being located just off a main road and close to the airport. We can't comment on the restaurant, but we did have a room service meal one night and the food was very nice. The motel staff were very courteous and helpful and we really appreciated the free pick-up from the airport at midnight on our arrival and the minimum amount of fuss checking in and getting us settled so quickly. We were also grateful for the return trip to the airport on our way home - although we would highly recommend not having to be at the airport at 4.30 am on a cold May morning! All in all, the Airport Gateway is a great place to stay - it really is a case of location, location, location….!

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2014

we always stay here when visiting family and friends in christchuch.we love the location and staff very friendly and helpful.Rooms are warm and bed very comfy.we always recommend this motel to friends especially if flying overseas as have a free shuttle and can leave your car there.

Room Tip: executive rooms are great.even though on memorial ave side have never found it noisy frm road
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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
#17 Business Hotel in Christchurch
#29 Family Hotel in Christchurch
Price Range: £71 - £143 (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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